Brendan Sexton III

Actor
An incredibly versatile actor capable of projecting menace, goofiness, air-headedness, rebellion and, it seems, every conceivable urban teenage emotion, Brendan Sexton III (who has also been billed as Brendan Sexton Jr) ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1980 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale 2015 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Ten Cent Pistol 2015 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

In My Pocket 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Neal Cassady 2014 (Movie)

Little Big (Actor)

Stalker 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Way Home 2014 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

The White Orchid 2014 (Movie)

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Welcome to Happiness 2014 (Movie)

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Mob City 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Trials of Cate McCall 2013 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Seven Psychopaths 2012 (Movie)

Young Zachariah (Actor)

Yellow 2011 (Movie)

Nowell (Actor)

The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Everybody's Fine 2009 (Movie)

Mugger (Actor)

Life on Mars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

B.O.H.I.C.A. 2008 (Movie)

Fish (Actor)

Let Them Chirp Awhile 2008 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Wedding Bros 2008 (Movie)

Anthony Marconi (Actor)

The Secret 2007 (Movie)

Ethan (Actor)

Just Like the Son 2005 (Movie)

Grant Bills (Actor)

Little Fugitive 2005 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

This Revolution 2005 (Movie)

Daniel Symptom (Actor)

Winter Solstice 2005 (Movie)

Robbie (Actor)

Love, Ludlow 2004 (Movie)

Ludlow (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Private First Class Richard Kowalewski (Actor)

Session 9 2001 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Boys Don't Cry 1999 (Movie)

Tom Nissen (Actor)

Desert Blue 1999 (Movie)

Blue (Actor)

Muse 6 1999 (Movie)

Dez (Actor)

Arresting Gena 1998 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Pecker 1998 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Myth America 1997 (Movie)

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Spark 1997 (Movie)

Mooney (Actor)

A,B,C... Manhattan 1996 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Welcome to the Dollhouse 1996 (Movie)

Brandon McCarthy (Actor)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

Spark (Movie)

Mooney (Actor)

Biography

An incredibly versatile actor capable of projecting menace, goofiness, air-headedness, rebellion and, it seems, every conceivable urban teenage emotion, Brendan Sexton III (who has also been billed as Brendan Sexton Jr) has carved a name for himself in edgy independent films. With his pale skin and street tough demeanor, Sexton speaks with a "working class" Manhattan drawl and has attended public schools unlike other New York teen actors who have the elongated "A"s and privileged mannerisms of a private school lifestyle. In 1995, he made his debut as Brandon, the abusive classmate who declares his affection for Heather Matarazzo's Dawn Weiner by threatening to rape her, in Todd Solondz's "Welcome to the Dollhouse". He also earned a bit of a cult following as 'Warren Beatty', the shoplifter given a job at "Empire Records" (1995). Sexton then played a solider in "Arresting Gena", was in the ensemble of "A,B,C...Manhattan" (both 1997), about the residents of a Lower East Side apartment building and stole the show as a Generation X-er in "Myth America" (lensed in 1996) The rising young actor had his first lead as a 15-year old struggling on the streets of Manhattan in the Sundance Film Festival hit "Hurricane Streets/Hurricane" (1997), which focused on the moral choices faced by teens today.

Relationships

Eben Sexton

Brother

Amber Sexton

Sister

Carinna Sexton

Sister

Ilona Sexton

Sister

Lisa Sexton

Sister

Tara Sexton

Sister

EDUCATION

High School for the Humanities

New York , New York
was attending from 1995

Milestones

1997

Had first screen lead in "Hurricane Streets/Hurricane"

1995

Made impact with roles in "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Empire Records"

1988

Made first stage appearance at age eight in the musical "Oliver" (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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Sexton was named after his grandfather.

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Sexton turned down a Hollywood film ["Losing Chase"] to be directed by Kevin Bacon--and a six-figure salary--to do "Hurricane" for far less money. He explained in TIME OUT NEW YORK, September 11-18, 1996: "I would love to keep acting in small indie films as long as they truly stay indie and stay artistic. The Kevin Bacon movie was a tough decision, but they totally wanted me to shut down production on 'Hurricane' for two weeks. They were saying it would be a great career move for me, blah, blah, blah, but THIS is a great career move, working with people I like."

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