Brian Van Holt

Brian Van Holt

Highest Rated: 88% Wild (2014)

Lowest Rated: 9% Man of the House (2005)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1969

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA

A striking surfer boy, Brian Van Holt moved from modeling to small roles in "A Very Brady Sequel" (1996) and a slew of television shows, including "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) and a starring turn in the short-lived sitcom "Love & Money" (CBS, 1999-2000). Although he made the occasional foray into comedy, including "Whipped" (2000) with then-girlfriend Amanda Peet, and into horror, including the Paris Hilton vehicle "House of Wax" (2005), he was mostly cast as soldiers or cops in films such as "Black Hawk Down" (2001), "Windtalkers" (2002), "Basic" (2003) and "S.W.A.T." (2003). After an acclaimed turn as Butchie Yost, a heroin-addicted surfer haunted by his own personal demons on "John from Cincinnati" (HBO, 2007), Van Holt won the role of goofy good ole' boy Bobby Cobb, the delightfully dimwitted ex-husband of Jules (Courteney Cox) on "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009-12; TBS, 2013-15). Effortlessly stealing scenes but also supplying much of the show's heart, Van Holt's profile enjoyed a subsequent substantial boost. Talented and handsome, Brian Van Holt may have proved massively charming as less-than-brilliant characters, but he grounded all his performances with an impressive humanity.

Highest rated movies

Black Hawk Down
Age of Summer S.W.A.T.
Bullet to the Head
Butter's Final Meal
Den of Thieves




43% No Score Yet Butter's Final Meal Frank (Character) $73.9K 2020
No Score Yet 83% Butter Frank (Character) - 2020
50% 70% Age of Summer The Yizz (Character) - 2018
42% 62% Den of Thieves Murph Connors (Character) $44.9M 2018
88% 75% Wild Ranger (Character) $37.7M 2014
45% 39% Bullet to the Head Ronnie Dupaix (Character) $9.5M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Gotta Get Buscemi Unknown (Character) - 2009
27% 42% House of Wax Bo (Character) $32.0M 2005
9% 46% Man of the House Eddie Zane (Character) $19.1M 2005
48% 52% S.W.A.T. Michael Boxer (Character) $116.6M 2003
69% 70% Confidence Shills Miles (Character) $12.2M 2003
21% 63% Basic Raymond Dunbar (Character) $26.5M 2003
33% 50% Windtalkers Harrigan (Character) $40.9M 2002
77% 88% Black Hawk Down SSgt. Jeff Struecker (Character) $108.6M 2001
13% 32% Whipped Brad (Character) $4.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Chariots Franklin Jones (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Johns Chris (Character) - 1997


33% 88% Joe vs Carole John Reinke (Character) 2022
40% 61% Deputy Detective Cade Ward (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Wayne Winger (Guest Star) 2018
24% 63% Training Day Jeff Kullen (Guest Star) 2017
71% 58% Grandfathered Luke (Guest Star) 2016
88% 88% Community Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
89% 81% Cougar Town Bobby Cobb (Character),
66% 72% Ascension William Denninger (Character) 2014
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
88% 94% Burn Notice Harlan (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
65% 83% Entourage Malone (Guest Star) 2008
65% No Score Yet The Ex List Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Kyle Hobart (Guest Star) 2008
58% 100% John From Cincinnati Butchie Yost (Character) 2007
44% No Score Yet Threshold Cavennaugh (Character) 2005-2006
44% No Score Yet Love & Money Eamon McBride (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
70% 83% Sex and the City Wylie Ford (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flipper: The New Adventures Unknown (Guest Star) 1996