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Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser is a well-known American-Canadian actor. Brendan Fraser is famous for his leading roles in blockbusters, comedies, and dramatic films. He made his film debut in the 1991 period coming-of-age drama film “Dogfight.”

Early Life

On the 3rd of December 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States of America, Brendan Fraser came to the world. According to his date of birth, he is 55 years old and holds American nationality.

In addition, he holds dual nationality of American-Canadian and has a zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Similarly, he has his belief in the Jewish religion and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian descent.

Regarding his parents, he is the son of Peter Fraser (father) and Carol Mary Genereux (mother). Professionally, his father was a former journalist who worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism.

While his mother was a sales counselor. He grew up with his three elder brothers whose names are Kevin, Regan, and Sean. In addition, his maternal uncle named George Genereux was the only Canadian to win a gold medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics, at the Olympic Trap.

Moreover, he was raised living in Eureka, California; Seattle, Washington; Ottawa, Ontario; the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Brendan Fraser – Education

Following his academic qualification, Brendan Fraser went to a private boarding school in Toronto, Upper Canada College. After attending his first professional theatre show in the West End while he was on vacation in London, his interest in acting rose.
Moreover, he went to Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, from where he completed his graduation in the year 1990.
Then, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Acting. However, he did not complete his graduation and dropped out to attend the university to pursue a career in acting.

Professional Career

Brendan Fraser made his professional acting debut as an actor in the 1991 coming-of-age drama film “Dogfight” in the role of a sailor. After a year, he made his breakthrough after playing the role of Linkovich “Link” Chomovsky in the 1992 American comedy film “Encino Man.”
And, the movie was a commercial hit. That same year, he played the role of David Greene in the American sports drama film “School Ties.”
Afterward, he continues his acting career by appearing in several films including “Twenty Bucks”, “Son in Law”, “My Old School”, “Child of Darkness, Child of Light”, “Younger and Younger”, “Airheads”, “In the Army Now”, “The Scout”, “Now and Then”, “The Passion of Darkly Noon”, “The Twilight of the Golds”, and “Brain Candy”.
Brendan Fraser

Caption: Brendan in the 1999 movie, The Mummy (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

In the 1997 American comedy film “George of the Jungle” he played the role of George and the movie was based on the animated series “George of the Jungle.” And, the movie was a major success commercially.
Moreover, Brendan Fraser rose to fame in 1999 after he began portraying the main role of Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy” film series starting with the trilogy’s first film “The Mummy.” For his role in the movie, he received good reviews and the film became his biggest commercial success.
Again, he reappeared as  Rick O’Connell in the sequel film of The Mummy trilogy titled “The Mummy Returns” which also became a huge commercial success. Later, he again reappeared in this role in 2008 for the last time in the third and the last film of The Mummy trilogy titled “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”

His other movie roles and television series

Later, he lent his voice to the unreleased animated film “Big Bug Man.” Following the year 2002, he appeared as Alden Pyle alongside actor, Michael Caine in the political drama “The Quiet American.”
Apart from his movie roles, he has made his appearances in various TV films and series including “Scrubs”, “Texas Rising”, “Fallen Angels”, “Trust”, “Condor”, “The Affair”, and “Nightcap.”
In the 2004 Academy Award-winning movie “Crash”, he played the role of Rick Cabot. For his role in the movie, gain appreciation and earned several awards. He has given his voice to several TV series and films like “Duckman”, “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, “Escape from Planet Earth”, “Wishology”, and “Titans.”
In 2008, he appeared in the 3D film adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Later, he made his appearance in the Broadway production of the play “Elling” (2010).
The same year, he played the role of John Crowley in the American medical drama film “Extraordinary Measures” alongside actors; Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell. Then, he starred in several hit films including “Stand Off”, “Furry Vengeance”, “Breakout”, “Hair Brained”, “The Poison Rose”, and “Line of Descent.”

Recent Works

Since 2019, Brendan Fraser has been playing the role of Clif Steele in the DC Universe action series “Doom Petrol.” In 2020, he played the role of Peter Swann in the American series “Professionals.” He was cast as gangster Doug Jones in Steven Soderbergh’s 2021 period crime film “No Sudden Move.”
He was announced as the lead in Darren Aronofsky’s film “The Whale.” In 2022, the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and Fraser was high praise for his performance.
That same year, he was announced as part of the cast of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” as well as Max Barbakow’s upcoming comedy film “Brothers.” In addition, he is also an accomplished photographer who has displayed his skills with the camera in various films and series most notably on Scrubs.

Awards

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Caption: Brendan wins the TIFF Actor Award for, The Whale (Source: HuffPost)

From his acting career, Fraser has earned several awards and recognition. Some of his awards, the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the 2006 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and the 2023 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor.

Brendan Fraser – Net Worth 2024

From his acting career, Fraser has earned a huge sum of money and lives a lavishing life. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at around $20 million while his earnings and salary are still unknown.

Relationship Status

Talking about his marital status, Brendan Fraser is a divorced man. Moreover, his ex-wife’s name is Afton Smit and is also an actress by profession. They first met at Winona Ryder’s house on July 4, 1993.

The couple married on the 27th of September 1998. With the relationship, the couple has three sons whose names are Griffin Arthur, Holden Fletcher, and Leland Francis Fraser. Later, the couple divorced in December 2007.

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Caption: Brendan with his ex-wife and their sons (Source: GH Gossip)

Besides an actor, the celeb is a philanthropist. Since 2018, the actor has been a celebrity judge on the Dancing Stars of Greenwich annual charity gala which raises money for the non-profit organization Abilis, a local charity that supports more than 800 individuals and their families with disabilities in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Body Measurements

Brendan Fraser

Caption: Brendan attending an Award show (Source: The Sun)

The actor stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 95 kg. Moreover, he has blue eyes with dark brown eyes and his body stats measure 38-15-31 inches. In addition, this actor wears a shoe size of 10 US.

Social Media

The actor is too private and doesn’t like to share his personal information. Due to this reason, he is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.