About Brandon Jay McLaren
Brandon Jay McLaren is a Canadian actor, best known for his roles in Slasher, Power Rangers S.P.D., Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, and Firefly Lane.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Brandon Jay McLaren has a degree in Human Biology from the State University of New York. He was married to Miekka Tennent until their divorce in 2014.
The actor started his career in 2002, appearing in the T.V. series Just Cause. This was followed by appearances on The Chris Isaak Show.
In 2004 and, later, in 2006, McLaren would appear on Smallville, first credited as a deliveryman and then as Yance. 2004 also saw the actor appear on The Collector and The Days.
2005 was a breakthrough year for the actor, as he got the role of Jack Landors, AKA the Red S.P.D. Ranger and would remain in the leading role in Power Rangers S.P.D. for 38 episodes.
2006 saw the actor appear in Reunion and Blade: The Series, followed by appearances in The Best Years and Harper’s Island in 2007 and 2008, respectively. In 2009, he was in C.S.I. 2010 saw him appear in Human Target and also get a recurring role in Being Erica, where he appeared in 13 episodes.
He got another recurring role in The Killing, where he played Bennett Ahmed for thirteen episodes between 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he got the main role in the series Graceland as Dale Jakes, which he would continue until 2015.
2015 saw McLaren appear in Motive and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce for seven episodes. In 2016, he got a main role in Slasher as Dylan Bennett, appearing throughout season 1, and also appeared in a few episodes of Chicago Fire.
In 2017, he appeared in Criminal Minds and also was cast as Oliver Yates in Ransom, a main role that would appear between this year and 2019.
In 2018, he had a recurring role in UnREAL. 2020 saw him appear in The Twilight Zone.
2021 was a highly productive year, as he would receive a recurring role as Travis in Firefly Lane, the Netflix Drama. The show chronicles the friendship between two women, played by Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke, throughout their lives, from their teen years until adulthood. In Firefly lane, he was seen alongside cast members Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson, Beau Garrett, Chelah Horsdal and Roan Curtis.
He also got a main role in Turner & Hooch as Xavier Watkins, a character that has become a fan favorite. In addition, he would appear in The Rookie in a recurring role as Elijah Stone. Finally, 2022 brought him the role of Buckley in Snowfall, the acclaimed drama about drugs.
The actor also appeared in various films, such as Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Dead Before Dawn, Plus, and others.
The actor received the Golden Maple Award for his role in Graceland.
McLaren had a soccer scholarship to attend university. As an athlete, he has also taken part in other sports, such as basketball, volleyball, football, roller-blading, swimming, tennis, weight training, and track and field.
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