Who is Brendan Penny? Wiki Bio
Brendan James Penny was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 9 November 1978, so his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds Canadian nationality. He is an actor, perhaps best known for portraying A. J. Varland in the TV series “Whistler” which was popular in Canada, and which aired from 2006 to 2008.
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Early life and education
Brendan spent a part of his early life in Ottawa where he was raised an only child by his father who was a truck driver and his mother who was a nurse. He attended a local high school in Ottawa, where he was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in most of the plays there.
After matriculation and with the encouragement of his parents and teachers, he moved to London in Ontario where he enrolled at Fanshawe College obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He then move to Vancouver in British Columbia, where he studied acting at the Lyric School of Acting graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 2004.
Appearances in movies
Brendan made his debut film appearance in the short drama “When Jesse Was Born” in 2005, which starred Ryan Robbins and Calum Worthy, and which follows a blue collar family facing troubles after they welcome their third child into the family.
He went on to portray the lead character Pete in the drama film “LTD”, which starred Ryan Arnold and Gina Holden and which follows a lonely man who starts dating the girl on whom he had a crush for years.
The year 2006 saw Brendan in a side role as teammate number one in “John Tucker Must Die”, while he appeared in three films in 2008 – “The Ex-Convict’s Guide to Surviving House Arrest”, “Poison Ivy: The Secret Society”, and “Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas”. Three of Brendan’s latest roles in films have been in “Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures” in 2008, and “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and “Held Hostage” in 2009.
Roles in TV series
Brendan made his debut TV series appearance in 2003, portraying The Rollerblader in the episode “Training Day” of the series “Jake 2.0”. He was Steve in a single episode of “Supernatural” in 2006, before acting as Coleman Alt in three episodes of the drama series “The L Word”, which follows several friends living in West Hollywood in California.
He appeared in single episodes of “Kyle XY”, “Blade: The Series”, and “Smallville” in 2006, before being invited to portray A. J. Varland in the drama series “Whistler”, which starred Jesse Moss and Amanda Crew, and which follows Beck McKaye who is a snowboarding legend and who, after winning a gold medal at the Torino Winter Olympics in 2006, is found dead.
In 2008, Brendan guest starred in two episodes of “Stargate: Atlantis” as the Wraith technician, while he also appeared in two episodes of “Diamonds” as Tom Anderson in 2009.
He won his first lead role in a TV series in 2009, playing Danny Newell in the comedy series “The Assistants” which starred Britt Irvin and Meaghan Rath, and which follows four college students and assistants living in Hollywood. Brendan was then a supporting character Detective Brian Lucas in the police procedural drama series “Motive” from 2013 to 2016, while he also appeared in “Heavenly Match”, “Along Came a Nanny”, and “The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die” during that period.
The year 2015 saw him star as Dean in “Tis The Season for Love”, before he was cast as the lead character Nate DeLuca in the film series “In the Vineyard”, which also starred Rachael Leigh Cook and Marcus Rosner. In 2016, he began portraying Kevin O’Brien in the drama TV series “Chesapeake Shores”, which stars Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory and follows a young woman who comes back home after her sister starts having problems with her inn, and has been shooting for the series to this day.
Some of his other recent roles in TV series have been in “Easter Under Wraps” and “BH90210” in 2019, and “The Secret Ingredient” in 2020.
Brendan has been nominated for two awards – for a Leo Award for the Best Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for “Whistler” in 2007, and for a Leo Award for the Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for “Motive” in 2017.
Love life and wife
Brendan prefers to keep his personal matters to himself, which is why he hasn’t revealed the name of his wife nor has he shared any details regarding their marriage with the public. However, media has found out that the two met in 2006 and that they married on 1 August 2010 at a small ceremony attended by only the two’s closest friends and family, and it is also known that the woman is a marine biologist.
She gave birth to their son in 2012 while their daughter followed a year after. The family of four is currently living together with their dog Daphne and cat Pumpkin at their home in Tofino on Vancouver Island. Brendan enjoys spending his free time with his family, and occasionally uploads pictures of them onto his Instagram account.
Hobbies and other interests
Brendan is a huge lover of animals, and one can notice on his Instagram account that he has pictures with a variety of animals including llamas. He is keen on fishing too, which is something his father taught him how to do when he was young, and Brendan occasionally goes fishing at a lake usually taking his son with him.
He likes to travel, and has been to several US states to shoot for his movies and TV series, while he has also travelled around Europe and visited countries such as Iceland, England and France among others.
Some of Brendan’s favorite actors and actresses are Anthony Hopkins, Marlon Brando and Julia Roberts, while some of among his favorite movies are “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Meet Joe Black”, and “The Remains of the Day”. He also enjoys watching TV series, with his favorites being “Friends” and “Breaking Bad”.
Appearance and net worth
Brendan is 41 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 167lbs (76kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.