“Avers is a standout!”
“A delicious stage creature... delivering sparks, laughs & withering comebacks!”
Los Angeles Times
“From bookish nerd to feral outcast to noble survivor... Stirring work!”
"Impressive... avers is genuinely heart-breaking"
New York Magazine
actor | creative
“Brilliant, bombastic, provocative and absolutely riveting to watch!”
“Avers is terrific... steals the show”
NY Daily News
“Excellent... most notably, the fine New York stage actor Brian Avers”
NBC New York
“Master of the pregnant pause. . .”
BROADWAY * 6-week run opposite Kerry Washington in the timely, powerful drama American Son, directed by Kenny Leon & staged at the legendary Booth Theatre.
BROADWAY * Originated the role of Pierre, opposite Frank Langella, in MTC's Tony Award-winning production of Florian Zeller's The Father. Translated by Christopher Hampton, Doug Hughes directing. The feature film starring Anthony Hopkins won two Academy Awards (2021).
BRIAN AVERS is a celebrated American actor, with wide-ranging performances on stage and screen, originating roles on Broadway in Florian Zeller's Tony Award-winning The Father and Rock N' Roll by Tom Stoppard (opposite Brian Cox & Rufus Sewell), also appearing in American Son with Kerry Washington, The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh, Travesties at the Roundabout, and NYC premieres of Poor Behavior by Theresa Rebeck, Completeness by Itamar Moses, Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin, the West Coast premiere of Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo, and as Edgar in King Lear opposite Kevin Kline at the Public Theater, working with world class directors like Trevor Nunn, Pam MacKinnon, and Doug Hughes.
Brian's guest starred on a number of popular TV series including Castle, Law Order, Law & Order SVU, FBI, Blue Bloods, The Closer, Medium, Instinct, Life on Mars, Unforgettable, Golden Boy, Person of Interest and as Special Agent Mike Renko on NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles; film roles include Nora Ephron's Julie/Julia and Gigantic (opposite Paul Dano & Zooey Deschanel). Brian's distinctive voice has been heard in commercials, video games, podcasts & audiobooks in genres ranging from sci fi, fantasy & thriller, to comedy, romance & memoir.
Restlessly creative, Brian has written & directed plays in NYC (Jesse Garon Lives, Flying Lesson, Tape, One for the Road), produced & hosted a popular sports podcast (The Buckeye Brothers), created & directed improvisational, 'hilarious and affecting' indie rom-com The Weekend, recently co-founded Acting (Actually), and DIY production shingle, CiRCLE 7, with more projects coming soon.
BFA MMC ('00) | MFA NYU ('06)
SAG-AFTRA & Equity | HCKR Agency (NYC) & Don Buchwald & Assoc (NYC)