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Brett Dier (born February 14, 1990) is a Canadian actor who played as the Unpopular 80s Boy in the video, It's Great to Be Me.


Born on February 14, 1990, in London, Ontario, Dier attended London South Collegiate Institute, where he showcased his talents in the school talent show. Growing up with an older sister and younger brother, he studied improv and earned a first dan black belt in Taekwondo. Achieving the 6th grade in Conservatory Music for piano through the Suzuki method since age 4, he also plays the guitar. Dier received honors for his work and engages in breakdancing, swimming, and bouldering.

In 2006, Dier landed his debut role as Matt Peterson in the TV movie Family in Hiding. Subsequent years saw him in productions like Seventeen and Missing, The Secrets of Comforting House, Every Second Counts, Smallville, and Fear Itself.

His 2010 cameo in Diary of a Wimpy Kid featured him as a breakdancer. Other appearances include Made: The Movie, Meteor Storm, and a recurring role as Hutch in Mr. Young. Dier was also part of Mega Cyclone as Will Newamr and had a role in Space Twister. Recurring as Brandon Kelly in The L.A. Complex, he guest-starred in an episode of Blackstone.

In 2013, Dier took on a lead role in Ravenswood as Luke Matheson, a series that concluded after one season. He gained acclaim for his performance in Bomb Girls as Gene Corbett and appeared in the 2015 film Exeter. From 2014 to 2019, he portrayed Detective Michael Cordero Jr. in Jane the Virgin.

On October 3, 2018, Deadline announced Dier's series regular role in the ABC sitcom Schooled as C.B., a teacher and friend who serves as both a companion and rival to rookie teacher Lainey Lewis. The character is based on series co-creator Adam F. Goldberg's favorite teacher and friend.