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Brysen Joseph Brodie, better known as Brysen Brodie, and sometimes credited as Brysen J. Brodie is a Canadian actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and television host. Brysen is the creator of his talk show, Up To Date With Brysen Brodie. Brysen became known in early 2014 for being the host of the reality television series Big Brother (Brysen). Brysen also created the sitcom Chris, where he portrays himself. The show was cancelled on November 3, 2014 but, was revived on January 6, 2015 and has been airing new episodes since. Brysen can also be heard as a benchside commentator at Harbourville Anchors games for Stitchy's Sports Network.

Early life

Brysen was born on July 21, 1975 in Brampton, Ontario to John and Joan Brodie and grew up in Washington D.C. when his family moved there when he was 7 years of age. Brysen attended acting school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he currently resides today. Brysen founded a television production company in late 2002 called Brodie Group, but is known today as Brodie TV Entertainment. Brysen came to Halifax in 1995, when he was 20 years old, and started attending acting school. Brysen graduated in 2002 and decided to start Brodie Group, with his best friend Colin O'Connor. Colin and Brysen today are still best friends. Colin is currently the head writer for Up To Date With Brysen Brodie and Chris.

On February 6, 2014 TOWN, which is now defunct asked Brysen Brodie to be the host of there new version of the reality series Big Brother. Brysen hosted the first season and said that the second season is currently in production. By the time December reached Brysen wanted to start his own talk show. Brysen said he was inspired by The Lance Show. The Lance Show was cancelled on January 1, 2015. On January 24, 2015 Brysen annouced Up To Date With Brysen Brodie had been renewed for a second season. Chris had there season finale on February 6, 2015 because a movie of Up To Date With Brysen Brodie was in production and the cast was going to star in the film.

Brysen has often had the cast of Chris on Up To Date With Brysen Brodie. Brysen first met the cast of Chris in August 2014, when they autioned to be on his show. Brysen is also great friends with the cast of Chris, including Matthew DuncanGarrett Smith, and Jonathan Gramelli.

Personal life

On July 29, 2014 Brysen opened his own theatre called Brodie Theatre were he would broadcast his show's live on stage, including Chris. Only one episode of Chris was broadcasted live. Brodie Theatre closed due to bankruptcy on February 9, 2015. 

Like the cast of Chris Brysen though his career would be over after Chris ended because it was hard for him to find work. 

Brysen has one son, named. Brysen has been married since 2001, he met his wife when he was in acting school. 

Brysen's father has kidney disease, from high blood pressure.

On February 24, 2015 fellow talk show host of show Tonight's The Bomb! (now Tonight with Spitfire) Bomb Bird made fun of Brysen for being sick with the flu live on his show. Brysen thought this was just cruel and sued Bomb Bird. Bomb Bird also made a member of his audience pay off his parking ticket. Bomb Bird was arrested and was in jail for one year starting on February 26, 2015.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Family Life Grocery Store Cashier Himself (credited as Brysen J. Brodie), Minor role
2015 Up To Date With Brysen Brodie: The Movie Brysen Brodie/ Himself The movie based on Brysen's talk show, Up To Date With Brysen Brodie.

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001-2005; 2014 The Comedy Cave Himself Stand-up comedy
2014 Big Brother: Brysen Host/ Himself Reality series
2014-present Up To Date With Brysen Brodie Host/ Himself Talk show
2014-2015 Nash! Himself/ Brysen Brodie
2015-present Chris Himself/ Brysen Brodie
2015 Potions 101 Larry Scuba Brysen played Larry Scuba, an ex-convict for the entire second season of Potions 101, appearing in all 10 episodes. Larry later betrayed Jay and Lance and the two found out he was secretly an ex-convict in the two part season finale. It is unlikely that he will make any more appearances. 

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