From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Brendan Ryan Barrett (born August 5, 1986) is an American actor and acting coach. Barrett was born in Roseville, California. He grew up in Folsom, California, with his veterinarian parents and his sister, Caitlin Barrett. He is perhaps best known as the voice of Casper the Friendly Ghost in Casper's Haunted Christmas and as Chris Carson in the 1997 film Casper: A Spirited Beginning. Brendan graduated from Folsom High School in 2005. Barrett decided to withdraw from the fortune and fame of Hollywood at the hiatus of his career. He spends his free time helping children in need and teaching them how to read. Brendan also enjoys a sit-down novel from time to time. At the moment, he works as an prestigious acting coach at John Robert Powers. His prestigious return to Hollywood is expected in the year 2012. Writer Herman Shleshlesask is in the process of writing the much anticipated return to Brendan's career. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brendan Ryan Barrett, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.