"Impressive - terrific - genuinely heart-breaking"
“From bookish nerd to feral outcast to noble survivor - Stirring work!”
New York Magazine
“Avers is terrific! Steals the show!”
NY Daily News
"Avers stops the show!"
“Brilliant! Irritating, bombastic, provocative - and absolutely riveting to watch!”
“Avers is a standout!”
"Avers' epic comic monologue is delivered with expert burlesque - a magnetic performance!"
“Words roll off Avers’ tongue like a dagger — riveting & riotously funny!”
"Dazzling! Avers is sublime!"
“Master of the pregnant pause — a standout!”
“Excellent - most notably, the fine New York stage actor Brian Avers”
NBC New York
“A delicious stage creature, delivering sparks, laughs & withering comebacks!”
Los Angeles Times
"Favorite nonfiction I've ever heard *****"
"Breathtaking! Everyone should hear it *****"
"This one I will never forget. Thank you to the men and women who serve our country *****"
Originated role of Pierre on Broadway, opposite Frank Langella, in MTC's U.S. premiere of Florian Zeller's harrowing play on dementia, The Father. Translated by Christopher Hampton, Doug Hughes, dir.
The feature film starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, and Rufus Sewell is set to release in summer 2021.
45 performances on Broadway as Scott, opposite Kerry Washington - in the timely, powerful drama American Son, directed by Kenny Leon & staged at the legendary Booth Theater. Electric play, unforgettable audiences. . . See the original cast in film version on Netflix - & please support #BlackLivesMatter!
A dynamic & accomplished actor, Brian originated roles in premieres on Broadway: in The Father, opposite Frank Langella (Tony Award), and Tom Stoppard's Rock N' Roll, opposite Brian Cox, Rufus Sewell & Alice Eve - also performing as James Joyce in Tom Stoppard's Travesties (Roundabout), as Padraic in Martin McDonagh's Lieutenant of Inishmore, & most recently opposite Kerry Washington in 'devastating' drama American Son; each production received multiple Tony Award nominations.
Brian's also performed in celebrated premieres Off-Broadway: Completeness by Itamar Moses at Playwrights Horizons, Poor Behavior by Theresa Rebeck at Primary Stages, The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin at MTC, Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo at South Coast Rep (LA), and as Edgar in King Lear at the Public Theater, opposite Kevin Kline, Michael Cerveris & Logan Marshall-Green; honored to work with world class artists including Trevor Nunn, Pam MacKinnon, Doug Hughes, James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim and Kenny Leon - and a proud union member (Equity & SAG).
For TV & Film, Brian guest-starred in a number of popular network series: NCIS & NCIS: Los Angeles (as Agent Renko), Castle (pilot), The Closer, Medium, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Instinct, Elementary, Unforgettable, FBI, Life on Mars & more - favorite film roles include Julie & Julia, opposite Amy Adams, and Gigantic, opposite Paul Dano & Zooey Deschanel.
Meanwhile, Brian's Voice fronted national campaigns for Samsung, Colgate, Applebees & Gold Bond (ft Shaquille O'Neal), appeared in RockStar video games (Red Dead 2, Manhunt 2, TBA), and recently produced & narrated Audiobooks in a range of genres including legal drama, crime thriller, horror, fantasy, a romantic trilogy in wine country, and war memoir They Called Me Doc.
Actively creative, Brian has written, directed & produced for stage, screen & new media, including political comedy Jesse Garon Lives with Angelique Cabral & Kit Wannen, irreverent sports podcast The Buckeye Brothers, indie comedy feature The Weekend, the Soggy Crackers comedy sketches and several screenplays in development. Born & raised in Columbus, Ohio, Brian's an alum of Thomas Worthington HS, Marymount Manhattan College, BADA London, and NYU's prestigious MFA Acting program, where he was the only actor to receive the AV Global Fellowship in the Arts.