Who is Brendan Penny? Wiki bio
Brendan James Penny was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 9, 1978, so his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he is a Canadian national. He is an actor, perhaps best known for playing AJ Varland in the TV series “Whistler”, which was popular in Canada and aired from 2006 to 2008.
Early life and education
Brendan spent part of his early life in Ottawa where he was raised as 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 acted in most of the plays there.
After matriculation and with the encouragement of his parents and teachers, he moved to London, Ontario where he enrolled at Fanshawe College and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting. He then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he studied acting at the Lyric School of Acting and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre.
Appearances in movies
Brendan made his screen debut in the short drama “When Jesse was bornin 2005, starring Ryan Robbins and Calum Worthy, and which follows a working-class family who run into trouble after welcoming their third child into the family.
He then played the main character Pete in the drama movie “LTD” starring Ryan Arnold and Gina Holden and which follows a lonely man who starts dating the girl he had a crush on for years.
In 2006, Brendan came in a supporting role as teammate number one in “John Tucker Must Die”, while appearing 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 last film roles were 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 TV series debut in 2003 playing The Rollerblader in the episode “Training Day” of the series “Jake 2.0”. He played Steve in a single episode of ‘Supernatural’ in 2006, before appearing as Coleman Alt in three episodes of the drama series ‘The L Word’, which follows several friends living in West Hollywood, California.
He appeared in some episodes of “Kyle XY”, “Blade: The Series” and “Smallville” in 2006, before being invited to play AJ Varland in the drama series “Whistler”starring Jesse Moss and Amanda Crew, and follows Beck McKaye, a snowboarding legend who, after winning a gold medal at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, is found dead.
In 2008, Brendan guest-starred in two episodes of “Stargate: Atlantis” as the Wraith technician, while also appearing in two episodes of “Diamonds” as Tom Anderson in 2009.
He won his first leading role in a TV series in 2009, playing Danny Newell in the comedy series “The Assistants”, starring Britt Irvin and Meaghan Rath, which follows four students and assistants living in Hollywood. Brendan then was a supporting character Detective Brian Lucas in the procedural police drama series “Motive” from 2013 to 2016, while also appearing in “Heavenly Match”, “Along Came a Nanny” and “The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die” during that period.
In 2015, he played the role of Dean in “Tis The Season for Love”, before being cast as the lead character Nate DeLuca in the “In the Vineyard” film series, which also starred Rachael Leigh Cook and Marcus Rosner. In 2016, he began playing Kevin O’Brien in the drama TV series “Chesapeake Shores”, starring Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory and follows a young woman who comes home after her sister starts having problems with her inn, and is shooting for the series to this day.
Some of his other recent TV series roles were 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 Best Performance by a Male in a Drama Series for ‘Whistler’ in 2007, and for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Drama Series for ‘Motive’. in 2017.
Love life and woman
Brendan prefers to keep his personal matters to himself which is why he has not revealed his wife’s name nor has he shared any details about their marriage with the public. However, the media has discovered that the two met in 2006 and they got married on August 1, 2010 in a small ceremony attended only by 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, with their daughter following a year later. The family of four currently lives with their dog Daphne and cat Pumpkin at their Tofino home on Vancouver Island. Brendan likes to spend his free time with his family and occasionally uploads pictures of them on his Instagram account.
Hobbies and other interests
Brendan is a huge animal lover and on his Instagram account you can see that he has pictures with a variety of animals including llamas. He also enjoys fishing, something his father taught him when he was young, and Brendan occasionally goes fishing on a lake, usually taking his son with him.
He loves to travel and has been to several US states to shoot for his films and TV series, while also touring Europe and visiting countries such as Iceland, England and France.
Some of Brendan’s favorite actors and actresses are Anthony Hopkins, Marlon Brando, and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies include “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Meet Joe Black,” and “The Remains of the Day.” He also enjoys watching TV series, his favorites being ‘Friends’ and ‘Breaking Bad’.
Appearance and power
Brendan is 41 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 1.83 m tall and weighs about 76 kg. As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.