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Brian Austin Green Biography

Birth Name:
Brian Green
Birth Place:
Van Nuys, California, United States
Actor, musician

Fast Facts

  • Father was a professional drummer who did studio work for Frank Sinatra and toured with Glen Campbell
  • Parents added Austin to his name when he was 9 because there was another Brian Green in the Screen Actors Guild
  • Got his big break playing Donna Mills' son on Knots Landing from 1986 to 1989
  • His character on Beverly Hills, 90210, David Silver, made his way among the cooler kids on the show through his involvement in music
  • Following Silver's (and his real-life father's) footsteps, Green turned to music in his own life
  • Released a critically panned rap album, One Stop Carnival, in 1996
  • Began a music-production company called Shen Productions
  • Also known for his role as Derek Reese on the 2008-09 TV sci-fi drama, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as his work on Smallville, playing Metallo, a role he took on in 2009