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Ellensburg, Washington, USA
August 28th, 1959
Thompson was born in Ellensburg, Washington, located in the same area where "Northern Exposure" (1990) would later be filmed. Raised on the Columbia River in Longview, he learned the value of academics and athletics, as the son of two teachers and the second of six siblings. His interest in acting was first sparked during his senior year of high school with the role of the Russian ballet instructor Boris in the comedy "You Can't Take it With You".
Under the pretense of attending Central Washington University to play football and study business management, he quietly auditioned for every available play, trodding the boards for a dozen school productions, from musicals and operas to the more lighthearted fare of 'Neil Simon'.
Taking a curiously "musical" approach to his craft, the actor continually seeks fresh rhythms for each new role. Brian verifies his well rounded nature with a resume that lists such special skills as martial arts (black belt Hapkido), piano and sushi rolling. He lives at home with his 16-year-old son Jordan and 14-year-old daughter Daphne.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Epoch: Evolution
- Lesser of Three Evils
- The Tillamook Treasure
- Roney's Point
- Dark Games
- Babylon 5: Crusade