Brendan Fraser Biography (1968-)

Full name, Brendan James Fraser; born December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, IN;son of Peter (a Canadian tourism official) and Carol (a sales counselor) Fraser; married Afton Smith (an actress), September 27, 1998; children: Griffin Arthur, Holden Fletcher. Addresses: Agent: George Freeman, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Aleen Keshishian, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Kelly Bush, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
December 3, 1968
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Brendon Fraser) First sailor, Dogfight, Warner Bros., 1991
  • David Greene, School Ties, Paramount, 1992
  • Linkovitch "Link" Chomofsky, Encino Man (also known as California Man), Buena Vista, 1992
  • (Uncredited) Link, Son-in-Law, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Sam Mastrewski, Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993
  • Winston Younger, Younger and Younger, Academy Entertainment, 1993
  • Chester (Chazz), Airheads, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Link, In the Army Now (also known as You're in the Army Now), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Montgomery "Monty" Kessler, With Honors (also known as Damon and With Highest Honors), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Steve Nebraska, The Scout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Darkly Noon, The Passion of Darkly Noon (also known as Darkly Noon and Die Passion des Darkly Noon), Turner Home Entertainment, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Vietnam veteran, Now and Then (also known as The Gaslight Addition), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Doug, Glory Daze, Seventh Art Releasing, 1996
  • Hugh Winterbourne and Bill Winterbourne, Mrs. Winterbourne, TriStar, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Placebo patient, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (alsoknown as Brain Candy, The Drug, and Kids in the Hall: La pilule du bonheur), Paramount, 1996
  • Title role, George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Fletcher McBracken, Still Breathing, October Films, c. 1997
  • Clayton Boone, Gods and Monsters (also known as The Father of Frankenstein), Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Adam Webber, Blast from the Past, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Title role, Dudley Do-Right, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Richard "Rick" O'Connell, The Mummy, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Stu Miley, Monkeybone (live action and animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Elliot Richards, Jefe, and Mary, Bedazzled (also known as Teuflisch), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Voice of Sinbad, Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (animated), Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Richard "Rick" O'Connell, The Mummy Returns, MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Alden Pyle, The Quiet American (also known as The Spy and Der Stille Amerikaner), Miramax, 2002
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003
  • Himself, D. J. Drake, and voices of Tasmanian devil and she-devil, Looney Tunes: Back in Action (live action and animated; also known as Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie), Warner Bros., 2003
  • Rick, Crash, Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Accidental Husband, Initial Entertainment Group, 2005
  • Singularity (also known as The Invaders), Warner Bros., 2005
  • Voice of title role, Big Bug Man (animated), Studio-Free Studio, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Bobby McLaughlin, Guilty until Proven Innocent (also known as Presumed Guilty), NBC, 1991
  • John's friend, Child of Darkness, Child of Light, USA Network, 1991
  • David Gold, Twilight of the Golds, Showtime, 1997
  • Specials
  • 1994 MTV Music Video Awards, MTV, 1994
  • Audience member, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • Host, Christmas in Washington, TNT, 1999
  • Narrator, Mummies: The Real Story, The Discovery Channel, 1999
  • 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • Himself, The Osbourne Family Christmas Special, MTV, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1994 MTV Music Video Awards, MTV, 1994
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Johnny Lamb, "Professional Man," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995
  • Voice, "Dammit Hollywood," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1997, 1999
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 1999, 2003
  • Voice of Brad, "King of the Hill," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Voice of David Kaliiki-Alii, "Peggy Makes the Big Leagues," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2000
  • Guest, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2000
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003
  • Ben Sullivan, "My Occurrence: Part 1," Scrubs, NBC, 2002
  • Ben Sullivan, "My Hero: Part 2," Scrubs, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, "Gladiator Radio," Player$, 2003
  • Guest, Cold Pizza, ESPN 2, 2003
  • Guest, Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003
  • Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003
  • Guest, Tinseltown TV, 2003
  • Guest, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The TodayShow), NBC, 2003
  • Guest, U-Pick Live, Nickelodeon, 2003
  • Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Ben Sullivan, "My Screwup," Scrubs, NBC, 2004
  • Himself, Ministry of Mayhem, Independent Television, 2004
  • Appeared in Fanatic (also known as MTV's Fanatic), MTV.
  • Pilots
  • My Old School, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • Four Dogs and a Bone, Los Angeles production, 1995
  • Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West End production, London, 2001
  • Appeared in productions of Arms and the Man, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Moonchildren, Romeo and Juliet, and Waiting forGodot; appeared in productions of the Laughing Horse Summer Theatre Company, Ellensburg, WA.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • (In archive footage) Clayton Boone, The World of Gods and Monsters: AJourney with James Whale, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, July 17, 1997
    • Cosmopolitan, June, 1994, p. 86; April, 1998, p. 206
    • Current Biography, February, 2001, pp. 9-12
    • Empire, January, 1998, pp. 56-57
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 7, 1994, pp. 50-51; August 22, 1997,p. 19; May 14, 1999, p. 28
    • International Herald Tribune, September 26, 2001, p. 10
    • Interview, August, 1994, p. 108
    • Movieline, June, 1999, pp. 46-53
    • New Republic, May 13, 1996, p. 28
    • Newsday, February 28, 1994, p. B3; September 28, 1994, November 12, 1998, p. B6; February 7, 1999, p. D4; March 1, 1999, p. A13
    • Parade, May 2, 1999, p. 30; July 30, 2000, pp. 4, 5
    • People Weekly, August 11, 1997, p. 146; May 11, 1998, p. 100; May31, 1999, p. 69; July 5, 1999, p. 115
    • Premiere, June, 1994, p. 60; August, 1997, pp. 88-91
    • TV Guide, May 1, 1999, p. 7
    • Urban Cinefile, May 17, 2001
    • USA Today, February 11, 1999, p. 10D
    • US Weekly, August, 1994; May, 1995; June, 1997
    • Vanity Fair, September, 1992, p. 187
    Electronic
    • Brendan Fraser Official Site, http://www.brendanfraser.com, August30, 2004

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