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Jonathan Brandis

Highest Rated:   78% Fatal Attraction (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Stepfather II (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Bad Girls From Valley High
  • Drew
2005
No Score Yet Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
  • Neil Weatherford
2004
60% 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
50% 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
13% Sidekicks
  • Barry Gabrewski
1993
14% Ladybugs
  • Matthew/Martha
1992
14% The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
  • Bastian
1991
62% Stephen King's It
  • Bill Denborough (age 12)
1990
7% Ghost Dad
  • Actor
1990
0% Stepfather II
  • Todd Grayland
1989
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys
  • Kid Tim
1988
78% Fatal Attraction
  • Party Guest
1987
50% It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
  • Actor
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Full House
1987-1995
  • Michael Montfort
  • 1989

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