Actor Jeremy Renner is celebrating his 51st birthday today!
Renner was born on January 7, 1971, in Modesto, California. Believe it or not, his father, Lee Renner, managed a bowling alley in the 1980s! Renner actually went to Modesto Junior College to study computer science and criminology. While he was pursuing his degree, he took a drama class and decided to pursue a career as an actor.
Renner’s first film debut was in 1995 when he played an underachieving student in the 1995 comedy “National Lampoon’s Senior Trip.”
Since that time, he has appeared in many successful films, although he might be best known for playing Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jeremy Renner Is The Marvel Superhero Hawkeye!
The character of Hawkeye immediately launched Jeremy Renner into international stardom. He first made an appearance in 2011’s “Thor” before he teamed up with Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, and Iron Man in 2012’s “The Avengers.”
He appeared in the sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015 and made an appearance in “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016. He appeared in “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019 and also had an uncredited voice cameo in 2021’s “Black Widow.” He also voiced Hawkeye for three episodes of Marvel’s animated “What If…?” series in 2021.
He also starred alongside Hailee Steinfeld in the Disney+ series “Hawkeye” which completed its six-episode run in 2021. Although fans are eager for a sequel to the popular show, Marvel Studios has not yet confirmed a show’s second season.
Jeremy Renner Has Appeared In Plenty Of Film Roles
One of Renner’s major film roles was as Jeffrey Dahmer in 2002’s “Dahmer.” He appeared in “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” and “S.W.A.T.” in 2005 and “A Little Trip to Heaven” in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in the zombie film “28 Weeks Later” as Sergeant Doyle and followed it up with his role as Sergeant First Class William James in 2008’s “The Hurt Locker.”
In 2011, he appeared as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” before appearing in “The Bourne Legacy” in 2012. He appeared in several films in 2013, including “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “The Immigrants” and “American Hustle.”
In 2015, he appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” before starring opposite actress Amy Adams in 2016’s “Arrival.” In 2017, he appeared in “Wind River” and “The House.” In 2018, he appeared in “Tag.”
He also had voice roles in 2019’s “Arctic Dogs” and 2021’s “Back Home Again.”
Jeremy Renner Has An Impressive List Of TV Cameos!
In addition to his film roles, Jeremy Renner has been in several TV shows, although he made an appearance in only one episode for many shows. His first TV role was in 1995, where he played Tod for one episode of “Deadly Games.”
In 2000, he played Penn in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spin-off “Angel,” and had one appearance in a 2001 episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
In 2003, he played himself on the reality series “The It Factor,” and later played Jimmy Quidd in a 2007 episode of the hit medical drama “House.”
He also reprised his role as the voice of Sergeant First Class William James from “The Hurt Locker” in a 2011 episode of “Robot Chicken.”
In 2012, he hosted one episode of “Saturday Night Live,” with pop band Maroon 5 appearing as the guest musical performance. He also appeared in one episode of “Louie” in 2014 before having the main role as Mike McClusky in “The Mayor of Kingstown” in 2021.
Jeremy Runner Is Also An Accomplished Musician!
Believe it or not, Renner is also an accomplished musician! Not only is he a singer-songwriter, but he is also a guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. Early on in his career, he performed in the band the Sons of Ben. In addition to appearing in several music videos, such as P!nk’s “Trouble” and Brother Sal’s “Scenes on Sunset,” he has also performed on songs in several film soundtracks.
This includes “I Drink Alone” for North Country, “American Pie” for Love Comes to the Executioner, and “Good Ole Rebel” for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
In March 2020, Renner also decided to take advantage of the pandemic lull in the entertainment industry to release his first extended play, titled, “The Medicine.”
So if fans plan to celebrate Renner’s birthday by rewatching some of his best films, they better get started!