Brian McCarthy was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. His father is a retired Marine, and mother is a retired public high school guidance counselor. He went to James Madison University where he recieved a BFA for painting, printmaking, and graphic design. While he still paints from time to time, he's been making a living with acting in television and film since 2015. Some of his favorite roles have been Randy Chilton in "The Americans," Jimmy in Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson," and Agent Drummond in the Crackle series "StartUp." He's also proud to be a part of Waging Nonviolence's podcast "City of Refuge," voicing the real life World War II hero, André Trocmé.