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Greenberg at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Bryan E. Greenberg
May 24, 1978
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Bryan E. Greenberg (born May 24, 1978) is an American actor and musician, known for his starring role as Ben Epstein in the HBO original series How to Make It in America as well as a recurring role as Jake Jagielski in the The WB series One Tree Hill and as Nick Garrett on the short-lived ABC drama October Road. His film work includes Friends with Benefits, The Good Guy, Bride Wars, Nobel Son, and The Perfect Score.
Greenberg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to psychologists Denise "Denny" and Carl Greenberg. He has a younger sister, Becca. Greenberg was raised in Conservative Judaism and attended Beth El Synagogue. He moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri when he was twelve years old. He graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. Greenberg became interested in acting at an early age, and moved to New York City after high school. He attended and worked at a Jewish summer camp located in Webster, Wisconsin, called Herzl Camp. He starred as Joseph in a camp-wide production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1992.
After embarking on a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre course at New York University, Greenberg landed roles in many theatre companies. He was cast as Romeo in NYU's performance of Romeo and Juliet. In 1997, he was offered a small role on the television series Law & Order. Soon after his appearance, he was assigned an agent and one year later, made his big screen debut in A Civil Action, a film starring John Travolta.
A few years later, after landing small roles on the TV series (Boston Public, The Sopranos, and Third Watch among others), Greenberg was cast as Matty Matthews, a high school student trying to pass the S.A.T, in the film The Perfect Score. While he was still appearing in One Tree Hill, he began shooting another television show for HBO called Unscripted. Greenberg's first starring role was in the Ben Younger film Prime (2005). He played David Bloomberg, a young artist who falls in love with one of his mother's (Meryl Streep) therapy patients (Uma Thurman).
In 2007, Greenberg released his debut album, Waiting for Now. Over the past few years, he has toured with Gavin Degraw, Michael Tolcher, Ari Hest, and Graham Colton. At his New York City Show at the High Line Ballroom, Greenberg was joined by How to Make it in America co-star Kid Cudi. Greenberg's songs have been featured in many of his film and television work, including One Tree Hill, October Road, and Nobel Son. In 2008, he appeared in will.i.am's song "Yes We Can".
His series How to Make It in America premiered on HBO on February 14, 2010. Season 2 premiered on October 2, 2011. On December 20, 2011, HBO announced the cancellation of the show.
In 2011 Greenberg released his second album, We Don't Have Forever, produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Gary Louris), which included the single "Walk Away". The album also included "You Can Run", a collaboration with How to Make It in America co-star and rapper Kid Cudi.
|1998||Civil Action, AA Civil Action||Firecracker kid||Uncredited|
|2004||Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score||Matty Matthews|
|2006||Love & Debate||Chris|
|2008||Nobel Son||Barkley Michaelson|
|2009||Bride Wars||Nathan "Nate" Lerner|
|2009||Good Guy, TheThe Good Guy||Daniel Seaver|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Parker|
|2012||Kitchen, TheThe Kitchen||Paul|
|2012||Normals, TheThe Normals||Billy Schine|
|2013||Short History of Decay, AA Short History of Decay||Nathan Fisher|
|2014||Flock of Dudes||Barrett||Post-production|
|1997||Law & Order||Matt Wheeler||Episode: "Thrill"|
|2000||Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos||Peter McClure||Episode: "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office..."|
|2000||Third Watch||Francis DeSilva||Episode: "Journey to the Himalayas"|
|2000, 2003||Boston Public||Mr. Freeman||2 episodes|
|2001||Three Sisters||Roy||Episode: "A Date with Destiny"|
|2002||Strong Medicine||Kent||Episode: "Rape Kit"|
|2002||Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle||Damon Furberg||Episode: "The Stepford Cheerleaders"|
|2002||Providence||Neal||Episode: "Great Expectations"|
|2003–2006||One Tree Hill||Jake Jagielski||25 episodes|
|2004||Life with Bonnie||Timmy||Episode: "Nip, Tuck and Role"|
|2007–2008||October Road||Nicholson "Nick" Garrett||Main cast|
|2010–2011||How to Make It in America||Ben Epstein||Main cast|
- Waiting for Now (2007)
- We Don't Have Forever (2011)
- Official website
- Bryan Greenberg at the Internet Movie Database
- Bryan Greenberg at AllMusic
- Bryan Greenberg on Myspace