Brian Hallisay is a famous American actor. He is best known for his roles in the television shows Privileged and The Client List. He is also married to the talented and beautiful Jennifer Love Hewitt. So who is Brian? Where was he raised and where did he go to school? What is his relationship like with his wife Jennifer Hewitt? Did he pursue a different career before getting into acting? And what has his successful acting career consisted of? How did it start? Learn all of this and more. Here are 4 fun facts about the popular actor, Brian Hallisay.
Brian Hallisay’s Early Life
Brain Hallisay was born on October 31st (a Halloween kid!) in the year 1978. He was born in the busy city of Washington D.C. As a young kid he loved to play basketball, he even played it in high school. He was also interested in acting, but for a long time, he considered it a pipe dream. He attended high school at Gonzaga College High School. Located in Washington D.C, this was a private Catholic all-boys prep school.
He graduated from high school in 1996. After graduating from high school, Brain Hallisay went to college. He ended up going to Cornell University, one of many well-known New York schools. Cornell is an Ivy League school in Ithaca New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2000.
His Career Before Acting
While he is very well-known for his successful acting career, Brian Hallisay had an entirely different career before becoming an actor. After he graduated from Cornell University he ended up staying in New York for a while to work on Wall Street. As a child and teenager, he gained an interest in the subjects of history and economics. He thought that these subjects would lead to more practical job opportunities than the fine arts. So he studied these subjects during his time at college.
He ended up becoming a fairly successful investment banker for a few years after graduating. He has said in interviews that he really enjoyed this job. However, he also felt that he was slaving away day in, day out for this job. He eventually decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an actor. Along with this career change he ended up moving to Los Angeles, California. While this was a drastic shift in his career path, it ended up being a very smart one. He clearly loves acting and has a real talent for it.
His Relationship With Jennifer Love Hewitt
Apart from his acting credentials, many know of Brian Hallisay due to his marriage with Jennifer Love Hewitt. The two of them met in 2011 while on set together for an NBC pilot. In 2012, while playing exes on The Client List, the two got to know each other better. They started dating before getting married in late 2013. Together they have had three children, Autumn James, Atticus James, and Aidan James.
The couple has a very supportive relationship. In interviews, Jennifer Love Hewitt has mentioned that whenever she is freaking out about something, Brian Hallisay will give her a supportive pep talk to help calm her down. Jennifer has been very open about how happy she is to have married Brian. They met on set for The Client List and have since acted together in the Fox show, 9-1-1.
The Acting Career of Brian Hallisay
In 2005, Brian Hallisay’s acting career officially began. His first two roles were in Strong Medicine and The Inside. Both of these were fairly popular television shows in the early 2000s. These roles launched his career. The Inside was a Fox show that gave him the opportunity to act opposite famous actors, Adam Baldwin, and Rachel Nichols. On the other show, Strong Medicine (a Lifetime show) he acted alongside Patricia Richardson.
For the next three years, Brian Hallisay would appear in one-off episodes of various television shows. In 2008, he was officially cast in his first big role. He was cast as Will Davis in Privileged. This character was a flirtatious and wealthy single man. He was on this show from 2008 to 2009. A few years later, in 2012, he was cast in The Client List. He was cast as the character Kyle Parks. Kyle was going to play professional football before he suffered an injury.
Brian Hallisay is a very successful actor. He has stuck mostly to acting in television shows. His professional life shockingly started off as an investment banker on Wall Street before taking a drastic turn toward his dream of being in Hollywood. He has a very loving relationship with his wife, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Together they have a seemingly very healthy relationship and three wonderful children. It will be interesting to see what Brian Hallisay does next.
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