Brian Hallisay

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Brian Hallisay
Born (1978-10-31) October 31, 1978 (age 42)
Alma materCornell University
Years active2005–present
(m. 2013)

Brian Hallisay (born October 31, 1978)[1] is an American actor, known for his roles as Will Davis in the CW drama series Privileged and Kyle Parks in the Lifetime drama series The Client List. He starred on the television series Revenge as Ben Hunter.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hallisay was born in Washington, D.C., graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1996 and then moved on to Cornell University, graduating in 2000.[1] After college and before moving to Los Angeles, he worked on Wall Street. He says, "I was slaving away at that and I had a really good time with it, but it got to the point where I said, "You know, I had always dreamed about seeing what acting was all about."[3]


Hallisay made his television debut in 2005, appearing on Fox's The Inside, with Rachel Nichols and Adam Baldwin, as well as Lifetime's Strong Medicine, opposite Patricia Richardson.[4]

On The CW's drama Privileged, Hallisay played Will Davis, a charming and wealthy Palm Beach bachelor who is delighted to learn that his next-door neighbors have hired a beautiful tutor named Megan Smith (Joanna García).[4] He continued in various television series, such as Without a Trace and Cold Case. Since then, he has landed roles in Bones, Medium, Bionic Woman, and CSI: NY, opposite Gary Sinise.[5]

In 2006, he made his feature debut in Erik MacArthur's Bottoms Up, starring Paris Hilton and Jason Mewes. Hallisay played the boyfriend to Hilton, a socialite who helps Mewes save his failing small-town restaurant. In 2011, Hallisay was cast in the third installment of Hostel where he played the lead character. In 2012, Hallisay appeared in two episodes of The CW's series Ringer, and he signed a deal with Lifetime to appear as Kyle Parks in the drama series The Client List.[6]

From late 2018 to early 2019, Hallisay played a recurring role on 9-1-1 as Doug Kendall alias Jason Bailey, the abusive husband of Maddie Buckley, a character played by his real-life wife, Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Personal life[edit]

In March 2012, Hallisay began dating his The Client List co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt.[7] In June 2013, it was announced that Hewitt and Hallisay were engaged[8] and expecting their first child.[7] They married 20th November 2013,[9] before the birth of their first child, a daughter.[10] In June 2015, the couple had a boy.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bottoms Up Hayden Field Direct-to-DVD
2011 Hostel: Part III Scott Direct-to-DVD
2014 Jessabelle Mark
2014 American Sniper Captain Gillespie
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Inside Jake Carrington Episode: "Aidan"
2005 Strong Medicine Dr. George Harmon Episode: "Chief Complaints"
2006 Without a Trace Alex Stark Episode: "Win Today"
2006 Cold Case Jimmy Bruno Episode: "Forever Blue"
2007 CSI: NY Emery Gable Episode: "Heart of Glass"
2007 Bones Ben Michaelson Episode: "The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House"
2007 Bionic Woman Dr. Mark Stevens Episode: "Faceoff"
2008 Medium Sean Covey Episode: "Lady Killer"
2008–09 Privileged Will Davis Main cast; 17 episodes
2009 Eastwick Morgan Episode: "Fleas and Casserole"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Chris Dunbar Episode: "My Own Worst Enemy"
2012 Ringer FBI Agent Pettibone 2 episodes
2012–13 The Client List Kyle Parks Recurring, season 1; main cast, season 2; 22 episodes
2013 Body of Proof Dr. Jeffrey Dante Episode: "Lost Souls"
2014 Mistresses Ben Odell 4 episodes
2014–2015 Revenge Ben Hunter Season 4 (Recurring, Main Cast after episode 7)
2016 Major Crimes Bo McLaren Episode: "N.S.F.W."
2016 Code Black Drew McAdoo Episode: "Landslide"
2018 NCIS David Crocker Episode: "Dark Secrets"
2018–19 9-1-1 Jason Bailey/Doug Kendall Recurring role (season 2)
2019 Suits Craig Cameron Episode: "Cairo"


  1. ^ a b "Brian Hallisay". Archived from the original on October 16, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael (July 21, 2014). "Revenge Scoop: Brian Hallisay Heads to the Hamptons – as Emily's New Lover?". Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Hallisay in Steinberg, Jamie. "Brian Hallisay: Particularly Privileged". Archived from the original on January 29, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Brian Hallisay". Buddytv. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Who Is Brian Hallisay? 10 Things To Know About Jennifer Love Hewitt's Fiance". Huffingtonpost. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Brian Hallisay Heads to Hamptons to Join ABC's 'Revenge'". Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Jennifer Love Hewitt Pregnant, Expecting a Baby With Brian Hallisay". Us Weekly. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  8. ^ Billups, Andrea (June 5, 2013). "Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Engaged". People. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  9. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (November 26, 2013). "Jennifer Love Hewitt Gives Birth to Baby Girl Autumn James, Secretly Married Brian Hallisay". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "Jennifer Love Hewitt Welcomes Daughter Autumn James". People. November 26, 2013. Archived from the original on December 23, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.

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