Breckin went to grade school with Drew Barrymore and attended Beverly Hills Highschool with Alicia Silverstone, Josh Miller, and Brandon Williams. It was Drew who introduced Breckin to her agent, after which he started doing commercials and the game show "Child's Play." After being accepted to California State University at Northridge, Breckin decided to put school on hold and pursue acting. He has always wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, and may do that in the future.
Breckin was the drummer in the Streetwalking Cheetahs (with his brother, Frank), which recorded a demo in 1995. He was the lead vocal on two songs, "Carnival" and "Dave." During 1995-96, the band played about 10 gigs around L.A. The Cheetahs' second album, "OVERDRIVE," and their new album, "Live on KXLU" feature songs written when Breckin was still in the band. These songs include "None of Your Business," "All I Want," "Peppermint," "Thought that Crosses My Mind," and "Turn Me Down." After the Cheetahs, he started his own band, Bellyroom, with Seth Green and Alex Martin (Dean's grandson). They played a few gigs around L.A. in 1996. Currenly he doesn't play in any band.
Breckin's friends include Josh Holland (USA High) and Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). His best friend is Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions) with whom he starred in "54". Visit the original Ryan Phillippe web page. It was Ryan who introduced Breckin to his wife, Deborah Kaplan, who wrote and directed "Can't Hardly Wait." She also co-wrote "A Very Brady Sequel," and helped write "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco" and "Jingle All the Way." They were married on October 14, 2001. They have one daughter, Caitlin Willow, born December 31, 2003. Breckin, Ryan, and Seth own a production company together.
Breckin's hobbies include playing drums, video games, and sometimes sports. He's a big fan of Sean Penn, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Richard Dreyfuss. He spends most his free time with Deborah, and also Seth and Ryan.