Brendan Fraser

Biography

The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight (1991), then somewhat more substantial roles in Encino Man (1992) and School Ties (1992). He expresses a preference for playing "fish out of water" men. Five more years of supporting work led finally to the title role in George of the Jungle (1997), a role which fully utilized his charm and beefy good looks, as well as offering him a chance to show off his comic talents. He describes this role as the one which dramatically altered his career. Critical raves for his role in Gods and Monsters (1998) pointed to yet another dimension to his dramatic persona.

The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight (1991), then somewhat more substantial roles in Encino Man (1992) and School Ties (1992). He expresses a preference for playing "fish out of water" men. Five more years of supporting work led finally to the title role in George of the Jungle (1997), a role which fully utilized his charm and beefy good looks, as well as offering him a chance to show off his comic talents. He describes this role as the one which dramatically altered his career. Critical raves for his role in Gods and Monsters (1998) pointed to yet another dimension to his dramatic persona.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1968-12-03

Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.brendanfraser.com/

Also Known As

  • Brendan James Fraser
  • Brendon Fraser

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Texas Rising as Billy Anderson
2015 Texas Rising(10 episodes) as Billy Anderson
2014 The Nut Job as Grayson (voice)
2013 Gimme Shelter as Tom Fitzpatrick
2013 A Case of You as Tony
2013 Breakout as Jack Damson
2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles as Ricky
2013 Hairbrained as Leo Searly
2013 Escape from Planet Earth as Scorch Supernova (Voice)
2012 Whole Lotta Sole as Maguire
2010 Furry Vengeance as Dan Sanders
2010 Extraordinary Measures as John Crowley
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra as Sgt. Stone
2009 The Fam Fite(1 episode)
2008 Inkheart as Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth as Trevor Anderson
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor as Richard O'Connell
2008 Big Bug Man as Big Bug Man
2007 The Air I Breathe as Pleasure
2006 The Last Time as Jamie Bashant
2006 Journey to the End of the Night as Paul
2004 Crash as Rick Cabot
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action as DJ Drake
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 The Quiet American as Alden Pyle
2001 Scrubs(3 episodes)
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 The Mummy Returns as Richard O'Connell
2001 The Fairly OddParents(2 episodes)
2001 Monkeybone as Stu Miley
2000 Bedazzled as Elliot
2000 Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists as Sinbad
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Dudley Do-Right as Dudley Do-Right
1999 The Mummy as Richard O'Connell
1999 Blast from the Past as Adam Webber
1998 Gods and Monsters as Clayton Boone
1997 Still Breathing as Fletcher McBracken
1997 George of the Jungle as George of the Jungle
1997 King of the Hill(3 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne as Bill/Hugh Winterbourne
1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy as Placebo Patient
1996 The Twilight of the Golds as David Gold
1995 Now and Then as Vietnam veteran
1995 Glory Daze as Doug
1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon as Darkly Noon
1994 The Scout as Steve Nebraska
1994 Airheads as Chester 'Chazz' Darvey
1994 With Honors as Montgomery 'Monty' Kessler
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1993 Younger and Younger as Winston Younger
1993 Twenty Bucks as Sam Mastrewski
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 School Ties as David Greene
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1992 Encino Man as Link
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes) as Himself
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Production

2010 Furry Vengeance … Executive Producer
2009 The Fam Fite(1 episode) … Producer

Creator

2009 The Fam Fite … Creator

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