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Brendan Penny : Kevin O'Brien

An actor with an extensive list of television and film credits, Brendan Penny currently co-stars on Hallmark Channel’s family drama “Chesapeake Shores.” In 2016, he wrapped up four seasons as a co-star of the award-winning CTV/ABC crime drama “Motive,” from the producers of “Dexter” and “The Mentalist.” Other recent credits the Hallmark Channel original film “Autumn in the Vineyard” and the award-winning Canadian television film “Unclaimed.”

A native of Ottawa, Penny moved to Vancouver after college to try his luck at acting. He studied at the Lyric School of Acting and launched his professional career in 2003 with a guest

role on UPN’s “Jake 2.0.” He was subsequently cast in guest roles on Showtime’s “The L Word,” ABC Family’s “Kyle XY” and the WB’s “Smallville,” and landed his first series regular role on CTV’s “Whistler,” which aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon’s teen channel The N. In 2009, Penny landed a series regular role on The N’s “The Assistants,” opposite Michael B. Jordan and was also seen in the Lifetime movie “Held Hostage.” Additional television credits include the Reelz Channel mini-series “Ring of Fire” and guest starring roles on numerous series, including CBS’s “Flashpoint,” AMC’s “The Killing” and the WB’s “Supernatural.” Penny has also been busy on the film front, playing supporting roles in films such as The Virginian, The A-Team, Tooth Fairy, I Love You, Beth Cooper, John Tucker Must Die and Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage.