Brett Claywell

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Brett Claywell
Born Brett Quillen Claywell
(1978-04-11) April 11, 1978 (age 37)
Greensboro, North Carolina

Brett Claywell (born April 11, 1978) is an American actor best known for playing the roles of Tim Smith on The CW series One Tree Hill, and Kyle Lewis on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.


Brett Claywell is most well known for his portrayal of young medical student Kyle Lewis on ABC’s long-running daytime series, One Life to Live. He earned critical acclaim and national recognition, as well as a GLAAD award, for his turn as one of daytime’s most talked about actors of 2010.

Claywell began acting at a young age, starting his acting career in the Children’s theater in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. He continued performing on the stage all the way up through college, where he studied theater at North Carolina State University while also earning a degree in Architecture. While at NC State he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Following his graduation, he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to pursue a life as an actor. After a few brief appearances on the WB’s Dawson’s Creek, he won a role in the pilot of the CW’s One Tree Hill. His portrayal of the Tim Smith instantly became a fan favorite[citation needed], and remained so for all 3 seasons that he was on the show. He has also appeared in numerous episodes of the recent Joss Whedon show Dollhouse on FOX, where he appeared along lead actress Eliza Dushku. Claywell has made multiple appearances in films, most notably The Final Season, where he co-starred with Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook and Michael Angarano.

Claywell has two older siblings: a brother, Christopher, and a sister, Traci.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dawson's Creek Dancer Episode: "Everything Put Together Falls Apart"
2003 Dawson's Creek Set P.A. Episode: "Rock Bottom"
2003-2008 One Tree Hill Tim Smith Recurring role
2004 20 Funerals Hughes
2004 Stateside Marine, Company 1021
2005 Strike The Tent Union Soldier Scenes deleted
2007 Senior Skip Day Carl Smith
2007 The Final Season Patrick Iverson
2008 Babysitter Wanted Hal Post-production
2008 Legacy Jeff Cook Post-production
2009 Dollhouse Matt 3 episodes
2009-2010 One Life to Live Kyle Lewis

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