|Born||Bret Michael Harrison |
April 6, 1982
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
 Early life
Harrison was born in Tualatin, Oregon. His first acting role came at the Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre in his home state where he had the role of George in Our Town. He married Lauren Zelman in 2012.
One of his first TV appearances was in the third season of MTV's Undressed and the MTV film Everybody's Doing It. Bret's first major role was dorky next-door neighbor Brad O'Keefe on Grounded for Life.
Harrison appeared in five That '70s Show episodes as Charlie Richardson, a character that was intended to be a replacement for departing cast member Topher Grace but the character was soon killed off when Harrison decided to work on another series. He also appeared in The O.C. as Danny, Seth's rival. He had a dramatic guest role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Sam Cavanaugh, a young victim of sexual abuse. In film, he appeared alongside Jack Black and Colin Hanks in Orange County. In addition, Harrison also starred in the movie Deal, which was released in the US on April 26, 2008.
During 2006 and 2007 he starred in The Loop, as a young professional trying to balance the needs of his social life with the pressures of working at the corporate headquarters of a major U.S. airline. It was canceled following the second season in 2007. Later in 2007, he became the star of The CW series, Reaper as Sam Oliver. Reaper was canceled on May 19, 2009, after two seasons.
Bret Harrison signed on to play Dr. Sidney Miller on ABC's re-imagined V series, according to The Ausiello Files. Harrison's character appears throughout Season 2 (2011) as an evolutionary biologist and eventual member of the counter-visitor resistance. Also in 2011, he was signed by Fox to fill a main cast role in a mid-season replacement comedy called Breaking In.
Big Japan is a four-piece indie rock band from Los Angeles, with Nathanial Castro on vocals and guitar, Adam Brody on drums, Bret Harrison on guitar and Brad Babinski on bass. The band only performs, writes and records sporadically given Brody and Harrison's unpredictable acting schedules. Their first band name was Steven's Team, named after the movie The Cable Guy.
Big Japan's first release, Music for Dummies, was digitally released through Nightshift Records on August 23, 2005. This CD originally titled "Music for Dummies" was changed to "Untitled" thus the limited number of CDs printed have become collectors items.
|V||2011||Dr. Sidney Miller||6 episodes|
|Breaking In||2011-2012||Cameron Price||Main Cast; 20 episodes|
|Mardi Gras: Spring Break||2011||Scottie Smith|
|Reaper||2007-2009||Sam Oliver||31 episodes|
|The Loop||2006-2007||Sam Sullivan||17 episodes|
|That '70s Show||2005||Charlie Richardson||5 episodes|
|The O.C.||2004-2005||Danny||2 episodes|
|Grounded for Life||2001-2005||Brad O'Keefe||65 episodes|
|Lightning Bug||2004||Green Graves|
|Boston Public||2003||Doug Baer||1 episode|
|Everybody's Doing It (MTV Film)||2002||Travis|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2002||Sam Cavanaugh||1 episode|
|A Place Apart||1999||Wilkey||TV Movie|
- Smith, Jill (June 3, 2004). "West Zoner: The last curtain call". The Oregonian. p. 1.
- "Brett Harrison and Lauren Zelman Wedding". Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "retrieved July 23, 2007[http://www.fox.com/theloop/bios retrieved July 23, 2007". Bretharrison.com. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- "'V' Lands 'Reaper' Star Bret Harrison". Tvsquad.com. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2012-01-23.