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Bryan Greenberg, April 2007
|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 TV 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.
Early life 
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 has had his songs placed in many of his film and television work, including One Tree Hill, October Road, Nobel Son and more. In 2008, he appeared in the will.i.am version of Barack Obama's 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 November on 2012 Bryan will star in the dark-comedy theatrical release, The Normals. In August, he will co-Star with Laura Prepon in the independent film The Kitchen, which will premier at the 2012 Gen Art Film Festival.
In 2011 Bryan released his second record, We Don’t Have Forever, produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Gary Louris), which included the popular single, “Walk Away.” The album also included “You Can Run,” a collaborative recording with How To Make It In America co-star and hip-hop sensation Kid Cudi.
|1997||Law & Order||Matt Wheeler||Episode: "Thrill"|
|1998||A Civil Action||Firecracker Kid||uncredited|
|2001||The Sopranos||Peter McClure||Episode: "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office..."|
|Third Watch||Francis DeSilva||Episode: "Journey to the Himalayas"|
|Boston Public||Mr. Freeman||Episodes: "Chapter Two", "Chapter Sixty-Seven"|
|Three Sisters||Roy||Episode: "A Date with Destiny"|
|2002||Strong Medicine||Kent||Episode: "Rape Kit"|
|The Chronicle||Damon Furberg||Episode: "The Stepford Cheerleaders"|
|Providence||Neal||Episode: "Great Expectations"|
|2003–2006||One Tree Hill||Jake Jagielski||25 episodes|
|2004||Life With Bonnie||Timmy||Episode: "Nip, Tuck and Role"|
|2007–2009||October Road||Nick Garret||Main cast, 19 episodes|
|2010–2011||How to Make It in America||Ben Epstein||Main cast, 16 episodes|
|2004||The Perfect Score||Matty Matthews||First feature film|
|2005||Prime||David Bloomberg||First starring role|
|2006||Love & Debate||Chris||Originally titled: Thanks to Gravity|
|2008||Nobel Son||Barkley Michaelson||2007 Tribeca Film Festival|
|2009||Bride Wars||Nathan "Nate" Lerner||Supporting role|
|The Good Guy||Daniel Seaver||2009 Tribeca Film Festival|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Parker|
|2012||The Kitchen (film 2012)||Paul||Minor role|
|| ' ' The Normals ' '||Main Role|
|2013||A Short History of Decay||Nathan Fisher|
- Bryan Greenberg Official Website
- Bryan Greenberg at the Internet Movie Database
- Bryan Greenberg Official Myspace