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Brian Van Holt

Brian Van Holt starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series John from Cincinnati, created by David Milch, portraying the lead role of Butchie, a heroin-addicted surfer at the center of a dysfunctional family living in Imperial Beach, California.

Van Holt's many feature film credits include Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, as Task Force Ranger Jeff Struecker, who led the convoy to a fallen soldier in Mogadishu, Somalia; he starred with Nicholas Cage in Windtalkers as a U.S. Marine officer assigned to protect a Navajo code-talker in World War II; he was the enigmatic soldier Dunbar, opposite John Travolta and Sam Jackson, in Basic, directed by John McTiernan; he then segued to Swat, with Colin Farrell and Sam Jackson, for director Clark Johnson; in Confidence Van Holt worked with director Jamie Foley and actors Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Ed Burns, portraying one of a group of conmen swindling money from a wealthy eccentric; and he starred alongside Tommy Lee Jones in Man of the House, portraying an FBI agent assigned to protect a sorority house of local college cheerleaders.

Van Holt was born in the Midwest in Waukegan, Illinois and moved to California at a young age, growing up in Huntington Beach. He currently resides in Venice Beach, California.


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Brian Van Holt Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 6, 1969 (48)
SignCancer
BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Brian Van Holt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Windtalkers
S.W.A.T.
House of Wax
Threshold
Ascension
Cougar Town: Season 1
Confidence
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