Who is Brendan Sexton III?
If you are a fan of the popular Netflix series “Russian Doll”, then you must be familiar with the character of Horse, a homeless man on the streets of New York City, portrayed by Brendan Sexton III, who immediately caught the eye of the audience, and people wanted to know more about him.
If you are one of them, let us tell you all about this talented actor. Brendan has 75 acting credits to his name, and besides the aforementioned role, he’s perhaps known best for his performance in the movies “Don’t Breathe 2”, “Empire Records”, and “Boys Don’t Cry”, among others.
Early life and education
Brendan Sexton III was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 21 February 1980, in Staten Island, New York City USA thus he holds American nationality, and he comes from a family of Caucasian descent.
He was raised in his hometown by his father, who was a commissioner of the New York City in the 1980s, and his mother, about whom nothing is known. Brendan has nine siblings, namely Oona, Carinna, David, Eben, Lisa, Tara, Amber, Zoe, and Ilona. Some reports claimed that his parents divorced and that his mother moved with his sisters to Virginia, while the boys stay with the father, however, Brendan hasn’t confirmed this rumor.
Brendan had an interest in performing from an early age, and began playing in the theatre while he was in elementary school. Speaking of Brendan’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1998, he enrolled at Hunter College, from which he graduated with a BA Degree in 2002.
Roles in movies
Brendan made his acting debut portraying Brandon McCarthy in the 1995 movie “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, which brought him the nomination for the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. He followed with his role as Warren in “Empire Records”, and two years later, he was seen as Marcus in “Hurricane Streets”.
In 1998 he was Matt in “Pecker”, and in the same year, he was cast to play Blue Baxter in “Desert Blue”. Brendan followed with one of his most notable roles, as Tom Nissen in “Boys Don’t Cry” in 1999, before he made an appearance as Herschel in “Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit” in 2000.
In 2001, he was cast to play Jeff in “Session 9”, and was next seen as Eli in the 2003 television movie “The Finkel Files”. He then starred as Robbie in “Winter Solstice” in 2004, followed by his role as Store Clerk in “Hide and Seek” in 2005.
From 2005 through 2010, Brendan was seen in numerous movies, and since the list is too long to enumerate, we will only number his notable roles, such as his performance in “Just Like the Son” (2006), “The Marconi Bros” (2008), “Winter of Frozen Dreams” (2009), and “The Runaways” (2010), among others.
In 2012, he was seen as Young Zachariah in “Seven Psychopaths”, this role brought him and the rest of the cast the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast, and the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
In 2013, he was cast to play Blake in the short movie “Blake”, before he made an appearance as Rusty Burkhardt in “The Trials of Cate McCall” in 2013, followed with his role as Jimmy Musical in “Glass Chin” in 2014.
In 2015, he was William in “Beautiful Girl”, also starring Matthew Gray Gubler and Diora Baird, followed by his role as Jay Klein in “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story” in 2015. Two years later, he was cast to play Crop-Haired Guy in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.
In 2018, he starred as Phil in the short movie “Cathedrals”, a performance which brought him the Los Angeles Movie Award for Best Actor, the Filmmakers Award for Outstanding Acting, and the First Glance Film Festival Award nomination for Best Ensemble, which he shares with the rest of the cast).
In the following year, Brendan was seen as Kyle in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” also starring Aaron Paul, Matt Jones, and Jonathan Banks, followed by his role as George in the 2021 movie “Faceless”, which brought him the Grimmfest Award for Best Actor.
His most recent roles were in the movies “Don’t Breathe 2” (2021) and “Sniper: Rogue Mission” (2022). Brendan’s fans will be happy to hear that he’s finished the filming of three movies, entitled “Shelby Oaks”, “God Is a Bullet” and “Captive”, which are set to be released soon.
Roles in series
Brendan made his first television appearance as Danny Krasner in an episode of the series “Life on Mars” in 2009. During 2011 and 2012, he starred as Belko Royce in “The Killing”, a crime drama that had six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.
In the following year, Brendan guest-starred in “Mob City”, and then he made appearances in “Chicago P.D” and “Stalker” in 2014.
Two years later, he had a recurring role in “Drunk History”, and next he was cast to play his most notable television role to date, as Horse in “Russian Doll” (2019-2022). Concurrently, he was seen as Mike Helton in “FBI” in 2020.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Brendan’s love life and his sexual orientation, mostly because he’s quite secretive when it comes to personal matters, thus he hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships.
He was romantically linked to various people from the entertainment industry, however, he hasn’t confirmed any of these assumptions.
As of August 2022, there are no records of him dating, and his social media accounts don’t reveal any information regarding his love life. It’s assumed that Brendan is single, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Brendan’s age is 42; he has light brown hair and blue eyes, weighs around 155lbs (70kgs), and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.
Starring in numerous movies and playing lead characters in popular series, Brendan’s earned a decent amount of wealth thanks to his acting talent. Brendan is also the owner of the New York City-based indie record label, called Big Bit of Beauty. According to sources, as of August 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.