Brian was born on October 18th, 1973 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The doctors claim he was very stinky.
After being the lead in several school plays in Grammar school and High school, Brian planned on acting as a career. Particularly comedy acting after his father showed him the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy. During his freshman year of college his love of Bill Cosby and George Carlin pushed him to do his first stand up show -which was at Stand-Up N.Y. Comedy Club in Manhattan on January 14th, 1992.
His college career, at the New York State University of New Paltz, was highlighted by a multi-media attack.
His N.A.C.B. (National Association of College Broadcasters) nominated television situation comedy “Earp and Whitney” made him a mini-celebrity on campus. His popular FM radio comedy program “That Damn Show” made him a cult hero for the neighboring high schools. And his weekly column in the school newspaper “This Week’s Crap” made him an enemy among school leaders.
Upon graduating college in ’95, Brian became an intern for The Comedy Channel (now Comedy Central) and also for “Real Sex” on HBO. His job was to stand on a corner and radio the producer if cops were coming when they were shooting people fucking in an alley. He quit. He turned to stand up comedy full time.
At the Boston Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star, Dangerfields, The Comic Strip, and Stand Up NY, Brian honed his stand-up skills. His manager, Vincent Nastri, discovered him at the old Gotham Comedy Club in NY in 1995.
His first real acting job was a series of TV Commercials for “Wendy’s.” Soon after he was cast by famed director Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) to appear as a snobby television producer on A&E’s “100 Centre St.”
Then came the “Caroline’s Comedy Club” show that kick started everything. Here he was grabbed up by agents and asked to do The New Faces Show at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in ’99.
He rose up in the stand-up comedy scene in New York by becoming a regular performer at the toughest and most prestigous club in Manhattan- The Comedy Cellar. Nightly he worked with (and sometimes followed) comics like Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Louie CK, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Patrice Oneal, Ray Romano, Greg Giraldo, Sarah Silverman, and Colin Quinn.
In 2001, off of a video taped audition from New York, he was cast by writer Steve Koren (Click, Bruce Almighty, SNL, Seinfeld) to be a regular cast member for the NBC pilot “Everything But the Girl” with Tiffani Theissen. The pilot was beat to the line up by SCRUBS.
But NBC cast him right away on the second season of “Three Sisters” along side Dyan Cannon. Brian moved to Hollywood for his first regular TV sitcom role and began acting on network television.
Next, Brian was cast by Director/Producer Tom Shadyak (Ace Ventura/Nutty Professor) to be in a popular ABC pilot “Platonically Incorrect” with Tom Everett-Scott. Brian was then offered a holding deal with CBS in 2004.
Then in 2005, Brian was cast as “Stuart Miller” on the FOX sitcom “STACKED” by Steve Levitan (Just Shoot Me/Modern Family) and Jeffrey Richman, where he worked alongside cast members Pamela Anderson and Christopher Lloyd. “Stacked” ran for two seasons.
Then came the writer’s strike. No shows were in production except reality ones. So Brian auditioned for Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and he was finally invited back to the cable channel that started his career. This time not as an intern. But as a comedian. In fact, he closed the show.
He then appeared on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien” and Brian was invited to shoot his own half hour special “Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro”. It was taped at the Millenium Theatre (the home of Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show”) in New York City in 2008 and aired in 2009.
Brian was cast as Doug, a small guest role, on TBS’s “SULLIVAN AND SON.” But the part immediately grew to be a recurring role in the series.
Brian has recently acted on Showtime’s “Dexter”, AMC’s “MAD MEN”, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, NBC’s “Harry’s Law”, TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age”, Bob Odenkirk’s film “The Brothers Solomon”, NBC’S “GO ON”, a recurring character on the Disney Channel’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place”, and many roles on HBO’s “The Life and Times of Tim”.
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