Nicholas Braun

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Nicholas Braun
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Braun at the 2017 Montclair Film Festival
Nicholas Joseph Braun

(1988-05-01) May 1, 1988 (age 33)
Years active2001–present
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Nicholas Joseph Braun (born May 1, 1988) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Greg Hirsch in the HBO series Succession (2018–present), for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.[1] He has also appeared in several films, including Sky High (2005), Princess Protection Program (2009), Red State (2011), Prom (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Date and Switch (2014), How to Be Single (2016), and Zola (2021).

Early life[edit]

Braun was born in Bethpage, New York, the son of Elizabeth Lyle and actor Craig Braun (born 1939). He has a brother, musician Christopher Deyo Braun, and two half-brothers, actor Guillaume Rumiel and producer Timothy Braun. In 1993, his parents divorced. In 2001, he made his acting debut in Walter and Henry, a father-son drama television film with an ensemble cast that included John Larroquette, Kate Nelligan, Dorian Harewood, and James Coburn. He graduated from St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, in 2006.


In 2005, he appeared in the film Sky High as Zach (a.k.a. Zach Attack!). Braun then had roles in the Disney Channel Original Movies Minutemen (2008) and Princess Protection Program (2009).[2]

He played the regular role of Cameron on the ABC Family show 10 Things I Hate About You,[2][3] until it was cancelled with its final episode airing on May 24, 2010.[4] He appeared in The Secret Life of the American Teenager and portrayed the character Cole Waters on the web series The LXD.

In 2011, he played Lloyd Taylor in Disney's theatrical release Prom,[2][unreliable source?] and Billy Ray in Kevin Smith's Red State.

In 2015, he was featured on two tracks on Phantoms' debut EP, Broken Halo. He provided vocals on the title track and on "Voyeur".[5] He also co-starred with Dakota Johnson in both Date and Switch (2014),[6] and How to Be Single (2016).

In 2018, Braun became a member of the main cast of the HBO series Succession, playing Gregory Hirsch. For his performance in the show, Braun received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Emmy award.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Sky High Zach / Zach Attack
2008 Minutemen Zeke
2009 The First Time Ernie
2011 Red State Billy Ray
Chalet Girl Nigel
Prom Lloyd Taylor
2012 The Watch Jason
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Ponytail Derek
2013 At Middleton Justin
2014 Date and Switch Michael
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Karl Vandy
Poltergeist Boyd
Freaks of Nature Dag Parker
2016 How to Be Single Josh
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Tall Brian
Get a Job Charlie
Good Kids Andy Evans
2017 The Year of Spectacular Men Charlie
2020 Zola Derrek
The Big Ugly Will
TBA Cat Person Robert Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Walter and Henry Henry Television film
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kid Episode: "Surveillance"
2004 Carry Me Home Zeke Television film
2006 Without a Trace Zander Marrs Episode: "Fade-Away"
2007 Shark Craig Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008 Minutemen Zeke Thompson Television film
Cold Case Lenny Snow (1951) Episode: "Shore Leave"
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Randy Episode: "Money for Nothing, Chicks for Free"
Princess Protection Program Ed Television film
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Cameron James Main cast
2009 Three Rivers Michael Episode: "The Luckiest Man"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Neal Monroe Episode: "Hitting for the Cycle"
Brave New World Matt Koutnick Unsold NBC pilot
2012 Friend Me Rob Unaired series
2018–present Succession Greg Hirsch Main cast
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride The Albino 2 episodes[7]
2021 Calls Tim (voice) Episode: "The End"
Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Jason Sudeikis/Brandi Carlile"
Santa Inc. Devin (voice) 7 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2011 Poor Paul Clyde 22 episodes
2010 The LXD Cole Waters 3 episodes
2011 Corey & Lucas for the Win! Lloyd Taylor Episode: "Party All Night!"
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Theater audience member Short film

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version) KSM [8]
2011 "Your Surrender" (Prom version) Neon Trees [9]
2021 "Antibodies (Do You Have The)" (Atlantic Records) Nicholas Braun [10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Succession Nominated
2022 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Succession Pending


  1. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Complete Nomination List" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Nicholas Braun". IMDb. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nicholas Braun". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  4. ^ "TV Show News and Ratings – Live Feed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Broken Halo – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (14 February 2014). "Hunter Cope on His Breakout Gay Role Opposite Dakota Johnson in 'Date and Switch'". Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  7. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 26, 2020). "Watch the Celebrity-Filled Fan-Film Version of The Princess Bride". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "KSM – I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Version)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Neon Tress – Your Surrender (Prom Version)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Antibodies (Do You Have The)". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved April 19, 2021.

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