Born December 15, 1979 - Adam Brody is an American film and television actor. He began his career in the early 2000s, appearing on the Gilmore Girls and other series, and subsequently came to fame for his role as Seth Cohen on The O.C., establishing his defining screen persona. Joel Stein of Time has described Brody as a "nerdy, sarcastic, obscure-reference-laced Jew". Brody has described himself as a "fake intellectual" and his sense of humor as sarcastic. He has also appeared in several films including Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Thank You for Smoking, and In the Land of Women.