Cameron Bright

Cameron Bright

Cameron Douglas Bright (born January 26, 1993) is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in numerous high profile roles in the films Godsend, Birth, Running Scared, Ultraviolet, X-Men: The Last Stand and Thank You for Smoking.

Biography

Personal life

Bright was born Cameron Douglas Crigger in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; he was given his middle name, "Douglas", after his maternal grandfather. Bright has a scar on his eyebrow which he got as a toddler, after his brother chased him around a rose bush.

Career

Bright's first acting job was in a commercial for Telus, which was soon followed by a guest appearance on the television series, Higher Ground. He subsequently appeared in several minor roles in made-for-television films, and was credited as "Cameron Crigger" for his early roles (from the 2000 television movie, The Christmas Secret, to an episode of Night Visions).

After a supporting part in The Butterfly Effect, Bright's first major role was in Godsend, a horror film co-starring Robert De Niro; the film was released in April 2004 to mixed reviews. In his next film, Birth, he played a ten-year old boy who claims to be the reincarnation of a woman's (Nicole Kidman) deceased husband. Two scenes within the movie sparked controversy and drew media attention to Bright. In one scene, Bright and Kidman's characters kiss; in the other, the two share a bathtub. The actors wore flesh colored swimsuits in the bath scenes and were never really naked although this wasn't known at the time.

Bright was the second choice to play Klaus Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. He was instead cast in several Hollywood films, all of which were released in 2006, including Thank You for Smoking, Ultraviolet, and the action-thriller named Running Scared (starring Paul Walker). He also starred in X-Men: The Last Stand, where he played the mutant Leech, who has the anti-mutant antibody around which the film focuses.

Most recently he appeared in "The 4400" on the episode "The Wrath Of Graham" as a high school student named Graham Holt who develops an ability after injecting himself with Promicin.

Cameron recently moved to the United States in hopes of finding more acting opportunities.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Butterfly Effect Tommy Miller at age 7
Birth Young Sean
Godsend Adam Duncan
2005 Stargate SG-1 Orlin television series
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Leech
Thank You for Smoking Joey Naylor
Ultraviolet Six
Running Scared Oleg Yugorsky
2007 "The 4400" Season 4 Premiere Graham Holt television series
Christmas in Wonderland Danny Saunders
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Brady
2008 Boy of Pigs Adam Stafford completed
Walled In post-production

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