Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Date of Birth: 03.12.1968
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Brendan Fraser
  2. Film Career
  3. Personal Life
  4. Current Projects
  5. Filmography

Biography of Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser, a Hollywood actor, is known for his leading roles in the "Mummy" franchise and the romantic drama "Blast from the Past". After starring in the film "George of the Jungle" as the main character, Fraser earned the title of a sex symbol in the 90s. He was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, USA, as the fourth son of Peter and Carol Fraser. His father worked in the tourism industry, which led to the family traveling extensively to different countries. Brendan had the opportunity to live in the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, as well as travel to almost all American states with his parents and brothers. Despite the frequent moves and exposure to different cultures, Fraser thrived and developed his skills. He is fluent in both American and British English, as well as French.

Brendan Fraser

In London, at the age of 12, Fraser first tried himself as a theater actor. His passion for acting grew quickly, and after a few small roles in plays, he decided to pursue it seriously. A few years later, Fraser's family moved to Canada, and he enrolled in a theater school in Toronto. He then attended the School of Arts in Seattle, where he gained essential knowledge for his acting career. With these foundations, Fraser began his acting journey.

Brendan Fraser

Film Career

In 1991, Fraser landed his first role in the drama film "My Old School". It was uncommon for a newcomer without experience to start with a leading role, but it was a fortunate opportunity for Fraser. The film went unnoticed by many viewers, but directors recognized the potential of young talents such as Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Brendan Fraser. Despite his initial success as a dramatic actor, fate had other plans for Fraser. In the same year, he received an invitation to the comedy film "Encino Man". This film defined his comedic talent, and subsequent directors offered him more comedic roles. He has played over twenty comedic characters throughout his filmography, many of which appeared foolish and ridiculous, but that was precisely what appealed to the audience.

Brendan Fraser

Fraser's breakthrough came in 1997 when he starred in the adventure film "George of the Jungle," a modern version of "Tarzan." His portrayal of Tarzan was impressive, given that the character had been portrayed numerous times before. Fraser's agility and convincing interactions with a sophisticated gorilla gave viewers the impression that he truly lived in the jungle. While he achieved recognition, Fraser began to feel confined by the comedy genre and sought to break away from it. His acting success came with the film "Gods and Monsters," which garnered critical acclaim. This marked a turning point in his career, as he demonstrated his versatility as an actor. It was his first significant dramatic role, where he showcased his charm and natural charisma. This project elevated Fraser's popularity.

Brendan Fraser

In 1999, Fraser appeared in the romantic drama "Blast from the Past." He convincingly played a man who had lived his entire life in a bomb shelter and finally ventured into the outside world as an adult. The following year, he starred in the adventure film "The Mummy," the first installment of a trilogy. Fraser reprised his role in all three films, showcasing his ability to blend both drama and comedy. He went on to appear in projects such as "Dudley Do-Right," "Bedazzled," "Crash," and "The Quiet American." Many of these films achieved commercial success due to Fraser's charismatic presence and comedic timing.

Brendan Fraser

Personal Life

Brendan Fraser was previously married to actress Afton Smith. They met at a party in 1993 and discovered that they were born on the same day, December 3. They got engaged five years later during a trip to Paris when Fraser presented Smith with a Polaroid photo that had a hidden message asking her to marry him. They tied the knot in 1998 and settled in their own home in Los Angeles. They have three sons together – Griffin, Holden, and Leland. However, in 2007, the couple announced their divorce, which was a challenging process due to financial disputes.

After the divorce, Fraser struggled emotionally but eventually rebuilt a friendship with his ex-wife. He later found love again with actress Maria Bello. Currently, Fraser resides in Los Angeles and spends his free time taking Polaroid pictures and collecting them.

Current Projects

In recent years, Fraser has taken on various film and television projects. In 2018, he starred in the TV series "Trust," where he portrayed a character involved in the kidnapping of an oil magnate's grandson. The series seamlessly blended drama with a vibrant rock and roll atmosphere. Additionally, he appeared in the crime film "The Field," where he played a police officer fighting local crime in Delhi. Fraser has also signed contracts for upcoming films, including "William Tell: The Legend" and "Seconds of Pleasure," demonstrating his commitment to diverse roles.


  • 1991 – "Encino Man"
  • 1991 – "My Old School"
  • 1997 – "George of the Jungle"
  • 1999 – "Blast from the Past"
  • 1999 – "The Mummy"
  • 1999 – "Dudley Do-Right"
  • 2004 – "Crash"
  • 2008 – "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
  • 2009 – "Inkheart"
  • 2014 – "The Nut Job"
  • 2016–2017 – "The Affair"
  • 2018 – "Trust"