When Bryan was 12 years old, he saw Clint Eastwood leaving a restaurant. He walked up to him and said, 'Go ahead, make my day,' and then promptly ran away.
Bryan counts the upkeep of his Mustang as his worst spending vice.
Bryan lists his teeth as his worst physical feature. As at 2008 he still wears removable braces and is constantly checking them.
In his spare time, Bryan enjoys renovating his home.
Bryan is a dog lover and has 3 labs.
Bryan enjoys writing poetry.
Favorite book: Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian L. Weiss
Favorite rainy-day project: playing his Sony Play Station
Favorite type of music: rap and Hip-hop
Favorite movies: The Natural and Goodfellas
Favorite TV shows: Spin City and The Apprentice
Favorite flowers and trees: red geraniums and Palm trees.
Favorite color: blue
Favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate-chip mint
Favorite food: seafood - mostly shellfish
Favorite author: Herman Melville
Favorite actors: Kurt Russell and Timothy Hutton
Favorite actresses: Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek
Bryan has released a single called Click, Gang, Mafioso, which features in the movie Dirty Deeds.
In 2005, Bryan was a judge at the Miss Universe 2005 competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bryan received a Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he received a Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor, all for his role as Lucas in Days Of Our Lives.
Bryan is an avid baseball fan and played throughout his time at both high school and college.
Upon moving to Beverly Hills, Bryan signed up with The Savage Agency and got his first role in Not Necessarily The News.
Bryan has an older brother and sister and three younger half-sisters. One of his sisters is actress Kristin Dattilo.
Bryan attended Beverly Hills High School.
Bryan married Jessica Lahm on August 21 1999 but they divorced in 2001. They have one son together, named Gabe.
Bryan once wanted to become a psychiatrist.
Bryan's mother was once a reporter for The Enquirer. As at 2008, she now runs her own television and film company, 'Harbour Lights Entertainment.'
Bryan: (asked if he had ever received an interesting gift from a fan) Alison Sweeney and I have 'Lumi' fans (a combination of Lucas and Sami's names). We got 25 pounds of sweet tarts with individual, personalised messages written on each one like 'Lumi Forever'.
Bryan: (on attending acting classes) Then, it seemed like torture. Now I thank my mom for the experience that gave me my start in the business. It wasn't easy for her as a single mother raising three kids on her own. But she's the reason I got the training to do what I love.
Bryan: (on his favorite author) Herman Melville. I've never read a book like Moby Dick. No other writer has totally quenched my imagination. He's so descriptive and develops such a mood. It's so easy to picture what he's talking about.
Bryan: (his worst quality) A quick temper. Meditation helps. Having a dog helps, too, because I catch myself being angry over little things and realize I have to be tolerant. I learn to handle things differently.
Bryan: (on his divorce) It was hell. I was stripped. I lost the house, my marriage broke up, I went through trials, sold all five cars, liquidated all the assets; it's not easy. You begin to doubt yourself and you've got to hang on. I was amazed at the fact that I was so weak.
Bryan: (on filming a fantasy kiss scene with Alison Sweeney) There's no halfway to do it [kiss]; you've just got to, like, suck face. You have to be dedicated to that. She's a cutie, so it wasn't that big of a problem, but it was weird because that had never happened between us before. After it was done, we didn't even look at each other. We went our separate ways and tried to get over it. It was very funny.
Bryan: (how he'd like to see Lucas leave Days Of Our Lives) I'd like Lucas going out with guns blazing. Defending Sami or Will that would show his love for them and the family he always wanted. I definitely don't want him to be the victim in anything. I want it to be because he's so passionate about something that he's willing to sacrifice himself. But, of course, I'd like the door open for him to come back.
Bryan: I look at acting like using a part of yourself in everything, so even if I do other characters, there's always a part of me there, not Lucas. I bring myself into every role which you have to in order to make it believable.