Brent Herbert Leroy is the manager and owner of Corner Gas. Born November 6, ("Shirt Disturber") 1968, ("Final Countdown") he's the only child of Emma and Oscar Leroy. He and Hank Yarbo became best friends in grade 2 and he went to school with Wanda Dollard. Brent is sarcastic, quick-witted, good natured and very laid back. A massive fan of comic books, he's also a good guitar player, hockey goaltender and table hockey player. He's portrayed by Brent Butt.
Brent tries to make Lacey feel welcome when she arrives in Dog River after inheriting her Aunt Ruby's café. He battles his father, Oscar over renting videos at Corner Gas. Brent mediates between Oscar and a tax man, Marvin Drey. Hank takes exception to Brent wearing the same shirt as him. Brent and Lacey have a harrowing time babysitting Wanda's son Tanner until saved by Emma. Karen solves a mystery that involves Brent and Hank having painted the town's water tower when they graduated in 1986.
"Ruby Reborn": Lacey introduces herself to Brent, Hank and Wanda and shows them the Howler, where she's accused of ruining the cafe. Lacey has a grand opening at the cafe in which Josh buses tables. Hank openly complains and announces he's going to put the cafe out of business by boycotting it. Later, after Brent breaks Hank's boycott sign, Hank tells Brent he won't be intimidated and hates how the place is decorated. Lacey shows everyone her last change, installation of a sign naming the cafe "The Ruby" after her deceased aunt. Everyone, even Hank, approves and they go in for a coffee. However, when Brent finds out that Lacey isn't serving Brent's favorite, chili cheese dogs, he heads outside and carries a protest sign.
After nearly kissing Brent, Lacey is puzzled that he's not interested in dating her. Brent and Hank fight over a Darryl Sittler hockey card. Lacey's "Ruby Club" sandwich proves to be too popular and she later has a battle of cookies with Brent.