Slasher: Cast - Brandon Jay McLaren

Dylan Bennett

Brandon Jay McLaren

Dylan is the rock that his wife Sarah can depend on whenever things get a hectic, emotional, or even a little murdery (given that she was ripped out of her mother's womb by a serial killer who later killed her parents, things can go there). Dylan is a freelance journalist, so when Sarah decided to return to the place of her birth (and her parents' murder), he jumped at the opportunity to be the editor-in-chief of the local newspaper (also, free house. Hello). Still, Dylan's past is mostly a mystery. Might it include murder?

About Brandon Jay McLaren

Brandon Jay McLaren has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry for the diverse characters he has brought to life on the big and small screens. On TV, Brandon starred as Dale “DJ” Jakes on the USA series Graceland, which ran for three seasons.  Brandon is well known for his breakout role as ‘Bennett Ahmed’ throughout season one of the critically acclaimed AMC series The Killing. He was nominated for a 2012 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his work on the show.

Many TV fans know Brandon from his roles as Marco on Bravo’s first scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce or as Jamil Dexter on season two of Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster series Falling Skies on TNT. Additional TV credits include Being Erica, Harper's Island, CSI, Human Target and The Wanda Sykes Show.

On the film front, Brandon executive produced and starred in the independent film Milwaukee, which premiered at Cinequest. Other film work includes the comedy-horror feature Dead Before Dawn 3D; the cult-hit Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (which won the 2012 SXSW Audience Award); and She's the Man opposite Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.

Behind the camera, Brandon recently made his directorial debut on the music video “The Valedictory Address” for ALMA MATER, reaching an impressive 40,000 views within four days of being released, and garnering attending from: ET Canada, Hype Magazine, Hip Hop Canada, The Huffington Post, Variety, and The Toronto Star.  

Born and raised in Vancouver, Brandon is of Trinidadian and Grenadian descent. In his spare time, he loves to cook, read, and run.

You can follow him on Twitter @brandojay.