“Avers is a standout!”
“Brilliant, bombastic, provocative and absolutely riveting to watch!”
“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
“Master of the pregnant pause. . .”
“Avers is terrific... steals the show”
NY Daily News
actor | creative
“Excellent... most notably, the fine New York stage actor Brian Avers”
NBC New York
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, notably originating lead roles on Broadway in Florian Zeller's Tony Award-winning The Father, Rock N' Roll by Tom Stoppard, American Son opposite Kerry Washington, Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh, and Travesties at the Roundabout, along with notable NYC premieres like Poor Behavior by Theresa Rebeck, Completeness by Itamar Moses, and The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin, often working with world class directors like Trevor Nunn, Pam MacKinnon, Doug Hughes, James Lapine and Kenny Leon.
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 and as Special Agent Mike Renko on NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles; film roles include Nora Ephron's Julie/Julia and indie Gigantic, opposite Paul Dano & Zooey Deschanel. Meanwhile, Brian's distinctive voice has been heard in commercials, video games, podcasts & audiobooks in genres ranging from sci fi, fantasy, mystery & thriller, to dark comedy & romantic drama.
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 an improvisational, affecting indie rom-com (The Weekend), recently co-founded Acting (Actually), and will soon launch DIY production company, CiRCLE 7, featuring comedy, podcasts & performances.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio | BFA Marymount Manhattan College
MFA New York University | AV Global Fellowship in the Arts
SAG-AFTRA & Equity Member | HCKR Agency & Don Buchwald (NYC)