Canadian actor Brandon Jay McLaren got wide TV prominence as Jack Landeors/Red SPD Ranger in the TV series Power Rangers S.P.D in 2005. Professional since 2002, McLaren, over the years, has worked as main casts in the TV series The Best Years (2007), Graceland (2013-15), and Ransom (2017-19).
In 2021, the Golden Maple Award-winning actor appeared as Travis in the Netflix series Firefly Lane. The Vancouver, British Columbia-born made recurring yet notable appearances in Harper's Island (2008), Being Erica (2010-11), The Killing (2011-12), Falling Skies (2012) & Slasher (2016).
Early Life- How Old Is Brandon Jay McLaren?
McLaren was born on October 15, 1985, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Ira McLaren and Denise McLaren. As of March 2021, Brandon is 39 years old. A Canadian by nationality, Brandan Jay McLaren is of Trinidadian and Grenadian descent.
While attending Johnston Heights Secondary School, he sought interest in acting as well as in sports. A soccer star in high school, the 5 feet 8 inches tall personality received a full athletic scholarship at the State University of New York at Albany and graduated with a degree in Human Biology.
Acting Breakthrough From 'Power Rangers S.P.D.'
Shortly after graduation, Brandon Lay McLaren returned to Vancouver & pursued a career in acting; made his acting debut in 2002 in a brief role in D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear as well as in the TV series Just Cause.
Having guest-starred Smallville (2004), The Days (2004) & The Collector (2004), the Canadian actor saw TV recognition as Jack Landors/Red SPD Ranger in Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005, 38 episodes) starring Matt Austin, Chris Violette, John Tui, and Michelle Langstone.
After brief TV appearances in Blade: The Series (2006) & 49th and Main (2006), McLaren was cast in the main role as Devon Sylver in The Best Years (2007-09, Season 1) and then in Harper's Island (2008, 13 episodes).
Moreover, throughout the late 2000s, he worked in the films Hybrid (2007), Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008), Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009), Sea Beast (2009), and Ratko: The Dictator's Son (2010).
Career After the 2010s- Won Golden Maple Award For 'Graceland'
From 2010 to 2011, the Canadian actor portrayed Lenin in 13 episodes of Being Erica, before landing as Bennett Ahmed in The Killing (2011-12, 12 episodes) and as Jamil Dexter in Falling Skies (2012, 6 episodes).
Then, Brandon was cast in the main role of Dale Jakes in Graceland (2013-15, 36 episodes), sharing the screen with Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Aaron Tveit, & Daniel Sunjata. It won him the Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcast in 2015.
In 2015, the actor worked in 7 episodes of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Brandon Jay McLaren played the main cast Dylan Bennett in Slasher (2016, 8 episodes) before guest-appearances in Chicago Fire (2016) & Criminal Minds (2017). Then from 2017 to 2018, he appeared as Oliver Yates in the TV series Ransom starring Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor & Sarah Greene.
After working in UnREAL (10 episodes) and The Twilight Zone (2020), McLaren was cast in Kristin Hannah's novel-based Netflix series Firefly Lane (2021). He portrayed Travis in 9 episodes alongside Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson, Beau Garrett & Ali Skovbye; the series premiered on February 3, 2021.
The IMDB reports that he is set to appear in Turner & Hooch (2021, post-production).
Net Worth In 2021
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brandon, who is in his late 30s, has a $400,000 net worth as of March 2021. The Canadian actor's major income source is the acting career spanning nearly 2 decades & records 64 acting credits. Notable thanks to his breakthrough in Power Rangers S.P.D. and then appearances in Being Erica, The Killing, Graceland, Slasher, Ransom, and Firefly Lane.
Sources allege that McLaren pulls up the payroll of tens of thousand dollars per episode, that sum up to a 6-digit figure per year.
Already A Divorcee- Who Is Brandon Jay McLaren Dating?
McLaren was once a married man but his relationship didn't see a smooth journey & ended with a divorce. Reportedly, he was in a marital relationship with Mieka Tennent, a Hollywood publicist. They exchanged vows somewhere between 2010 & 2011 but filed for separation in 2014 & divorced that year.
The former duo didn't share any children together.
Since then, even after all these years, Brandon is low-key about his relationship status. So far, no report on his dating story or publicly disclosed girlfriend is out. Moreover, his Instagram (@brandonjaymclaren) with over 51.3K followers barely has any update on his personal life, rather the actor posts about career updates.
The Graceland actor is also active on Twitter (@brandojay), joined in May 2009, where his followers count over 22.5K.
When not working on-screen, McLaren is active in charity works & is an amba s sador for a Grenada-based Reach Within, a non-profit organization that aims to improve outcomes of children and adolescents who went through abuse or neglect.
by chandra, 08 Mar, 2021