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Overview (3)

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameBreckin Erin Meyer
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Breckin Meyer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dorothy Ann (Vial), a travel agent, and Christopher William Meyer, a management consultant. His ancestry includes German, English, and Irish. He went to grade school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills High School with Joshua John Miller and Branden Williams. It was Barrymore who introduced Breckin to her agent, after which he started doing commercials and the game show Child's Play (1982).

After being accepted to California State University at Northridge, Breckin decided to put school on hold and pursue acting. He has always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher and may still do that in the future. Breckin was the drummer in the Streetwalking Cheetahs with his brother, Frank, which recorded a demo in 1995. He was the lead vocal on two songs, "Carnival" and "Dave". During 1995-1996, the band played about 10 gigs around Los Angeles. The Streetwalking Cheetahs' second album, "Overdrive" and their new album, "Live on KXLU", feature songs written when Breckin was still in the band. These songs include "None of Your Business", "All I Want", "Peppermint", "Thought that Crosses My Mind" and "Turn Me Down". After the Streetwalking Cheetahs, he started his own band, Bellyroom, with Seth Green and Alexander Martin, Dean Martin's grandson. They played a few gigs around Los Angeles in 1996.

Breckin's friends include Ryan Phillippe, Josh Holland (USA High (1997)) and Seth Green. His best friend is Ryan Phillippe, with whom he starred in 54 (1998). Breckin was married to Deborah Kaplan, who wrote and directed Can't Hardly Wait (1998), in which Breckin had a cameo.

Breckin's hobbies include playing drums, video games and sometimes sports. He's a big fan of Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Richard Dreyfuss.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelly Wiebe <senhue@mts.net>

Spouse (1)

Deborah Kaplan (14 October 2001 - 2012) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

His parents, Chris (a management consultant) and Dorothy (a microbiologist-turned-travel agent), are divorced.
Has an older brother Frank and a younger brother Adam.
Drew Barrymore's teen biography "Little Girl Lost," credits Breckin as having given her her first kiss at age 10 while Breckin was age 11.
Is in business with Seth Green and Ryan Phillippe. These three actors have their own production company.
Played the drums in a punk band with a few friends.
Actress Miriam Shor, who played the role of "Julie Hermann" in the TV series Inside Schwartz (2001), tutored Breckin Meyer, who is not Jewish, on playing the Jewish character "Adam Schwartz".
Has a daughter with wife Deborah Kaplan, named Caitlin Willow, b. December 31, 2003.
Was in a deleted scene from Old School (2003), in which he played a police officer. Only a glimpse of the scene can be seen in the blooper reel on the DVD.
He co-starred with Amy Smart in both Rat Race (2001) and Road Trip (2000).
Attended Beverly Hills High School with writer/actor Quincy Rose, Alicia Silverstone and Johnny Whitworth.
Second daughter named Clover.
He has German, English, French, and Irish ancestry.
Fellow actor buddies of Breckin Meyer, Dominic Monaghan and Bryan Callen stated during Bryan's podcast "The Fighter and the Kid" that Breckin Meyer turned down one of the Hobbit roles in the first Lord of the Rings epic movie. Supposedly, he did this very confidently during "Inside Schwartz" TV series production, which ended up being canceled after the first season, 13 episodes. Can you say "bad move"?.

Personal Quotes (13)

If I have an iPod, I'm good.
I am really Method-y.
For awhile, I got stupid about only wanting a leading-man role, but I have no illusions. I know I'm not Brad Pitt.
I once threw a water balloon on a girl because I caught her cheating on me. She was kissing my friend and I thought, 'Oh, this can't be happening.' It was bad and I was much older than you think throwing a water balloon. I was 14.
I think it can be fun to be single and date-like when you don't want a relationship. Or when you've just gotten out of a relationship, and, after get over the initial shock, your thinking, Hey, it's kind of cool being single.
With a sequel you're always trying to get bigger and better.
My idols are Richard Dreyfuss, Michael Keaton, John Goodman. Maybe that's what I want for me.
My high school girlfriend would ask if I finally learned how to unbutton the back of a sweater!
My character is not flawless.
It's always fun when you're doing the CGI stuff, to actually get to work with someone who is real, who's there.
It's just I hate reading the description 'offbeat' about a character in a script, because I, along with Seth Green, Jamie Kennedy and a few others, have cornered the market on 'offbeat.'
I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.
You know how it is. Every time you kiss someone else, in a way you always remember that very first time.

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