Date of Birth : Dec 3rd 1968
Brendan James Fraser is a Canadian film actor. He is known for having starred in several major Hollywood films, including 1999’s The Mummy.
Fraser’s first film role was a brief cameo in Nancy Savoca’s Dogfight (1991) and he has since garnered over 30 film credits. He had his first lead role in Encino Man (1992). That same year he played opposite Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O’Donnell in School Ties (1992). In 1994 he co-starred alongside Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads. He also played supporting roles such as starring alongside Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd in Philip Ridley’s The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), and Jennifer Beals in The Twilight of the Golds (1997). His breakout role was the title role in 1997’s George of the Jungle where he played a fish out of the water character similar to his role in Encino Man. After this he often played many fish out of water characters in films such as Blast from the Past (1999) and Monkeybone (2001).
Fraser loves instant photography and has used several Polaroids in movies and on tv shows, most notably on his guest roles on Scrubs. In his first appearance he used a folding pack camera (possibly a Model 450); and on his second appearance he used a Holga with a Polaroid back, a Japanese-only model. The book “Collector’s Guide to Instant Cameras” has a dedication to Fraser.
Fraser is fixated with the number “42”, he has worn it as his jersey number in all his sports-related films.
His surname is properly pronounced “Fray-zer”, though some pronounce it “Frasier”.