Brendan Sexton III
Brendan Eugene Sexton III

(1980-02-21) February 21, 1980 (age 42)
Years active1994–present

Brendan Eugene Sexton III (born February 21, 1980) is an American actor.[1]

Life and career

Born in Staten Island, New York, Sexton made his film debut in Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse playing the troubled bully Brandon McCarthy, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.[2] He was the lead in Hurricane Streets[3][4] and Desert Blue and also appeared in Boys Don't Cry, Black Hawk Down, and Just Like the Son, as well as the cult films Empire Records and Pecker.

He also starred in The Marconi Bros. alongside Dan Fogler and in Jonathan Blitstein's Let Them Chirp Awhile alongside Justin Rice.

Sexton owns and operates a New York City-based independent record label Big Bit of Beauty.

In a radio interview, in 2002, Sexton said that the version of the film Black Hawk Down, in which he briefly appeared, which made it onto theater screens was significantly different from the one recounted in the original script. According to him, many scenes asking hard questions of the U.S. troops with regard to the violent realities of war, the true purpose of their mission in Somalia, etc., were cut out.[5]

Sexton has said in interviews that speaking out against the film led to him getting "blacklisted" and prevented him from getting work in major films.[citation needed]



Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse Brandon McCarthy
1995 Empire Records Warren
1997 Hurricane Streets Marcus
1997 Arresting Gena Soldier
1997 A, B, C... Manhattan Bob
1997 The Devil & the Angel Street Thug #1
1998 Spark Moony
1998 Pecker Matt
1998 Desert Blue Blue Baxter
1999 Boys Don't Cry Tom Nissen
2000 Muse 6 Dez
2000 Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit Herschel
2001 Session 9 Jeff
2001 Black Hawk Down Kowalewski
2004 Winter Solstice Robbie
2005 Love, Ludlow Ludlow
2005 Hide and Seek Store Clerk Uncredited
2005 This Revolution Daniel Symptom
2006 Just Like the Son Grant
2006 Little Fugitive Frank
2007 The Girl in the Park Stuart
2007 The Secret (Si j'étais toi ) Ethan
2007 Neal Cassady Little Big
2007 Let Them Chirp Awhile Scott
2008 The Marconi Bros. Anthony Marconi
2008 B.O.H.I.C.A. Fish
2009 The Messenger Recruiter Olson
2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams Jerry Davies
2009 Everybody's Fine Mugger
2010 The Runaways Derek
2010 The Truth Gabriel Doyle
2010 Footsteps Douglas Denenberg
2011 In My Pocket Eric
2012 Seven Psychopaths Young Zachariah
2012 Yellow Nowell
2013 The Odd Way Home Dave
2013 The Trials of Cate McCall Rusty Burkhardt
2013 7E Clyde
2014 Glass Chin Jimmy Musial
2014 10 Cent Pistol Donny
2014 Beautiful Girl William
2015 Welcome to Happiness Nyles
2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story Jay Klein
2015 Dark John
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Crop-Haired Guy
2017 New Money Steve Purdy
2018 White Orchid James
2018 American Nightmares Tommy Deuchet
2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Kyle
2019 The Voices David
2020 Juke Box Hero Allan
2020 Chronicle of a Serial Killer Henry Brolin
2021 Faceless George
2021 Don't Breathe 2 Raylan
2022 God Is a Bullet Not yet released Granny Boy
2023 Shelby Oaks Not yet released TBA Post-production[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Finkel Files Eli Television film
2009 Life on Mars Danny Krasner Episode: "Revenge of Broken Jaw"
2011–2012 The Killing Belko Royce 15 episodes
2013 Mob City Jerry Edelstein 2 episodes
2014 Chicago P.D. Ian Marks Episode: "An Honest Woman"
2014 Stalker Robbie Dalton Episode: "Fanatic"
2016 Riders Greg Episode: "A Trip at a Wedding"
2016, 2018 Drunk History Felix / Thomas Benton 2 episodes
2019–present Russian Doll Horse 6 episodes
2020 FBI Mike Helton Episode: "Safe Room"


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