Brandon Jay McLaren

by Fiona Raye Clarke on August 25, 2014

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Brandon Jay McLaren
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Actor, Director

Brandon was born to Trinidadian and Grenadian parents. His father worked for an airline as a supervisor and his mother was a bank manager. He got his first taste of show business when his mother heard an advertisement for ethnic children needed for professional acting work. After auditioning, Brandon booked six commercials within a year.
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