Who is Brendan Penny?
Brendan James Penny was born on 9 November 1978 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a 43-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of AJ Varland in the CTV teen drama series “Whistler” (2006), playing Detective Brian Lucas in the CTV police procedural crime drama series “Motive” (2013-2016), and featuring as Kevin O’Brien in the Hallmark Channel drama series “Chesapeake Shores” (2016-2021).
How rich is he, as of now? Brendan Penny Net Worth
As of early 2022, Brendan Penny’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million; earned through his successful career as a professional actor, working on more than 50 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the early 2000s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Brendan Penny spent his early years dividing time between his hometown of Ottawa and London, Ontario, where he was raised by his parents; however, there is no information about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether he has any siblings or is an only child. He holds Canadian nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding his education, Brendan obtained his BS degree in Accounting from Fanshawe College in London, later attending the Lyric School of Acting, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Brendan Penny launched his professional acting career in 2003, when he made his debut TV appearance as a rollerblader in an episode of the UPN sci-fi action series “Jake 2.0”, while his feature film debut came two years later when he took the lead role of Pete in the drama film “LTD.”, written and directed by Ryan Arnold. From 2005 to 2006, he had a supporting part in the Showtime drama series “The L Word”, and his big break eventually came in 2006, when he was chosen to portray AJ Varland in the first season of the CTV teen drama series “Whistler”.
He received praise for his performance in the show and earned a Leo Award nomination for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, which led him to secure more roles – while filming the series, he also worked on other projects, landing minor parts in such film titles as “John Tucker Must Die”, and guest-starring in such TV series as “Smallville” and “Kyle XY”.
Rise to Fame
In 2008, Brendan Penny was cast as Eugene in the biopic “Christmas Cottage”, directed by Michael Campus, and played Will in the Lifetime erotic thriller film “Poison Ivy: The Secret Society”, which is the fourth and final installment of the “Poison Ivy” franchise.
His first major role came in 2009, when he starred as Danny Newell in the TV sitcom “The Assistants”, aired on The N channel, and later that year he played Sean in the teen romantic comedy film “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and featured as Chris Clark in the Lifetime drama film “Held Hostage”.
He followed with his portrayals of Josh in the fantasy comedy film “Tooth Fairy”, next to Dwayne Johnson and Julie Andrews, and as Allen in Paul A. Kaufman’s made-for-TV drama film “One Angry Juror”, both released in 2010. From 2011 to 2013, he starred in the recurring role of Calvin Hepburn in the sci-fi drama TV series “The True Heroines”, parallel with which he was cast as Eric Vascer in the sci-fi drama TV miniseries “Ring Of Fire” in 2012.
Brendan Penny was quite busy in 2013, since he played Patrick in the family film “The Wedding Chapel”, and had the part of Josh in the drama TV series “The Runner”. He booked his next significant role later that year, when he featured as Detective Brian Lucas in the crime drama TV miniseries “The Dark Corner”, then reprised the role in the CTV police procedural crime drama series “Motive” from 2013 to 2016; for his performance, he received a Leo Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.
In 2014, he landed such roles as Owen Walton in the direct-to-video Western film “The Virginian”, and Dean Bartons in the made-for-TV mystery film “Along Came A Nanny”, aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. He then started working on Hallmark Channel movies, starring as Dean in the family comedy “Tis The Season For Love” (2015), and portraying Paul Dellucci in the romantic comedy “A Dash Of Love” (2016), opposite Christie Will Wolf. The same year, he had the part of Carl Ray in the multiple award-winning drama film “On The Farm”, which was directed by Rachel Talalay.
Thereafter, Brendan Penny booked the role of Nate DeLuca in Hallmark Channel’s “In The Vineyard” franchise, which consists of such film titles as “Autumn In The Vineyard” (2016), “Summer In The Vineyard” (2017), and “Valentine In The Vineyard” (2019), in all of which he shared the screen with Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Kopsa and Jeremy Guilbaut.
He then joined the main cast of the Hallmark Channel drama series “Chesapeake Shores”, in which he starred as Kevin O’Brien for five seasons from 2016 to 2021. Concurrently, he played Nate in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries fantasy romance film “Magical Christmas Ornaments” (2017), and Luke in the Hallmark Channel romantic film “Pride, Prejudice And Mistletoe” (2018).
Also in 2018, he took a minor part in the highly popular erotic drama film “Fifty Shades Freed”, which is the third and final installment of the “Fifty Shades” film series. The next year, he played Wyatt Jackson in the short-lived Fox comedy series “BH90210”, and then continued to work on such Hallmark Channel films as “The Charm Bracelet” (2020), playing Greg Matthews, and “Time For Them To Come Home For Christmas” (2021), featuring as Paul Bennett.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Brendan Penny has short light brown hair and blue eyes.
He stands at a height of 6ft 0ins (1.83m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Brendan Penny isn’t very open when it comes to his personal life. Nonetheless, it’s known that he has been married to his wife since August 2010. He has never shared any details about her in the media, but her name is rumored to be Lisa. The two are the parents of a boy, and a girl, but their names are also undisclosed. The family currently resides in Tofino, Vancouver Island, with their two pets, a dog named Daphne and a cat named Pumpkin.