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Also Known As: Brendan Sexton, Brendan Sexton Jr., Brendan Eugene Sexton Died:
Born: February 21, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Dark (2013)
6.
 Ten Cent Pistol (2013)
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8.
 Truth, The (2010)
9.
 Runaways, The (2010)
10.
 Wedding Bros (2009)
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1988:
Made first stage appearance at age eight in the musical "Oliver" (date approximate)
1995:
Made impact with roles in "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Empire Records"
1997:
Had first screen lead in "Hurricane Streets/Hurricane"

Education

High School for the Humanities: New York , New York -

Notes

Sexton was named after his grandfather.

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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brother:
Eben Sexton.
sister:
Tara Sexton.
sister:
Amber Sexton.
sister:
Lisa Sexton.
sister:
Ilona Sexton.
sister:
Carinna Sexton.
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