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September 4, 2008: Oscar Winning Film, Starring Toms River Native

Graduate of Toms River East, Brian Geraghty, lands role in Oscar winning movie.

Sept. 4, 2008, was opening day for the feature film The Hurt Locker, starring Toms River native Brian Timothy Geraghty.

Geraghty, born in Toms River and a High School East Class of 1993 graduate, went from his hometown to New York City, eventually landing a brief role on the Sopranos, before catching the eye of Hollywood casting.

In the Hurt Locker, which went on to win a 2009 Oscar, Geraghty played Specialist Owen Eldridge.

Still acting in 2012, his filmography includes such pictures as Jarhead (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), and Bobby (2006).

Sue September 04, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Patch, couldn't you post a photo of the actor?
Janice Ramos September 04, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Yes please post a picture of him so we can see who you're talking about...thanks
Catherine Galioto (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I couldn't find a picture with permission to use, but here is an interview with the cast and filmmakers as the film came out. Brian is at 3:04 in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptrqjJKtBEQ&feature=share&list=LPcKXGTYqzlIs This is also now attached to the article.

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