Brianne Leary is an American actress and inventor. She was the host of The Disney Channel's Walt Disney World Inside Out and Animal Planet's Petsburgh USA.
Her mother was the Assistant City Editor for the Arizona Daily Star and she is cousin to writer Timothy Leary.
When in High School at Canyon Del Oro - in Tucson, Arizona - she was a gymnastics champion, finishing in the top three at the State Championship in 1974.
She first appeared on television as a contestant on Match Game '76. She won several games, earning in excess of $9,000. She came back to the show three years later as a celebrity panelist, becoming the only person to appear on the show as both a contestant and a panelist.
She later had a recurring role as Officer Sindy Cahill in the second season of CHiPs (1978-1979), before guest appearing in various shows, including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, as Russian gymnast Tania in The Paper Chase episode "A case of Detente" in 1979, and 1st & Ten. She also made an appearance in a Battle of the Network Stars V in November 1978 and VI in May 1979.
In 1996, she created a Canadian children's TV show Stickin' Around with Robin Steele.
In early 2000, she was a co-anchor on WNYW New York's Good Day New York.
In 2007, Leary received a patent for her "portable device for cleaning an animal's paw" product, Pet Plunger.