Brennan Brown (born November 23, 1968) is an American film, television, and stage actor. He currently plays Dr. Samuel Abrams on NBC's Chicago Med. He played Robert Childan on Amazon's Man in the High Castle.

Brennan Brown
Born (1968-11-23) November 23, 1968 (age 51)
EducationYale University (MFA)
Years active2000–present
Jenna Stern (m. 1998)


He received his MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.

He first came to widespread attention in the UK for playing "Mr. Dresden" the spoof film board executive in Orange UK's long-running series of cinema adverts.[1] Brown's other film and television credits include I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carrey; Focus opposite Will Smith and Margot Robbie; State of Play; Turn the River; two seasons playing Edward Biben on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle; HBO's John Adams playing Robert Treat Paine; and two seasons playing Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly on Person of Interest.

Brown has appeared in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway stage productions. At the Atlantic Theater he appeared in Harold Pinter's Celebration and Ethan Cohen's Offices. At the National Actor's Theater he appeared in Aeschylus' The Persians and Pirandello's Right You Are (If You Think You Are). He played Snobby Price in The Roundabout Theatre Company's Major Barbara.


Film and Television
Year Film Role Notes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Attorney Brendan Walsh "Asunder"
2001 Deadline Engineer "Somebody's Fool"
The Education of Max Bickford Ron Zinn "A Very Great Man"
2001–09 Law & Order Forensic Technician
Donald Houseman
Attorney Hoyt
3 episodes
2002 Monday Night Mayhem Bob Goodrich TV Movie
2003–09 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jerry Rivers
2 episodes
2006 Kidnapped Paul Levine "Sorry, Wrong Number"
2007 The Girl in the Park Man Fan
Turn the River Randolph
2008 John Adams Robert Treat Paine 2 episodes
Gossip Girl Mr. Smith "Bonfire of the Vanity"
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Larry Birkheim
Damages Arthur Phillips "I Agree, It Wasn't Funny"
State of Play Andrew Pell
Ugly Betty Miles Foster 2 episodes
2010 Billy Green The LA Executive Unknown episodes
Agatha Christie's Marple Hailey Preston "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side"
Hot Tub Time Machine BMW Owner
2011 Detachment Greg Raymond
2012–13 Person of Interest Special Agent Nicholas Donnelly 9 episodes
2013 Gilded Lilys Mr. Lavage TV Movie
Breaking Bad US Attorney "Granite State"
2014 The Blacklist Dr. Nikolaus Vogel "Berlin (No. 8)"
Elementary John Alsbath "Enough Nemesis To Go Around"
2014–15 Beauty & the Beast Captain/Chief Ward 8 episodes
Mozart in the Jungle Edward Biben 8 episodes
2015 Focus Horst
2015–present The Man in the High Castle Robert Childan series regular (season 2), recurring (season 1)
Chicago Med Dr. Sam Abrams Recurring Role
2018 The Sinner Lionel Jeffries 3 episodes
2019 The Wolf Hour Hans
Midway Commander Joseph Rochefort



Personal lifeEdit

Brown married actress Jenna Stern in 1998.


  1. ^ "Orange cinema ads: Mr Dresden's back again". The Guardian. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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