Griffin Arthur Fraser (born September 17, 2002) is a [age dob=”20020917″]-year-old Canadian-American boy better known for being the son of actors Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith.
Brendan, the more famous parent, is best remembered for movies like Bedazzled and Encino Man, while Afton Smith is singularly known for her work in the movie George of the Jungle. Together, they rubbed off plenty of their fame on their children, especially their firstborn child, Griffin, who happens to be on the autistic spectrum.
How Old is Griffin Arthur Fraser and When was He Born?
Griffin Arthur Fraser was born on September 17, 2002, in the United States of America. He is the child of American onscreen personalities – Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith. Griffin has both Canadian and American citizenship courtesy of his parents and belongs to the White ethnic group. He was born under the Virgo zodiac sign and is the eldest of three children born to his parents.
He has two younger siblings named Holden Fletcher Fraser and Leland Francis Fraser, born in 2004 and 2006, respectively. All three brothers are currently schooling in the United States, but their parents have kept their exact whereabouts private. This is why nobody knows if Griffin proceeded to college right after his high school education or not.
Who is Griffin Fraser’s father, Brendon Fraser?
Just like we have said multiple times already, Griffin Fraser’s father, Brendon Fraser, is a well-known American actor. Brendon was born in Indianapolis, Canada, to Canadian parents, Peter Fraser and Carol Mary. This is where he gets his Canadian nationality and ancestry from, despite having lived in the United States for over 4 decades now.
He decided to take up acting as a full-time career and proceeded to study Theater Studies in college. In 1991, Brendan landed his first major role in River Phoenix’s Dog Fight movie, after which he appeared in the comedy California Man. One of his most career-defining roles was for the movie George of the Jungle, where he played the titular character alongside then-fiancee Afton Smith.
Other movies in his catalog include the critically acclaimed fictional movie saga called The Mummy Trilogy, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Child of Light, My Old School, Child of Darkness, and Guilty Until Proven Innocent. The good-looking actor has taken home several awards, including the Circuit Community Award in 2005 and the Critics Choice Award in 2006.
Brendon’s movie nominations include nominations for the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, the CFCA Awards, and the prestigious Saturn Awards. In his 30-year career, he has won over 8 movie awards and a further 11 nominations as an actor. So far, Brendan Fraser has featured in over 60 television projects and is worth over $25 million at the present.
While he is still an active member of the Hollywood film industry, Fraser seems to have embarked on a screen hiatus for now.
Brendan Met Griffin’s Mother in 1993 but Their Relationship Ended in Divorce
Although we cannot say much about Griffin Arthur Fraser’s love life at the moment, there is plenty to say about him and his parents. Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith first met almost three decades ago in 1993 at a barbecue party that was hosted in the home of one of the veterans in Hollywood, Winona Ryder. They immediately took to each other and decided to see each other again.
Soon one date turned into two, and before long, they kicked off a romantic relationship that would last for five more years. After that, for five years, the lovestruck couple infamously got married in California, USA, on the 27th of September 1998. What began as a loving marital union would later turn sour as the marriage lasted only about nine years.
However, it was ample time, enough to produce their three children together – Griffin, Leland Frances, and Holden Fletcher Fraser.
In 2007, Afton Smith filed for a divorce on grounds of infidelity on Brendan Fraser’s part. It was rumored that he had an affair with a popular public personality named Mario Bello while he was working in China. Afton ended up gaining custody of all three kids, and she relocated them all to Los Angeles, California, from Canada, where they previously lived.
Although it took a while for them to settle into a satisfactory co-parenting routine, both parents seem to maintain a cordial relationship with each other for the benefit of their kids. They now share custody, and the children shuttle between their mother’s residence in Connecticut and their father’s in New York.
Is Brendan Fraser’s Son Autistic?
Griffin Fraser has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since he was little. Autism is a developmental disability caused by mutations in the brain. For Griffin, the effects were delayed development and difficulty in performing verbal activities.
His father, however, said that Griffin receives plenty of love from everyone in the family. Brendan revealed this in an interview, saying that people were always readily available to help Griffin out whenever he needed it and that his special needs son was happy despite his disability.
Griffin Arthur Fraser is Still in School
At the moment, Griffin doesn’t seem too eager to pursue a career in the movies like his parents. He is also noticeably absent from social media, and it seems things are likely to remain that way for a while. His father, on the other hand, is active across most of the biggest social media platforms, including Instagram and Twitter.
From time to time, he shows up in pictures that have been uploaded to any of his parents’ pages. Griffin Fraser is most likely a college student and prefers to keep away from the spotlight. He isn’t working yet, but let’s keep our fingers crossed about him finally deciding to join Hollywood, just like his father.