Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1981
SpouseCarly Matros
FactHe has a younger sister called Ciri.

Zachery Ty Bryan (born October 9, 1981) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Brad Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999). He has also appeared in several films and television movies throughout his career.

Bryan was born in Aurora, Colorado, the son of Jenny (née Jones), a homemaker, and Ty Bryan, a custom home builder. He has two brothers, Tanner and Travis, and a sister, Jordan. Bryan is of English, German, Irish, and Welsh descent. He attended Centennial High School in Aurora.

Bryan’s first acting role was as a guest star on the television series Touched by an Angel in 1994. He made his film debut in the 1996 direct-to-video release of Kicking & Screaming, starring Will Ferrell. Bryan’s next film role was in the 1997 direct-to-video release of I Know What You Did Last Summer, based on the novel by Lois Duncan.

In 1998, Bryan starred opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar in the horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. The following year, he co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the action film The Big Hit. In 2000, Bryan starred opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the television movie Sabrina, Down Under.

From 1991 to 1999, Bryan starred as Brad Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. After the series ended, Bryan appeared in a number of films and television movies, including the direct-to-video release of Old School in 2003 and the television movie The Game of Their Lives in 2005. He also had a recurring role on the CBS drama CSI: Miami from 2002 to 2004.

In 2007, Bryan co-starred with Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich in the horror comedy 30 Days of Night. The following year, he co-starred with Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson in the comedy film Keeping Up with the Steins. In 2009, Bryan starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the science fiction thriller Knowing.

Bryan has also produced several films and television series, including the reality series Crash Test World (2013) and the documentary film Untitled Zachary Ty Bryan Project (2017).

Bryan married Carly Matros in 2007. The couple have three children together: Gemma Rae (born 2010), Ryder Lee (born 2012), and Pierce Alexander (born 2014). Bryan and Matros divorced in 2015.

Bryan is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameZachery Ty Bryan
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1981
Height1.8 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor
EducationLa Salle High School


SpouseCarly Matros
ChildrenTaylor Simone Bryan, Gemma Rae Bryan
ParentsDwight Bryan, Jenny Bryan
SiblingsCiri Bryan


AwardsTV Land Fan Favorite Award
MoviesThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Rage: Carrie 2, First Kid, Hammer of the Gods, True Heart, The Game of Their Lives, Dark Tourist, Magic Island, Code Breakers, Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter, Held for Ransom, A Killing Spring, Rustin, Longshot, Prowl, Rogue River, Slammed, Trunk
TV ShowsHome Improvement

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1[on getting the part on Home Improvement (1991)]: "After my agent called and said I got the part on Home Improvement (1991), my mom wanted to buy me something. I was 9-years-old and I wanted a remote-controlled car, so she bought me one and I played with it all day".
2"I think everyone runs into a bully at one time or another. You just pretty much look at them and see how they act at school, and then you put it into your part.
3Well, when you get into the business, what you have to realize is that signing autographs and getting 'bothered' is just part of the deal. It's not a bother to me at all. That's part of being an actor and that's something you have to realize before you ever get into this business. Your fans are the ones who get you everywhere in the world.
4I'm just a person who forgives and forgets. I have a hard time holding grudges.
5That is good because they understand what you're going through. But it can be bad because there could be jealousy and competition. You don't want that. You want someone who can do their own thing. It would be like two lawyers going out with each other. You just talk about business all the time. - about dating women who are also in show business


1Has a third daughter born on June 7th 2016 and named Jordana Nicole.
2Became a father for the first time when his wife gave birth to twins on June 23rd 2014 daughters. Gemma Rae and Taylor Simone.
3Married and lives in Los Angeles [March 2007]
4Engaged and lives in Los Angeles [November 2005]
5His wife Carly is active in real estate and was a double major at USC.
6Played a high school senior three times, in Principal Takes a Holiday (1998), The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
7Zach and his long-term girlfriend Carly Matros have announced that they are engaged to be married. They are planning a summer wedding. [October 2005] Ultimately, they married in March of 2007.
8Attended La Salle High School in Pasadena, California. He graduated in the Class of 2000.
9He has a younger sister called Ciri.
10His was cast as Brian Bosworth's son in the film Stone Cold (1991), although the scenes that included him were ultimately left on the cutting room floor.
11Was the youth spokesman for World Cup '94 Soccer. [1994]
12Currently finished writing a short drama. In preproduction on an ESPN documentary to begin late in 2006.
13Volunteers for several charities to help children with AIDS and cancer, as well as those to benefit underprivileged children.
14Played baseball and paint ball for a team in Los Angeles called the Yankees.
15Has a dog named Ozzie.
16Plays soccer.




Century City2004TV SeriesTeddy Paikin
Smallville2003TV SeriesEric Marsh
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002TV SeriesPeter Nicols
Philly2002TV SeriesBrian Lee
A Killing Spring2002TV MovieVal Massey
The Outer Limits2001TV SeriesRay
Rustin2001Keith Gatlin
Boston Public2000-2001TV SeriesMalcolm White
ER2001TV SeriesUpsilon Psi Lambda Frat Brother
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesJeff McHenry
Family Law2001TV SeriesJamie Wilkins
Held for Ransom2000Glenn Kirkland
Opposite Sex2000TV SeriesChuck
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesDaniel
Home Improvement1991-1999TV SeriesBrad Taylor
The Rage: Carrie 21999Eric
Principal Takes a Holiday1998TV MovieJohn Scaduto
True Heart1997Sam
Promised Land1997TV SeriesRyan Gerhart
Soul Man1997TV SeriesBrad Taylor
First Kid1996Rob
Picket Fences1996TV Series
Magic Island1995VideoJack Carlisle
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesSteve
Mickey: Reelin' Through the Years1995TV Movie
Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter1994Cody
Thunder Alley1994TV SeriesBrad Taylor
Crash: The Mystery of Flight 15011990TV MovieChild (uncredited)
ABC TGIF1990TV SeriesBrad
Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets2017post-productionActor
Hammer of the Gods2009TV MovieThor (as Zachery Bryan)
Meteor2009TV Mini-SeriesDeputy Koskey
Knight Rider2009TV SeriesTerry Driscoll
Burn Notice2008TV SeriesDrew
K-Ville2007-2008TV SeriesRicky
Shark2006TV SeriesScott Natterson
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006Clay (as Zachery Bryan)
Annapolis2006Johnson (uncredited)
Cold Case2006TV SeriesPetey - 1988
Code Breakers2005TV MovieBrian Nolan (as Zachery Bryan)
The Game of Their Lives2005Harry Keough (as Zachery Bryan)
Veronica Mars2005TV SeriesCaz Truman
Center of the Universe2004-2005TV SeriesKevin Barnett
Slammed2004Derek (as Zachery Bryan)
Plainsong2004TV MovieRussell Beckman (as Zachery Bryan)


Milius2013Documentary co-producer
Dark Tourist2012producer
Rogue River2012producer
Prowl2010producer - as Zachery Bryan
The Wine Guy Unplugged with Anthony Gilardi2010TV Movie associate producer
Trunk2008Short co-producer


The Story Behind: Home Improvement2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Drifting School2006Video documentary shortHimself
Tokyo Drift: Cast Cam2006Video documentary shortHimself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Peek Performance2006Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TVography: Home Improvement - A Half Hour of Power2002TV SpecialHimself
The Story of Fathers & Sons1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Home Improvement: Backstage Pass1999TV Special documentaryHimself; Bradley Michael Taylor
Teen Angel1997TV SeriesHimself
Most Unlikely Heroes1996TV SpecialHimself
ABC Saturday Morning Jam1995TV MovieHimself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet1995TV MovieHimself - Guest
Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland1994TV SpecialHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '941994TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Series
Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '921992TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryBrad Taylor - Home Improvement
Tim Allen Presents: A User's Guide to 'Home Improvement'2003TV MovieBrad Taylor


Won Awards

1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama or Comedy Series - Leading Young ActorHome Improvement (1991)
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesHome Improvement (1991)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesHome Improvement (1991)

Nominated Awards

1998YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV MoviePrincipal Takes a Holiday (1998)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesHome Improvement (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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