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Brian Goodman (born June 1, 1963[1][2]) in Boston, MA, is an American film and television director, writer, and actor.

Brian Goodman
Born (1963-06-01) June 1, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationFilm/television director, writer, actor


Brief backgroundEdit

At 12, Goodman quit school and started living on the streets. He sold drugs, married young, and served time in prison for his criminal activity. It was not until he saw Brian's Song that Goodman made a decision to become an actor. However, when Goodman came out of prison, he would steal from drug dealers. After deciding what he was going to do with his life, he went on an audition for a low-budget film called Southie with Donnie Wahlberg. Goodman also began writing.[3]

In 2008, Goodman co-wrote (with Donnie Wahlberg) and directed the Ethan Hawke/Mark Ruffalo film What Doesn't Kill You. Goodman has also had recurring and guest-starring roles in a number of different films and television series, including all thirteen episodes of Line of Fire (as Donovan Stubbin) and three episodes of Lost as Ryan Pryce.

Some of his other appearances include 2001 film The Last Castle, the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, The 2006 film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, two episodes of 24 and a recurring role on the first two seasons of Rizzoli & Isles.

His recurring role on Rizzoli & Isles led to him becoming a main cast member starting with the season 3 premiere. Goodman departed the main cast at the end of season 4, but has since made 3 guest appearances in season 5. He did not appear in seasons 6 or 7.

Goodman's debut film as a director, Black Butterfly was released in 2017.[4][5]


Year Film Role Other notes
1998 Southie Monk
Noose Gavin
1999 In Dreams Policeman in Squad Car
2000 The Black Rose
Just One Night Defendant 2
2001 The Last Castle Beaupre
Scenes of the Crime Trevor
Blow Guard Gus
Orphan Uncle Bill
2002 Catch Me If You Can Motel Owner
2005 Munich Belligerent American
2006 Annapolis Bill Huard
The Dog Problem Joe the Guard
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Major Boswell
2007 Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee TJ
2008 What Doesn't Kill You Pat Kelly
2009 Mercy Security Guard
2010 Sympathy for Delicious C.O. Jacko
2011 Sal Det. Tankersley
2017 Black Butterfly Truck Driver / Agent Rothwell Also Director
The Eradication Mr. Marcelo (Short)
2018 Sweet 16 Detective Burns (Short)
Year Television series Role Other notes
2001 Thieves Casino Manager TV Series, 1 episode
2002 Boomtown Spath TV Series, 1 episode
2003 24 Raymond O'Hara TV Series, 2 episodes
2003-2005 Line of Fire Donovan Stubbin TV Series, 13 episodes
2004 NYPD Blue Mickey Cole TV Series, 1 episode
Capital City (TV Movie)
2005 Jack & Bobby Detective Simmons TV Series, 1 episode
2006 Day Break Lt. Graves TV Series, 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Derek Paul TV Series, 1 episode
In Justice Russell O'Brian TV Series, 1 episode
2007 The Closer Vince Kemble TV Series, 1 episode
Lost Ryan Pryce TV Series, 3 episodes
Kings of South Beach Lt. Jim Hawke (TV Movie)
Eyes Jimmy Doyle TV Series, 2 episodes
2008 Criminal Minds Lou Jenkins TV Series, 1 episode
2009 Ronna & Beverly Ray Natoli (TV Movie), pilot show that was not picked up[6]
Leverage Jed Rucker TV Series, 1 episode
2010 Bones Mike Dworsky TV Series, 1 episode
Lie to Me Dale Anslinger TV Series, 1 episode
Drop Dead Diva Sergeant Lou Contorsi TV Series, 1 episode
Three Rivers Capt. Lance Carlyle TV Series, 1 episode
In Plain Sight Ray Petevich TV Series, 1 episode
CSI: NY Tony Dirisa TV Series, 1 episode
Justified Joe TV Series, 1 episode
NCIS: Los Angeles Damien Salerno TV Series, 1 episode
2010-2014 Rizzoli & Isles Lieutenant Sean Cavanaugh TV Series, 42 episodes
2011 Sons of Anarchy Huff TV Series, 1 episode
Castle Gary McCallister TV Series, 2 episodes
Mortal Kombat: Legacy Brian Himmerick Web series, 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 Commander Sam Hale TV Series, 1 episode
2011-2012 Revenge Carl Porter TV Series, 4 episodes
2012 Fairly Legal Lt. Frank O'Hara TV Series, 1 episode
2012-2013 The Mob Doctor Eddie Nolan TV Series, 2 episodes
2015-2016 Aquarius Joe Wilson TV Series, 6 episodes
2016-2017 Chance Detective Kevin Hynes TV Series, 6 episodes
2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Himself TV Series, 1 episode - Jonathan Rhys Meyers Vs Brian Goodman (2017)


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  3. ^ King, Susan (15 December 2008). "He's made something of his life" – via LA Times.
  4. ^ Dave McNary (April 14, 2016). "Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Starring in 'Black Butterfly'". Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Yoselin Acevedo (March 22, 2017). "Black Butterfly Trailer: Antonio Banderas Is Pushed to the Limit". IndieWire. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Vincent Terrace Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012, p. 253, at Google Books

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