Brendan Fraser is a Canadian actor known for having starred in several major Hollywood films, including The Mummy, its two sequels, The Quiet American, and Crash.
He is the son of a foreign service officer for the Canadian Government Office of Tourism and moved often as a child. He lived in Detroit, Seattle, Ottawa, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Fraser attended his first professional theatrical performance in London's West End. He began acting at Toronto's Upper Canada College then received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts.
He planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way and decided to stay on.
His first film role was in Dogfight (1991) and he has done over 30 movies since. In School Ties (1992), Brendan's costars included Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, and Ben Affleck.
His breakout role was George of the Jungle (1997). He has been a guest-star on the American television shows Scrubs, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons.
Fraser married Afton Smith on 27 September 1998 and has three sons, Griffin Arthur, Holden Fletcher, and Leland Francis. He holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship and speaks fluent French. Fraser is an accomplished amateur photographer.