Brendan Fraser Net Worth: Details About His Decline Phase of Life

Brendan Fraser

Brendan James Fraser (born on 3 December 1968) is a Canadian-American actor. He starred as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999-2008) and has also appeared in Encino Man (1992), Airheads (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Monkeybone (2001), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Inkheart (2008), and Furry Vengeance (2010).

Fraser made his dramatic debut in School Ties (1992), With Honors (1994), The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Gods and Monsters (1998), Crash (2004), Journey to the End of the Night (2006), and Gimme Shelter (2013).

Fraser’s television credits include the History miniseries Texas Rising (2015), the Showtime drama series The Affair (2016-2017), the FX anthology series Trust (2018), the Epix series Condor (2018), and the DC Universe / HBO Max action series Doom Patrol (2019–present).

James Fraser’s Personal Life

Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Canadian parents Carol Mary and Peter Fraser. His mother was a sales counselor, and his father was a former journalist who worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism.

His maternal uncle, George Genereux, was the only Canadian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Trap in the 1952 Summer Olympics. Kevin, Regan, and Sean are his three older brothers. His ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian.


As a result of his parents’ repeated relocations, Brendan has ties to Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London, and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, especially in London, led him to the Cornish Institute in Seattle.

During his childhood, Fraser’s family lived in Eureka, California, Seattle, Washington, Ottawa, Ontario, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. He attended Upper Canada College, a Toronto-based private boarding school.

During his vacation in London, he saw his first professional play in the West End, which sparked his interest in acting. In  1990, he graduated from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. He began performing at a modest New York City acting school.

He intended to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Southern Methodist University, but he stopped in Hollywood and decided to stay there to work in cinema.


On July 4, 1993, after landing in Los Angeles, Fraser met actress Afton Smith during a barbecue at Winona Ryder‘s house. They married on September 27, 1998, and they have three sons: Griffin Arthur Fraser (born in 2002), Holden Fletcher Fraser (born in 2004), and Leland Francis Fraser (born in 2006).

Brendan Fraser & Afton Smith

Fraser’s publicist reported in December 2007 that the pair had chosen to divorce after their Beverly Hills home sold for $3 million in April 2007. Fraser was ordered to pay $50,000 in alimony each month for ten years or until Afton’s remarriage, whichever comes first, in addition to the $25,000 monthly child support payment, which will cease in January 2019.

Fraser approached the courts in early 2013 for a decrease in his alimony and child support payments, claiming that he was unable to make the $900,000 yearly commitment; Smith accused Fraser of concealing financial holdings. Fraser currently resides in Bedford, New York, as of February 2018.

Abilities And Skills

Fraser is a member of FilmAid International’s board of directors and is fluent in French. He has employed various instant cameras in films and television series, most notably in his cameo appearances on Scrubs.

In his first appearance, he used Polaroid pack film, and in his second, a Holga with a Polaroid back, a model used only by the Japanese. Fraser is acknowledged in the dedication of the book Collector’s Guide to Instant Cameras. Additionally, he is a proficient amateur archer, utilizing his talents in the History Channel series Texas Rising.


The physical demands of Fraser’s stunts and movements in his action and comic roles prompted him to have multiple surgeries over the course of seven years, including partial knee replacement, laminectomy, and vocal cord surgery.

He also suffered a severe back injury when removing a downed tree after Hurricane Sandy (2012), necessitating surgery and rehabilitation.

Decline Phase In Career

Fraser claimed in 2018 that he was sexually attacked at a luncheon in the summer of 2003 by Philip Berk, the then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Fraser’s career suffered as a result of the assault, his following divorce, and the loss of his mother, which, combined with his health concerns and a backlash within the business for coming out against Berk, caused his career to deteriorate.

Fraser’s Net Worth

Brendan Fraser is a multimillionaire American and Canadian actor and producer. The net worth of Brendan Fraser is $20 million. Fraser had a lucrative film career in the 1990s that earned him millions of dollars.

Brendan Fraser

He is most recognized for his roles in The Mummy franchise, George of the Jungle, Encino Man, and Dudley Do-Right, in addition to a three-episode storyline on the NBC comedy “Scrubs.” More than seventy acting credits appear on his resume. Brendan starred in both The Quiet American and Crash, which were nominated for Academy Awards.

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Information About Brendan’s Professional Life

Fraser’s flexibility was first showcased in two films about high school social life, the Valley-centric teen comedy “Encino Man” (1992) and the historical melodrama “School Ties” (1992).

As he attempted to make the leap to major celebrity, the actor followed with a plethora of equally disparate films such as the baseball dramedy “The Scout” (1994) and the comedic cartoon adaption of “George of the Jungle” (1997).

Fraser rose to prominence in the award-winning drama “Gods and Monsters” (1998), opposite Sir Ian McKellan, before breaking out as a bona fide action hero in the horror-adventure blockbusters “The Mummy” (1999) and “The Mummy Returns” (2001).

He mixed big-budget films with serious-minded endeavors like “The Quiet American” (2002), co-written with Michael Caine, and the Oscar-winning “Crash” (2005). Following more genre offerings such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008) and the third franchise installment “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (2008).

Fraser began to appear on screen less frequently, co-starring in smaller films such as the medical drama “Extraordinary Measures” (2010) and the romantic comedy “A Case of You” (2013) before embarking on an extended acting hiatus that culminated with a starring role in the Indian crime drama “The Field” (2018).

Fraser proved time and again that he was one of Hollywood’s most trustworthy leading men, equally good at low-brow comedy, thrilling adventure, and lofty drama. Fraser was named as the lead of Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming picture The Whale in January 2021.

In August of the same year, Fraser was revealed as a cast member for the upcoming films Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese and Brothers by Max Barbakow. Fraser portrayed gangster Doug Jones in the 2021 period crime film No Sudden Move directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Fraser was cast as the villain Firefly in the DC Extended Universe-based superhero picture Batgirl in October 2021; the film’s release was canceled in August 2022 due to a shift in Warner Bros. studio priorities.


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