Brendan Fraser Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ
|Popular Name:||Brendan Fraser|
|Real Name:||Brendan James Fraser|
|Birth Date:||December 3, 1968|
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Afton Smith (m. 1998; div. 2007)
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
The son of a travel executive father and a sales counselor mother who was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States, Brendan Fraser is a successful Canadian-American actor who is known for his roles in numerous movies including “Encino Man”, “George of the Jungle”, “Crash”, “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, and “The Quiet American”, as well as for his portrayal of Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy” film series. He grew up with three elder siblings and attended Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts before starting his career as an actor. Mr. Fraser has worked on television as well, playing different roles and delivering remarkable performances in numerous over the years. Also an accomplished photographer, he has showcased his skills with the camera in a variety of movies and television programs. Currently, he sits on the board of directors for the not-for-profit organization FilmAid International.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
Brendan James Fraser was born on the 3rd of December 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana to parents Peter Fraser and Carol Mary Genereux.
His father was a former journalist who was employed as a Canadian Foreign Service officer, while his mother worked as a sales counselor. His maternal uncle is Olympic gold medalist George Genereux.
He grew up with his three older brothers by the names of Sean, Kevin, and Regan. They are all of Czech, Irish, Scottish, German, and French-Canadian descent. The family moved around quite often during Fraser’s childhood due to his parents’ jobs. They lived in different cities in the United States and Canada, as well as in European countries like the Netherlands and Switzerland.
For his education, Brendan Fraser’s records show that he first attended Upper Canada College before graduating from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts in the year 1990. He would have pursued a Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University but decided to choose a life in Hollywood instead.
Professional Life: Acting Career
Fraser’s career in the film industry started with a film debut in 1991 when he was cast in the film “Dogfight”. Then, he received starring roles in both “School Ties” and “Encino Man” a year later. He also delivered a remarkable performance that is still remembered by most of his fans in the film “Airheads”.
It was in 1997 that he had his breakthrough after his role in the box office hit “George of the Jungle”. However, his biggest commercial success to date is easily the adventure fantasy movie “The Mummy” and its sequel “The Mummy Returns”.
Asides from his acting roles, Mr. Fraser has also earned producer credits in several successful movies, including the likes of “Breakout”, “Furry Vengeance”, “The Last Time”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, and “Stand Off”. He has also appeared in countless television shows including the likes of “King of the Hill”, Doom Patrol”, “Scrubs”, Trust”, “Texas Rising”, “The Affair”, and “Condor”.
Despite that he hasn’t received a major role in a film since pre-2010 (probably due to claims of having been blacklisted by Hollywood), Fraser still retains his place in the hearts of many people around the world.
Achievements: Awards & Honors
For his work in the 2006 film “Crash”, Brendan won 3 awards from 4 nominations, picking up a Hollywood Film Festival Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. An earlier award win for him came for the 1997 film “Still Breathing, for which he won a “Seattle International Film Festival Award”.
Personal Life: Wife, Children, Controversy, Height, Weight Gain
Some people have been wondering what it was with the actor’s sudden increase in size. This report confirms that he did not gain all his weight by accident. For a fact, he did so in preparation for a role in the new film “The Whale”, where he portrays a morbidly obese recluse (according to reports by The Sun). Incredibly, the versatile actor put on more than 300 pounds to prepare for the role.
The movie star is the proud dad to three children, all of whom were born as a result of his relationship with his ex-wife whom he divorced in 2007. His kids’ names are Griffin, Holden, and Leland, born in 2002, 2004, and 2006 respectively. After Fraser’s divorce, he was ordered by the court to pay $50,000 a month in alimony for 10 years. This was in addition to him owing $25,000 monthly in child support.
Asides from his popular lifestyle in films, Mr. Fraser is interestingly an accomplished amateur photographer and amateur archer. His skills were spotlighted in his roles in films like “Scrubs” and “Texas Rising”.
In 2003, he caught made the news and caught the attention of many with the allegation that he had been sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, the then president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). He told GQ that the incident happened at the Beverly Hills Hotel that year. Per self-admittance, that incident left him traumatized and even affected the trajectory of his career.
For his height, the film actor is billed to be standing at 189 centimeters tall. His weight is still under discussion since he recently put on more than 300 pounds in preparation for a movie role and may be trimming down later on.
Brendan Fraser Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources
Mr. Brendan Fraser’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. Thanks to his roles in blockbusters like “The Mummy” franchise and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” in addition to the countless other films and shows he has been a part of since his debut in the 1990s, he has been able to accumulate his millions.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor earned a salary of $4 million for his roles in both “The Mummy” and “Duddley Do-Right” in 1999. The following year, he reportedly received a paycheck of $10 million for his work in “Bedazzled”.
Despite having been blacklisted from acting by Hollywood authorities, the actor has popped up in dozens of different works and continues to be respected as a dedicated film star who successfully captured the hearts and attention of millions of people around the world with his works.