Zachery Ty Bryan plays Brad, Tim and Jill Taylor’s oldest son, on “Home Improvement.” Born and raised in Aurora, Colorado, Bryan got his start as an actor doing commercials and print work in Denver. His interest in acting brought him to California, where he quickly landed his role on “Home Improvement.”
With his success on “Home Improvement,” Bryan has never looked back. He starred in the Hollywood Pictures film “First Kid” opposite Sinbad, “True Heart,” which co-starred Kirsten Dunst, “The Rage: Carrie II” starring Amy Irving, “Longshot,” and in the family adventure films “Big Foot: The Unforgettable Encounter” and “Magic Island.” Among his credits are the film “Slammed,” “Held for Ransom” with Dennis Hopper, and the independent film “Rustin.”
In addition to his work in films, Bryan has made numerous television appearances, including a recurring role in David E. Kelley’s “Boston Public” and a starring role in the telefilm “Principal Takes A Holiday” for the “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Other television credits include guest-starring roles on series such as “Philly,” “ER,” “Touched By An Angel,” “Family Law,” “Picket Fences,” “Promised Land,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and “Thunder Alley.”
Bryan’s other passion in life is soccer. In addition to playing the game, Bryan has hosted a soccer video, entitled, “Let’s Play Soccer,” produced by ESPN, and wrote the forward for the Simon & Schuster book “All American Girls,” which is dedicated to women’s soccer.