Born to Canadian parents in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1968, Fraser carries two passports wherever he goes. His father was a journalist and foreign-service officer for the Canadian Government Office of Tourism, which meant that Brendan and his family relocated frequently. His childhood journey through the USA, Canada and Europe introduced him to the complex nature of diversity and the challenge of frequently changing schools. Living in Holland at age seven, he became secretly envious of his childhood peers' cool, militia-sounding "Army Brat" title. So he dubbed himself "Brochure Brat" and would compare travel itineraries to break the ice when making new friends. During his time in Canada, Fraser attended the exclusive Upper Canada College where he learned to speak French fluently. Fraser went on to receive his BFA in Acting at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts.
Along the way, Brendan developed insatiable curiosities for creating imagery (he has become an accomplished amateur photographer), going to new places (he is an ardent world traveler who recently needed extra pages added to his passport) and keeping current with new forms of artistic expression (his limited free time is frequently spent in Museums, Theatres and Galleries, or, yep online.)
On a childhood holiday in London, Brendan attended his first professional theatrical performancea West End matinee of the musical, Oliver! He was instantly captivated and had discovered a truly permanent home. Eager to get ahead of the curve in elementary school dramatics, he joined the chorus in a high-school musical production of Oklahoma. Within a few short years, the theatre revealed itself to him as a place of infinite possibilitywhere an undeniably powerful connection between an actor and the audience could be forged. Brendan resolved to be a part of that risky and rewarding world.