Brendan Fraser Biography
Birth Name - Brendan James Fraser
Date of Birth - December 3, 1968
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Height - 6' 3" (1.91 m)
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The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight (1991), then somewhat more substantial roles in Encino Man (1992) and School Ties (1992). He expresses a preference for playing "fish out of water" men. Five more years of supporting work led finally to the title role in George of the Jungle (1997), a role which fully utilized his charm and beefy good looks, as well as offering him a chance to show off his comic talents. He describes this role as the one which dramatically altered his career. Critical raves for his role in Gods and Monsters (1998) pointed to yet another dimension to his dramatic persona.
Spouse - Afton Smith (27 September 1998 - 17 April 2008) (divorced) 3 children
Raised in Holland, Switzerland, and Canada. Educated at Upper Canada College in Toronto, the Actors' Conservatory, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. 
Whenever appearing in a Pauly Shore movie, he uses the character name "Link".
Has dual citizenship: American and Canadian.
Speaks French fluently.
His and Afton's wedding was held in the garden at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.
He welcomed first child son Griffin Arthur on September 17, 2002.
While filming Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), was terrified at having to hit Bill Goldberg. Goldberg constantly told him to go ahead and do it, telling him, "It's what I do for a living."
Attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington.
Second child, son Holden Fletcher, b. 16 August 2004
Is an aspiring photographer.
Has recorded more than a few plays for broadcast on the radio, including works by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill.
He has three older brothers: Kevin Fraser, Sean Fraser and Regan Fraser.
Has developed a reputation for being extremely approachable and friendly to fans who meet him on the streets.
He was in consideration to play Superman Returns (2006) when Brett Ratner was still attached to the film.
Was considered for the role of Dr. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four (2005).
Was set to play the role of Dr. Steve/Eddie in The Wedding Planner (2001), but scheduling conflicts with filming Bedazzled (2000) prevented him.
The son of a Canadian travel executive. Among the places he lived in his younger days include Cincinnati, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Ottawa, Canada; and Holland.
Wife Afton gave birth to their third child and third son, Leland, on May 2nd, 2006 in Los Angeles.
He is not ambidextrous as it might appear in Monkeybone. If you listen to the directors commentary, that is a left hand artist's hand seen painting the characters, and the artist isn't Brendan.
Parents: Carol Fraser and Peter Fraser.
Was the first choice for playing the lead role in Inspector Gadget (1999); the role went to Matthew Broderick.
I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.
As sophisticated as the technology gets, the less sophisticated you have to become as an actor.
What if William Shakespeare had had a test audience for "Romeo and Juliet" or "Hamlet"?
[on turning forty] I feel all giddy inside. It's like when I turned 13 and I felt like I finally became a teenager. Now I feel like I'm finally becoming an adult. It's like earning another stripe in life.
You do a movie, Hollywood loves you for a while. They love you, they love you, they love you until "oh, they love someone else now. It's not cyclical, it's ... it's ... ficklical!
Brendan Fraser Filmography
2012 William Tell: 3D
2012 Seconds of Pleasure
2013 Escape from Planet Earth
Scorch Supernova (voice)
2012 Gimme Shelter
2011 Whole Lotta Sole
2010 Furry Vengeance
2010 Extraordinary Measures
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Sgt. Stone (uncredited)
2009 The Fairly OddParents (TV series)
Wishology! "The Final Ending" (2009) Turbo Thunder (voice)
Wishology! "The Exciting Middle Part" (2009) Turbo Thunder (voice)
Wishology! "The Big Beginning" (2009) Turbo Thunder (voice)
Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart
2008 Adventure at the Center of the Earth (Video Game)
Prof. Trevor Anderson
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Video Game)
Richard 'Rick' O'Connell (voice)
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth
2007 The Air I Breathe
2006 The Last Time
2006 Journey to the End of the Night
2000-2005 King of the Hill (TV series)
David Kalaiki-Alii / Irv Bennett / Jimmy Beardon
Gone with the Windstorm (2005) Irv Bennett/Jimmy Beardon (voice)
Peggy Makes the Big Leagues (2000) David Kalaiki-Alii (voice)
2004 Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride (short)
Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
2002-2004 Scrubs (TV series)
My Screwup (2004) Ben Sullivan
My Hero (2002) Ben Sullivan
My Occurrence (2002) Ben Sullivan
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
2002 The Quiet American
2001 The Mummy Returns
Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Elliot Richards / Jefe / Mary
2000 Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
1999 Dudley Do-Right
1999 The Mummy
Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
1999 Blast from the Past
1998 The Simpsons (TV series)
King of the Hill (1998) Brad (voice)
1998 Gods and Monsters
1997 Still Breathing
1997 George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle
1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV series)
Dammit, Hollywood (1997) Sammons Cagle (voice)
1996 The Twilight of the Golds
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
Bill / Hugh Winterbourne
1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Placebo Patient (uncredited)
1995 Now and Then
Vietnam Veteran (uncredited)
1995 Fallen Angels (TV series)
The Professional Man (1995) Johnny Lamb
1995 Glory Daze
1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon
1994 The Scout
1994 In the Army Now
Chester 'Chazz' Darvey
1994 With Honors
Montgomery 'Monty' Kessler
1993 Son in Law
1993 Younger and Younger
1993 Twenty Bucks
1992 School Ties
1992 Encino Man
1991 Guilty Until Proven Innocent (TV movie)
Sailor #1 (as Brendon Fraser)
1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV movie)
1991 My Old School (TV short)