Brian Van Holt

Biography: Brian Van Holt has captured attention and acclaim in a diverse slate of big screen projects over the last two years, cementing his reputation as one of the screen's burgeoning young talents.
In Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, he starred opposite Josh Hartnett and Tom ore as Task Force Ranger Strueker, who tries to save a squadron of ambushed Marines in Scott's vivid recreation of the 1993 assault in Mogadishu, Somalia. Working alongside Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater, Van Holt starred in yet another fact-based wartime story about Native Americans whose language was used as a code for the Allied forces during World War II in John Woo's Windtalkers.

He next co-starred opposite John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as one of two survivors of a Special Forces jungle training mission gone awry in John McTiernan's military thriller Basic. Brian then switched gears to portray a conman alongside Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman in James Foley's
Confidence. Brian reunited with Samuel L. Jackson as a member of an elite Los Angeles police squad in S.W.A.T.

A native of suburban Chicago, Van Holt grew up in California, where he began his acting career as a teenager, performing in several stage productions at the Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in sociology, he concentrated on his acting career, landing commercial roles before debuting on TV as a blue-collar building superintendent in the CBS sitcom Love and Money and the motion picture screen as a playboy opposite Amanda Peet in the romantic comedy Whipped.

Van Holt has logged a number of memorable guest spots on such popular television series as Sex in the City, Late Night with Al Franken, Homicide: Life on the Streets and Spin City. Other television credits include Steel Chariots and a guest stint on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Brian can be seen in the remake of the c horror thriller House of Wax.

Brian's most recent televison role was co-starring on the now cancelled show, Threshold.

Brian Van Holt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 44
Highest Metascore: 75 Wild
Lowest Metascore: 10 Whipped
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
9 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
75 Wild Dec 3, 2014 Ranger tbd
48 Bullet to the Head Feb 1, 2013 Ronnie Dupaix / Ronnie Earl 5.6
41 House of Wax May 6, 2005 Bo/Vincent 5.0
35 Man of the House Feb 25, 2005 Agent Eddie Zane 6.2
45 S.W.A.T. Aug 8, 2003 Michael Boxer 6.8
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 Miles 7.7
34 Basic Mar 28, 2003 Dunbar 4.0
51 Windtalkers Jun 14, 2002 Private Harrigan 5.4
10 Whipped Sep 1, 2000 Brad 5.9