Biography

Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and made his film debut cast in the lead role of the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this would be his zenith, he went on to appear in other films, including The Cure (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), Sleepers (1996), and Apt Pupil (1998). He went on to star in a total of 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes during his career. Renfro won The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award in 1995 and was nominated as one of People magazine's "Top 30 Under 30," though addiction problems in his teens and early 20s led to several police arrests and much of his later career was marred by a pattern of substance abuse which hampered his career. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008, at the young age of 25.

Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and made his film debut cast in the lead role of the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this would be his zenith, he went on to appear in other films, including The Cure (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), Sleepers (1996), and Apt Pupil (1998). He went on to star in a total of 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes during his career. Renfro won The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award in 1995 and was nominated as one of People magazine's "Top 30 Under 30," though addiction problems in his teens and early 20s led to several police arrests and much of his later career was marred by a pattern of substance abuse which hampered his career. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008, at the young age of 25.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1982-07-25

Day of Death 2008-01-15

Place of Birth Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 The Informers as Jack
2008 Collector
2006 10th & Wolf as Vincent
2005 Hollywood Flies as Jamie
2005 The Jacket as The Stranger
2004 Mummy An' the Armadillo as Wyatte
2003 The Job as Troy Riverside
2002 The Car Kid as Vernon
2002 Deuces Wild as Bobby
2002 American Girl as Jay Grubb
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Ghost World as Josh
2001 Bully as Marty Puccio
2001 Tart as William Sellers
2001 Happy Campers as Wichita
2000 Skipped Parts as Dothan Talbot
1999 2 Little, 2 Late as Jimmy Walsh
1998 Apt Pupil as Todd Bowden
1997 Telling Lies in America as Karchy 'Chucky' Jonas
1997 King of the Hill (1 episode)
1996 Sleepers as Young Michael Sullivan
1995 Tom and Huck as Huck Finn
1995 The Cure as Erik
1994 The Client as Mark Sway

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