Brendan Penny is a Canadian actor best known for portraying A.J Garland in the first installment of the series Whistler, which aired from 2006-2008. He is also well known for playing Detective Brian Lucas on the television crime drama, Motive, alongside Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly, and Kristin Lehman. The actor has also starred in Chesapeake Shores and the Hallmark franchise.
The famous actor was born in 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario, and spent most of his early years living in both Canada and London. He attended Fanshawe College, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. Brendan always wanted to have a career in entertainment as a performer, so he went on to the Lyric School of Acting, Vancouver, British Columbia to polish his acting talents.
His career took off in the early 2000s when he made his debut appearance on the TV series, Jake 2.0 in 2003. He went on to star in his first film role in When Jesse Was Born in 2005. His career breakthrough came when he landed a role in Whistler as A.J Garland. His fame skyrocketed and more scripts began rolling in. Brendan got featured in several other television series and movies including John Tucker Must Die, The L Word, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Held Hostage, Poison Ivy: The Secret Society, Supernatural, The Assistants, Magical Christmas Ornaments, Autumn in the Vineyard, Along Came a Nanny, and A Dash of Love.
Brendan was typically cast to play difficult or funny characters, but he got a change of pace when the role of Detective Brian Lucas in the series Motive came his way. He finally got the opportunity to play a strong character with lots of authority. Having to remember and memorize lots of technical conversations for the series was a small and acceptable price to pay, and the actor appears to still be reaping the rewards. The accomplished performer recently portrayed Luke in the film Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, which was released in late 2018.
Asides from the huge following and fans the actor have managed to accumulate, Brendan has also received a number of awards and recognition for his impressive acting skills including being nominated for a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for Whistler in 2007, and for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for Motive in 2017.
Is Brendan Penny Related to Joe Penny?
Although Brendan Penny and Joe Penny share the same last name and are both actors, that is as far as their connection goes. The actors are not related to each other biologically.
Joe Penny is a seasoned Hollywood actor popularly known for portraying Jake Styles and Nick Ryder in the successful television s Jake and the Fatman, and Riptide. Joe is of Italian-American descent, while Brendan is French-Canadian. The actors are not related, they just happen to have the same surname.
Who Is The Wife?
Brendan Penny is one of those celebrities who would rather keep details about their personal life away from the public or media. He secretly married his wonderful wife sometime in 2010 without disclosing anything about their relationship. In fact, it was speculated for a long time that the actor was gay because he was never rumored to be dating anyone. As he is yet to fully disclose the identity of his wife, her name and other facts of her life are not known to the public. The actor doesn’t speak about her in interviews, so she remains a mystery.
The couple has two children together: a boy and a girl whose names and birthdays are also unknown. However, Brendan does posts pictures of his family occasionally on his social media pages. The happy family, together with their pet reside in Tofino, Vancouver Island.
Interesting Facts About Brendan
1. Brendan has mostly starred in supporting roles in both television and film, which he admits is less stressful than playing the lead role although being the lead comes with a bigger paycheck which he wouldn’t mind
2. The actor’s mysterious wife is a marine biologist and that’s about all Brendan would reveal about her.
3. Brendan Penny might be famous now but he comes from humble beginnings. He started out his career in entertainment by performing sketch comedy, but he eventually abandoned it for acting.