Brian is a somewhat reclusive photographer, but is revealed to have quite a friendly nature within. He was romantically involved with model Teri Spencer, though the two had broken up on unpleasant terms before her death. This ultimately made him a suspect in the murder investigation.
Brian also dated Cynthia Nichols, a model who was eventually stalked by an ex-boyfriend named Frank. The man was repeatedly fended off by the police and Brian, who became violent. At one point while Frank was watching their home through binoculars, Brian and Cynthia purposely spited him by having sex in clear view. An angry Frank later retaliated by abducting Cynthia and driving her away from town. After Brian caught up, Frank managed to knock him out and rape Cynthia. He then departed with her once again, but Brian was quickly on their trail. While the men engaged in one last fight, Cynthia took hold of a gun and fatally shot Frank as he was approaching her. Following these events, she became highly disturbed, and entered a brief depression while being tended to at a hospital. Eventually, Cynthia realized that she wanted to live, and asked for Brian's support as she moved forward.
When Julie Dante's sister Anna came to town, she gained Brian's friendship, and eventually tried coming between the couple. Ultimately, Anna was unable to win Brian's heart, as he was devoted to Cynthia.