|Alma mater UCLA|
Name Brian Holt
|Years active 1996–present|
|Born July 6, 1969 (age 54) (1969-07-06) Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.|
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble
Movies and TV shows Cougar Town, House of Wax, Black Hawk Down, SWAT, Wild
Similar People Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Dan Byrd, Chad Michael Murray, Courteney Cox
Brian Van Holt (Actor) - Basic (2003)
Brian Van Holt (born July 6, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for playing Bobby Cobb on the ABC sitcom Cougar Town.
Van Holt was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and raised in Huntington Beach, California. He is of Dutch and Irish descent. He earned a degree in sociology from UCLA.
Van Holt was cast in several films and television series beginning with A Very Brady Sequel in 1996, followed by appearances in episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, Spin City, Homicide: Life on the Street, Martial Law, and Sex and the City. He then hit his stride in a string of martial-themed, A-list films beginning with Black Hawk Down and Windtalkers, interspersed with Confidence, and continuing with Basic and S.W.A.T.. He also appeared in an episode of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.
He has since appeared in Man of the House, House of Wax, and the short-lived CBS series Threshold. Van Holt revisited his surfer roots when he was cast in David Milch's HBO series John from Cincinnati as Butchie Yost, son of surfing legend Mitch Yost. He also played Kyle Hobart in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. He guest-starred in the hit show CSI: Miami.
In 2008, he had a small role as himself (an actor) playing a firefighter in two fifth-season episodes of Entourage. From 2009 to 2015, Van Holt appeared as one of the seven main characters on Cougar Town as Bobby Cobb, the ex-husband of lead character Jules Cobb and father of their son Travis. He appeared in six seasons of Cougar Town, exiting the show at the beginning of the sixth and final season. He also directed the second episode of the fifth season, "Like a Diamond", which aired on January 14, 2014.