- Adam Jared Brody
- Mini biography
Born and raised in San Diego, California (December 15, 1979), Adam Brody spent a lot of his teen years hanging
out with his friends, having fun and surfing. Upon graduation, he convinced his parents to allow him to attend college in
Los Angeles. However, instead of enrolling in school, he hired an acting coach, signed with a personal manager and soon landed
the lead in the NBC movie-of-the-week, Growing Up Brady, playing Barry Williams (Greg Brady). Soon after, Brody was cast as
the lead in the MTV cult series Now What? His television credits also include a recurring role as Coop in ABC's Once and Again;
a recurring role as Dave in the WB's Emmy-nominated Gilmore Girls; and standout guest starring roles in Judging Amy, Family
Law and Smallville. Brody will also soon be seen starring in the new Fox television series "The O.C." (2003), playing the
son of Peter Galagher's character.
In addition to Grind (2003), Brody's feature film credits include an very small
role in the 2002 hit thriller The Ring and the dynamic lead role as Patrick in Missing Brendan, opposite Edward Asner and
Illeana Douglas. He also starred in the skateboarding movie, Grind(2003).
Plays the drums in a band called Big Japan (formerly called Steven's Team). Claims his drumming is more like
practice instead of actual drumming.
Loves indie rock and jazz. His taste in music is the same as that of his character on "The O.C." (2003), Seth
Graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California.
Attended MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.
Has fraternal twin brothers, Matt and Sean.
Was named one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (shared the honor with castmates Mischa Barrton,
Benjamin McKenzie and Rachel Bilson)
Was the 9th hottest guy on Elle Girl's 50 Hottest Guys list
Has a dog named Penny Lane.
- Personal quotes
"I just graduated from high school, and I was working at Blockbuster. Not only did I get into movies while
I was there, but I was putting away boxes and looking at the kids on the covers, it felt like windows into these seemingly
"I'll never have a more life changing year than last year than this last one (2003- 2004). I could win an
Oscar and it wouldn't alter my daily life as much as The O.C. has."
"You know how in The Fugitive, when Harrison Ford hears sirens, he'll just subtly steer the other way? I do
that when I see groups of teenage girls."
"I love movie-making. I'm interested in writing and directing, and I've dabbled, but I haven't done anything
I care to brag about. Yet."
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