Brian was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and began his acting career at the age of five. He has appeared in dozens of plays under the watchful eye and tutelage of some of the best directors on the west coast including Viola Spolin, the originator of the theatre games used at Chicago’s Second City; Paul Levit and Ted Thorpe of the Players Ring Theatre Group; Jules Getlin, Ellen Miller and Ed Reese of the Peter Pan Players.
While still in high school, Brian worked on his first major motion picture, “Bye, Bye Birdie”. This was the catalyst for a career span- ning multiple decades, including starring roles in the hit television series The Shazam Isis Hour, the T.V. series Emergency, The Long Hot Summer and The Young Lawyers, and films including Airport ’79, The Concorde and Wilderness Family, Part II, and guest starring roles on T.V. series such as Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels, Knight Rider, Fall Guy and Quincy.
In 1983, Brian settled in Kansas City while starring in productions of The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Come Blow Your Horn. There, he opened THE ACTORS STUDIO, a film technique and commercial acting studio using a technique developed by Charles E. Conrad with whom Brian studied in Los Angeles for almost 10 years. This technique, employed by hundreds of actors including Carl Weathers, Dee Wallace Stone, Dennis Quaid, Steve Eastin, Rita Wilson, and Veronica Hamel, is considered to be the most effective method utilized in film today. Brian’s passion, extensive knowledge and experience have transformed the Actors Studio into one of the premier acting schools in the United States.