Then: The main protagonist of the series, Brandon was the resident good guy, except for when he developed drinking and gambling problems. He dated numerous girls throughout his nine years on the show, including Emily Valentine, Andrea, Susan, Lucinda, Marianne, Tracy and Kelly. An aspiring journalist, he and Steve started the Beverly Beat newspaper after college and he eventually left the zip to head up the Washington, D.C., bureau of the New York Chronicle.
Now: Priestley has primarily been directing the past decade and half, including an episode of 90210. He starred on Tru Calling, the Canadian series Call Me Fitz for four years and the fan-favorite TV movie I Want to Marry Ryan Banks. His guest appearances include Medium, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, What I Like About You, CSI and Hot in Cleveland. An avid racecar driver, Priestley has two kids with his wife Naomi Lowde and released his memoir in 2014.
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