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 Scots-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.
|1996||Very Brady Sequel, AA Very Brady Sequel||Warren Mulaney|
|1997||L.A. Johns||Chris||Television film|
|1997||Steel Chariots||Franklin Jones||Television film|
|1999||Underground Comedy Movie, TheThe Underground Comedy Movie||Lifeguard|
|2001||Black Hawk Down||Jeff Struecker|
|2002||Windtalkers||Private Andrew Harrigan|
|2002||Day in the Life of Nancy M. Pimental, AA Day in the Life of Nancy M. Pimental||Tad||Short film|
|2005||Man of the House||Eddie Zane|
|2005||House of Wax||Bo Sinclair / Vincent Sinclair|
|2012||Bullet to the Head||Ronnie Earl|
|1996||Flipper||N/A||Episode: "Surf Gang"|
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Eric Anderson||Episode: "Aloha Beverly Hills: Part 2"|
|1997||Spin City||Brent||Episode: "Radio Daze"|
|1998||Homicide: Life on the Street||Peter Fields||Episode: "Closet Cases"|
|1998||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Michael||Episode: "The Plane, The Gun, The Portrait, The Pass & The Caller"|
|1998||Sins of the City||N/A||Episode: "Blind Eye for Hire"|
|1998||Martial Law||Lance Carter||Episode: "Cop Out"|
|1999||LateLine||Grant Kendall||Episode: "The Christian Guy"|
|1999||Sex and the City||Wylie Ford||Episode: "The Caste System"|
|1999–2000||Love & Money||Eamon McBride||Main cast; 5 episodes|
|2000||$treet, TheThe $treet||Chad||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005–06||Threshold||Sean Cavennaugh||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2007||John from Cincinnati||Mitch "Butchie" Yost II||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2008||Sons of Anarchy||Kyle Hobart||Episode: "Giving Back"|
|2008||Ex List, TheThe Ex List||Shane Gallagher||Episode: "Do You Love Me, Do You Surfer... Boy"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Terrance Chase||Episode: "And They're Offed"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Harlan||Episode: "Friends and Family"|
|2009||Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner||Greg||Episode: "Split Ends"|
|2009–15||Cougar Town||Bobby Cobb||Main cast; 89 episodes |
Also directed the episode "Like a Diamond"
|2011||Middle, TheThe Middle||Neighbor||Uncredited; episode: "Bad Choices"|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Captain Mike Robinson||Episode: "CSI on Fire"|
|2013–14||Bridge, TheThe Bridge||Ray Burton||10 episodes|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Carver / Sebastian Derik||2 episodes|
|2014||Ascension||William Denninger||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2015||Community||Willy||Episode: "Laws of Robotics and Party Rights"|
|2016||Grandfathered||Luke||Episode: "Budget Spa"|