Zachery Ty Bryan

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Zachery Ty Bryan
BornZachery Ty Bryan
(1981-10-09) October 9, 1981 (age 32)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1990– Present
 
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Zachery Ty Bryan
BornZachery Ty Bryan
(1981-10-09) October 9, 1981 (age 32)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1990– Present

Zachery Ty Bryan (born October 9, 1981) is an American actor and producer best known for his role as Brad Taylor on the American sitcom Home Improvement.

Personal life[edit]

Bryan was born in Ophir, Colorado, the son of Jenny and Dwight Bryan[1] He has a younger sister named Ciri. He attended La Salle High School, graduating in the Class of 2000.

Career[edit]

Before he starred in Home Improvement, he started in Denver with print and television advertising. His interest in acting soon brought him to California, where he received the role of Brad, the oldest Taylor child, in the show Home Improvement. His character was known for experimenting with different hair styles as well as being the child most often in trouble. He is actually one month younger than Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played his younger brother Randy on the show.

In the middle of Home Improvement Bryan made an appearance as Steve on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995. After Home Improvement ended, Bryan made brief appearances in many other television shows including (2002) Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Peter Nicols, (2005) Veronica Mars as Caz Truman, and (2006) Shark as Scott Natterson, as well as a guest appearance on an episode of Reading Rainbow. Additionally, he made a cameo appearance on MTV's "I Bet You Will" in which he portrayed himself and competed in a challenge where he wrestled female convicted felons. He also appeared on Smallville in 2003 where he played Eric Marsh, a high school baseball player using steroids made from meteor rock. He was the second Home Improvement alum to make a guest appearance on the show after Jonathan Taylor Thomas. In 2005, Bryan appeared as Bryan Nolan in ESPN's TV movie Code Breakers. Bryan also guest starred in Cold Case (as the young murderer in the flashback scenes) and in 2008 as a young man hiring a hitman to kill his stepmother on the show Burn Notice.[2]

Bryan's film roles include the school bully in the 1996 Sinbad comedy First Kid. He starred in the 1995 movie Magic Island as Jack Carlisle, and the 1998 TV movie The Principal Takes A Holiday. He also starred as Eric in 1999's The Rage: Carrie 2. In 2001, he portrayed an ice hockey player in an episode of Touched by an Angel.[3]

More recently, he played defender Harry Keough alongside Gerard Butler in the 2005 movie The Game of Their Lives otherwise known as The Miracle Match about the 1950 US upset at the World Cup.[4] In 2006, he played as Clay in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, then in the 2009 TV mini-series Meteor, which aired on NBC. He also played Thor in the made-for-TV Syfy channel film Thor: Hammer of the Gods. The film originally aired on November 29, 2009.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Bigfoot: The Unforgettable EncounterCody
1995Magic IslandJack CarlisleVideo
1996First KidRob
1999True HeartSam
1999Rage: Carrie 2, TheThe Rage: Carrie 2Eric
2000Held for RansomGlenn Kirkland
2001RustinKeith Gatlin
2001LongshotDeke
2004SlammedDerek
2005Game of Their Lives, TheThe Game of Their LivesHarry Keough
2006AnnapolisJohnson (uncredited)
2006Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, TheThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftClayCameo
2008TrunkJakeShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990ABC TGIFBradTV series
1990Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501Child (uncredited)TV movie
1991-1999Home ImprovementBrad TaylorLead role
1994Thunder AlleyBrad TaylorEpisode: "First Date"
1995Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirSteveEpisode: "There's the Rub: Part 1"
Episode: "There's the Rub: Part 2"
1996Picket FencesEpisode: "Winner Takes All"
1997Soul ManBrad TaylorEpisode: "Public Embarrassment and Todd's First Sermon"
1997Promised LandRyan GerhartEpisode: "Mr. Muscles"
1998Principal Takes a HolidayJohn ScadutoTV movie
2000Chicken Soup for the SoulDanielEpisode: "The Two Sides of Love"
2000Opposite SexChuckEpisode: "The Dance Episode"
Episode: "The Field Trip Episode"
2000Boston PublicMalcolm WhiteEpisode: "Chapter One"
Episode: "Chapter Five"
2001Boston PublicMalcolm WhiteEpisode: "Chapter Twenty-Two"
2001Family LawJamie WilkinsEpisode: "Liar's Club: Part 1"
Episode: "Liar's Club: Part 2"
2001Touched by an AngelJeff McHenryEpisode: "The Penalty Box"
2001ERUpsilon Psi Lambda Frat BrotherEpisode: "Sailing Away"
2001Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsRayEpisode: "Abduction"
2002Killing Spring, AA Killing SpringVal MasseyTV movie
2002PhillyBrian LeeEpisode: "Lies of Minelli"
2002Buffy the Vampire SlayerPeter NicolsEpisode: "Help"
2003SmallvilleEric MarshEpisode: "Witness"
2004Century CityTeddy PaikinEpisode: "Love and Games"
2004PlainsongRussell BeckmanTV movie
2004Center of the UniverseKevin BarnettEpisode: "Good Parenting, Bad Parenting"
2005Center of the UniverseKevin BarnettEpisode: "If You Love Something Leave It Alone"
Episode: "Oh Brother, What the Hell Were You Thinking?"
2005Veronica MarsCaz TrumanEpisode: "Ruskie Business"
Episode: "Kanes and Abel's"
2005Code BreakersBrian NolanTV movie
2006Cold CasePetey (1988)Episode: "8 Years"
2006SharkScott NattersonEpisode: "Déjà Vu All Over Again"
2007K-VilleRickyEpisode: "Critical Mass"
2008K-VilleRickyEpisode: "Game Night"
2008Burn NoticeDrewEpisode: "Double Booked"
2009Knight RiderTerry DriscollEpisode: "Knight and the City"
2009MeteorDeputy KoskeyTV miniseries
2009THOR: Hammer of the GodsThorTV movie
Producer
YearTitleNotes
2008TrunkCo-producer
2010Wine Guy Unplugged with Anthony Gilardi, TheThe Wine Guy Unplugged with Anthony GilardiAssociate producer
2010Prowl
2012Rogue River
2012Grief Tourist, TheThe Grief Tourist

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