Brendan Fraser is an American-Canadian actor and producer who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Fraser earned his net worth from a successful film career dating back to the 1990s. With more than 70 acting credits to his name, he is best known for his roles in “The Mummy” franchise, “George of the Jungle,” “Encino Man,” and “Dudley Do-Right” as well as a memorable 3-episode arc on the NBC series “Scrubs.” Brendan also appeared in the award-winning films “Crash” and “The Quiet American.”
Brendan Fraser was born Brendan James Fraser on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up with Canadian parents, Carol (a sales counselor) and Peter (a Canadian foreign service officer), and 3 older brothers, Kevin, Regan, and Sean, in Washington, California, Ontario, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Brendan attended a private boarding school, Toronto’s Upper Canada College, and in 1990, he graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He had planned to study acting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, but on the way there, he stopped in Hollywood, was cast as a sailor in the 1991 film “Dogfight,” and decided to stay.
Fraser made his television debut on a 1998 episode of “America’s Most Wanted,” playing a friend of a murder victim in a reenactment. He landed his first leading role in 1992, starring in “Encino Man” alongside Pauly Shore and Sean Astin, and that year he also appeared in sports drama “School Ties.” In 1994, Brendan appeared in “With Honors,” “The Scout,” “Airheads,” and “In the Army Now” (teaming back up with Pauly Shore), and in 1997, he played the title role in “George of the Jungle,” which grossed $174.4 million at the box office. He followed “George of the Jungle” with 1998’s “Gods and Monsters” and 1999’s “Blast from the Past,” “Dudley Do-Right,” and box office smash “The Mummy,” which grossed $416.4 million; the sequels, “The Mummy Returns” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” grossed $435 million and $403.4 million, respectively. Fraser then appeared in “Bedazzled” (2000), “The Quiet American” (2002), “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” (2003), “Crash” (2004), “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008), “Inkheart,” and several other films before taking a break from movies in 2014.
Though Brendan is mostly known for his film work, he has appeared in numerous television projects, including “The Simpsons” (1998), “King of the Hill” (2000 and 2005), “Scrubs” (2002 and 2004),” and “The Affair” (2016–2017). He also voiced Robotman in “Titans” (2018) and its 2019 spin-off “Doom Patrol.” In 2020, Fraser is set to play a billionaire futurist in “Professionals,” a 10-part series for Swedish streaming platform Viaplay. Brendan has also had success on the stage, earning rave reviews for his performance as Brick in a London production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 2001, and he has served as an executive producer on several of his films, including “The Last Time” (2006), “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (which grossed $244.2 million at the box office), “Furry Vengeance” (2010), and “Stand Off” (2012).
For 1994’s The Scout, Brendan earned $1.5 million. He earned $4 million for both The Mummy and Duddley Do-Right in 1999. He earned $10 million for Bedazzled in 2000. $12.5 million for 2001’s The Mummy Returns. His paycheck for 2008’s Mummy installment was $14 million. These movies alone represent $46 million in earnings.
Brendan married actress Afton Smith on September 27, 1998, and they had 3 sons, Griffin (born in 2002), Holden (born in 2004), and Leland (born in 2006) before divorcing in 2008. Fraser holds dual citizenship in America and Canada, and he is fluent in French. He’s on the FilmAid International board of directors and is passionate about photography. The stunts Brendan has performed in his movies have taken a toll on his body, and he has undergone surgery several times; over a 7-year period, he had a partial knee replacement, vocal cord surgery, and multiple back surgeries. In 2018, Fraser revealed that the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk, had sexually assaulted him in 2003 and said that he believes that speaking out contributed to a decline in his career.
In a March 2013 court case, Fraser asked to have his alimony payments reduced due to the fact that he was losing $87,000 every month thanks to alimony, mortgages, and various other expenses. He claimed that he was no longer earning the mega-millions that came at the height of his fame and listed his assets at $25 million and his monthly income at $205,704. He also said that he earned around $26,000 per month from investment income and had to pay $113,000 in “professional expenses” (lawyers, managers, agents). These costs left Brendan with roughly $118,000 in monthly income before expenses. Fraser’s monthly expenses included $50,000 in alimony, $34,000 in income taxes, $25,000 in child support, and more than $25,000 in other expenses (mortgages, property taxes, etc.), outweighing his monthly income by $87,000. His annual alimony and child support payments totaled $900,000, and his ex-wife accused him of hiding assets. The terms of the divorce allowed Brendan to reduce his alimony only if his annual earnings dipped below $3 million, which at the time had not happened.
Awards and Honors
In 1997, Fraser won a Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for his performance in “Still Breathing.” In 2004, he earned an Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Scrubs,” and he received a ShoWest Award for Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film in 2008. Brendan also shared several awards with his “Crash” castmates, including a Screen Actors Guild Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association award, a Hollywood Film Festival Award, and a Gold Derby Award. Fraser received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2006.
In 1996, Brendan and Afton paid $675,000 for a 3,948 square foot home in Beverly Hills. They sold it for $3 million in 2007, a few months before announcing their split.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 3, 1968 (53 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Photographer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|