Brendan Fraser Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, Shows, The Mummy

Brendan Fraser Biography

Brendan Fraser ( Brendan James Fraser) is a Canadian-American actor. Fraser is best known for playing Rick O’Connell in The Mummy trilogy in 1999, 2001, 2008, as well as for leading roles in comedy and fantasy films including Encino Man in 1992, George of the Jungle in 1997, Bedazzled in 2000, Looney Tunes: Back in Action in 2003 and Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008. Fraser branched into dramatic cinema with roles in Gods and Monsters in 1998, The Quiet American in 2002 and Crash in 2004.

During a hiatus from film acting, he found a new audience in television, with supporting roles in the History miniseries Texas Rising in 2015, the Showtime drama series The Affair in 2016 to 2017 and the FX anthology series Trust in 2018 to date.

Brendan Fraser Age

Brendan Fraser is 50 years old born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Brendan Fraser Family

The son of Canadians Carol Mary (née Genereux) a sales counselor and Peter Fraser a former journalist who worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism. He has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean. He has Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. Fraser holds dual American and Canadian citizenship.

Brendan Fraser Marriage Wife

Brendan Fraser met actress Afton Smith on July 4, 1993 while attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house. On September 27, 1998, they married and had three sons: Griffin Arthur Fraser born in 2002, Holden Fletcher Fraser born in 2004 and Leland Francis Fraser born in 200. After their home in Beverly Hills, California sold in April in 2007 for $3 million, in December 2007, Fraser’s publicist announced that the couple had decided to divorce. Fraser petitioned the courts in early 2013, for a reduction of his alimony and child support payments, asserting that he was unable to meet the annual obligation of $900,000; in turn Smith, accused Fraser of hiding financial assets.

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Brendan Fraser Education

Brendan Fraser attended Upper Canada College, a private boarding school in Toronto. While on vacation in London, he attended his first professional theatre show in the West End. Fraser graduated in 1990 from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. Fraser began acting at a small acting college in New York City. He planned on attending graduate school in Texas, but stopped in Hollywood on the way and decided to stay there to work in film.

Brendan Fraser Career

Brendan Fraser made a brief appearance as a friend of murder victim Rodney Mark Peterson in the reenactment of America’s Most Wanted. Fraser made his film debut with a bit part in Dogfight in 1991. Fraser got his first leading film role in the 1992 comedy film Encino Man where he played a frozen pre-historic caveman who is thawed out in the present day. The film was a moderate box office success and is considered a cult film. That same year Fraser starred with Matt Damon and Chris O’Donnell in School Ties. He played Steve Nebraska in 1994, in The Scout and Montgomery “Monty” Kessler in With Honors as well as co-star with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi in Airheads. Fraser went on to star in films such as Philip Ridley’s The Passion of Darkly Noon in 1995 and The Twilight of the Golds in 1997.

Brendan Fraser had his first major box office success with the 1997 comedy film George of the Jungle which was based on the animated series of the same title created by Jay Ward.

The Mummy & Other Shows

Brendan Fraser’s biggest commercial success came with the adventure fantasy film, The Mummy in 1999 and its sequel The Mummy Returns in 2001. Fraser went on to star in several films which underperformed or only did moderately at the box office, such as Dudley Do-Right in 1999 which was based on another Jay Ward animated series, Blast from the Past in 1999, Bedazzled in 2000 and Monkeybone in 2001.

In 1998’s Gods and Monsters, Brendan Fraser also played a dramatic role, which was based on the life of James Whale (Ian McKellen) who directed Frankenstein. The film was written and directed by Bill Condon and follows the loss of creativity, ambiguous sexuality and unlikely bonds between a heterosexual gardener and a homosexual, tortured and ailing filmmaker. Fraser lent his voice for the unreleased animated film Big Bug Man. Fraser starred alongside Michael Caine in the political drama The Quiet American which was well received by critics in 2002. He appeared as part of an ensemble cast in the Academy Award-winning film Crash in 2004.

Brendan Fraser has also made guest appearances on the television shows, Scrubs, King of the Hill and The Simpsons. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in March 2006, the first American-born actor to receive the honor. Fraser returned for the second sequel to The Mummy after a six-year hiatus in the franchise, released in August 2008 and titled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Filming startedo n July 27, 2007 in Montreal and also starred Jet Li as Emperor Han. That same year, Fraser starred in the 3D film adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and the fantasy film Inkheart (chosen personally for the lead role by the novel’s author Cornelia Funke).

In the West End production of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in September 2001, Brendan Fraser starred as “Brick, directed by Anthony Page. Castmates included Frances O’Connor, Ned Beatty and Gemma Jones. On January 12, 2002, The show closed, with Fraser garnering many excellent reviews. Fraser starred in a Broadway production of Elling in 2010, but the play closed after 9 performances due to lackluster reviews. After appearing in the critically panned Furry Vengeance in 2010, he moved from being represented by William Morris Endeavor to the Creative Artists Agency. Fraser starred in Whole Lotta Sole in 2010, directed by Terry George and in 2011, he was set to play William Tell in The Legend of William Tell: 3D, directed by Eric Brevig, with whom Fraser had also worked on in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

In late 2011, the filming was delayed and Fraser sued the producer Todd Moyer for promised wages. Moyer later countersued for assault, which Fraser dismissed as a desperate attempt to avoid paying his debt. Currently the film is in development limbo. In the ensemble black comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles Fraser played an Elvis Presley impersonator. Fraser replaced Ray Liotta in the Bollywood thriller in 2016, The Field.

Brendan Fraser later joined the recurring cast of the television drama series The Affair during season 3 where he portrayed the misery-minded prison guard Gunther. In the FX anthology series Trust, which premiered on March 25, 2018, Fraser portrays Getty family fixer James Fletcher Chace. Fraser was cast in the upcoming Doom Patrol TV series that will be a spin-off of Titans to replace Jake Michaels as Robotman. He voices the character and appears as Steele in flashbacks while Riley Shanahan provides motion-capture for Robotman.

Brendan Fraser Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1991

Dogfight

Sailor No. 1

1992

Encino Man

Link

1992

School Ties

David Greene

1993

Twenty Bucks

Sam Mastrewski

1993

Younger and Younger

Winston Younger

1993

Son in Law

Link

Cameo

1994

With Honors

Montgomery “Monty” Kessler

1994

Airheads

Chester “Chazz” Darby

1994

In the Army Now

Link

Cameo

1994

The Scout

Steve Nebraska

1995

The Passion of Darkly Noon

Darkly Noon

1995

Now and Then

Vietnam Veteran

Uncredited cameo

1996

Brain Candy

Placebo Patient

Uncredited cameo

1996

Mrs. Winterbourne

Bill/Hugh Winterbourne

1996

Glory Daze

Doug

Cameo

1996

The Twilight of the Golds

David Gold

1997

George of the Jungle

George

1998

Still Breathing

Fletcher McBracken

1998

Gods and Monsters

Clayton Boone

Nominated: Chlotrudis Awards 1999 – Best Supporting Actor[45]

1999

Blast from the Past

Adam Webber

1999

The Mummy

Rick O’Connell

1999

Dudley Do-Right

Dudley Do-Right

2000

Bedazzled

Elliot Richards

2000

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists

Sinbad

Voice

2001

Monkeybone

Stu Miley

2001

The Mummy Returns

Rick O’Connell

2002

The Quiet American

Alden Pyle

2003

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Himself

Uncredited cameo

2003

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

DJ Drake, Himself, Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil

2004

Crash

Rick Cabot

2006

Journey to the End of the Night

Paul

2006

The Last Time

Jamie Bashant

Also executive producer

2007

The Air I Breathe

Pleasure

2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Professor Trevor Anderson

Also executive producer

2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Rick O’Connell

2009

Inkheart

Mortimer Folchart

2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Sgt. Stone

Uncredited cameo

2010

Extraordinary Measures

John Crowley

2010

Furry Vengeance

Dan Sanders

Also executive producer

2012

Stand Off

Joe Maguire

Also executive producer[46]

2013

Escape from Planet Earth

Scorch Supernova

Voice

2013

A Case of You

Tony

2013

HairBrained

Leo Searly

2013

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Ricky Baldoski

2013

Breakout

Jack Damson

Direct-to-DVD; also producer

2013

Gimme Shelter

Tom Fitzpatrick

2014

The Nut Job

Grayson

Voice

2018

Behind the Curtain of Night

Ronay

Post-production[47]

2018

The Field

Charlie ‘Charu’ Jolpin

Post-production[48]

TBA

The Poison Rose

Dr. Miles Mitchell

Post-production

Brendan Fraser Theme park ride

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2004

Revenge of the Mummy

Rick O’Connell

Universal Studios Florida version only

Brendan Fraser Awards

Year

Association

Category

Work

Result

1993

Chicago Film Critics Association Award

Most Promising Actor

Encino Man and School Ties

Nominated

1997

Seattle International Film Festival Award

Best Actor

Still Breathing

Won

2000

Saturn Award

Best Actor

The Mummy

Nominated

Blockbuster Entertainment Award

Favorite Actor – Action

Nominated

2001

Teen Choice Award

Film – Choice Actor

The Mummy Returns

Nominated

2005

Gotham Awards

Best Ensemble Cast

Crash

Nominated

Hollywood Film Festival Award

Ensemble of the Year

Won

2006

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Best Cast

Won

Screen Actors Guild Award

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Won

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