Brendan Sexton III

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

Brendan Sexton III
Brendan Eugene Sexton III

(1980-02-21) February 21, 1980 (age 40)
Years active1994–present

Life and careerEdit

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 wrote an article in 2002 where he called the US Army's "School of the Americas, the U.S. Army’s own terrorist training camp for Latin America" and said that Black Hawk Down failed to explain the reasons behind the Somali population's opposition to the U.S. military presence in their country:

The Somalis are portrayed as if they don't know what's going on, as if they're trying to kill the Americans because they — like all other "evildoers" — will do anything to bite the hand that feeds them. But the Somalis aren't a stupid people. In fact, many were upset because the U.S. military presence propped up people tied to the old, corrupt Barre regime.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse Brandon McCarthy
Empire Records Warren Beatty
1996 Boom
1997 The Devil & the Angel Street Thug #1
Arresting Gena Soldier
Hurricane Streets Marcus
A, B, C... Manhattan Bob
1998 Myth America
Spark Mooney
Pecker Matt
Desert Blue Blue Baxter
1999 Boys Don't Cry Tom Nissen
2000 Muse 6 Dez
Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit Herschel
2001 Session 9 Jeff
Black Hawk Down Kowalewski
2003 The Finkel Files Eli
It Was Always Me Dylan
Footsteps Douglas Denenburg Television film
2004 Winter Solstice Robbie
2005 This Revolution Daniel Symptom
Love, Ludlow Ludlow
Hide and Seek Store Clerk
2006 Just Like the Son Grant Bills
Little Fugitive Frank
2007 Si j'étais toi Ethan
Neal Cassady Little Big
The Girl In The Park Stuart
2008 Let Them Chirp Awhile Scott
The Marconi Bros. Anthony
Bohica Fish
Family Man
2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams Jerry Davies
Pornstar William
Everybody's Fine Mugger
2010 The Runaways Dereck
The Truth Gabriel Doyle
2013 The Odd Way Home Dave
2013 7E[7] Clyde
2014 Glass Chin Jimmy Musial
10 Cent Pistol Donny
Beautiful Girl William
2015 Welcome to Happiness Nyles
Addiction: A 60's Love Story Jay
Dark John
Juke Box Hero Allan
2016 A Trip at a Wedding Greg
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Crop haired guy
New Money Steve Purdy
2019 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Kyle


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2012 The Killing Belko Royce 15 episodes
2019 Russian Doll Horse Recurring role


  1. ^ "Brendan Sexton III". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  2. ^ "Brendan Sexton III | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos | AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  3. ^ "Movies; Young and in Demand; Brendan Sexton III has been hot, hot, hot since 'Hurricane Streets' hit the '97 Sundance Festival". 1998-02-12. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  5. ^ "As "Black Hawk Down" Director Ridley Scott Is Nominated for An Oscar, An Actor in the Film Speaks Out Against Its Pro-War Message". Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  6. ^ "What's Wrong With Black Hawk Down". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
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