Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg


5/24/1978, Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Birth Name

Bryan E. Greenberg


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Bryan Greenberg is an actor, songwriter, singer, and musician. Most recognized for his recurring role of Jake Jaglieski in One Tree Hill, Greenberg also played himself in Unscripted and David in the film Prime.

He starred as the lead character of Nick Garrett in the 2006 ABC…more


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    • Bryan: I'm not really concerned about fame, or all the things that come along with being an actor.

    • Bryan: I am not that athletic, but that is the beauty of film and television, they can make you look good. I'm just good enough to get the job done, but in reality, I get served all the time. I am a white Jewish guy from the Midwest, I can't ball that much, but I can hold my own.

    • Bryan (About his One Tree Hill character): He is so random and cryptic. He's sort of like the Buddha of basketball. He doesn't say much, but when he speaks, what he says is important.

    • Bryan: I feel pretty darn lucky to be on One Tree Hill. I get to do the three things I love most in the world, which are act, play basketball and play guitar.

    • Bryan (about acting teachers): I've gone to so many different acting teachers. It's funny. Listen to what Goddard says in class: know the lines, know what they mean and mean them when you say them. If I would have known that earlier. Think of all the money I wasted! (laughs) When we have to do scenes for Goddard's class, we work hard because we know that he's gonna be brutally honest.

    • Bryan (on actors coping with unemployment): I think actors have to psychologically convince themselves 'This is what I'm gonna do for the rest of my life', because once you start having a Plan B, then you're going to say, 'Well, this is too rough, and I'm gonna go this way'. Once you get a little work, it's so great that you just want more. It's like an addiction, you know?

    • Bryan (on having a celebrity crush): No, I don't want to get into that and get into trouble. I just started!

    • Bryan (about meeting Meryl Streep): Then when I met her, she was so disarming and cool and generous; she wasn't an icon or on a high horse at all, she was just as willing to learn. That leveled the playing field a little bit. As a young actor trying to make it for a while, actually it's what I've always wanted to do.

    • Bryan (about making out with Uma Thurman): A lot of actors will say, 'It's not glamorous' and 'It's just a job,' and that's all true, but when you get a chance to make out with Uma Thurman... I enjoyed those scenes. It's sort of, you know, I like to mess around with Uma and push her buttons a little. I guess she expected I'd be a little nervous. She's,'You're OK?' I said I'd never done this before. 'You've never done this before, you've never done a sex scene before?' And I'm saying, 'I never had sex before.' She looked at me, 'Oh, you're a virgin' - and I had her for five minutes. And then it was good.

    • Bryan (on his SAT scores): I'm not telling you my score the first time I took it. Then I took the Princeton Review and I got 1130. Then I went to New York University for Acting.

    • Bryan (about not changing his name): Absolutely not. I'm not that guy. I wish I was born with a last name like Cruise, but what are you gonna do? Cruiseberg? Cruisestein?

    • Bryan (on being Jewish): I've gotten 'he's too Jewish.' But some people say 'You don't look Jewish'.

    • Bryan: (On Scarlett Johansson) She's great and a lot of fun. She was young but still a pro. I really felt comfortable with her in the scene.

  • Bryan Greenberg: Actor and Singer/Songwriter. He's hot and charming and he's definitely going places.

    Bryan Greenberg is an amazing actor who is definitely going places, in my opinion. He is not very well known, but the characters he has chosen to play prove that he's versatile. From Jake Jagielski in One Tree Hill, a basketball player with a baby, to Nick Garrett in October Road, a writer going home again, he never fails to inspire emotion in his audiences, and those are just the roles of the characters he plays on TV. His movie career doesn't boast many credits, but his performances are great. In The Perfect Score, his character is a small one, but funny and sweet. In Nobel Son, his character is dark and mystifying, and brilliant. Greenberg is hot, sweet, and charming and has the potential to be great. I am sure I'm not the only one on the lookout for what he plans to do next with his acting career.

    His singing career is also notable. His new CD, Waiting For Now, contains lyrics both heartfelt and catchy. As a singer/songwriter, Bryan proves that he is more than just an actor, but a poet. Suffice it to say, I love Bryan Greenberg's music and his acting work and I know that his star is on the rise.moreless
  • Would've give higher than a 10 but that's the highest I can go!

    The first time I saw him was on One Tree Hill. I just fell in love with Jake. What a great character he is! I then watched Prime & The Perfect Score. (How awesome was Prime?!) Bryan is just so great. He's so fun to watch. I'm really glad he got his own show. He totally deserved it and since Jake isn't on OTH anymore, we Bryan need to see on something! I think he is going to be a big name in Hollywood. He's going to do great things. Just give him time. Can't wait for season 2 of October Road!moreless