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Short Info

Net Worth4.9 billion USD, $4 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1972, June 27, 1974
MarkPiercing blue eyes
FactHas lived in Portland, Oregon during the filming of two TV series; Leverage (seasons 2-5) and The Librarians. Often performing live with his band Kane at local venues.

Brian Acton is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the instant messaging service WhatsApp, and a former employee of Yahoo! and Facebook.

Acton was born in 1972 in Michigan, United States. His parents were both teachers. He has two brothers and one sister. Acton was educated at Stanford University, where he studied computer science.

After graduation, Acton worked at various tech companies, including Apple, Adobe, and Excite. In 2009, he co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.

As of 2020, Acton’s net worth is estimated to be $6.5 billion. He is married to Ruzwana Bashir, and they have two children together.

General Info

Full NameBrian Acton
Net Worth4.9 billion USD, $4 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1972, June 27, 1974
Height1.74 m
ProfessionInternet Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Actor, Singer, Songwriter
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsPamela Ann Short, Billy Michael Short
SiblingsJennifer Kane


Music GroupsKane
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
MoviesJust Married, Life or Something Like It, Summer Catch, 50 to 1, Her Minor Thing, Crossfire Trail, Keep Your Distance, Friday Night Lights, Not Since You, The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron, Universal Squadrons, Four Sheets to the Wind, The Donner Party, Taxi, The Broken Hearts Club: A R...
TV ShowsLeverage, Close to Home, Into the West, Rescue 77, Fame L.A., The Librarians

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#Marks / Signs
1Husky, southern-accented voice
2Piercing blue eyes


1His parents are Billy Michael and Pamela Ann, most people call them Mike & Pam.
2Chris has a younger sister, Jennifer Le Ann.
3Has lived in Portland, Oregon during the filming of two TV series; Leverage (seasons 2-5) and The Librarians. Often performing live with his band Kane at local venues.
4Filming season two of Leverage (2008) in Portland, Oregon. [April 2009]
5After wrapping the first part of Season 3 of Leverage (2008), Christian is currently touring the world doing many radio interviews and stage appearances supporting his new EP release, "The House Rules". He will soon be in London for "The Vampires Ball" meeting and greeting his Angel (1999) fans. [September 2010]
6Currently in Portland, OR filming Leverage (2008) Season 3. [March 2010]
7Just completed filming for his character "The Peacemaker" in Universal Squadrons (2011) starring Riley Smith. [November 2009]
8Performing with his band, Kane, every other Sunday at Dante's, in downtown Portland. Engagement is for the duration of filming of season 2 of Leverage (2008). [June 2009]
9Has Native American ancestry.
10Good friends with Supernatural (2005) star, Jensen Ackles.
11Has a scar on his upper lip from an injury he received while filming Secondhand Lions (2003).
12Wears a Silver Fleur-De-Lis bracelet in multiple roles as a reminder of his mother, who is from New Orleans.
13In the episodes "Epiphany" and "Dead End" of Angel (1999), the '56 Ford that is featured is Christian's own truck.
14He loves cooking big meals even if he's eating by himself.
15Has never had any formal acting training.
16Named #8 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).
17His best friend is David Boreanaz. They have been friends since before David Boreanaz became Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997); also, they share something very special - they are the only two actors who have appeared in the very first Angel (1999) episode, and the last.
18He is a cousin of country music phenomenon Branden Hart.
19Lead singer and guitarist for Kane, a southern rock band he put together with his buddies Mike Eaton and Steve Carlson.
20Auditioned for the role of Riley Finn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).




Only a Dream2017pre-productionScarecrow
The Terror2017post-productionBobby
Junkie2016post-productionSheriff Corbin
The Librarians2014-2016TV SeriesJake Stone
Heaven Sent2016TV MovieBilly
Drinking with the Stars2015TV Series
All Stars2014Jim Hall
50 to 12014Mark Allen
King & Maxwell2013TV SeriesJT Maxwell
Ivanov Red, White, and Blue2013ShortJeff Ivanov
Leverage2008-2012TV SeriesEliot Spencer / Young Steve Reynolds / Lieutenant
Universal Squadrons2011Peacemaker
Good Day for It2011Dale Acton
Not Since You2009Ryan Roberts
The Donner Party2009Charles Stanton
The Christmas Conspiracy2008ShortDoug Davidson
Four Sheets to the Wind2007David
Close to Home2005-2006TV SeriesJack Chase
24: The Game2006Video GameMadsen (voice)
Keep Your Distance2005Sean Voight
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesAbe Wheeler High Wolf
Her Minor Thing2005Paul
Friday Night Lights2004Brian
Taxi2004/IAgent Mullins
Angel1999-2004TV SeriesLindsey McDonald
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesBob
The Plight of Clownana2004ShortChristian
Secondhand Lions2003Young Hub
Just Married2003Peter Prentiss
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron2003TV MovieBrian Cruver
Life or Something Like It2002Cal Cooper
Summer Catch2001Dale Robin
Crossfire Trail2001TV MovieJ.T. Langston
Dawson's Creek2001TV SeriesNick Taylor
Love Song2000TV MovieBilly Ryan Gallo
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy2000Idaho Guy (as Chris Kane)
Rescue 771999TV SeriesWick Lobo
Fame L.A.1997-1998TV SeriesRyan 'Flyboy' Leggett


The Librarians2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
LeverageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron2003TV Movie writer: "More Than I Deserve"
AngelTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001


Tinker2017producer completed


The Baytown Outlaws2012the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks


A Place Among the Undead2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
All Access Pass2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Close-Up2016TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Christian Kane: An Entertainer2010Documentary shortHimself - Lead Singer
Shooting Hide2008Documentary shortHimself (unconfirmed)
EA Sports Nascar 092008Video GameHimself (singing voice)
Halos & Horns: Recurring Villainy2005Video documentary shortHimself
On the Set with 'Secondhand Lions'2004Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart2004Video documentary shortLindsey McDonald (uncredited)
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortLindsey McDonald (uncredited)


Won Awards

2006Special Jury AwardPhoenix Film FestivalSpecial Jury Prize Acting AchievementHer Minor Thing (2005)

Nominated Awards

2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainJust Married (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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