Brett Davern

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Brett Davern
Born Edmonds, Washington, U.S.
Years active 2002–present

Early life[edit]

Brett Davern was born and raised in Edmonds, Washington in 1992. Brett's love of theatre and acting started at Madrona elementary school in Edmonds. He then attended Edmonds-Woodway High School. During his Sophomore through Senior summers he would travel to Stagedoor Manor Theatrical Training Center in upstate New York, one of the most exclusive summer camps for the performing arts. Davern credits his time at Stagedoor and his influences from middle school and high school teachers with his attempting an acting career at all. After completing high school Davern enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Upon graduating from AMDA he lived and auditioned in the city, before landing the lead role in his first film Beautiful Ohio. He then moved to Los Angeles where he currently resides.


While living and auditioning in New York Brett landed the lead role in his first film as William in Beautiful Ohio, starring alongside such accomplished actors as William Hurt, Rita Wilson, and Julianna Margulies Brett moved to Los Angeles where he still currently resides.

Since moving to the west coast Davern's career has blossomed. He has guest starred in many of televisions most popular shows including CSI: Miami, Medium, NCIS, In Plain Sight, and The Deep End. Brett also played the long lost half brother of Kathryn Morris' character Lilly Rush on the acclaimed series, Cold Case.

Since 2011 Brett has played Jake Rosati on the MTV smash hit sitcom Awkward. alongside Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed, Molly Tarlov, Nikki DeLoach, and Desi Lydic. Awkward has been a huge success for MTV as the network looks to find its footing in the world of scripted television. The series has been praised as the voice of this generation and won a People's Choice Award for favorite cable comedy in 2013.

Brett's career in films has seen similar success with roles in The Pool Boys, co-starring with Matthew Lillard, Efren Ramirez and Tom Arnold. Triple Dog, in which he plays the quiet yet thoughtful character "Whisper". He starred as Danny Krueger in Born to Race: Fast Track alongside his Awkward co-star Beau Mirchoff. The guys played rival race car drivers in an intense racing school. Also, Love and Mercy, in which Brett plays a young Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. Love and Mercy recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to glowing reviews. The film also stars Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. Davern also just completed work on a film called the Stanford Prison Experiment, which is based on an infamous experiment that took place at Stanford University in the early 1970s.



Year Title Role Other Note
2008 CSI: Miami Justin Marsh TV Series (Guest Role)
2009 In Plain Sight Eric TV Series (Guest Role)
2009–2010 Cold Case Finn Cooper TV Series (Recurring Role)
2010 The Deep End Charlie Holloway TV Series (Guest Role)
2010 Medium Ryan Graff TV Series (Guest Role)
2011–present Awkward Jake Rosati TV Series (Main Role)
2012 NCIS Kris Taylor TV Series (Guest Role)
2012 The Finder Cooper Allison TV Series (Guest Role)


Year Title Role Other Note
2006 Beautiful Ohio William Movie (Lead) (Movie Debut)
2008 Player 5150 Mike Movie (Supporting)
2010 The Pool Boys Alex Sperling Movie (Lead)
2010 Case 219 Leonard Gray Movie (Supporting)
2010 Triple Dog Whisper Movie (Supporting)
2011 Junk Billy Movie (Supporting)
2013 Movie 43 Bobby Lee Mayflower Movie (Supporting)
2014 Born to race: Fast track Danny Krueger Movie (Lead)
2014 Love and Mercy Carl Wilson Movie (Supporting)
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Movie (Supporting)
TBA The Culling Sean Movie (Lead)

Personal life[edit]

In his free time Brett displays a real passion for racing cars and helping charities. In 2013 he competed in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The race raises funds for Racing for Kids, an organization helping multiple children's hospitals in southern California. After qualifying in 5th position he managed to finish the race in 2nd place. In 2014 he competed again and won after qualifying on the pole with the fastest time.

Brett is passionate about helping charities including Racing for Kids, Wounded Warrior Project, Boys & Girls Club of America, Stars for Smiles, and Ronald McDonald House.[1] He married Tricia Vansant, whom he started dating in 2003 while studying at AMDA, on March 30, 2013.


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