Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green; July 15, 1973)[1][2] is an American actor, rapper[3] and producer, best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). Green was also a series regular on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Freddie, Wedding Band, and Anger Management.

Brian Austin Green
Green in 2008
Brian Green

(1973-07-15) July 15, 1973
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1985–present
(m. 2010; sep. 2020)
Partner(s)Vanessa Marcil (1999-2003)

Early life

Green was born in Los Angeles, California[1] (some sources give Van Nuys, California), the son of Joyce and George Green, a country and western musician.[2] His middle name, "Austin", was added to differentiate himself from another actor when he joined the Screen Actor's Guild as a child.[4] Green grew up in North Hollywood and attended North Hollywood High School, after attending the Hamilton High School Academy of Music.


Prior to his role on Beverly Hills, 90210, Green had a recurring role for three seasons (1986–1989) on the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing, playing the role of Brian Cunningham, the son of Abby Cunningham Ewing (Donna Mills). He reprised his role in the television miniseries Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (1997). He appeared in the 1987 pilot of Good Morning, Miss Bliss as Adam Montcrief.

Producer Aaron Spelling has stated that Green was cast in the role of David Silver much because he felt that Green's own personality resembled the personality they wanted that character to have. The character was often scripted to reflect Green's own interests. As the series progressed, the character began to experiment with hip hop music and DJing, as did Green himself.[5] In 1996, Green dropped "Austin" from his professional name and attempted a career as a rapper, releasing one album, titled One Stop Carnival, produced by The Pharcyde member Slimkid3.[5] In the 1990s, he was a guest star on Growing Pains, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Melrose Place, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Fantastic Four, Mad TV, Biker Mice from Mars, Malibu Shores, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.

Green appeared briefly in the multiple award-winning Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd. as Luke Bonner (2001–2004), a police officer attending law school. He had a cameo on Hope & Faith where he met Megan Fox; they started dating in 2004. He appeared on the ABC sitcom Freddie (2005) starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. He was a guest star on The Twilight Zone, Las Vegas and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also appeared alongside former 90210 cast member Ian Ziering in the Tony Scott film Domino as parodies of themselves. Green appeared in a horror short called Grace, which was set around a miscarriage gone bad, and features Gilmore Girls actress Liza Weil as his love interest. It premiered at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors on June 2, 2006, and was reworked as a full-length feature film (2009). He was a guest star on George Lopez in 2006 as Chris.

Green played Derek Reese in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a Resistance fighter sent to the past by the future John Connor. The character is the older brother of Kyle Reese (John Connor's father) and paternal uncle of John. Green was a recurring character in season 1 but became a regular at the start of season 2,[6] following a positive response from critics and fans.[7][8] His character is killed by a Terminator in the penultimate episode, but another Derek from an alternate timeline is introduced in the series finale and would have remained on the show if it had been renewed for a third season.[9]

Green guest-starred on the season 7 finale of CSI: Miami as Anthony Green.[10] Green was cast in The CW's new drama pilot Body Politic, along with Minka Kelly, Gabrielle Union, and Jason Dohring.[11] The series was not picked up for fall 2009. Green said in an interview that he was co-producing a big screen adaptation of Fathom, starring Megan Fox.[9] On September 27, 2009, Green made a guest appearance on the television series Saturday Night Live in a skit involving girlfriend (now wife) Megan Fox. In the skit Green played a version of the Transformer Bumblebee in which Bumblebee is merely a man wearing a Bumblebee mask. Green was cast as Clay in One Tree Hill's seventh season. Green then left the cast because of scheduling conflicts and the role was then given to Robert Buckley; Green instead starred as superhero Callan in the Patrick Durham-directed movie Cross, which was released to DVD and download in May 2011.

In 2009, Green was cast as John Corben/Metallo in Smallville.[12] He appeared in three episodes in the ninth season between 2009 and 2010, the first being the ninth-season premiere episode "Savior". The character is a war-time reporter, similar to the Silver Age John Corben.[12] As a back-story for this version, he had been recently stationed in Afghanistan. When he meets Lois Lane, he expresses his distaste for vigilantes, particularly "the Blur" (Clark Kent). Corben is "reactivated" in the episode "Upgrade" after Tess' scientists are able to correct the initial design flaw in the Kryptonite heart that causes an adrenal overload and resulting psychosis. He reappears in the season finale episode "Prophecy" as a member of Marionette Ventures, with Supergirl assigned as his target. In 2010, Green appeared in a multi-episode story arc on the ABC series Desperate Housewives. He plays Keith Watson, Bree's contractor and lover for the first part of the season.[13][14]

In 2012, Green had a guest appearance in the sitcom Anger Management playing Sean, the boyfriend of Charlie's ex-wife, Jen in the first episode of the show. This episode broke a ratings record with 5.74 million viewers on its series debut night and ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history.[15][16] He returned to the show in the episode "Charlie Breaks Up With Kate" when Jen gets back with Sean. In June 2013, Green was promoted to series regular.[17]

Green was a guest star in the finale episode of the second season of Happy Endings. He played Chris, who meets dateless Penny via Skype. He returned in the first episode of the third season "Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires". In the same year, Green starred in the television series Wedding Band, about a group of friends who perform at weddings. In the TBS comedy, Green plays Tommy, the frontman for Mother of the Bride, a group of four buddies who aren't ready to give up the dream of being rock stars.[18] On January 22, 2013, TBS cancelled the series after one season because of low ratings.[19]

In April 2017, Green created a podcast entitled With Brian Austin Green.[20][21]

In 2020, Green competed on season four of The Masked Singer as "Giraffe". He was eliminated in his second appearance. Robin Thicke joined him in his encore of Kool and the Gang's "Get Down on It".[22] Then he became a panelist on the spin-off The Masked Dancer.

Personal life

Green won the celebrity portion of the Grand Prix of Long Beach in early 2010.[23]


Green dated his Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Tiffani Thiessen from 1992 to 1995.[24]

In 1999, Green started dating his Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Vanessa Marcil, whom he met on set. The two became engaged in July 2001 and had a son named Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green (born March 15, 2002). They planned to wed that year, but ended their relationship in 2003.[25][26]

In 2004, Green began dating actress Megan Fox, having first met on the set of Hope & Faith when he was 30 years old and she was 18.[27] Fox said Green was initially hesitant to enter a relationship with her due to the age difference. Fox said, “I had to convince him that I was slightly more responsible and well-spoken and had other things to bring to the table besides being 18."[28] They became engaged in 2006 but broke off their engagement in February 2009. Later that year, their home was targeted by a group of fashion-motivated criminals known as "The Bling Ring", who initially targeted them to steal Fox's designer clothes.

In June 2010, Green and Fox announced they were engaged again,[29] and several days later on June 24, the two wed at the Four Seasons resort on the island of Hawaii.[30] Fox filed for divorce from Green on August 21, 2015, a few days after the couple announced their separation.[31][32] They reconciled in early 2016.[33] On April 25, 2019, Fox filed to dismiss the divorce in Los Angeles, California.[34] In May 2020, Green announced that he and Fox had separated after nearly 10 years of marriage.[35] In June 2020, she and Machine Gun Kelly went public about their relationship, several weeks after the release of Machine Gun Kelly's song "Bloody Valentine", which featured Fox in the music video.[36]

Green and Fox have three sons: Noah Shannon Green (born September 27, 2012),[37][38] Bodhi Ransom Green (born February 12, 2014)[39][40] and Journey River Green (born August 4, 2016).[41] In November 2020, Fox filed for divorce from Green for a second time.[42]

He is currently dating Sharna Burgess


Both Green and ex-wife Megan Fox are supporters of Generosity Water, and have funded the creation of over ten water wells for the organization.[43] Through his podcast, Green organized a charity event to benefit the organization on September 1, 2018.[44]

Paparazzi lawsuit

In March 2012, photographer Delbert Shaw sued Green and Fox in Los Angeles County Superior Court for allegedly assaulting him after he took photographs of the couple while Green and Fox were vacationing in Hawaii in 2010.[45] In June 2012, Green said he was defending himself against Shaw and that Fox should not be included in the lawsuit.[46]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Canterville Ghost Willie
1988 Baby M Ryan Whitehead
1990 Kid Metal Louie
1991 An American Summer Charles 'Fin' Findley
Kickboxer 2 Tommy
1995 She Fought Alone Ethan
1996 A Friend's Betrayal Paul Hewitt
Her Costly Affair Jeff Dante
1997 Laws of Deception Cal Miller
Unwed Father Jason Kempler
2002 Ronnie Stanley
Purgatory Flats Randy Mecklin
Bleach Zach
2003 Southside Jack O'Malley
This Time Around Drew Hesler
Fish Without a Bicycle Ben Won Palm Beach International Film Festival Special Jury Prize for a feature film directorial debut
Won Best Feature Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival
Won Prize Best Dramatic Feature Los Angeles DIY Film Festival
2005 Domino Himself
2006 Grace Jimmy Short
Hollywood Familia Himself
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Party Guest (Uncredited)
Impact Point Holden
2009 Stay Cool Narrator
Turning Japanese Sam
2010 Urgency Tony West
Cross Callan Co-producer
The Wild Girl Ned Giles
Monster Heroes James
Stage 4 Himself
2011 ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 Preston Co-producer
2014 Don't Blink Jack
2017 Cross Wars Callan
Chasing Titles Vol. 1 Joe Holmes Short
2018 Guardian Angel Fireman Rick Short
2019 Cross: Rise of the Villains Callan
2021 Kid 90 Himself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The New Leave It to Beaver Jason Episode: "Does Not a Woman Make"
1986–1989 Knots Landing Brian Cunningham Recurring role (seasons 8–10); 28 episodes
1989—Nomination Best Young Actor category in Young Artist Award a Nighttime Drama Series
1988—Nomination for category Best Young Actor starring in a Television Drama Series Young Artist Award
1987 Highway to Heaven Matthew Evans
Small Wonder Gary 2 episodes
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Adam Montcrief Original pilot episode
1989 Baywatch Brian Adventures in Babysitting [Unaired Pilot]
1990–2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 David Silver Main role
1992—Won Young Artist Award category Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series
1991—Nomination for Young Artist Award-category Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Recurring role
40 episodes co-producer
1991 Growing Pains Rapper in Fresh Kid's Music Group
1992 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Himself
Melrose Place David Silver 3 episodes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Himself
1994 Fantastic Four Johnny Storm/The Human Torch Main voice role (season 1)
Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: Steve Martin/Eric Clapton
1996 MADtv White Chocolate Ronnie
Biker Mice from Mars Rimfire Voice role
Malibu Shores Sandy Gage
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Chad Corey Dylan
1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Brian Cunningham
2001 Resurrection Blvd. Luke Bonner
2001–2003 Stacey Stone Lorenzo 15 episodes
2002 Trailer Park Boys 2nd Police Officer 3 episodes
The Twilight Zone Sean Moore Episode: "Found and Lost"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gregory Curtwell
2004 Las Vegas Connor Mills
Hope & Faith Himself 1 episode
2005–2006 Freddie Chris Main role
2006 George Lopez Chris
2007 Untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick TV Project Noah Unaired pilot
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Derek Reese Main role
2009 CSI: Miami Anthony Green Episode: "Seeing Red" (Part 1)"
Body Politic Lucky Evans Unaired television pilot
Saturday Night Live Bumblebee Episode: "Megan Fox/U2"
2009–2010 Smallville John Corben/Metallo 3 episodes
2010–2011 Desperate Housewives Keith Watson Recurring role; 15 episodes
2011 Mobsters Carmine
2012 Happy Endings Chris 2 episodes
2012–2013 Wedding Band Tommy Main role
2012–2014 Anger Management Sean Healy Recurring role (episodes 1–46); main role (episodes 47–100)
2019 Magnum P.I. Special Agent Adam Kreshner 1 episode
2019 BH90210 Himself/David Silver Also co-producer
2020 The Masked Singer Giraffe Eliminated in third episode
2020/2021 The Masked Dancer Himself/Panelist

Web series

Year Title Role
2010 Suite 7 Cole
2011 Adults Only Dick



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