In 1996, Brian got married to Beth Bruce. Beth Bruce is an actress and the former Nascar Winston Cup Model. As a married couple, they welcomed their only child together named Jamen Krause in 1996. They got divorced in 2000. His nationality is American and he is of mixed ethnicity.
While Brian was in his junior high school, he joined The Actors Workshop and he began studying acting with R. J. Adams. Later on he got enrolled at El Toro High School. He finally completed his high school graduation from there in 1987. At a young age, Brian was more like a sportsman. He was active in playing soccer, golf and baseball. While he was in his teens, he studied Karate. In the mid 1980s, he was enrolled at Orange Coast College and there he played soccer as a midfielder and forward scoring four beautiful goals. He has been active as an actor since 1989. He made his acting debut in that year by starring the role of a student in the TV series TV 101. Later on he appeared in the TV movie Match Point and the CBS Schoolbreak Special American Eyes. In 1990, he played the role of Tom in the TV show Ann Jillian. His first movie was in the 1991 movie An American Summer where he played the role of Joey. He got his rise in fame as an actor after he starred the role of Paddy Lestrange / Richard Lestrange, Jr. in the movie Return to the Blue Lagoon. He is critically acclaimed for portraying the role of Charles Brady in a 1992 American horror film Sleepwalkers. Later on he appeared in the movies like The Liars' Club, Family Album, And Naked Souls and so on. He is also famous for playing the lead role of Leo Wyatt in an American television series Charmed. His net worth is $500 thousand dollars.