Brett Earl Zimmerman is an American actor from the small city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He grew up in the neighboring town of Fort Mill. After graduating from Fort Mill High School he attended Clemson University, where he first developed an interest in acting. During this time he appeared in a number of commercials and television productions filming in the surrounding areas, and it was while on the set of One Tree Hill that he decided to pursue acting as a full-time career. After graduating from college with a degree in Business Management he studied acting for 2 years in Charlotte, North Carolina, before relocating to Los Angeles in 2010. Since his move to Los Angeles Zimmerman has been seen in many notable roles ranging from his earlier commercial work where he portrayed Marvel's Captain America alongside comic-book-legend Stan Lee in the Dr. Pepper "One of a Kind Avengers" commercial. This was followed by a 4 episode arc as Officer Twyman in the TV series Hollywood Heights, before he landed the role of Eddie in the long-running soap Days of Our Lives.
In 2013 he appeared as Officer Burr in the television pilot Beverly Hills Cop, alongside Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson, before filming guest star roles in the sitcom Love That Girl!, Devious Maids and the Lifetime legal comedy-drama Drop Dead Diva. Zimmerman rounded out the year by making his feature film debut as Mark in Disney's biographical sports drama Million Dollar Arm, opposite of Jon Hamm and Lake Bell, which was released in May 2014. He has more recently appeared in episodes of Charlie Sheen's, Anger Management, NCIS: New Orleans, Grey's Anatomy and ABC's new smash hit drama How to Get Away with Murder. Upcoming projects include leading roles in both the virtual reality film Flesh and Bone, produced by JauntVR, and this years much anticipated game Call of Duty: World War II, produced by Activision and Sledgehammer Games. Zimmerman will portray PFC Ronald 'Red' Daniels as the primary playable character opposite Josh Duhamel and Jonathan Tucker.