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Brett Jordan Dier[1] (born February 14, 1990) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Michael Cordero Jr on Jane the Virgin. He is also known for his recurring roles in the Canadian TV shows Bomb Girls and The L.A. Complex.

Brett Dier
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Dier at the 2015 PaleyFest presentation for Jane the Virgin
Brett Jordan Dier

(1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 29)
Years active2006–present
Known for
Partner(s)Haley Lu Richardson (2013-present; engaged)

Early lifeEdit

Dier was born on February 14, 1990 in London, Ontario. He studied improv as well as receiving his first dan black belt in Taekwondo.[2] He reached the 6th grade of Conservatory Music in piano, including the Suzuki method since the age of 4. He also plays the guitar.[2] Dier received honors for his work. Brett is a self-taught musician. He also breakdances and practices swimming.[2][3]


Dier received his role in a TV movie, Family in Hiding, as Matt Peterson in 2006. In 2007, he appeared in Seventeen and Missing and The Secrets of Comforting House. In 2008, he gained the role of Caden in Every Second Counts and an alternate Clark Kent in Smallville. He appeared in a small role as Derek Edlund in Fear Itself.

In 2010, he had a cameo appearance in Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a breakdancer. He made appearances in Made: The Movie and Meteor Storm. He had a recurring role in Mr. Young as Hutch. He was in another TV movie, Mega Cyclone, as Will Newamr. In 2012, he had a role in Space Twister. In another recurring role, he was Brandon Kelly in The L.A. Complex. He also had a guest starring role in an episode of the television show Blackstone.

In 2013, he played a lead role on Ravenswood as Luke Matheson.[4] The series was cancelled after one season.[5]

He received critical acclaim for his role in Bomb Girls as Gene Corbett.[citation needed] He appeared in Exeter which was released in 2015. Since 2014, he has played the role of Detective Michael Cordero Jr. in Jane the Virgin.[6]

On October 3, 2018, it was announced by Deadline that Dier would have a series regular role on the ABC situation comedy Schooled as C.B., a teacher who is both a friend and rival to rookie teacher Lainey Lewis who is also based on series co-creator Adam F. Goldberg’s favorite teacher and friend.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In April 2018, actress Haley Lu Richardson revealed that she and Dier were engaged, having proposed to him.[8] They have been in a relationship since at least 2013/2014.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Family in Hiding Matt Peterson TV movie
2006 The Secrets of Comfort House Bradley TV movie
2007 Seventeen and Missing Kevin Janzen TV movie
2007 Battle in Seattle Protester #2
2008 Every Second Counts Caden TV movie
2009 Phantom Racer Taz TV movie
2010 Meteor Storm Jason TV movie
2010 Dear Mr. Gacy Marcus
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 80s Breakdancer
2010 Goblin Matt TV movie
2010 Made... The Movie Marshall TV movie
2011 Goodnight for Justice Young Clerk TV movie
2011 Ghost Storm Rob TV movie
2011 Mega Cyclone Will Newmar TV movie
2013 Barbie in the Pink Shoes Dillon / Prince Seigfried Voice
2013 The Wedding Chapel Young Larry
2013 Mighty Mighty Monsters in Halloween Havoc Jacob TV movie
2013 Mighty Mighty Monsters in New Fears Eve Jacob TV movie
2014 The Hazing Secret Brian TV movie
2014 Grace Brad
2014 Poker Night New Detective
2015 Exeter Brad
2018 Snapshots Zee
2018 The New Romantic Jacob
2018 Genèse Todd
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kaya Jake Episode: "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
2007 Aliens in America Junior #1 Episode: "Junior Prank"
2008 Smallville Alternate Clark Kent Episode: "Apocalypse"
2008 Fear Itself Derek Edlund Episode: "Skin and Bones"
2009 The Troop Richard Episode: "Forest Grump"
2010 Supernatural Dylan Episode: "99 Problems"
2010 V James May Episode: "John May"
2011 Shattered Jonah Simms Episode: "Key with No Lock"
2011 Endgame Kitch Huxley Episode: "The White Queen"
2011 Flashpoint Jaime Dee Episode: "Run, Jaime, Run"
2011–2013 Mr. Young Hutch 7 episodes
2012 Blackstone Jake Episode: "Forgiveness"
2012 The Secret Circle Kyle Episode: "Sacrifice"
2012 The L.A. Complex Brandon Kelly 7 episodes
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Henry Episode: "Emily and... The Social Experiment"
2013 Bomb Girls Gene Corbett 4 episodes
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male Dramatic Series (2014)[10]
2013 Pretty Little Liars Luke Matheson Episode: "Grave New World"
2013–2014 Ravenswood Luke Matheson Main cast
2014–2019 Jane the Virgin Det. Michael Cordero Jr. 57 episodes;
Main cast (seasons 1-3A, 5); Guest star (season 4)
2015 Backstrom Archie Danforth Episode: "Dragon Slayer"
2019 Schooled C.B. Series Regular


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  2. ^ a b c "Brett Dier Biography". Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brett Dier Bio". Alloy Entertainment. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Rawden, Jessica. "Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Ravenswood Adds Brett Dier And Elizabeth Whitson". Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Ng, Philiana (February 14, 2014). "ABC Family Cancels 'Pretty Little Liars' Spinoff 'Ravenswood'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Yael Grobglas Back With CW For 'Jane The Virgin'; Brett Dier & Andrea Navedo Also Cast". Deadline. March 12, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (3 October 2018). "'Schooled': Brett Dier To Co-Star In 'The Goldbergs' Spinoff Series On ABC". Deadline. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Haley Lu Richardson Breaks The News Of Her Engagement". ET Canada. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Haley lu Richardson to People Magazine: "We've been together for seven years,"". People. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  10. ^ "2014 nominess" (PDF). Retrieved November 13, 2016.

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Brett Dier". Who's Dated Who?. Retrieved 2019-03-11.