Growing up in a West Philadelphia neighborhood, J. Alex Brinson's single mother sought to give her dyslexic son the best life possible and encouraged him to pursue his passion to perform. Brinson followed his dream and earned a place in the drama division at the prestigious Julliard School in New York City. Brinson performed in many theatrical pursuits, including Lincoln Center's Fly, Walnut Street Theater's production of Eric Conger's The Eclectic Society, and the Sundance Theater Institute.
He continued a successful run of theater and minor television roles, including Prison Break, The X-Files, and Supernatural, before landing a recurring part on the sci-fi series Travelers, with Eric McCormack. Initially meant to be just a three-episode arc, Brinson's immersion into his role convinced the producers to keep him for all three seasons.
When Brinson isn't in front of the camera, he's behind it. In 2014, he and his wife and business partner, Sarah Brinson, founded GB Group Creative Inc., an arts education and media company in Vancouver, BC. Recently, the couple expanded with their film and television production company, Coal Harbour Pictures, in Burbank, CA. Their original slate consists of feature film projects, scripted television and an animated series based on Sarah's bestselling children's book, Lola the Ladybug.