Brendan James Fraser came to limelight in 1997 when he played the major role in the movie George of The Jungle. He had been exposed to theaters quite early while he was in London and this made him decide to get trained at the Seattle’s Cornish Institute. For about five years after graduation, all Fraser got was supportive roles in such movies as Dog Fight (1991) alongside River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Encino Man (1992), With Honors (1994) until his big break with the adventure film.
Date of Birth: December 3, 1968
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
His role as the young George in the 1997 movie fully utilized his beefy good looks and also gave him the opportunity to showcase his comic talents. After this role, his fame skyrocketed yet again from the movie Gods and Monsters (1998). This was not the end for him as for the next few years; Fraser kept riding high on the back of box office hits.
He remains known as the violent but inoffensive archaeologist Rick O’Connell in the 1999’s film series The Mummy. Fraser is one of the few actors who never took a break from stardom. He is very well respected in his field and has made a huge financial fortune from the show business. There is more to Brendan however than being an actor; he is a son, brother and father. He is surrounded by boys as his siblings and as his kids. Read on to know more about your favorite handsome star.
Brendan Fraser parents
Carol Fraser (mother)
Date of Birth: March 23, 1937
Date of Death: November 21, 2016 (aged 79)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Carol is the late mother to the handsome actor. She was a sales counsellor and was married to her husband for fifty six years before her death. Carol died from cancer and is survived by her husband, kids and grandchildren.
Peter Joseph Fraser (father)
Peter was a journalist and travel executive and for this reason was always on the move. Each time he moved however, it was with his family so his kids get to claim affinity with a number of cities including London, Ottawa, Rome, Seattle and some others. Peter when he was much younger worked as a Canadian Foreign Service officer for the Canadian office of Tourism.
Brendan Fraser siblings
Regan Fraser (elder brother from same parents)
He is a brother to the handsome Hollywood male but there is nothing about him in the spotlight. He lives in Peterborough, Canada.
Kevin Fraser (elder brother from same parents)
Kevin is another brother to Brendan and lives a private life with his family.
Sean Fraser (elder brother from same parents)
Sean is also not a fan of the public life as Brendan is the only popular child in his family. He is married to Mari-Jo Steiner-Fraser and has two sons.
Brendan Fraser ex-wife
Afton Smith (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: 1998 – 2008 (10 years)
Date of Birth: December 3, 1967
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Afton is birthday mates with her ex-husband but she was a year younger than the actor. They met at a barbecue thrown by Winona Rider in 1993, the upcoming actor was immediately smitten and they took off from there. The lovers got engaged in October 1997 and within the next year they got married. Within nine years of marriage, they had three sons together but things came to a sour end in 2007. They were first separated in 2007 before their divorce was finalized in 2008. Smith herself is an established actress in Hollywood but would forever be remembered as Fraser’s ex-wife.
After their divorce, Fraser was to pay $900,000 yearly in child support but this was apparently no easy task for him. In early 2013, he went to court with the petition that this annual fees be reduced as he could no longer meet up to his end of the deal since he was not getting enough acting jobs to give him this money. His ex-wife however accused him of hiding his financial assets and his net worth had not reduced ever since. No one knows what became of Fraser’s request.
Brendan Fraser children
Griffin Arthur Fraser (son with Afton Smith)
Date of Birth: September 17, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Griffin is the first son Fraser had with his ex-wife. He was born a few years into their marriage and they were over the moon at his arrival. His father tagged him as the enormous, red-haired son.
Holden Fletcher Fraser (son with Afton Smith)
Date of Birth: August 16, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Leo
“Holden is brunette and is running for mayor” this was what the Mummy star had to say about his second son. He is the collected one in the bunch and is about to be a teenager.
Leland Francis Fraser (son with Afton Smith)
Date of Birth: May 2, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Leland is the youngest of the Fraser male brood and according to his celebrity father; he is a professional fire plug. All three boys maintain a close relationship with their dad and are apparently proud of his success.
February 12, 2018 at 5:40 am
Nice story about Brendan Fraser’s family. Kindly worded, thanks. I’m Regan, brother who lives up in Canada. How you found my image? I dunno. Good work. I shun facebook. Hint: name of town is on wall behind me, where I stand in front of an electric car charging depot. I feel a need to pre-date some of Brendan’s movie roles before 1997, for you. His first speaking cameo role was a sailor in “Dog Fight” – starred River Phoenix, Lili Taylor. Next came “Encino Man”, “With Honors”, etc. There’s hope I could act, too, and have in background roles, like basketball scenes of Adam Sandler’s film “Little Nikki”, for example. Only if Brendan approves of me. We’ll see. Cheers.
February 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
Hi Regan. Glad you love our story and thanks for writing about Brendan’s movies before 1997! We added to the article.
February 13, 2018 at 12:49 am
Wow! No time wasted to update! Now I hide in small Canadian town of Peterborough…except Thursday or Saturday nights where I perform FREE at Tonic Karaoke Bar. Often, Madonna’s theme song from 1994 film with Brendan Fraser and Joe Pesci-“With Honors”…Madonna song: “I’ll Remember.” Or not….if not, it’s often the A-Ha! Bond film theme, “The Living Daylights.”
OK. For first time in a long time, I visit Seattle, in near future. Stay tuned. I won’t/don’t do fazeboook. Looks like you know how to find me on Twitter. I use it sparingly. Check out my post about Brendan when interviewed by Jiminy Glick. @ReganFraser
February 14, 2018 at 1:50 am
As brother of actor Brendan Fraser, and you write about me, I’m unsure if I like it. I also studied Journalism at Seattle’s University of Washington. I appreciate the craft of fine Journalism. I compliment you. We must agree on the 5 W’s, AND 1st Amendment Rights that begin with, “Congress shall make no law abridging Freedom of Speech, nor of the Press…” Probably the most important tenet of American Democracy. No Journalism Major should pass any final exam without 1st Amnedment memorized by rote. Do you truly feel that applies to celebs?
You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. What I mean is that in my brief time in Hollywood 1999-2000, I worked for Disney. As an usher at El Capitan Theatre for the run of Tarzan. And hoped to become a screenwriter, failed, left. As Brendan’s brother, I felt unable to spin any story balancing truth and reality, when ambushed for an interview for the National Enquirer. I was the amusement of a Reporter and his prurient interest tabloid readers. My improvised answers, in my experience, were irrelevant to Truth. Worse, is that by no fault of mine, rather, the aggressive Press, it built a chasm between Brendan and me. If ever I were to re-interview for a story, it would only to bridge an awful, regrettable, chasm that keeps brothers silent to each other for decades. Maybe you’ll help? Our mother died in Seattle in late 2016. Yet, after that, a day of closure excluded me. That’s why I shun fazeboook, the spotlight, use Twitter sparingly, as you wrote in your caption. Cheers!
February 14, 2018 at 7:34 am
Hi Regan. If you want to add any information to the article about yourself or delete all we wrote about you, please let us know. Still thanks for sharing your story with us. We hope Brendan can read it and contact you.
August 7, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Regan, you sound crazy. Perhaps it’s because you’ve been alone for a while (?) or that you’re desperate to repair your relationship with your brother… Nevertheless, you should really stop posting on here. You look unstable posting in the wee hours of the morning – it’s quite cringeworthy. I’m sure you’re living with regret, as your brother isn’t talking to you but you have to move on. I’m not sure if you’re the eldest, but if so, that’s probably where your narcissistic and manipulative tendencies come from. Why you think your brother has to talk to you and why you post incoherent comments about him is mind-boggling. Please stop, retain some dignity, as I’m sure all readers, such as myself, can see why he would not want you in his life. I’m sure a reporter from the National Enquirer did try to get you to divulge information about your brother, however, you were the one who did it. Probably knowing full well what the NE is capable of. They caught you in a moment of weakness, but you were the one who showed your true colors. I remember watching Encino Man in elementary school and thinking how cool your brother was. Maybe you should have valued him more when he was in your life. Maybe he’s the piece of shit Hollywood actor – who knows? But you are doing a disservice to your family to keep obsessing on public forums. Wishing you a healthier mind, from Alexandria, Virginia.
February 14, 2018 at 2:18 am
One more thought for any male middle-aged actor: Sean Connery was at least 52 years old when he last reprised his role as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again”. 1983 was a unique, yet confusing, year for Bond fans, because it ALSO saw Roger Moore in the role in “Octopussy.” That in mind, I hope, pray, wish that my brother’s best years are ahead of him. As an actor, director, or writer.
Success or failure matters not, I’d like to meet him again. And wish he’d like to see me.
February 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm
In near future, I hope to re-unite with another family member, in a secret yet familiar place. It might help, insofar talks with Brendan. If all goes well, I might update. I leave your article as stands for now. I kind of like that I had no part of it since you originally posted it. That proves my point, to other family members, including AND most of all, Brendan.
‘Til then, with my blessing, keep up your fine work of measured, considerate, reportage.
February 20, 2018 at 7:27 am
Yours could be an interweb that I return to again and again for Brendan Fraser lore. And share. Keep up good work. We’ll see. New impressive note I learned thru Aussie Entertainment reporter, Mr. Tobin, if correct, says casting director(s) for “Bedazzled” had Elizabeth Hurley in the lead role as a female Devil. The male lead role of a vulnerable call center geek (who gets 7 wishes), auditioned both Jim Carrey and Mike Meyers. Brendan Fraser was chosen OVER those two actors. Wow!
February 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm
As of yesterday, Brendan got attention again. Being that I hope to soon encounter my other brother, Sean, any comment I might make about my brother Brendan is risky. I will now fade into the shadows and make like a clam.
Best of luck in Journalism,