Brendan was born in Greenwhich, CT to William, a retired NYPD police officer, and Gail McKinnon, a hairdresser. He attended The University of Hartford and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering. He has always loved movies and often daydreamed of becoming an actor but could never bring himself to audition for anything. Finally in 1994 Brendan got his first exposure to acting when he saw an open casting call for "The Road To Wellville" (1994) and wanted to give it a shot. Out of over 3000 people he was selected for a featured role. He also appeared on a TV show called Personal FX as a collector. After that he took a brief hiatus from acting... OK a 15 year hiatus. He was newly married, had a child and wanted to concentrate on raising a family.
Brendan never really stopped thinking about acting and participates every other year in his church's production of "The Living Last Supper" where he has played Simon the Zealot since 1996. In 2009 he started getting the itch to act in film again. He started going to auditions and open casting calls and was cast as a restaurant manager in an independent film called "A Trip to Niagara Falls". Since then he has been fairly active with small roles in various independent and some mainstream films. One of his favorite roles was in a few scenes opposite Oscar winner Melissa Leo in a film called "Bottled Up". This was also his first speaking role.
Being a huge fan of Horror films and Zombies, Brendan was thrilled to be cast as a featured extra in a low-budget movie called "Dating a Zombie".
After the "Zombie" experience He was equally excited to be cast as a thug in the newest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" Brendan is also trained in stage combat/stunt fighting which became essential in shooting TDKR.
Brendan would like to continue to grow as an actor and is looking forward to many years of new and exciting roles to come his way. Although his resume is fairly short, the roles that he has gotten have solidified his interest in pursuing his acting career more aggressively and he is eager and willing to chase his dream. He was just cast as one of the leads in a short film called "The Calling" being filmed in 2013
Brendan is open to try new things and recently became an ordained minister to officiate the wedding of a good friend. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering and would also love to pursue getting his helicopter license. He is also an avid snowboarder, weightlifter and self-proclaimed technology junkie.
Film (Short and Mystery) Actor A New York City detective hunts down the blood-thirsty serial killer who murdered her son.
Service Dog Trainer
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Ever wonder what it takes to be a service dog trainer? Let Chip Melon show you how it's done!
Film (Crime and Drama) Actor A hate-crime has been committed in a the small city of Braxton, N.Y. Five migrant laborers have been beaten, shot, then ditched. This will upset the delicate balance of an ethnically diverse populace.
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Today is Trainee's first day on the job as an elevator operator at a luxurious hotel. Already nervous, the rules set down by veteran operator Otis do nothing to calm Trainee's fears of losing his job on the first day. What awaits him is far worse than losing his job. Trapped in a confined space for six hours, Trainee encounters condescending businessmen, ruthless hitmen, arguing couples, and a french model he desperately wants to impress. Written by One in A Million Pictures
Film (Drama) Actor In this modern day drama, Oscar-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with love and addiction, while also lightheartedly depicting a woman rediscovering romance. She plays hopelessly hopeful Faye, mother to Sylvie (Marin Ireland) who, many months after a car accident, continues to complain of back pain. After refusing physical therapy, it becomes clear to everyone but Faye that her daughter is addicted to pain killers. When earnest environmentalist Beckett (Josh Hamilton) moves to town, Faye quickly befriends him, hoping that he will be the solution to Sylvie's problems. As Beckett finds himself further intertwined in their lives, he inadvertently helps Faye realize the depth of her family's problem, even as he brings a touch of happiness. Before too long Faye's hand is forced, and she must decide whether to protect her daughter or find the happiness that she has long denied herself. Written by Anonymous
The Dark Knight Rises
Film (Action and Thriller) Actor Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city. Written by WellardRockard
Dating a Zombie
Film (Comedy) Actor Clarence operates a Zombie termination service in Zombie Town. Believing true love can never be found he feels no remorse when he dates Zombies. To him Zombies never complain, don't nag or talk back and are extremely happy with the way you are. Of course Clarence's biggest love interest is Princess Betty the owner of a pet cemetery now accepting humans at discount prices. In between his romances Clarence finds time to hunt and eliminate nuisance Zombies called A-Listers. This is a hobby he thoroughly enjoys because he gets to chop the Zombie bodies up in his kitchen and sell the meat as a sideline. The action and humor keep coming as Clarence and his assistant Doofus chase and "pop" Zombies while riding around in their golf cart. You just can't have too many Zombies running around Zombie Town when the government keeps failing to pass a Zombie retirement plan! Written by Love a Zombie then Terminate
Death Is No Escape
Film (Fantasy, Horror and Mystery) Producer In a basement in Brooklyn, the cast of the hit show 'Urban Ghost Hunters' are investigating reports of ghostly sightings. Barely settled in they quickly realize they are in trouble when their own personal demons start to show up. Will this team make it out of this lock up? Written by Anonymous
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The Road to Wellville
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments. Written by Rob Hartill