Bryan Greenberg Biography
Bryan E. Greenberg is an American actor and musician, known for his role as Jake Jagielski in the CW Network TV show One Tree Hill and as Nick Garrett on the ABC drama October Road.
Greenberg was born in Omaha, Nebraska to psychologists Denny and Carl Greenberg. He has a younger sister, Becca. Greenberg was raised in Conservative Judaism. He moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri when he was twelve years old. He graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. Greenberg became interested in acting at an early age, and moved to New York City after high school. He attended a Jewish summer camp located in Webster, Wisconsin, called Herzl Camp.
After embarking on a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre course at New York University, he landed roles in many theatre companies. He was cast as Romeo in NYU's performance of Romeo and Juliet. In 1997, he was offered a small role on the television show Law & Order. Soon after his appearance, he was assigned an agent and one year later made his big screen debut in A Civil Action, a movie starring John Travolta.
A few years later, after landing small roles on the TV shows (Boston Public, The Sopranos, and Third Watch among others), he was cast as Matty Matthews, a high school student trying to pass the S.A.T, in the movie The Perfect Score. While he was still appearing in One Tree Hill, he began shooting another television show for HBO called Unscripted. Greenberg's first starring role was in the Ben Younger film Prime (2005). He played David Bloomberg, a young artist who falls in love with one of his mother's (Meryl Streep) patients (Uma Thurman).
He starred in October Road on ABC and appeared with Alan Rickman in the film Nobel Son in 2008. He next appeared in the film Bride Wars with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
In addition to acting, Greenberg is a musician. He has performed three songs on both "October Road" and One Tree Hill. He also has had original songs placed on "Unscripted", and "Nobel Son". He's been on a tour in the US with Gavin DeGraw, Michelle Branch, and Tyler Hilton. Greenberg has since released an album called Waiting For Now, and a single called "Hmmm...". Both are available on iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody.com. He also appeared in the Will.I.Am version of Barack Obama's Yes We Can.