Bryan Greenberg has a knack for playing the somewhat tortured, somewhat brooding guy next door. He did it in the CW's One Tree Hill and then again for a different network's series, October Road, but the scenery-- and the character-- might as well have been a carbon copy. He even did it in HBO's too-short lived Unscripted, where this version was a tortured and brooding artist: a struggling actor just trying to make it in the bowels of Hollywood. Greenberg, however, can also play the lighter, romantic type, as evidenced in his star turn as Uma Thurman's boy toy in Prime. He is an "every man," a renaissance man, and of course, a very attractive man!
Why My Friends Are Talking About Him: Last week, after yet another Kris Allen acoustic cover of a popular genre classic, my friend Jaime and I got to talking about how much we love him. She compared him to Jason Mraz; I called him a cross between Bryan Greenberg and Jason Manns (oh, okay, let's face it, and my friend Jon). That spurred a discussion of our shared love of Greenberg, whose own acoustic solo album is wildly underrated (quite a few didn't even know he had one out! But he does. It's available on iTunes, and y'all should get it). He also has a couple of movies On Demand right now (the blink-and-you-missed-him cameo in Bride Wars, which was also aforementioned here, and the indie thriller Nobel Son) and yet another due out soon (The Good Guy with Alexis Bledel). In 2005 he won a Young Hollywood Award for his performance in Unscripted, and ever since then he has been unstoppable, racking up role after role in great films. He is one up-and-comer on whom to definitely keep your eyes (and ears)!