• Brendan Penny is a popular Canadian actor with a BS in Accounting from Fanshawe College
• He has a wife and two children, but little is known about them
• He has starred in many movies and series, including “Whistler”, “Motive” and “BH90210”
• He enjoys fishing, swimming, and spending time with his family
• His current net worth is estimated at over $1 million

Brendan Penny is a popular Canadian actor, who is best-known for his appearances in such series as “Whistler” and “Motive”. A lot is known about his acting career, but very little has been revealed about his family and personal life, so let’s find out more about his wife, kids, parents, current net worth, etc.

Early life and family

Brendan James Penny was born under the sign of Scorpio on 9 November 1978, in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, , so holding Canadian nationality. Almost nothing is known about his parents except that they divorced when Brendan was a kid, so he grew up in two towns – Ottawa and London, Ontario, spending his time with his mother and his father separately, but whose names are still unknown, as well as their ages and occupations.

Brendan has never mentioned any details about his siblings, sharing only one photo of them on his Instagram account: not even revealing the names – he has a brother and a sister.

Educational background

Brendan matriculated from his local high school in Ottawa in 1996, and then attended Fanshawe College, located in London, Ontario, graduating with a BS in Accounting in 2000. After that Brendan studied at the Lyric School of Acting, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, as he moved there in 2002 to pursue his dream of become an actor.


Starting his acting career

Brendan debuted on TV in 2003 appearing in one of the episodes of the series “Jake 2.0” (2003 – 2004), landing the role of rollerblader in the episode “Training Day”.

Then he would prove his acting skills in the series “The L Word” (2004 – 2009), in which he played the role of Coleman Alt, appearing in several episodes from 2005 to 2006, and in the movie “When Jesse Was Born” (2005). He landed his first major role in the movie “LTD.”, playing Pete, a guy who finally started a relationship with the girl he had been obsessed with, but faces unexpected troubles during their romance. In 2006 he landed the role of the demon named Steve in the legendary series “Supernatural” (2006 – present). Later he had several supporting roles in such movies as “John Tucker Must Die” (2006), and such series as “Kyle XY” (2006 – 2009), “Blade: The Series” (2006 – present),  and “Stargate: Atlantis” (2004 – 2009).

Major roles

Brendan came to prominence starring in the series “Whistler” (2006) in which he landed the role of A.J. Varland. Even though the second season of the series wasn’t as successful as the first, Brendan’s name was known by the higher-ups of the entertainment industry, and he started receiving invitations. In 2008 he appeared in several movies, such as “Poison Ivy: The Secret Society”, landing the role of Will Mitchell, “Thomas Kinkade’s Home for Christmas” in which he played Eugene, and “Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures”, in which he played Ben. In 2009 Brendan was busy working on “I Love You, Beth Cooper” and “Held Hostage”. As to the series he’s appeared in, the list includes “Diamonds” (2009), “The Assistants” (2009), “Heavenly Match” (2014) and “Along Came a Nanny” (2014).

Brendan’s shared that he had a great experience working on the series entitled “Motive” (2013), as earlier he only played troubled or really nice characters, while this series gave him a chance to play a detective, also needing to remember some difficult lines in the technical dialogue, which was quite challenging for him as he’d never needed to do that before.

Latest works, “BH90210” (“Beverly Hills 90210”)

From 2015 to 2019 Brendan appeared in many of the series created and produced by Hallmark Channel; among his works are such projects as “The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die” (2015), “Tis The Season for Love” (2015), In the Vineyard Series (2016-2019), “A Dash of Love” (2017) and several others.

Brendan Penny

He appeared in new episodes of the reboot “Beverly Hills 90210” as well, a super-popular franchise of the comedy-drama series of the ‘90s, which is now re-launched with a new cast and some old actors, such as Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and others. Brendan landed the role of Wyatt Jackson, who was Jennie Garth’s character’s bodyguard she hired to keep herself safe.

In recent years, he’s appeared in several TV movies, including “The Secret Ingredient” and “A Little Christmas Charm” in 2020, “Beverley Hills Wedding” and “Time for Them to Come Home for Christmas” (2021), and “The Wedding Cottage” and “A Season for Family” in 2023

Personal life

Brendan is very secretive about everything related to the personality of his wife, Lisa Gerrard. He’s never posted a single photo of her, and rarely mentions her in his social media accounts, although he congratulated her on their wedding anniversary in 2017.

His first photo on Instagram also related to his wife, and one could see her name on his phone is written as “Babers”; however, he’s never mentioned her real name, while the photo reveals their texts in which she told him she was going to bed even though the house was messy and there was no food for him; Brendan found this joke good enough to share it with his subscribers. Brendan and Lisa married in 2010, and have welcomed a son and a daughter. On his Instagram account Brendan often posts photos of his children, or of something he did or bought for them.

For example, he posted a picture of earrings he bought for his daughter, and an ‘art station’ he organized for his little girl. It’s obvious that he tries to spend as much of spare time as he can with his family, since he is very busy on work.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Brendan likes fishing and other activities in the lap of nature. He also enjoys swimming, traveling and walking, and spends much time in the gym to keep fit. He loves animals, and has a dog and a cat at home; he also once shared the photo of a mouse killed and brought to his bed by his cat, saying that he often gets such “presents”. His favorite food is pizza with mushrooms and pepper.

One of his friends is a professional surfer, and Brendan enjoys watching surfing competitions when he has the chance.

Social media presence

Brendan is very active on social media, having a couple of profiles on various platforms, which are Instagram and Twitter.

Appearance, clothing style

Brendan has short light brown hair and blue eyes; for some of his roles he sports a beard and moustache, but in real life he doesn’t like having them. Brendan is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 200lbs (90kgs); his vital statistics are not available at the moment. As to his clothing style, he likes wearing classy clothes, such as suits, shirts and trousers.

Net worth and salary

According to authoritative sources, as of mid-2024, Brendan’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, as he’s been working hard as an actor, filming in various series and movies. As he’s busy with several projects, his wealth is very likely going to grow.

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