Bryan Greenberg was born on 24 May 1978, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, of Jewish descent. Bryan is a musician and actor, best known for being part of the HBO original series “How to Make It in America”, as Ben Epstein. He was also part of the series “One Tree Hill”, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Bryan Greenberg? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He was part of the short-lived “October Road”, and has been cast in numerous films. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Bryan Greenberg Net Worth $2 million
One of Bryan’s first acting opportunities came when he was seven years old, participating in a lead role in a production of “The Nutcracker”. He toured for two months with the show, and later took part in a Cookie Crisps cereal commercial, and from then on he started getting more acting opportunities. He attended Parkway Central High School and matriculated in 1996. Afterwards, he went to New York City and appeared in a Jewish camp production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and then studied at New York University where he would graduate with a degree in Fine Arts, and during which time he was cast in a production of “Romeo and Juliet”, while also working numerous casual jobs. His net worth was becoming established.
In 1997, he got a small role in “Law & Order’ which would lead to his screen debut in “A Civil Action”. He would then continue with small roles in popular series including “The Sopranos” and “Boston Public”, and was also cast in the film “The Perfect Score”. Soon he would move to California, and became part of “One Tree Hill” while shooting for the HBO show “Unscripted”. In 2005, he got his first lead role in the film “Prime” in which he played the young artist David Bloomberg who falls in love with one of his mother’s therapy patients, played by Uma Thurman. He then appeared in the film “Nobel Son” alongside Alan Rickman in 2008. His net worth was improving steadily.
The following year, he became part of the film “Bride Wars” alongside Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. He also appeared in the independent film “The Good Guy” which was released in 2010, and in the same year his series “How to Make it in America” premiered, and attracted many good reviews; the show would go on for two seasons before getting cancelled. In 2012, he co-starred in the independent film “The Kitchen”, and one of his latest projects is the romantic drama “Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” which co-stars Jamie Chung.
Aside from acting, Bryan released his debut album entitled “Waiting for Now” in 2007, and toured with other artists including Gavin DeGraw, Ari Hest, and Graham Colton. In 2011, he released his second album entitled “We Don’t Have Forever” which was written in a span of two years.
For his personal life, it is known that Greenberg married actress Jamie Chung in October 2015.
Trained at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in NYC.
Graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri.
The thing about New York is it's like London: you want to go to the boutique places. You can go to the big department stores - Barney's, Bloomingdales and all that stuff - but I like the little stores.
In everyday life, I'm pretty much T-shirt and jeans guy - a soft LnA shirt, cool APC jeans, Nikes or Jordans. If I'm going to an event I like to wear a suit, sometimes a three-piece. I'm into brands like Simon Spurr - I think he makes great suits - and Dior Homme.
My dad is from Queens. I remember visiting as a kid. My grandparents grew up here. All the actors I respected were coming out of here. All the hip-hop I was listening to - Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Wu Tang - was coming out of New York. I'm just into it.
My fans are probably largely female; it wasn't until 'How to Make it in America' that guys started coming up to me: 'You're Bryan Greenberg.' 'Yeah... Don't hurt me. What do you want?' 'Love the show.'
Seriously, my music really does help my acting, and, like, getting in and out of a character from a different lifestyle and writing a song about it. Likewise, my acting inspires the music because I can write a theme that I wouldn't necessarily approach at all in life.
The song that I have, called 'You Can Run,' was definitely inspired by my character on 'How to Make it in America' - you know what drives him and he's sorta scorned but he wants to succeed and what drives him to succeed, his girlfriend left him and ya know I just tapped into that to write the song It's not about that, but it just helped inspire me.
I become a better actor after I step on a stage in front of, like, 500 people when it's just me, a microphone and my guitar. You don't get as nervous walking into a room in front of 3 or 4 people and to do a scene or to walk on a set. You gain confidence.
I don't think of my music in terms of a career. I just want to get it out there and do it. I'm not manipulating my sound to be like anybody or trying to write to sound like anybody else.
I have to be honest, I don't pay as much attention to women's fashion, but being a sneaker head, I do like it when a girl can rock a nice pair of sneakers. Not every girl can do it. Every girl looks good in heels - that's a given - but not every girl can look good in fresh kicks.
I'm excited that 'The Good Guy' is getting distribution because indie movies they're not - people ran out of money and they're not making these movies anymore. It's all superhero movies or real obvious tent pole studio films.
If a fan comes up and it is a middle-aged lady, it is probably from 'Prime'; if it is a younger girl, it is probably from when I guest-starred on 'One Tree Hill.' And if it is, like, a skateboard kid or a hipster kid, I can tell they are 'How to Make It' fans.
If you talk about your personal life to the press, you can't be mad at them when they start talking about you, because you invited them in.
I really hope people go out and support the indie filmmakers, because it's a dying breed and there's a lot of cool voices out there that need to be heard.
When I'm working on a movie, I'm in my trailer playing guitar. And then on the road, I read scripts and think of... it just keeps both fires burning. I kind of need both.
As I get older, I find myself way more into sports. I'm in a basketball league. You maybe know some of the people in it. They're real people, not fake ones like me.
I actually feel like I have developed friendships through Twitter, people that I've worked with I can kind of keep up with them. I've totally turned a corner. I get it. And Instagram.
I think when you get out of the big cities people get really freaked out when they see someone who is on TV, because they're not used to that.
I'm definitely a singer-songwriter. I'm somewhere in the vein between Elliott Smith and Jack Johnson.
I've always gone back and forth between acting and music, but for music I'm not trying to be a pop star - I just like to do it.
I've got a lot of artistic energy, but there's only so much of it, though. You don't want to spread yourself thin.
If you just want instant cool and you don't want to pay a whole lot, just go to Urban Outfitters.
I didn't go to L.A. because I wanted to move to California. I went to L.A. to work as an actor.
I don't really talk too much about my personal life, but I'm happy.
I grew up in St. Louis, and I just couldn't wait until I turned 18 because I wanted to move to New York.
I have no interest in being famous for the sake of being famous.
I love the Olympics. Something about the Olympics just makes everything competitive.
I was a caddy once and I lost the golfer's clubs. Plus I don't know how to golf, so I was the worst caddy ever. Then I was a mortgage brokers assistant, so that was just carrying around a lot of files - pretty meaningless, mind-numbing work.
I got the acting bug really young, when I was around, like, 10. I pretty much just wanted to be Michael J. Fox. He was in 'Teen Wolf' - that was, like, the coolest role, and then he did 'Back to the Future,' and that was the coolest role.
I'm pretty good with talking to girls if I have an introduction, but I'm the worst at trying to go pick up a girl. I'm really bad at breaking the ice. It's awkward!
'The Good Guy' is a totally differently-looking New York than 'How To Make It' portrays. 'The Good Guy' is all about Wall Street and that culture, which 'How To Make It' touches on, but 'How To Make It' also is downtown, Lower East Side loft parties, cool clubs, Brooklyn and that world.