Brendan Fraser is a Canadian-American actor known for his work in movies such as “The Mummy,” “George of the Jungle,” and “Crash.” Fraser has had a successful career in Hollywood and continues to work in the entertainment industry today. Despite taking a break from acting for a few years, he recently made a comeback with his role in the critically acclaimed television series “Doom Patrol.”
Brendan Fraser Biography
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Brendan Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. His parents were Canadians, and his father was a former journalist who worked for the Canadian Government Office of Tourism. Brendan grew up in a number of different places, including Switzerland, Netherlands, and Canada, as his family moved frequently due to his father’s job.
Fraser attended several different schools while growing up, including Upper Canada College in Toronto and the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he studied acting. He later attended the Actor’s Studio in New York City.
Fraser’s interest in acting began in high school, where he performed in school plays. He continued to pursue his passion for acting in college and eventually landed his first professional acting role in a television movie called “America’s Most Wanted: Criminals in Blue” in 1989.
Brendan Fraser Career
After his first acting role in 1989, Brendan Fraser continued to pursue his acting career, landing roles in various films and TV shows throughout the early 1990s. In 1992, he had a breakthrough role in the film “Encino Man,” which was followed by starring roles in “School Ties” and “With Honors” in 1993.
Fraser’s career took off in the late 1990s with his starring role in the blockbuster hit “George of the Jungle” in 1997, followed by “Gods and Monsters” in 1998, which earned him critical acclaim. He went on to star in other successful films like “The Mummy” (1999), “Bedazzled” (2000), and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008).
In addition to his film career, Fraser has also worked in television, with notable roles in shows like “Scrubs,” “Texas Rising,” and “Condor.” He has also done voice work in animated films like “The Lego Movie” and “Pets United.”
Brendan Fraser Movies and TV Shows
Here are some of Brendan Fraser’s notable filmography:
Encino Man (1992), School Ties (1992), With Honors (1994), The Scout (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Gods and Monsters (1998), Blast from the Past (1999), The Mummy (1999), Bedazzled (2000), Monkeybone (2001), The Quiet American (2002), Crash (2004), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Inkheart (2008), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Furry Vengeance (2010), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), Gimme Shelter (2013), The Nut Job (2014), Doom Patrol (2019-present), Behind the Curtain of Night (2021), The Whale (2022), Killers of the Flower Moon (2023), Brothers (2023)
Brendan Fraser Awards
These are a few of the many awards and nominations that Brendan Fraser has received throughout his career:
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (1999) – for his role in “Gods and Monsters”
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (1999) – for his role in “Gods and Monsters”
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Action/Adventure (2000) – for his role in “The Mummy”
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2006) – in recognition of his contributions to the motion picture industry
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (2021) – for his role in “The Affair”
Critics’ Choice Television Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2021) – for his role in “Doom Patrol”
Brendan Fraser Wife and Children
He was married to Afton Smith, an actress, from 1998 to 2008. The couple met at a barbecue in Winona Ryder’s backyard in 1993 and got engaged in 1997. They have three children together: two sons named Griffin and Holden, and a daughter named Leland.
After his divorce from Afton Smith, Fraser had a relationship with model and actress Estella Warren from 2008 to 2009. He has mostly kept his personal life out of the public eye since then, and it is not clear if he is currently in a relationship.
Fraser has been involved in various philanthropic causes throughout his career, including supporting organizations like the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Red Cross.
Brendan Fraser Net Worth
Brendan Fraser’s estimated net worth is approximately $25 million.