In order to discover everything you need to know about the incredible career of Ben Fraser, simply continue reading to discover a list of fun and informative facts about Fraser’s acting career.
Everything you need to know about Ben Fraser:
1. Ben Fraser is a well known Canadian American actor
Ben Fraser is a well known Canadian American actor who is best known for staring in “The Mummy”, “The Mummy Returns” and “George of the Jungle”. Although Fraser also featured in other notable films such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, which was based of the book by Jules Verne, “Dudley Do Right” and “Bedazzled”.
2. Fraser was the son of two Canadian immigrants
Fraser is the son of two Canadian immigrants and holds both US citizenship and Canadian citizenship.
3. Fraser moved around a lot as a child
Fraser spent parts of his childhood growing up in California, Seattle, Washington, Ottawa, Ontario, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Fraser also spent a few years at a Toronto based boarding school.
4. Fraser first watched a professional theatre show at West End
On a trip to London, Fraser was fortunate enough to catch his first professional show at West End, an event which sparked his interest in becoming a professional actor. Fraser followed his dream to become an actor and graduated from the Cornish College of Arts in Seattle in 1990.
Fraser later went on to star in A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, in West End. Proof that his dream had come full circle.
5. Fraser intended to get a masters degree but ended up in Hollywood instead
After his graduation from the Cornish College of Arts Fraser set his sights on earning a masters degree in fine arts from the Southern Methodist University. However, on route to enrolling at the Southern Methodist University, Fraser stopped in Hollywood and made the life altering decision to start auditioning for professional acting roles.
6. One of Fraser’s first professional roles was in a reenactment scene on the hit show America’s Most Wanted
If you assumed that Fraser’s first role was a glamorous part in a popular TV series or film, think again. One of Fraser’s first roles was acting as the friend of a murder victim in the documentary show America’s Most Wanted.
7. Fraser has won serval high profile acting awards including a Screen Actors’ Guild Award
Some examples of acting awards that Fraser has picked up include a Hollywood Film Festival Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association award and a Screen Actors’ Guild Award. All of which Fraser won for his role in the highly acclaimed movie “Crash”.
8. Fraser has guest starred on a lot of popular TV shows
As well as being a regular cast member on a few TV shows Fraser has also guest starred on “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill” and “Scrubs”.
9. Fraser has worked as a voice actor as well as a traditional actor
Recently Fraser has voiced the character of Robotman in two TV shows “Titans” and “Doom Patrol”. If you’re interested in watching either series “Titans” premiered in 2018 and “Doom Patrol” premiered in 2019.
So there you have it, a brief guide to the career of one of Canada’s most successful actors Ben Fraser, who is also known by the name Brendan Fraser.