Brendan Sexton III

Brendan Eugene Sexton III (born February 21, 1980) is an American actor.[1]

Brendan Sexton III
Born
Brendan Eugene Sexton III

(1980-02-21) February 21, 1980
OccupationActor
Years active1994–present

Life and career

Born in Staten Island, New York, Sexton made his film debut in Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse playing the troubled bully Brandon McCarthy, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.[2] He was the lead in Hurricane Streets[3][4] and Desert Blue and also appeared in Boys Don't Cry, Black Hawk Down, and Just Like the Son, as well as the cult films Empire Records and Pecker.

He also starred in The Marconi Bros. alongside Dan Fogler and in Jonathan Blitstein's Let Them Chirp Awhile alongside Justin Rice.

Sexton owns and operates a New York City-based independent record label "Big Bit Of Beauty".

In a radio interview, in 2002, Sexton said that the version of the film Black Hawk Down, in which he briefly appeared, which made it onto theater screens was significantly different from the one recounted in the original script. According to him, many scenes asking hard questions of the U.S. troops with regard to the violent realities of war, the true purpose of their mission in Somalia, etc., were cut out.[5] Sexton wrote an article in 2002 where he called the US Army's "School of the Americas, the U.S. Army’s own terrorist training camp for Latin America" and said that Black Hawk Down failed to explain the reasons behind the Somali population's opposition to the U.S. military presence in their country:

The Somalis are portrayed as if they don't know what's going on, as if they're trying to kill the Americans because they — like all other "evildoers" — will do anything to bite the hand that feeds them. But the Somalis aren't a stupid people. In fact, many were upset because the U.S. military presence propped up people tied to the old, corrupt Barre regime.[6]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Welcome to the DollhouseBrandon McCarthy
Empire RecordsWarren Beatty
1996Boom
1997The Devil & the AngelStreet Thug #1
Arresting GenaSoldier
Hurricane StreetsMarcus
A, B, C... ManhattanBob
1998Myth America
SparkMooney
PeckerMatt
Desert BlueBlue Baxter
1999Boys Don't CryTom Nissen
2000Muse 6Dez
Herschel Hopper: New York RabbitHerschel
2001Session 9Jeff
Black Hawk DownKowalewski
2003The Finkel FilesEli
It Was Always MeDylan
FootstepsDouglas DenenburgTelevision film
2004Winter SolsticeRobbie
2005This RevolutionDaniel Symptom
Love, LudlowLudlow
Hide and SeekStore Clerk
2006Just Like the SonGrant Bills
Little FugitiveFrank
2007Si j'étais toiEthan
Neal CassadyLittle Big
The Girl In The ParkStuart
2008Let Them Chirp AwhileScott
The Marconi Bros.Anthony
BohicaFish
Family Man
2009Winter of Frozen DreamsJerry Davies
PornstarWilliam
Everybody's FineMugger
2010The RunawaysDereck
The TruthGabriel Doyle
2013The Odd Way HomeDave
20137E[7]Clyde
2014Glass ChinJimmy Musial
10 Cent PistolDonny
Beautiful GirlWilliam
2015Welcome to HappinessNyles
Addiction: A 60's Love StoryJay
DarkJohn
Juke Box HeroAllan
2016A Trip at a WeddingGreg
2017Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriCrop haired guy
New MoneySteve Purdy
2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Kyle

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011–2012The KillingBelko Royce15 episodes
2019Russian DollHorseRecurring role

References

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