|Real Name:||Brendan James Penny|
|Birthday:||November 9, 1978|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Occupation:||Canadian Film and Television Actor|
Born in 1978, Brendan Penny is a Canadian movie and television actor. Penny got his breakthrough role in the first season of Whistler. That show aired in Canada from 2006 to 2008, and then he moved to the US for filming roles.
And if you are a fan of the Hallmark movies, you cannot ignore Brendan Penny. He played a role in a couple of their originals. Let’s take a look at his career journey and fortune. As of October 2020, Brendan Penny’s assets are more than $3 million. How did he earn his money? Let’s take a look.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario, he grew up in Ottawa and London. He started his education career at Fanshawe College, London. He earned a BS in accounting there. Penny then attended the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 2002 he moved to Vancouver to start his acting career. The next year, he got his acting debut in the TV series, Jake 2.0. In it, he got a small role. In 2005, Penny appeared in the movie When Jesse Was Born, portraying the role of Spanky. In the same year, he appeared in the series The L Word.
At this point, Penny started getting offers from the Hallmark channel. In a way, he served as the hero of their originals. Brendan appeared in a number of Hallmark movies.
And then, he got his big break in 2006. He portrayed AJ Varland in the TV series Whistler. In 2009, he got a lead role in the television show, The Assistants. Between 2009 and 2012 Penny appeared in a couple of movies. Playing small roles and guest appearances, Penny waited for his next big role.
And it came in 2013, playing a part in the TV mini-series, The Dark Corner. Portraying Detective Brian Lucas, he appeared in 8 episodes. The same year, he appeared in The True Heroines and The Runners.
By the end of 2013, Penny got a big casting role in the TV series, The Motive. From 2013 to 2016 he portrayed Detective Brian Lucas and appeared in 52 episodes.
From 2016 to 2019, Brendan played a role in the show Chesapeake Shores. In that show, he portrayed Kevin O’Brian and appeared in 34 episodes.
Brendan doesn’t share a lot of information regarding his relationship status. But we do know he has a family. Penny doesn’t share details about his wife. But his posts on Twitter make it clear that they got married several years ago. In August 2017, Penny wrote a tweet celebrating the seven-year anniversary with his wife.
Brendan and his wife have two beautiful kids together. You can see them often on his Instagram account. In his posts, he refers to his family as a “Number One Crew”.
Fun fact: there were rumors that Brendan Penny is gay. But his tweets celebrating the anniversary with his wife denied the rumors of his sexuality.
Awards and Achievements
During his career, Brendan Penny earned a couple of award nominations. So far, he has 4 nominations from the Leo Awards. He got his first nomination in 2007 for his appearance in Whistler. The remaining three nominations came for his appearance in Motive in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
As of October 2020, Brendan Penny’s fortune is more than $3 million. He earns money from his acting career, but also from lucrative deals and endorsements. Brendan earns money from advertisements, cameo appearances, and more. Per some reports, Penny has an annual salary of $1 million.