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Born: October 29, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, model

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Canadian-born Brendan Fehr, originally seeking out a modeling career, found his calling with acting, and auspiciously put his brooding good looks and watchability to use with a breakthrough role on the sci-fi/teen drama series "Roswell" (The WB. 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-2002). The actor got his start just two years prior, with a guest role on an episode of the short-lived 1997 Vancouver-filmed teen series "Breaker High" (UPN) before landing work on the Fox sci-fi drama "Millennium" (also lensed in Vancouver), appearing in episodes from each of the series' three seasons (1996-1999). He was featured alongside Cheryl Ladd in the Fox Family Channel sci-fi thriller "Perfect Little Angels" after taking a role with the actress in the USA Network TV movie "Every Mother's Worst Fear"(both 1998). While Fehr didn't play the title predator in the latter, he proved an effective villain in the 1999 fact-based ABC movie "Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge." His sinister turn as the police lieutenant's son, a repugnantly cruel and loudmouthed athlete accused along with a gang of his friends of raping a mentally challenged neighborhood girl, was appropriately disturbing and not easily forgotten, the actor more than holding...

Canadian-born Brendan Fehr, originally seeking out a modeling career, found his calling with acting, and auspiciously put his brooding good looks and watchability to use with a breakthrough role on the sci-fi/teen drama series "Roswell" (The WB. 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-2002). The actor got his start just two years prior, with a guest role on an episode of the short-lived 1997 Vancouver-filmed teen series "Breaker High" (UPN) before landing work on the Fox sci-fi drama "Millennium" (also lensed in Vancouver), appearing in episodes from each of the series' three seasons (1996-1999). He was featured alongside Cheryl Ladd in the Fox Family Channel sci-fi thriller "Perfect Little Angels" after taking a role with the actress in the USA Network TV movie "Every Mother's Worst Fear"(both 1998). While Fehr didn't play the title predator in the latter, he proved an effective villain in the 1999 fact-based ABC movie "Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge." His sinister turn as the police lieutenant's son, a repugnantly cruel and loudmouthed athlete accused along with a gang of his friends of raping a mentally challenged neighborhood girl, was appropriately disturbing and not easily forgotten, the actor more than holding his own alongside co-stars including Ally Sheedy and Eric Stoltz.

In 1999, Fehr broke through with a regular co-starring role on "Roswell" as one of a trio of aliens who are living as teenagers in the famed New Mexico site of a believed UFO crash. As Michael, he played the mysterious, hulking heavy of the gang who makes a point of constantly reminding his fellow extraterrestrials Max (Jason Behr) and Isabel (Katherine Heigl) of the severity of their situation after Max risked their cover by saving the life of human Liz (Shiri Appleby). Fehr's characterization of Michael made him likable despite his terminal seriousness, emerging as a level-headed if pessimistic rebel with a cause as he tries to stay a step ahead of authorities out to uncover the alien presence. The actor previously worked with "Roswell" executive producer David Nutter on "Disturbing Behavior" (1998), marking his feature acting debut with a small, dialogue-light role as one of the Stepford-like 'Blue Ribbons'. Fehr went on to more rewarding feature work, proving an asset to the casts of the 1999 lensed features "Christina's House," an independent co-starring Brad Rowe, and "Final Destination," a youth-oriented thriller starring a host of up and comers, about a group of students who inexplicably begin to die off after deciding against boarding what turns out to be a doomed flight. After a few appearences in minor films, Fehr was next cast in a highly visible role of Stuntman in the action film "Biker Boyz" (2003)

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 House of Secrets (2014)
3.
 Fort McCoy (2014)
4.
 13 Eerie (2013)
5.
 Stranded (2013)
6.
 Silent Night (2012)
7.
 Adopting Terror (2012)
8.
 Roswell FM (2012)
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Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1997:
Made television debut with a guest role on the short-lived Canada-produced teen drama "Breaker High"
1997:
Had a recurring role on the Fox sci-fi series "Millennium"
1998:
Appeared in David Nutter's teen thriller "Disturbing Behavior"
1998:
Featured in the USA Network TV movie "Every Mother's Worst Fear" and the Fox Family Channel thriller "Perfect Little Angels", both starring Cheryl Ladd
1999:
Was featured in the ABC fact-based TV movie "Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge" as the cruel and obnoxious athlete son of the town sheriff
1999:
TV series debut as regular playing an alien who has adopted human form on "Roswell" (The WB, 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-2002)
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Acted in the independent feature "Christina's House" (lensed 1999), starring with Brad Rowe and Allison Lange
2000:
Appeared in the teen thriller "Final Destination", a tale of terror wherein survivors of a plane crash being mysteriously dying off one by one
2001:
Played a mysterious vampire hunter in "The Forsaken"
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Starred the Canadian period murder mystery "A Wilderness Station" (lensed 2001)
2003:
Co-starred as Stuntman in the motorcycle action film "Biker Boyz"
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Education

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute: Winnipeg , Manitoba -

Notes

Fehr on his efforts to lessen the camp potential of "Roswell", an especially important task as portrayer of Michael, the gravely serious alien in human form, a character to whom Fehr cannot exactly relate: "It's part of the challenge and the fun to take a cheesy line and make it seem real, to make it believable." --quoted as part of the "Who's Hot" feature on ultimateTV.com, October 6, 1999.

"Fox Mulder was searching in a sense for the truth in concerns with aliens and his sister and all the rest of it. And you've got me [and my fellow aliens] on a search of our own. It's not our sisters, but it's us, in fact.

"So, in that sense there's a comparison, but when you take in the age factor and all the rest of it--high school--it's got a little different twist on it" --Fehr on the comparisons between "Roswell" and Fox's popular sci-fi drama "The X Files", quoted in Winnipeg Sun, October 7, 1999

"Some days I think I can blow De Niro off the screen, but some days I don't know if I can act my way out of a paper bag." --Fehr quoted in Premiere, September 2000.

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companion:
Majandra Delfino. Had five grandchildren.
companion:
Majandra Delfino. Actor. Co-starred with Fehr on "Roswell"; together as of 2000.

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