Bret Green was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI., the youngest of five children and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University focusing on Broadcast Journalism.
It didn’t take long for him to realize that the corporate business world was not for him, so he packed his things up and made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Within a year of finding representation, Green made his network television debut on the first season of ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away With Murder”, CW’s “Jane The Virgin”, CBS’ “Stalker”, ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and now Season 2 of CBS’s “The Inspectors” premiering October 1st @ 10:30-11:00 AM (ET).
Being the youngest of 5 children, what is the best thing about being the youngest child and the worst?
The best thing is it is never my fault, their is always someone else to blame. The worst thing is when you are the baby of the family you get treated like a baby. That can be a negative thing because it makes you feel like you are entitled and I fought that because in life you can’t always get what you want.
What was it about the corporate world that didn’t appeal to you and aspired you to enter the world of acting?
The monotony of it all. Life was pretty easy, I was working 9 to 5, but then I wanted something to do in the evenings and the weekends. So I started picking up a lot of hobbies and getting reacquainted with acting, which left me much more fulfilled. Everyday is different, you didn’t know if you were going to book the role even if you had a great audition. The rush of the chase is such an adrenaline, I enjoy the challenge which keeps me from getting complacent.
Who is your favorite old school hip hop artist?
Nas, because he is such an amazing lyricist. I love his music and overall general vibe. My favorite song by him is ‘Rewind’ on the album Stillmatic. He is such a great poet, philanthropist and does many great things in the community too.
How did you prepare for your role in “The Inspectors”, as you are playing a character in a wheelchair?
Me and Jessica Lundy meet with a young man and his mother here in Los Angeles, who went through a very similar injury as my character, it helped me get into the mind frame of understanding about the type of relationship they achieved from the disability, how it made them closer, struggle that arose from the early stages of the accident. I also watched a ton of videos on the Christopher Reeve Foundation website, which helped me tap into the mentality of some going through this, it was very tough to do. Even with on set hire helping me learn how to use the wheelchair and coming in to instruct me, the real hard part wasn’t the physicality but the emotional characterization that I had to display.
From the get-go this show has made me a more compassionate person and I continue to do my part by maintaining my involved with the community, whether it be with the Make a Wish Foundation, ASPCA, or the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. I want to be a part of things that are spreading love and promote good values, as their is so much negativity in this world and many violence shows. I really like what ‘The Inspectors’ is all about, bringing back the wholesome to television.
I like to give a shout out to all the cast mast on ‘The Inspectors’ I had such an amazing experience on that show. Harrison Knight, Erica-Marie Sanchez, Jessica Lundy and I have become really good friends of mine, their range and ability as actors is phenomenal!
What sets Bret Green apart from other actors?
By just being me, goofy, weird, I love to have fun, I’m light-hearted, upbeat, I have a positive attitude, a good head on my shoulders and people are always telling me how nice my smile is!