BRENDAN FRASER (Tom Fitzpatrick) transitions seamlessly from
films to action-packed blockbusters, garnering widespread critical acclaim for
his versatile, inspired
performances as well as his eye for thought-provoking material. Fraser starred
in and executive
produced Journey to the Center of the Earth, which grossed more than $100
million domestically, and
Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which netted more than $400 million
Fraser recently completed work on the animated feature The Nut Job, with
voice acting by
Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl; HairBrained, opposite Alex Wolff; and Seconds
of Pleasure, alongside
Christina Hendricks and Julia Stiles.
Previously, Fraser voiced Scorch Supernova in the animated film Escape from
Planet Earth and
starred in the Terry George heist comedy Stand Off, on which he also served as
In 2010 Fraser was seen in the family comedy Furry Vengeance and the drama
Extraordinary Measures, a
true story based on a couple's efforts to find a researcher who may have a cure
for their children's
rare genetic disorder.
The film that cemented Fraser as a major box-office draw was Stephen Sommers'
action-horror adventure The Mummy, an ambitious retooling of the 1932 horror
classic. In 2001
Fraser re-teamed with Sommers and co-star Rachel Weisz on sequel The Mummy
the films grossed more than $800 million worldwide.
Fraser played memorable roles in such films as Iain Softley's Inkheart,
Mirren, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent and Andy Serkis; Jieho Lee's The Air I
Breathe, alongside Forest
Whitaker, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kevin Bacon; Paul Haggis' Best
Crash, as a member of an esteemed ensemble cast; Phillip Noyce's The Quiet
American, based on
Graham Greene's 1955 thriller of the same name; and Bill Condon's Gods and
Monsters, opposite Sir
Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave.
Additional film credits include George of the Jungle, Looney Tunes: Back in
Monkey Bone, Blast from the Past, Dudley Do-Right, Mrs. Winterbourne, Encino
Man, School Ties, With Honors,
Airheads and The Scout.
On the small screen, Fraser turned heads with his critically acclaimed
Showtime's "The Twilight of the Golds," opposite Garry Marshall and Faye
Fraser's diverse theater roster includes a 2001 appearance at London's Lyric
Theatre in the
West End production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Directed by
Anthony Page, Fraser played the role of Brick opposite Frances O'Connor as
Maggie Pollitt. The
actor received high praise for his work as the anxious writer in John Patrick
Shanley's "Four Dogs
and a Bone" at the Geffen Playhouse, co-starring Martin Short, Parker Posey and
Born in Indianapolis and raised in Europe and Canada, Fraser has been dedicated
his craft since the age of 12. He began attending theater when his family lived
in London. After
completing high school at Toronto's Upper Canada College, Fraser received a
B.F.A. in acting from
the Actors Conservatory at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.