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Who Plays Spencer Dutton in 1923? Meet Brandon Sklenar

Who Plays Spencer Dutton in 1923? Meet Brandon Sklenar

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As a member of Jacob Dutton’s (Harrison Ford) family on 1923, Brandon Sklenar is set to be a regular in the Yellowstone Universe.

Brandon Sklenar plays Spencer Dutton, John Dutton Sr.’s (James Badge Dale) brother, and Jacob’s nephew, he has seen all the life-changing terrors of the First World War.

Like the rest of the Dutton family, he’ll be fighting to survive the aftermath of the historic event, including the Great Depression and Prohibition. 

Brandon Tyler Sklenar is an American actor born in New Jersey. He is 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) and is mostly known for his roles in Mapplethorpe and Vice.

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Sklenar made his debut as a professional actor in 2011. His hard work and impressive talent earned him an award at the 2022 Vienna Independent Film Festival for his role in Futra Days, a time travel film Ryan David wrote and directed. 

Brandon Sklenar’s Notable Movies and Series

  • Cornered (2011) as Club Patron 
  • Dating Rules from My Future Self (2012) as Bar Guy
  • Hunky Dory (2016) as Virgil 
  • Temple (2017) as James 
  • Vice (2018) as Bobby Prentace
  • Mapplethorpe (2018)
  • Midway (2019) as George Gay 
  • Indigo Valley (2020) as John 
  • The Big Ugly (2020) as Junior Lawford
  • Futra Days (2022) as Sean Graves
  • Westworld (2022) as Henry
  • Walker: Independence (2022) as Liam Collins 
  • 1923 (2022) as Spencer Dutton

5 Facts about Brandon Sklenar 

He Comes from a Humble Background 

Contrary to what some of his fans think, Sklenar comes from a humble background. While his father was a carpenter, his mother was a hairdresser. 

It’s unknown whether Sklenar’s parents are still in their respective professions. But he certainly didn’t grow up wealthy. 

He’s Always Been Passionate About Film 

Like most of the big shots in the acting world, Sklenar’s love for film manifested when he was only a kid, explaining why he chose to pursue professional acting.

Actor Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton in 1923
Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton in 1923

During his younger years, Sklenar was also fascinated by music. He hasn’t expressed any interest in making music. But since nothing’s carved in stone, he might change his mind in the future.

He’s Starred in Several Movies 

Sklenar has landed lead roles in several movies, including Scott Westby Jonesin’ and Jaclyn Bethany’s Indigo Valley.

He starred opposite House of Dragon actor Matt Smith in Ondi Timoner’s Mapplethorpe. His breathtaking performance in the biographical drama film won him positive critical acclaim, with several media outlets applauding his acting skills. 

In addition, Sklenar’s Junior Lawdord, the lead antagonist in The Big Ugly, earned him praise from critics. The Chicago Sun-Times’ Richard E. Roeper said, “Brandon Sklenar gives a screen-popping performance as Junior; he’s fantastic as a monster cloaked in a James Dean persona.”

Also read: Is 1923 Based on a True Story?

He’s a Private Person 

Sklenar has been in the professional film industry for more than a decade. But interestingly, little about his private life is in the public eye. 

That’s why the world doesn’t know anything about his siblings and dating history. Perhaps, his penchant for privacy is among the aspects that make him so intriguing to his expanding pool of fans.

His second Instagram post was of him and Harrison Ford at the 1923 premiere.

1923 Is Not the First Western Film He’s Appeared In 

Sklenar is familiar with western film productions, as 1923 is not the first western series he’s been featured in. 

In 2022, he appeared in Westworld, HBO’s four-season futuristic western TV series whose main cast included the award-winning actors Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandiwe Newton. 

Besides, Sklenar also played a role (Liam Collins) in The CW’s new western TV series Walker: Independence, set in the 1800s.

Also read: Where Is 1923 Filmed? All Known Filming Locations

Frequently Asked Questions about Brandon Sklenar 

How much is Brandon Sklenar worth? 

Sklenar’s estimated net worth is between $1M and $5M 

Who is Brandon Sklenar dating? 

As of this writing, Sklenar hasn’t revealed his partner or spouse. His fans presume he’s single. 

What are Brandon Sklenar’s hobbies? 

Sklenar delights in traveling, internet browsing, photography and reading during his leisure time.

Also read: Who the Yellowstone 1923 Cast are Dating in Real-Life

Donna Jean Cruz

Monday 2nd of January 2023

First I ever say Branden. He is SURE one to watch. Love him in this role in 1923.