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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death
Acute Heroin/Morphine Intoxication
Claim to Fame
Mark Sway In The Client (1994),Todd Bowden In Apt Pupil (1998), Marty Puccio In Bully (2001).
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Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor. A native of the state of Tennessee, he made his movie debut in 1994 in The Client at the age of 12 years old. He acted in 24 movies and several television episodes during his career. In 2006, he spent 10 days in jail for conviction of driving while under the influence and attempted heroin possession. Brad Renfro was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Angela and Mark Renfro, who works in a blueprint factory. He was raised by his grandmother, Joanne Renfro, a church secretary. Renfro was ten when he was discovered by Mali Finn, a casting director for Joel Schumacher. Cast by Finn for Schumacher`s The Client, Renfro acted alongside Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie was based on the bestselling John Grisham novel and became one of the top-grossing films of 1994.
In 1995, he won Hollywood Reporter`s "Young Star" award, and was nominated as one of People magazine`s "Top 30 Under 30." In 1996 he was cast as the young Michael Sullivan for the movie Sleepers based on the novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra. The book Sleepers reportedly tells the story of Carcaterra`s own childhood in Hell`s Kitchen (NYC) and the highly traumatic time he spent in a juvenile detention centre. Michael Sullivan as a grown up was portrayed by Brad Pitt. The film Sleepers was directed by Barry Levinson and also starred Robert de Niro, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Patric. Renfro went on to act in other films, including 2001`s Ghost World and Bully and 2005`s The Jacket with Keira Knightley and Adrien Brody. He also played Huck Finn in 1995`s Tom and Huck with Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
Renfro was found dead on January 15, 2008 in his Los Angeles apartment, after he had reportedly spent the night with friends. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
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Brad Barron Renfro
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Mark Renfro (Who Was A factory Worker.)
Angela Denise Olsen (née McCrory)
Samantha Pearson Jordanova (Girlfriend At Time Of Death)
Jesse Hasek (Cousin) (Singer For Band 10 Years)
Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor and musician. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes. However his career faded rapidly due to alcoholism and substance abuse. He died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25.
TV commercial (Japan) for Resident Evil 2 (1998) (Biohazard 2 (1998) (VG)), Played the role of Leon Scott Kennedy in a Japanese-only Biohazard 2 (1998) (VG)) commercial
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