Everything We Know About ‘The Whale’ Star Brendan Fraser’s Kids

Fans of The Mummy and George of the Jungle will of course recognize Brendan Fraser, the actor who recently starred in The Whale. His stellar performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar nom.

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In honor of the 95th annual Academy Awards, we did some digging into Fraser’s personal life and discovered that he has three kids, and they’re all boys. Keep scrolling for details about Brendan Fraser’s kids.

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Griffin (20)

Griffin Arthur Fraser was born on September 17, 2002. In 2018, Brendan sat down for an interview with GQ and revealed that Griffin is on the autism spectrum. “My oldest son Griffin has special needs,” the actor said. “He’s autistic.”

Brendan also revealed that he brings out the best in people, adding, “[He is] a curative on everyone who meets him, I noticed. People have some rough edges to them. Or he just makes them, I don’t know…put things into sharper relief and maybe find a way to have a little bit more compassion. They don’t put themselves first so much around him.”

Holden (18)

Brendan welcomed his second son, Holden Fletcher Fraser, on August 16, 2004. According to his dad, Holden has a strong bond with his older brother, Griffin. He recently made a rare public appearance when he attended a screening of The Whale with Brendan in New York City.

Leland (16)

The youngest child, Leland Francis Fraser, was born on May 2, 2006. While little is known about his personal life, his dad previously referred to him as “a professional fire plug.” He also attended the NYC screening of The Whale with Brendan and Holden.

brendan fraser girlfriend afton smith

Brendan shares his sons with his ex-wife and former George of the Jungle co-star, Afton Smith. (FYI, they split back in 2007.) Brendan is currently dating girlfriend Jeanne Moore.


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