|Brandon Jay McLaren|
|Name||Brandon Jay McLaren|
|Birthplace||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Birth Date||July 3, 1980|
|Number of Episodes||8 episodes|
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In 2012, McLaren starred as Jamil Dexter on the second season of the hit show “Falling Skies.” McLaren may be best known to audiences for his starring role as Bennett Ahmed throughout season one on the critically acclaimed series “The Killing,” or for his role as Jack Landors in children's TV Series Power Rangers SPD. He was nominated for a 2012 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, for his work on the show.
McLaren has also made his mark in feature films, appearing in “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil,” which made its way through the film festival circuit in 2011 after becoming a Sundance Film Festival Favorite and winning the 2012 SXSW Audience Award. McLaren first made his mark in Hollywood as Toby, in the smash comedy hit “She’s the Man,” opposite Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. His additional credits include appearing on the series “Being Erica,” “Harper’s Island” and guest-starring roles on “CSI,” “Human Target” and “The Wanda Sykes Show.”
Born and raised in Vancouver, McLaren is of Trinidadian and Grenadian descent. He found his love for acting during high school, where he took theater courses. McLaren graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology from New York State University at Albany, where he received a full scholarship for soccer. During college, McLaren realized he missed theater and decided to return to Vancouver and pursue acting full-time. Once back in Vancouver, McLaren booked his first real project, a series called “The Black Sash.” He also produced and starred in the short film “Two Knots”—the first of nine short films for the ensemble feature Vancouver Stories.
In his spare time, McLaren loves to cook, read and run.
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
- She's the Man
- Falling Skies
- The Killing
- Being Erica
- Harper's Island
- Twitter: @brandojay
- IMDB: Brandon Jay McLaren