If you grew up in the ’90s, you would definitely be acquainted with the George of the Jungle and Encino Man star Brendan Fraser. However, as we approached the 2000’s, Brendan was no longer a high flyer in the movie industry as he had only a couple of good movies credited to him. This has made many people wonder what really happened to the 90’s film star and where he is now. Stay with us as we give you all the details of Brenda Fraser’s story as well as his net worth right here!
Brendan Fraser – Background Information
It is worth knowing that Brenda Fraser was born to Canadian parents on the 3rd of December 1968, in the city of Indiana Indianapolis, U.S.A. This hereby made him an American by birth and a Canadian from his parents’ side. He is said to have 3 elder brothers but no mention of a sister was made. Brendan’s mum is said to have worked as a Sales Consultant and his dad was a one time Journalist but switched over to be a civil servant working under the Canadain Tourism unit.
Brendan Fraser had his early education in Toronto under a private boarding school and later went to Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. The actor is also a graduate of an acting institution in New York City and though he wanted to further his education, it is known that he halted his studies and joined the bandwagon in Hollywood to pursue his film career.
His Days of Glory
Although Brendan Fraser had made his film debut in the movie Dog Fight in 1991, it was, however, his appearance as the lead actor in the comedy Encino Man that caught the attention of many. Although the movie was said to have failed commercially, Brendan, on the other hand, became well known for his character Link. That same year, he was seen in the film School Ties and unlike Encino Man, this movie received very favourable reviews. He continued to feature in several other films until his next breakthrough film was released, which was the 1997 George of the Jungle by Disney. The movie was a big hit for Brendan Fraser marking his first box office successful film.
As his fame spread, Brendan landed a role in the blockbuster film The Mummy, making appearances in 3 of its sequels which were aired in 1999, 2001 and 2008. Another high-grossing film Brendan featured in was the film Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Later Career Days: What Happened To Him?
The George of the Jungle star is said to have hit a slump in his film career from the early 2000 and his name became synonymous to many low-grossing films. He even had to change his agent William Morris Endeavors and got the services of Creative Artists Agency but he has not been able to make any hit movie and for a ’90s star, Brendan Fraser is yet to get his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame although he has been inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame, making history as the first American-born to get the honour in March 2006.
Where Is Brendan Fraser Now?
The Canadain-American actor is still dogged in pursuing his film career and as of 2016, he was even in a Bollywood thriller titled The Field as a replacement of the actor Ry Liotta. Furthermore, he had a recurring role in the sitcom The Affair and he can be seen as James Fletcher Chace in the sitcom Trust which started airing on March 25th, 2018. The actor was also the voice of Rootman in the 2018 film Titan and he is set to play another voice role in the 2019 film Doom Patrol.
With regard to his present location, sources have gathered that the star currently resides in New York City and Brendan Fraser is known to be making a steady comeback into showbiz. His fans are also optimistic that the former ’90’s star would once again capture the hearts of many in no distant future.
Brendan Fraser may not have made it big in recent times but he is still enjoying his hard work in the ’90s. Coupled with his comeback as well as several small roles, his net worth is at a comfortable $20 million.