Brett Davern

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Brett Davern
Born Edmonds, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Brett Davern is an American actor best known for his role as Jake Rosati on Awkward (TV series).

Early life[edit]

Brett Davern was born and raised in Edmonds, Washington. His 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. After graduating high school in 2001 [1] Davern enrolled at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.


While living and auditioning in New York City 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. He has guest starred on CSI: Miami, Medium, NCIS, In Plain Sight and Cold Case, among other shows.

Since 2011, he played Jake Rosati on Awkward.. 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 has appeared in such films as The Pool Boys, Born to Race: Fast Track, Love and Mercy and Stanford Prison Experiment.



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)
2011-2016 Awkward Jake Rosati TV Series (Main Role)
2012 NCIS Kris Taylor TV Series (Guest Role)
2012 The Finder Cooper Allison TV Series (Guest Role)
2016 Shameless Larry TV Series(Guest Role)
2016 Major Crimes Dwight Darnell Recurring Role
4 episodes
Season 5 Episode 10-13


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 Hubbie Whitlow Movie (Supporting)
2015 The Culling Sean Movie (Lead)
2017 Party Boat Max 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 Clubs of America, Stars for Smiles, and Ronald McDonald House.[2]


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