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Brendan Sexton III

Highest Rated:   90% Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Lowest Rated:   13% Hide and Seek (2005)
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Birthplace:   Staten Island, New York, USA
Since his 1995 debut as Heather Matarazzo's would-be rapist in Welcome to the Dollhouse, Brendan Sexton III has become a fixture on the independent film circuit. Often playing troubled and/or alienated young men, he has steadily established himself as one of the more compelling, hard-edged actors of his generation.Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for his work in Dollhouse (the award ultimately went to his co-star, Matarazzo), the Staten Island native immediately began to attract notice in the indie film arena. Following a small role as another troubled boy in that same year's Empire Records, he went on to appear in a number of independent features, including 1997's Arresting Gena and A, B, C . . . Manhattan. In 1998, John Waters cast him as the shoplifting friend of Pecker's titular hero; that same year, Sexton led a cast of up-and-comers (including Christina Ricci, Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck) in Morgan J. Freeman's Desert Blue, playing one of the denizens of a small desert town. He collaborated with director Freeman again that year in Hurricane Streets, starring as the film's delinquent streetwise protagonist who tries to mend his ways. In 1999, Sexton had a major role in Boys Don't Cry, the story of Brandon Teena, a woman whose decision to lead her life as a man met with brutal consequences. Over the coming years, Sexton would continue to remain a success on screen, appearing in films like Black Hawk Down and Everybody's Fine, as well as on the TV series The Killing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
21% Welcome To Happiness
  • Nyles
2016
No Score Yet Addiction: A 60's Love Story
  • Jay
2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol
  • Donny
2015
85% Glass Chin
  • Jimmy Musial
2015
No Score Yet Dark
  • John
2015
No Score Yet The Odd Way Home
  • Dave
2014
No Score Yet 7E
  • Clyde
2013
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall
  • Rusty
2013
82% Seven Psychopaths
  • Young Zachariah
$15.1M 2012
No Score Yet The Truth
  • Gabriel Doyle
2010
69% The Runaways
  • Derek
$3.6M 2010
46% Everybody's Fine
  • Mugger
$8.9M 2009
No Score Yet Winter of Frozen Dreams
  • Jerry Davies
2009
No Score Yet In My Pocket
  • Eric
2009
38% Let Them Chirp Awhile
  • Scott
2008
No Score Yet Bohica
  • Fish
2008
71% The Girl in the Park
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Marconi Bros. (The Wedding Bros.)
  • Anthony Marconi
2008
No Score Yet Neal Cassady
  • Little Big
2007
No Score Yet Little Fugitive
  • Frank (Pony Ride Man)
2006
No Score Yet Just Like The Son
  • Grant Bills
2006
No Score Yet The Secret
  • Ethan
2006
18% This Revolution
  • Daniel
2006
60% Winter Solstice
  • Robbie
$0.3M 2005
13% Hide and Seek
  • Store Clerk
$51.1M 2005
60% Love, Ludlow
  • Ludlow Smuldanski
2004
76% Black Hawk Down
  • Kowalewski
$108.6M 2001
63% Session 9
  • Jeff
2001
88% Boys Don't Cry
  • Tom
1999
37% Desert Blue
  • Blue Baxter
1999
52% Pecker
  • Matt
1998
88% Hurricane Streets
  • Marcus
1997
No Score Yet Spark
  • Mooney
1997
26% Empire Records
  • Warren
1995
90% Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Brandon McCarthy
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013-2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
20% Stalker
2014-2015
  • Robbie
  • 2014
70% The Killing
2011-2014
  • Belko Royce Belko
  • 2011

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