Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis

Highest Rated: 76% Fatal Attraction (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Stepfather II (1989)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1976

Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Born in Danbury, CT, fresh-faced Jonathan Brandis began acting in commercials before elementary school. His family relocated to Los Angeles when he was nine and he promptly landed guest spots on several TV series, including Blossom and L.A. Law, as well as roles in miniseries and films. After a supporting part in The Stepfather II (1989), Brandis garnered his first starring film role as the boy adventurer in The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter (1991). Brandis followed up with starring roles as a ringer for a girls' soccer team in Ladybugs (1992) and a weakling who lives his dream of practicing martial arts with Chuck Norris in Sidekicks (1993). His two seasons on TV's SeaQuest DSV (1993-1994) further helped turn the boyishly handsome Brandis into a teen-magazine idol. With substantial roles in several TV movies, including Good King Wenceslas (1994) and Born Free: A New Adventure (1996), Brandis stuck to TV for several years after SeaQuest. He returned to feature films in the late '90s with a small part in Ang Lee's Civil War drama Ride With the Devil (1999) and a sizable supporting role as Rhode Island teen Shawn Hatosy's best friend in the coming-of-age comedy Outside Providence (1999). Jonathan Brandis committed suicide at his home in Los Angeles just before midnight on November 11, 2003, though the trades reported that he actually died the following morning, after being transported to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His final film appearance -- in John T. Kretchmer's low-budget comedy Bad Girls from Valley High -- arrived posthumously, in 2005.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Bad Girls From Valley High Drew 2005
No Score Yet Puerto Vallarta Squeeze Neil Weatherford 2004
59% Hart's War Pvt. Lewis P. Wakely $19.1M 2002
63% Ride With the Devil Cave Wyatt 1999
No Score Yet The Year That Trembled Casey Pedersen 1999
51% Outside Providence Mousy 1999
No Score Yet Two Came Back Jason 1997
No Score Yet Fall Into Darkness Chad Price 1996
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure Randolph 'Rand' Thompson 1996
No Score Yet Her Last Chance Preston 1996
10% Sidekicks Barry Gabrewski 1993
13% Ladybugs Matthew/Martha 1992
14% The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter Bastian 1991
70% Stephen King's It Bill Denborough (age 12) 1990
6% Ghost Dad Actor 1990
0% Stepfather II Todd Grayland 1989
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys Kid Tim 1988
76% Fatal Attraction Party Guest 1987
56% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Actor 1987


No Score Yet seaQuest DSV
Lucas Lucas Wolenczak 1996
No Score Yet Blossom
Steve 1991
43% Alien Nation
Andy 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Kevin 1990
No Score Yet Full House
Michael Montfort 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
Paul 1989


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