Brennan Swain has a life that most people would envy. He is young, handsome, an attorney, engineer, businessman, actor, athlete, and was selected as one of Hollywood's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors by People Magazine. Oh, and he won a million bucks with his best friend on the Emmy-award winning CBS series, The Amazing Race! Not bad, huh? Brennan is a winner. A legal eagle by day and adrenaline junkie by night, he has managed to turn every opportunity into a winning experience.
Growing up near Rochester, New York, Brennan Swain was born to be in front of the camera; booking his first audition at the age of 9 in the local high school production of South Pacific. Thereafter, Brennan spent his high school years shattering varsity soccer scoring and varsity tennis records, landing lead roles in stage productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Carnival and eventually graduating as Valedictorian of his high school class. His love of anything that goes fast was also evident early on as a competitive downhill skier before picking up snowboarding.
After high school, Brennan was college educated as a mechanical engineer and later trained as a lawyer. Presently, Brennan works as a patent attorney in Los Angeles where he works with inventors and uses his engineering degree and diverse science background to help them patent and bring to market their inventions. Outside of the office, Brennan is an action and extreme sports enthusiast, certified race car driver, adventure racer, musician and world travel expert.
Besides his trip around the world on The Amazing Race, where he traveled over 45,000 miles to 9 countries on 4 continents, Brennan has, among other trips, surfed in Bali, Mexico, Brazil, Panama and Hawaii, worked at an orphanage in India, scuba dived the Turks & Caicos Islands, twice completed the Cannonball One Lap of America and adventure raced in the U.S., Malta and France. In the adventure races, televised on the Versus network, Brennan had to work in a team of four while completing grueling legs in mountain biking, trail running and paddling, among other events. Brennan's teams have always placed well in the adventure races and even took home the first place prize in the 2006 US Challenge.
Brennan excelled at all the sports he tried, whether team or individual. He also enjoys camping, hiking and, in his younger years, was the National Bicycle League's BMX stunt vert champion.
He has also traveled throughout the television landscape as a field reporter for a number of popular culture programs including Extra, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and Hollywood Heat, has made appearances on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Access Hollywood, Reality Remix and The Early Show, among others and understands how to interact with others on all levels, communicating with charm, humor and intelligence.