Fraser, Brendan 1968–

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FRASER, Brendan 1968–

(Brendon Fraser)


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. Education: Attended secondary school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, B.F.A. Religion: Roman Catholicism. Avocational Interests: Photography, collecting old cameras, travel, museums, galleries, theatre.

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.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA, intern; Laughing Horse Summer Theatre Company, Ellensburg, WA, member of the company. Appeared as Richard "Rick" O'Connell in Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride (also known as Revenge of the Mummy), Universal, beginning 2004. Photographs exhibited in Los Angeles, 2003.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Golden Space Needle Award, Seattle International Film Festival, best actor, 1997, for Still Breathing; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor or actress in a family film, 1998, for George of the Jungle; Young Hollywood Award, Movieline, male superstar of tomorrow, 1999; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best actor, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor in an action film, both 2000, for The Mummy; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice actor in a film, 2001.


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 (also known 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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 Today Show), 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.

Television Appearances; 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 for Godot; appeared in productions of the Laughing Horse Summer Theatre Company, Ellensburg, WA.



(In archive footage) Clayton Boone, The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.



Newsmakers 2000, Issue 1, Gale, 2000.


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; May 31, 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.


Brendan Fraser Official Site,, August 30, 2004.

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