Who is Brian Dietzen?

Brian Dietzen was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 14 November 1977, in Barrington, Illinois USA. He is a 43-year-old actor, producer and screenwriter, who is probably best recognized for landing the role of Eddie in the musical romantic comedy film “From Justin To Kelly” (2003), and playing Dr. Jimmy Palmer in the long-running CBS police procedural television series “NCIS” (2004-present).

How rich is he, as of now? Brian Dietzen Net Worth

As of early 2021, Brian Dietzen’s net worth is over $2 million,acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry. He’s worked on almost 20 television and film titles since his career started back in the early 2000s.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Brian Dietzen spent one part of his childhood in his birth town of Barrington, until he moved with his family to Colorado. He was raised by his parents however, there’s no information about their names and professions, nor whether he has siblings or not. He’s of Irish, English, Danish and German descent, holds Australian nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.

Educational Background

Regarding his education, Brian Dietzen attended Niwot Elementary School in Longmont, Colorado, where he developed his love for acting ,and performed in the school plays.

Upon matriculation from a local high school, he enrolled into the University of Colorado, Boulder to study Theater. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Acting.

Career Beginnings

Following his graduation, Brian Dietzen started his acting career on stage, spending two years performing with The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He then spent five years performing contemporary theatrical productions, such as “Same Time, Next Year”, “Waiting For Godot”, and “Equus”, for which he was honored with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative Arts.

Brian Dietzen

Soon thereafter, Brian moved to Los Angeles, California, and made his debut television appearance guest-starring as David Caplan in an episode of the Fox drama series “Boston Public” in 2002. During the same year, he was cast as Owen in The WB’s sitcom “My Guide To Becoming A Rock Star”, and then teamed up with John Riggi to perform in the two-man theatre production of Steve Rudnick’s play “The Oldest Man In Show Biz”, at the Hudson Stage in Hollywood.

Rise to Prominence

In 2003, Brian Dietzen guest-starred as Bellhop in the episode “Stepmom, Misstep” of the UPN sitcom “One On One”, and then made his film debut in the role of Eddie in the musical romantic comedy film “From Justin To Kelly”, starring along with Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson.

Even though the film was named as one of the worst film titles ever made, it soon opened-up more opportunities for him.

Worldwide Recognition as Dr. Jimmy Palmer in “NCIS”

In 2004, he played ghost in the critically acclaimed independent drama film “Purgatory House”, directed by Cindy Baer, then later that year joined the cast of the CBS police procedural television series “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service”. He starred in the recurring role of Dr. Jimmy Palmer, a medical examiner’s assistant, through 2012, when he was promoted to a series regular for its tenth season.

The series was created by Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill, and is currently in its 18th season, the second longest-running scripted non-animated prime time television series in the US currently airing. Brian reprised the role in the 2012 short comedy film “NCIS: Special Agent DiNozzo Visits Dr. Phil”, but went uncredited. He also guest-starred in the same role in an episode of “NCIS: New Orleans”, a spin-off from “NCIS”.

Other Roles in the 2000s

Concurrently with filming “NCIS”, Brian continued to work on other projects. In 2005, he starred in the role of William Simmons in the comedy film “Self-Inflicted”, which was followed by his portrayal of Clerk in the made-for-TV action comedy film “Hit Factor” in 2008.

Thereafter, he appeared as Clay in an unsold pilot of the TV comedy series “Destined To Fail”, and played Sheldon Wilkes in the psychological thriller film “Nowhere To Hide”, both in 2009.

Projects in the 2010s

Brian Dietzen then guest-starred as Cole in the episode “Soul Music” of the Fox crime drama fantasy series “Past Life” (2010), and landed the role of Seymour in the comedy film “Seymour Sally Rufus” (2011). It was followed by his portrayals of Jim Riley in the family comedy-drama film “Congratulations”, which he also co-wrote and produced, and Louis in the romantic comedy film “Karaoke Man”, both in 2012.

In the next year, he guest-starred as Mark Leighton in the episode “Asylum” of the TNT crime drama series “Perception”, after which he produced and featured as James in the short romantic comedy film “One-Minute Time Machine” in 2014. Most recently, Brian produced the short documentary film “Lightning Vs. Thunder” (2019).

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Brian Dietzen has short light brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is approximately 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics and biceps size isn’t available, but his shoe size is 11 (US).

Personal Life and Hobbies

Brian Dietzen is a married man. He met his future wife Kelly Scoby in the early 2000s, and after dating for a while, the lovebirds exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held some time in 2004, and have been together ever since. The couple has a son and a daughter together, whose names haven’t been revealed yet. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Apart from acting, Brian is good at both dancing and singing. He is an avid fan of video games and spends a lot of spare time playing them. He also enjoys playing golf and traveling around the globe with his family.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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