Brendan Penny is a Canadian actor who is best known for his roles as A.J. Varland in Whistler, Kevin O’Brien in Chesapeake Shores, and Danny Newell in The Assistants. Apart from these, he has also been cast in several other shows and movies like John Tucker Must Die, BH90210, Motive, Held Hostage, Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas, A Dash of Love, Poison Ivy: The Secret Society, The L Word, and Supernatural.

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Brendan Penny is represented by Play Management, Inc., Talent Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
  • Lean physique

Brendan Penny Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Ottawa and London, Ontario.
  2. Brendan Penny gained the spotlight with his portrayal of A.J. Varland in the thriller television drama, Whistler, whose cast also included actors Jesse Moss, , Adam J. Harrington, Holly Dignard, Ingrid Kavelaars, and Christopher Shyer.
  3. In 2008, he played the role of Eugene in the Christmas biopic, Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (a.k.a. Christmas Cottage), which starred , Peter O’Toole, Marcia Gay Harden, Aaron Ashmore, and .
  4. From 2009 to 2010, Brendan Penny appeared as Danny Newell, the most absent-minded assistant who often fumbles his duties, in the comedy television series, The Assistants. His co-stars on the shows were Britt Irvin, , , and Zak Santiago.
  5. He has also been cast in the supporting role of Detective Brian Lucas in the police procedural crime drama television series, Motive. Regarding his role, he once said, “I normally play either deeply troubled people, or really, really nice people. This is my first time playing a detective, or anyone with authority, for that matter. It is also the first time I have had to remember technical dialogue on a regular basis, which can be challenging.”
  6. He has also brought to life the character of Kevin O’Brien, the older son of Mick and Megan who initially appears as a medic in the U.S. Army, in the Canadian/American drama television series, Chesapeake Shores.

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Facts of Brendan James Penny

  • Gender Male
  • full nameBrendan James Penny
  • middle nameJames
  • nicknamesBrendan
  • birthplaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth November 09, 1978
  • Age 43 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • nationalityCanadian
  • net worth$3 million
  • professionActor
  • weight75 kg or 165.5 lbs
  • height6 ft or 183 cm
  • hair colorSalt and Pepper
  • eye colorGray with a hint of blue
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegeFanshawe College

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