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Brendan Fraser



A muscular, darkly handsome actor who defies easy categorization, Brendan Fraser has an enviable versatility that has allowed him to be equally convincing in comedies, dramas, and adventure films alike. The son of a Canadian tourism executive, Fraser was born in Indianapolis on December 3, 1968. Thanks to his father's job, Fraser and his family led a fairly peripatetic existence, living in locales as varied as Ottawa, London, Rome, and Seattle. During his time in London, Fraser became interested in theater and eventually enrolled in Seattle's Cornish Institute for training.

After an early appearance in Dogfight (1991), Fraser got his break in 1992's Encino Man as a Stone-Age man unfrozen in modern-day California.



He went on to gain audience prominence in diverse roles such as a Jewish football player in an all-WASP environment in School Ties (1992), a grunged-out musician in Airheads (1994), a Harvard student who loses his thesis in With Honors (1994), and a quirky baseball phenom in The Scout (1994). Fraser has been quoted in one magazine article as saying that he seeks out roles combining "silliness and sexiness"; his work during the second half of the '90s certainly reflected this. Particular highlights were George of the Jungle (1997), a satire of jungle adventure films; Gods and Monsters (1998), the acclaimed rendering of the last days of director James Whale, for which Fraser earned particular praise in his role as Whale's strapping gardener; the romantic comedy Blast From the Past (1999); and a big-budget remake of The Mummy (1999) that effectively showcased Fraser as a hero well-suited to old-school adventure. So successful were the extravagantly computer generated exploits of the revived Mummy soon became a franchise, birthing sequels like The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).



Fraser would spend subsuquent years appearing in a number of varied projects, including comedies like Bedazzled and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, dramas like The Quiet American and Crash, and adventure movies, like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Inkheart.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
24% HairBrained
  • Leo Searly
2014
23% Gimme Shelter
  • Tom Fitzpatrick
2014
10% The Nut Job
  • Grayson
2014
No Score Yet The Legend of William Tell: 3D
  • William Tell
2014
44% A Case of You
  • Tony
2013
13% Hustlers
  • Ricky
2013
No Score Yet Whole Lotta Sole (Stand Off)
  • Executive Producer
  • Joe Maguire
2013
33% Escape From Planet Earth
  • Scorch Supernova
2013
No Score Yet Breakout
  • Jack Damson
2013
8% Furry Vengeance
  • Executive Producer
  • Dan Sanders
2010
28% Extraordinary Measures
  • John Crowley
2010
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Actor
2009
38% Inkheart
  • Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart
2009
12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Rick O'Connell
2008
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Executive Producer
  • Trevor Anderson
2008
12% The Air I Breathe
  • Pleasure
2008
35% The Last Time
  • Executive Producer
  • Jamie Bashant
2007
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night
  • Paul
2007
91% ...So Goes the Nation
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night
  • Actor
2006
75% Crash
  • Dist. Atty. Richard `Rick' Cabot
2004
57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • DJ Drake
2003
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Himself
2003
87% The Quiet American
  • Alden Pyle
2003
47% The Mummy Returns
  • Rick O'Connell
2001
20% Monkeybone
  • Stu Miley
2001
49% Bedazzled
  • Elliot Richards
2000
No Score Yet Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
  • Sinbad
2000
No Score Yet Mummies: The Real Story
  • Narrator
2000
16% Dudley Do-Right
  • Dudley
1999
56% The Mummy
  • Rick
1999
58% Blast From the Past
  • Adam Webber
1999
38% Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'
  • Placebo Patient
1999
95% Gods and Monsters
  • Clayton Boone
1998
62% Still Breathing
  • Fletcher McBracken
1998
56% George of the Jungle
  • George
1997
43% The Twilight of the Golds
  • David Gold
1997
No Score Yet Glory Daze
  • Doug
1996
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Bill/Hugh Winterbourne
1996
50% Balto
  • Actor
1995
19% Now and Then
  • Vietnam Veteran
1995
17% The Passion of Darkly Noon
  • Darkly Noon
1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger
  • Winston Younger
1995
22% The Scout
  • Steve Nebraska
1994
6% In the Army Now
  • Link
1994
21% Airheads
  • Chazz
1994
17% With Honors
  • Monty
1994
21% Son-in-Law
  • Link (uncredited)
1993
75% Twenty Bucks
  • Sam
1993
68% School Ties
  • David Greene
1992
16% Encino Man
  • Link
1992
76% Dogfight
  • 1st Sailor
1991
No Score Yet Child of Darkness, Child of Light
  • Johns Friend
1991
No Score Yet Guilty Until Proven Innocent
  • Bobby McLaughlin
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Dan Cooper
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Ben Sullivan
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
19% Texas Rising
2015
  • Billy Anderson
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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