Brendan Fraser

Actor
Tall and athletic, with a boyish charm and keen comic sensibilities, actor Brendan Fraser moved easily between crowd-pleasing entertainments and critically acclaimed dramas. Fraser's versatility was first exploited in a ... Read more »
Born: 12/03/1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Primetime Glick 2002 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gimme Shelter 2014 (Movie)

Tom Fitzpatrick (Actor)

HairBrained 2014 (Movie)

Leo Searly (Actor)

The Nut Job 2014 (Movie)

Grayson (Voice)

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

Scorch Supernova (Voice)

Pawn Shop Chronicles 2013 (Movie)

Ricky (Actor)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

Maguire (Actor)

Breakout 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tricking and Treating with Martha Stewart 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Extraordinary Measures 2010 (Movie)

John Crowley (Actor)

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

Dan Sanders (Actor)

Inkheart 2009 (Movie)

Mo Folchart (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey to the Center of the Earth 2008 (Movie)

Trevor Anderson (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Air I Breathe 2008 (Movie)

Pleasure (Actor)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 (Movie)

Rick O'Connell (Actor)

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Journey to the End of the Night 2005 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

DJ Drake, Himself, Voice of Tazmanian Devil & Tazmanian She-Devil (Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Quiet American 2002 (Movie)

CIA Agent Alden Pyle (Actor)

Monkeybone 2001 (Movie)

Stu Miley (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

Rick O'Connell (Actor)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Dudley Do-Right 1999 (Movie)

Dudley Do-Right (Actor)

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil Mists 1999 (Movie)

of Sinbad (Voice)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

Rick O'Connell (Actor)

Gods and Monsters 1998 (Movie)

Clayton Boone (Actor)

Still Breathing 1998 (Movie)

Fletcher (Actor)

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory Daze 1996 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Mrs. Winterbourne 1996 (Movie)

Bill Winterbourne (Actor)

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Cazz (Actor)

The Passion of Darkly Noon 1994 (Movie)

Darkly Noon (Actor)

The Scout 1994 (Movie)

Steve Nebraska (Actor)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

Monty Kessler (Actor)

Younger and Younger 1994 (Movie)

Winston Younger (Actor)

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

Link (Actor)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

David Greene (Actor)

Dogfight 1991 (Movie)

1st Sailor (Actor)

Mummies: The Real Story (TV Show)

Narrator

The Twilight of the Golds (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Stand Off 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Breakout 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

("Dolphin Song") (Song Performer)

Biography

Tall and athletic, with a boyish charm and keen comic sensibilities, actor Brendan Fraser moved easily between crowd-pleasing entertainments and critically acclaimed dramas. Fraser's versatility was first exploited in a pair of vastly different films concerning high school social life - the Valley-centric teen comedy "Encino Man" (1992) and the period melodrama "School Ties" (1992). The actor followed with a slew of equally divergent projects like the baseball dramedy "The Scout" (1994) and the slapstick cartoon adaptation of "George of the Jungle" (1997) as he attempted to make the transition to major stardom. Fraser upped his reputation considerably when he earned accolades opposite Sir Ian McKellan in the award-winning drama "Gods and Monsters" (1998) before breaking out as a bona fide action hero in the horror-adventure blockbusters "The Mummy" (1999) and "The Mummy Returns" (2001). Enjoying his new box office clout, he alternated big-budget movies with such serious-minded ventures as "The Quiet American" (2002), alongside Michael Caine, and the Oscar-winning "Crash" (2005). Following more pulpy genre offerings like "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008) and the third franchise installment "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" (2008), Fraser devoted his energies primarily to smaller, independent features for a time. Equally adept at low-brow comedy, thrilling adventure or high drama, Fraser proved time and again why he was one of the most dependable leading men Hollywood had to offer.

Relationships

Peter Fraser

Father
Canadian; born c. 1936 Worked for Canada's tourism office

Carol Fraser

Mother
Canadian; born c. 1936

Griffin Fraser

Son
Born Sept. 17, 2002; mother, Afton Smith

Hudson Fraser

Son
Born Aug. 16, 2004; mother, Afton Smith

Leland Fraser

Son
Born May 2, 2006; mother, Afton Smith

Kevin Fraser

Brother
Born c. 1960

Regan Fraser

Brother
Born c. 1963

Sean Fraser

Brother
Born c. 1962

Afton Smith Actor

Wife
Appeared together in "George of the Jungle" (1997) Married Sept. 27, 1988 Announced split in December 2007 Divorced April 17, 2008

EDUCATION

Upper Canada College

Toronto , Ontario
A private boys' boarding school

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle , Washington 1990

Milestones

2013

Voiced character of astronaut Scorch Supernova in computer animated feature "Escape from Planet Earth"

2010

Made Broadway debut in Simon Bent play "Elling"

2010

Starred in family comedy "Furry Vengeance"

2010

Portrayed American biotechnology executive John F. Crowley in "Extraordinary Measures," based on true story of his fight to save his children

2009

Starred in adaptation of the hit children's book "Inkheart"

2008

Starred in 3D adventure film "Journey to the Center of the Earth"; also executive produced

2008

Reprised role for second sequel "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

2007

Co-starred with Michael Keaton in "The Last Time"

2005

Starred in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash," a multi-character study of L.A. race relations

2004

Reprised guest starring role on NBC's "Scrubs"

2003

Starred as D.J. Drake in "Looney Tunes: Back in Action"

2002

Made two-episode guest appearance on NBC sitcom "Scrubs"

2002

Co-starred in drama feature "The Quiet American"

2001

Reprised role for sequel "The Mummy Returns"

2000

Starred in Harold Ramis remake of "Bedazzled"

1999

Starred in live-action adaptation of cartoon "Dudley Do-Right"

1999

Cast as an Indiana Jones-like archeologist in feature remake of "The Mummy"

1999

Played a 35-year old who was raised in an underground bunker in the comedy "Blast From the Past"

1998

Portrayed the gardener who is befriended by film director James Whale in Bill Condon's "Gods and Monsters"

1997

Earned critical praise for dramatic performance in "Still Breathing"

1997

Played title role in live-action "George of the Jungle"

1996

Made uncredited cameo appearance in "Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy"

1995

Appeared in L.A. production of John Patrick Shanley's play "Four Dogs and a Bone"

1995

Cast in minor role of a Vietnam veteran in 1970s flashback segments of "Now and Then"

1992

Played opposite Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O'Donnell in "School Ties"

1992

First lead role, "Encino Man"

1991

TV acting debut, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" (NBC)

1991

Made feature debut in a bit part with one line in Nancy Savoca's "Dogfight"

Raised in Europe and Canada

Interned at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, WA after college

Bonus Trivia

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Fraser collected old Polaroid cameras.

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Fraser on his approach to playing "George of the Jungle" (1997): "I learned as much jungle lore as I could. The basic Tarzan story structure has always had a resonance in popular culture. All the classic beats in the story are from Greek myth structure; that's the reason for its endurance." – from The Chicago Tribune, July 17, 1997

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On May 4, 2012, Fraser filed a lawsuit, breach of contract and fraud, against producer Todd Moyer over a planned movie about William Tell.

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