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Brad Renfro

1982-07-25 Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

Image of Brad Renfro


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.


Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
Collector 2008-01-01
The Informers Jack 2008-11-05
10th & Wolf Vincent 2006-02-19
Hollywood Flies Jamie 2005-06-28
The Jacket The Stranger 2005-03-04
Mummy An' the Armadillo Wyatte 2004-01-29
The Job Troy Riverside 2003-05-16
The Car Kid Vernon 2002-05-11
American Girl Jay Grubb 2002-02-10
Deuces Wild Bobby 2002-05-03
Ghost World Josh 2001-07-20
Happy Campers Wichita 2001-01-21
Tart William Sellers 2001-04-23
Bully Marty Puccio 2001-06-15
Skipped Parts Dothan Talbot 2000-06-06
2 Little, 2 Late Jimmy Walsh 1999-09-01
Apt Pupil Todd Bowden 1998-10-23
Telling Lies in America Karchy 'Chucky' Jonas 1997-08-02
Sleepers Young Michael Sullivan 1996-10-18
Tom and Huck Huck Finn 1995-12-22
The Cure Erik 1995-04-21
The Client Mark Sway 1994-07-20