Brad Renfro

Actor / Musician / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 07/25/1982 († 25, 01/15/2008) | Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor. Renfro made his film debut at the age of 11 with a starring role in The Client (1994), and went on to appear in 21 feature films and won several awards. Prior to being cast in The Client, Renfro had no acting background and was living with his grandmother in a trailer park. Director Joel Schumacher wanted to cast a "tough kid" who had the necessary life experience to understand the character he would portray. Renfro soon attracted a large fanbase as he continued to star in movies like Tom and Huck and Sleepers. Beginning in the late 1990s, Renfro had difficulties in his private life, including a series of arrests and stints in drug treatment. He died of acute heroin and morphine intoxication at the age of 25. ()
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Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and made his film debut cast in the lead role of the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this would be his zenith, he went on to appear in other films, including The Cure (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), Sleepers (1996), and Apt Pupil (1998). He went on to star in a total of 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes during his career. Renfro won The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award in 1995 and was nominated as one of People magazine's "Top 30 Under 30," though addiction problems in his teens and early 20s led to several police arrests and much of his later career was marred by a pattern of substance abuse which hampered his career. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008, at the young age of 25.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Movies with Brad Renfro as Actor(22)

as Jack2008 The Informers
as Vincent2006 10th & Wolf
as Jamie2005 Hollywood Flies
as The Stranger2005 The Jacket
as Troy Riverside2003 The Job
as Vernon2002 The Car Kid
as Bobby2002 Deuces Wild
as Jay Grubb2002 American Girl
as William Sellers2001 Tart
as Wichita2001 Happy Campers
as Marty Puccio2001 Bully
as Josh2001 Ghost World
as Dothan Talbot2000 Skipped Parts
as Jimmy Walsh1999 2 Little, 2 Late
as Todd Bowden1998 Apt Pupil
as Karchy 'Chucky' Jonas1997 Telling Lies in America
as Young Michael Sullivan1996 Sleepers
as Erik1995 The Cure
as Huck Finn1995 Tom and Huck
as Mark Sway1994 The Client

TV Shows/Series with Brad Renfro as Actor(3)

Movies with Brad Renfro as Crew(2)

Crew/In Memory Of2008 The Informers
Production/Associate Producer2001 Bully

Full Name: Brad Renfro
Born: Sunday, 07/25 1982 (July) in Knoxville, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 01/15 2008 (January) in Los Angeles (aged: 25)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Central High School
Brad Renfro frequently works together with these people:
Mike Judge (4x, Actor)
Dominique Swain (3x, Actress)
Pamela Adlon (3x, Actress)
Dick Wolf (3x, Crew)
John Ottman (3x, Crew)
Dorian Cheah (3x, Crew)
Johnny Hardwick (3x, Crew)
Norm Hiscock (3x, Crew)
Paul Kimatian (3x, Crew)
Marc Rocco (3x, Crew)
Tim Chau (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10630, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/04/2021