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Also Known As: Brian Green, Brian A. Green Died:
Born: July 15, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Van Nuys, California, USA Profession: actor, rapper

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Teen stardom cemented public opinion of Brian Austin Green as an early 1990s actor-turned-rap star wannabe, but in his later career, Green began to turn public opinion back in his favor with a string of well-received performances. Literally growing up on camera, Green worked as a child actor before Aaron Spelling cast him on the seminal "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000) as David Silver. While his Tiger Beat looks, romance with Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), and real-life attempts at a music career made him something of a punchline in serious circles, Green worked steadily on television series as well as in TV movies before experiencing a later-career renaissance. Well-reviewed, adult roles on the sitcom "Freddie" (ABC, 2005-06), the action/sci-fi show "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (FOX, 2008-09) and the superhero drama "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006- ) helped critics and fans reappraise Green, as did his famous, long-term relationships with raven-haired beauties Tiffani Amber-Thiessen, Vanessa Marcil and Megan Fox. Unlike many former teen idols, Green seemed poised to enjoy a second, successful act in his career and seemed content whether it did work out or not. ...

Teen stardom cemented public opinion of Brian Austin Green as an early 1990s actor-turned-rap star wannabe, but in his later career, Green began to turn public opinion back in his favor with a string of well-received performances. Literally growing up on camera, Green worked as a child actor before Aaron Spelling cast him on the seminal "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000) as David Silver. While his Tiger Beat looks, romance with Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), and real-life attempts at a music career made him something of a punchline in serious circles, Green worked steadily on television series as well as in TV movies before experiencing a later-career renaissance. Well-reviewed, adult roles on the sitcom "Freddie" (ABC, 2005-06), the action/sci-fi show "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (FOX, 2008-09) and the superhero drama "Smallville" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006- ) helped critics and fans reappraise Green, as did his famous, long-term relationships with raven-haired beauties Tiffani Amber-Thiessen, Vanessa Marcil and Megan Fox. Unlike many former teen idols, Green seemed poised to enjoy a second, successful act in his career and seemed content whether it did work out or not.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Fish Without a Bicycle (2004) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wild Girl, The (2010)
2.
 Impact Point (2008)
3.
 Domino (2005) Himself
4.
 Fish Without a Bicycle (2004) Ben
5.
 Purgatory Flats (2003)
6.
 Unwed Father (1997) Jason Kempler
7.
 Her Costly Affair (1996) Jeff Dante
8.
 Friend's Betrayal, A (1996) Paul Hewitt
9.
 She Fought Alone (1995) Ethan
10.
 Kid (1990) Metal Louie
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Milestones close milestones

1986:
First recurring role, played the son of Abby Cunningham Ewing (Donna Mills) on the CBS prime time soap opera, "Knots Landing"
1990:
First notable film role, "Kid"
1990:
Cast as David Silver on the FOX series, "Beverly Hills, 90210"
1991:
Played second lead in feature film, "An American Summer"
1995:
Released the poorly received rap album, <i>One Stop Carnival</i>
1997:
Reprised role in the CBS mini-series, "Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac"
2000:
Cast as a law student in the Showtime series, "Resurrection Blvd."
2002:
Cast in the independent feature, "Ronnie"
2003:
Made feature film directorial debut with "Fish Without a Bicycle"
2005:
Played himself in the Tony Scott directed thriller, "Domino"
2005:
Appeared on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Freddie"
2008:
Had a recurring role as Derek Reese, the uncle of John Connor in the FOX series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; became a series regular in the second season
2009:
Cast in a recurring role on "Smallville" as killer cyborg Metallo
2010:
Cast as Bree's (Marcia Cross) hunky handyman on ABC's "Desperate Housewives"
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Education

North Hollywood High School: North Hollywood , California -

Notes

'Austin' is not Green's actual middle name. Rather, it was chosen to distinguish him from another Brian Green already registered with the Screen Actors Guild when he became a youthful member.

Green created an odd public relations snafu when he did a pre-interview to appear on "The Tonight Show" but was not asked to be a guest. He went public with his anger over being rejected, thus letting everyone know he had been rejected. The episode vanished quickly.

Describing his character on "Beverly Hills, 90210", Green remarked, "David Silver is the annoying guy nobody wants around, but they can't get rid of him." --quoted in Entertainment Weekly, September 6, 1991.

"I have fun flippin' the script from funky party type raps to straight-up raw street rhymes. For me being diverse keeps the flow hype and interesting." --Green in Daily News, May 5, 1996.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Actor. Appeared on "Beverly Hills, 90210", replacing Shannen Doherty; together from 1993; separated in 1995.
companion:
Vanessa Marcil. Actor. Announced engagement in July 2001.

Family close complete family listing

father:
George Green. Musician. Is Green's manager.
mother:
Joyce Green.
son:
Kassius. Born 2002; mother Vanessa Marcil.

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