- 03:19 AM, Feb 04
Enlisted as a young, talented and handsome newborn star, Adam Brody knew from the very beginning that he had an eye for acting. Being born in San Diego on December 15, 1979, Adam was the oldest among four sons of the Jewish American couple, Mark Brody and Valerie Siefman. Living in the coastal city where there were many beaches, Adam grew up just like any other normal teenagers. He happily sun basking, surfing, skateboarding and having fun with his friends while attending Scripps Ranch High School. Everything seemed to run smoothly for Adam when he told his parents that he wanted to move to L.A. to attend college. However, while studying in MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California he knew something far greater was waiting for him in Hollywood.
Abandoning his academic lessons, he hired the services of an acting coach who eventually loaded him with skills, enough for him to sign a contract with a manager. Earning brief appearances in "The Amanda Show" (1999) and MTV's "The Sausage Factory" (2000) eventually landed him a major part in "Never Land" (2000), a fantasy flick about the deconstruction of Peter Pan tale. More luck was coming up when he was noticed possessing near resemblance to actor Barry Williams who had the same brown and wavy hair. Williams who had played Greg Brady in the famous sitcom "The Brady Bunch", running from 1969 to 1974, wrote every 'behind the scene' happenings of the movie which later on became the story plot of "Growing Up Brady" (2000). Adam's task was to represent the young Barry Williams in the latter movie and it was in fact a quick leap for him who pursued the particular career within only a year span.
Apparently, being a teen idol was a match to MTV's target market for the production company put him in a teen sexual relationship anthology titled "Undressed" (1999) for their third season. It was a short-lived character and worse, he was rather stumbled in the next movie "Roadside Assistance" (2001) which featured him as Rusty, Lucy's ultimate love interest who intended to marry Lucy's best friend. As if it didn't sound a little too similar to "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997), the movie was a bit too ordinary and thus couldn't bring him a further leap. Even appearing in the hilarious and popular teen parody "American Pie 2" (2001) was still proven inadequate for him