Brian Hallisay is an American actor best known for his work on the small screen, especially Privileged, The Client List, and Revenge. Here is everything you need to know about his professional and personal life.
Brian Hallisay Bio
Brian Hallisay was born on 31 October 1978 in Washington, D.C. He attended Gonzaga College High School, which he graduated from in 1996. During his high school days, Hallisay played basketball. In a 2008 interview with the Chicago Tribune, the actor said that he would love to trade places with LeBron James. “It would be fascinating to have that much talent for one day,” he told the magazine.
Hallisay developed a passion for acting at a very early age but first decided to pursue one of his other interests – history and business. In 2000, he graduated from Cornell University, one of the Ivy League colleges, with a degree in history and economics.
“It had always been a childhood dream to become an actor,” Brian told the Chicago Tribune in 2008, three years after starting his acting career. “I also liked history and economics, so I pursued them in college.”
Before beginning his acting career, Hallisay worked on Wall Street as an investment banker for 5 years. In an interview with Starrymag.com, Brian told us why he decided to trade investment banking for acting;
“I struggled with it and had a really good time with it, but it got to the point where I said, ‘You know, I’ve always dreamed of seeing what acting is all about, and television. So I moved to Los Angeles six years ago and tried it.”
When Brian switched his career to acting, he started out on the small screen with small roles in The Inside and Strong Medicine. In 2006, he appeared in the DVD directorial Bottoms Up opposite celebrity Paris Hilton. Brain continued to land small/gastro roles on television shows (including Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Bones, and Bionic Woman) until 2008 when he got his first starring role in the CW comedy-drama series Privileged.
“To be honest, the hardest part of the whole job was wearing the tennis outfits they put me in,” Hallisay said about his role in Privileged. “I get over it and realize it’s part of a world I don’t necessarily know.
Unfortunately, the series was canceled after one season and Hallisay was back to getting guest roles only. His next leading role was in The Client List, a Fox drama that premiered in 2012. Brian had started the series as a recurring cast before his character was promoted to a regular series in the second season.
He also had a recurring lead role in Revenge, which began in season four. Brian’s most notable appearance on the big screen came in 2014 in Clint Eastwood’s biographical war drama film American Sniper. Hallisay played the role of Captain Gillespie in the film, which became the highest-grossing film in the United States in 2014 and Eastwood’s most profitable film of all time. The film brought in $547.4 million at box offices worldwide, $350 million of which came from the United States. The film’s budget was slightly less than $60 million.
Brian Hallisay Relationship with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Married
Brian Hallisay The relationship between Brian Hallisay and Jennifer Love Hewitt is that of a man and a woman. The duo met on the set of the Lifetime series The Client List, where they played a man and woman, although Kyle Parks (Hallisay’s character in the series) later left them.
In 2013, the news hit the media that Hallisay was engaged to Jennifer, who was pregnant at the time. Later in 2013, they were married in a secret and intimate wedding. On November 13, 2013, the couple became parents of a daughter named Autumn James Hallisay for the first time. Their second child, a son named Atticus, was born in June 2015.
Brian Hallisay Net Worth
Hallisay has an average successful career in the entertainment industry. He’s amassed a net worth of $2 million Although he is not chicken feed, he is a dwarf compared to his wife’s net worth of $18 million.
Height: 1.5 meters 2 inches