Brett Claywell

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Brett Quillen Claywell (born April 11, 1978, Greensboro, North Carolina) 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.


Claywell may be best-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.[1]

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. He portrayed "Tim Smith" for three seasons on the show.[2] He appeared in numerous episodes of the 2009 Joss Whedon show Dollhouse on FOX, where he appeared along lead actress Eliza Dushku.[3] Claywell has made appearances in films, including The Final Season (in 2007), where he co-starred with Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook and Michael Angarano.[4]

In 2010, he ran his first New York City Marathon to raise money for an organization, which through soccer raises HIV and AIDS awareness in Africa.In 2011 he launched a website called 'Brett Claywell Photography'.[3] In 2018 he was executive producing a basketball series titled "Streetball Stories".[2]

Personal life[edit]

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


Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 Dawson's Creek Dancer & Set P.A. 2 episodes
2003–08 One Tree Hill Tim Smith Recurring role (33 episodes)
2004 20 Funerals Hughes
Stateside Marine, Company 1021
2005 Strike The Tent Union Soldier Scenes deleted
2007 Senior Skip Day Carl Smith
The Final Season Patrick Iverson
2008 Babysitter Wanted Hal Post-production
Legacy Jeff Cook
2009 Dollhouse Matt Recurring role (3 episodes)
2009–10 One Life to Live Kyle Lewis Main Role (97 episodes)


  1. ^ Giltz, Michael. "Soap Star Brett Claywell Talks About Being Cut From One Life To Live". December 6, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Buczak, Lizzy. "One Tree Hill: Where Are They Now?". May 24, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Mistretta, Amy (January 24, 2012). "One Life To Live Where Are They Now: Brett Claywell". Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  4. ^ ", Brett Claywell". Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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