Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Movie Actor

Brendan James Fraser is an American-Canadian actor known for his leading roles in blockbusters, comedies, and dramatic films. Having graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts in 1990, he made his film debut in Dogfight. Fraser had his breakthrough in 1992 with the comedy Encino Man and the drama School Ties.

Full Name
Brendan James Fraser
Dec 3, 1968
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His mother is Canadian and his father is American. He has three older brothers and one younger sister. Fraser attended Upper Canada College, a private school in Toronto, where he began acting in theater productions at age twelve. He then went on to graduate from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts in 1990 with a degree in theater arts.

Fraser made his film debut in 1992’s “Encino Man”. He followed this up with roles in other successful films such as “George of the Jungle” (1997), “Godzilla” (1998) and “The Mummy” (1999). In 2000 Fraser starred opposite Michael Caine and Christopher Walken in the comedy-drama “The Quiet American” which garnered him critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama nomination.

In 2002 Fraser starred alongside Rachel Weisz and John Hannah in “The Mummy Returns” which earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team. That same year he worked with director Peter Weir on the critically acclaimed drama “The Magdalene Sisters” which won the Audience Award at Cannes Film Festival.

In recent years Fraser has worked primarily on television series such as Showtime's “The Affair” (2014–2018) and FX's “Trust” (2018). He also returned to feature films with roles such as Giggle McDimples in Toy Story 4 (2019), Efram Potelle in Extraordinary Measures (2010) and William Tell in Goliath (2016–present).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brendan Fraser is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 3, 1968, Brendan Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Encino Man</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser lands his first big starring role in the comedy Encino Man.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in School Ties</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser takes on a leading role in the drama School Ties.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in The Mummy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser stars in The Mummy, which grossed over $400 million worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in The Quiet American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser stars in The Quiet American, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Journey to the Center of the Earth</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser stars in the 3D adventure film Journey to the Center of the Earth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Trust</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fraser stars in the FX television series Trust.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Versatile Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brendan Fraser is a very versatile actor. He has starred in many different types of movies, ranging from comedies to action films to dramas. He has also appeared in television shows, stage plays, and voice work for animated films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspirational Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brendan Fraser is an inspirational role model for people who want to pursue their dreams but feel like they don't have the resources or support to do so. His story of fighting for his dream despite the odds is truly inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Charitable Person</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brendan Fraser is not only an entertainer but also a philanthropist who actively supports various charities and causes. He has raised awareness and funds for organizations such as The Make a Wish Foundation, UNICEF, and the Global Poverty Project.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First American Actor to Play Richard III</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brendan Fraser was the first American actor to play the role of Richard III on stage in a Shakespeare play.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Voice Actor for Robotman in Doom Patrol</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brendan Fraser is the voice actor for the robotic superhero Robotman in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Trained as an Opera Singer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brendan Fraser trained as an opera singer when he was younger and sang with the Canadian Opera Company.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Received a Golden Globe Nomination</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1998, Brendan Fraser was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in George of the Jungle.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Co-Starred With Arnold Schwarzenegger</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2002, Brendan Fraser co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Mummy Returns.</p></div>


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