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Brendon Small


Brendon Small
Director, Writer, Executive Producer for Brendon Small Productions, LLC
Appears in:
Every Episode
Created by:
Loren Bouchard & Brendon Small

Brendon Small is the star of the show and writer, director and lead actor in most of his films.


Brendon is a talking, breathing, thinking young boy who acts out his anxieties and problems through his films. He has had his trusty camcorder since just after babyhood, and has been making films incessantly ever since, perhaps because he began around the time his parents got divorced. Though well-meaning, logical, and surprisingly funny, he is consistently determined by apathy, oversight, and occasional egotism; he is really surprised, confused or hurt when his work is criticized.

Despite his questionable wisdom and intelligence in other parts of life, he is surprisingly knowledgeable about films and filmmaking; his first film was a homage to Easy Riders called Eazy Triker's. Brendon is apathetic toward his schoolwork and consistently gets poor grades, most likely due he is preoccupied with making films. It has also been said by a few characters that he is quite feminine, as stated in the episodes The Wedding and Shore Leave, as well as accidentally placing in a tape of him dressed like a girl in Method of Acting. He has also shown an amazing talent for set design and sewing.

Despite his many other obstacles (age, height, personality, dangerous nose), Brendon has become the auteur of his block. With his friends Jason Penopolis and Melissa Robbins, Brendon maintains an amazing ability to turn his personal angst into cinematic angst. Brendon's father left the family years ago, living now with his mother, Paula Small; he has since found father figures in outlandish places, namely local soccer coach John McGuirk.


Brendon is a short, fair-skinned male with very stiff, wiry red hair. He wears a blue outfit. Compared to Coach McGuirk who is 8'2", He is 4'5" which is the average height of an 7-year-old boy. He also has a long, pointy nose. His hands have four fingers and his feet have four toes.


Brendon as an adult in Clarence.

  • He accidentally taped a video of Fenton's mother naked when she was shaving her armpits after coming out of the shower, and she didn't have a towel.
  • He was bitten by the neighbor's rabid cat.
  • Brendon fantasized Linda wearing a towel really low showing a lot of her cleavage when he and McGuirk were talking about her.
  • A character resembling Brendon makes an appearance in an episode of Cartoon Network's Clarence in the episode "Video Store", as an adult video clerk. He also has a photo of a character resembling Coach McGuirk on his desk.
    • However, he has five fingers rather than four.
  • In the Bob's Burgers episode "The Hurt Soccer", Brendon Small makes a non-speaking appearance in the soccer team Bob Belcher coaches.
  • Seeing how the series began in 1999 and he was 7 years old in the entire series, Brendon can be considered to be born in 1992-1997, though he is shown never aged, not even in other TV shows.
  • He has a higher voice than Coach John McGuirk or Paula Small.
  • Brendon looks similar to Phineas Flynn from Phineas and Ferb, which debuted not too long after Home Movies ended.