Shane Brolly – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroBritish actor, writer, and director
Is Actor 
From United States of America 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Birth 6 March 1970, Belfast
Age:50 years
Star sign Pisces
Spouse: Sarah G. Buxton

Shane R. Brolly (born 6 March 1970) is a Northern Irish actor, writer, and director, most known for his role as Kraven in the Underworld franchise.

Life and career

Brolly was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and comes from a family of Irish actors, although he has done most of his film work in the United States. After some independent films, he played a small role in the science fiction thriller Impostor, based on a story by Philip K. Dick. His most notable role to date is in Underworld as Kraven. He also reprised the role for Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. He starred in CSI: NY in 2007 in the final episode of Season 3 “Snow Day”. Besides acting, Shane is writes and directs films. His first short film, “Y’s Guys”, was well received at the Atlanta, New York and Daytona Beach film festivals.

Brolly lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, actress Sarah Buxton. The couple married on 27 November 2006. On 20 December 2006, Sarah gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son named Finn Michael Brolly.

Literary works

  • Brolly, Shane (2003). You’d Think There Would Be More Suicides Around Here. Bleak House. ISBN 1932557016.  It garnered rave reviews from People Magazine and Venice Magazine to name a few.

Alex Simon of Venice Magazine wrote: “Shane Brolly attacks the Hypocrisy of Hollywood with the favor of a starving man who’s finally been given the best table at a gourmet restaurant. Spare, bullshit-free poetry about life, love and dreams that demands to be read and re-read.”

Steven Cojocaru of People Magazine wrote: “Shane Brolly is an immensely talented writer. These raw and potent poems come form the soul. Brolly gives the genre a real shot in the arm with poetry that’s as edgy and explosive as any of today’s stir-it-up rap artists. Quite simply a literary star is born.”

His latest book of poems, entitled The Ossuary is set for release in early 2015.

He has written two plays, The Closet Bastard and Joe the Plumber, which were performed at The Garage Theater. He has also written three screenplays, “The Chase”, “Drug Squad” and “Insane”, two of which have been optioned.


YearTitleRoleOther notes
2014Book of FireJustinian
2012“Y’s Guys”Announcer (voice)Writer/Director
2009Underworld: Rise of the LycansKraven
2009SpreadPrince Stelio
200648 AngelsThe Man
2006Underworld: EvolutionKraven
2006Room 6Nick
2005Devil’s HighwayRoger
2004Sin’s KitchenJ.D.
2003Deadly SwarmDaniel Lang
2003Chromiumblue.comHenry Brooke
2003Connecting DotsAndy
2002ImpostorLt. Burrows
2001Rennie’s LandingBrad
1998Stomping GroundsC.D. Store Owner
2003Chromiumblue.comHenry Brooke
YearTitleRoleOther notes
2007Mr. and Mrs. SmithMr. JonesTV Pilot, NBC
2007CSI: NYColm GunnEpisode “Snowday”
2004The Secret ServiceEthan KellyTV Pilot, ABC
2002SpartacusSpartacusTV Pilot, Tribune