Bret Harrison

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Bret Harrison
BornBret Michael Harrison
(1982-04-06) April 6, 1982 (age 30)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer
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Bret Harrison
BornBret Michael Harrison
(1982-04-06) April 6, 1982 (age 30)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer

Bret Michael Harrison (born April 6, 1982) is an American actor and singer known predominantly for his work on comedies such as The Loop, Grounded for Life, Reaper and Breaking In.


Early life

Harrison was born in Tualatin, Oregon. His first acting role came at the Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre in his home state where he had the role of George in Our Town.[1]



One of his first TV appearances was in the third season of MTV's Undressed and the MTV film Everybody's Doing It. Bret's first major role was dorky next-door neighbor Brad O'Keefe on Grounded for Life.

Harrison appeared in five That '70s Show episodes as Charlie Richardson, a character that was intended to be a replacement for departing cast member Topher Grace but the character was soon killed off when Harrison decided to work on another series. He also appeared in The O.C. as Danny, Seth's rival. He had a dramatic guest role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Sam Cavanaugh, a young victim of sexual abuse. In film, he appeared alongside Jack Black and Colin Hanks in Orange County. In addition, Harrison also starred in the movie Deal, which was released in the US on April 26, 2008.

During 2006 and 2007 he starred in The Loop, as a young professional trying to balance the needs of his social life with the pressures of working at the corporate headquarters of a major U.S. airline. It was canceled following the second season in 2007. Later in 2007, he became the star of The CW series, Reaper as Sam Oliver.[2] Reaper was canceled on May 19, 2009, after two seasons.

Bret Harrison signed on to play Dr. Sidney Miller on ABC's re-imagined V series, according to The Ausiello Files. Harrison's character appears throughout Season 2 (2011) as an evolutionary biologist and eventual member of the counter-visitor resistance.[3] Also in 2011, he was signed by Fox to fill a main cast role in a mid-season replacement comedy called Breaking In.


Big Japan is a four-piece indie rock band from Los Angeles, with Nathanial Castro on vocals and guitar, Adam Brody on drums, Bret Harrison on guitar and Brad Babinski on bass. The band only performs, writes and records sporadically given Brody and Harrison's unpredictable acting schedules. Their first band name was Steven's Team, named after the movie The Cable Guy.

Big Japan's first release, Music for Dummies, was digitally released through Nightshift Records on August 23, 2005. This CD originally titled "Music for Dummies" was changed to "Untitled" thus the limited number of CDs printed have become collectors items.


V2011Dr. Sidney Miller6 episodes
Breaking In2011-2012Cameron PriceMain Cast; 20 episodes
Mardi Gras: Spring Break2011Scottie Smith
Reaper2007-2009Sam Oliver31 episodes
Deal2008Alex Stillman
The Loop2006-2007Sam Sullivan17 episodes
That '70s Show2005Charlie Richardson5 episodes
The O.C.2004-2005Danny2 episodes
Grounded for Life2001-2005Brad O'Keefe65 episodes
Lightning Bug2004Green Graves
Home Security2003Mike
Boston Public2003Doug Baer1 episode
Everybody's Doing It (MTV Film)2002Travis
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002Sam Cavanaugh1 episode
Orange County2002Lonny
A Place Apart1999WilkeyTV Movie


  1. ^ Smith, Jill (June 3, 2004). "West Zoner: The last curtain call". The Oregonian: p. 1. 
  2. ^ "retrieved July 23, 2007[ retrieved July 23, 2007". 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ "'V' Lands 'Reaper' Star Bret Harrison". 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

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