Born to a Colombian mother and an American father in New York City in 1987, Brian and his family moved to the sticks of Tennessee when he was just 4. He was raised in this rural environment, often visiting extended family in Colombia and Spain (his maternal grandfather was Spanish). Brian left home at 17 to do his high school senior year at North Carolina School of the Arts. From there, he went to University of Southern California where he received his BFA in acting, and has lived in Los Angeles since. He's been making films since childhood, as well as acting for as long as he can remember.