Brian Austin Green on July 15, 1973 in Van Nuys, California), American actor, is best known for his role as David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills 90210, a character he portrayed from 1990 until 2000. Brian, of Scottish, Italian, Cherokee Indian, Hungarian and Irish descent, grew up in North Hollywood, California, and attended North Hollywood High School.
Producer Aaron Spelling has stated that Green was cast in the role of David Silver much because he felt that Green's own personality reflected the personality they wanted that character to have. As such the character was often scripted to reflect Green's own interests. As the series progressed the David Silver character began to experiment with rap music and turntable spinning, as did Green himself.
He met his former fiance, Vanessa Marcil on the set of Beverly Hills 90210. Their son, Kassius Lijah, was born March 30, 2002.
In 1996, Green dropped "Austin" from his professional name and attempted to begin a career as a legitimate rapper. He released a rap and hip-hop album entitled One Stop Carnival. The record was a miserable failure both critically and commercially, with one critic referring to Green as "the poor man's Vanilla Ice."
Green is currently appearing on the ABC sitcom Freddie, starring Freddie Prinze Jr.