James Brolin confirmed that his youngest son Jess Brolin is living away from the spotlight somewhere in a mountain town. He also added that he is involved in charity work. However, this contradicts reports that the 52-year-old was homeless in 2014 and was spotted picking objects from the garbage. Here’s what we garnered about him.
Jess Brolin Was Reportedly Homeless in 2014
Being homeless is probably the last thing that can ever happen to a celebrity child whose father and brother are known to be rich. Unfortunately, this was the case with Jess Brolin in 2014. Sources report that Jess Brolin was photographed while picking garbage at a public refuse dumb. His looks also depicted someone who was really homeless and abandoned.
While there are several contradictions to the story, we garnered that Jess went bankrupt in 2012 and struggled to make ends meet. This also sent him packing from his rented apartment in Ventura which cost $800 per month. Consequently, he spent some nights with his friends and would spend other days in his truck. This would go on for several months until he was pictured picking stuff from the trash.
Is Jess Brolin Really Living in a Mountain Town?
One person who refuted the claims of Jess being homeless and living off left over from the trash was his father, James Brolin. He gave a different side to the story and stated that his son, Jess had gone to the trash can to properly dispose of a bottle he threw outside the can.
He further added in an interview that his son lives a quiet life in a mountain town and mostly gets engaged with charitable works across a number of organizations. This came after Well, this may just be true about his whereabouts.
As you would find, Jerss has been rarely seen since the viral news of 2014. It’s possible that he has truly embraced a private life away from the spotlight. The next time he would make the news was in 2018. Photos of him at Lisa Cantina, a sports bar gained concern from the public as many expresses worry about his overweight.
In fact, it was speculated that he may even lose his leg. According to Dr. Charlie Seltzer who diagnose Jess with Venous stasis sores revealed that injuries on his leg may be hard to heal and the likely option would be to amputate the age.
James Brolin’s Son Suffered Emotional Troubles as a Child
Jess Brolin was born to his parents James Brolin and Jane Cameron Agee on February 7, 1972. From established records, he was raised alongside his older brother, Josh Brolin on a ranch in Templeton, California.
His father pursued a career in the entertainment industry as an actor while his mother was mostly known as a wildlife activist. She was the one who revealed that her son Jess suffered emotional issues and blamed herself for it. Though no hints were given about his diagnosis, she noted that the abnormality made him attend a special school to help him cope.
Unfortunately, his parents divorced after over a decade together and in 1995, Jess’ mother tragically died in a car accident and left her youngest son with a six-figure inheritance.
What Does Jess Brolin Do For a Living?
As hinted earlier, Jess Brolin has since resolved to private life and it’s difficult to assert what he does to sustain his livelihood. We only know that he runs a charity organization and his father hinted that he’s probably the happiest of the Brolins.
Before he got bankrupt, he managed his late mother’s property. As a wildlife activist, Jane Cameron Agee had a very big ranch in Templeton with several breeds of the wilds. Some of the animals include lions, wolves, and chimpanzees. It’s unfortunate that Jess was not able to keep up with his mother’s fortune after her death.
Asides from this, it is reported in many quarters that he also forged a career in the entertainment industry as an actor. However, he has not been credited with any films or TV series. As far as we know, he is the only Brolin who isn’t an actor.
His father, James Brolin has been in the industry since the 1960s and is known for roles such as Marcus Welby, Life in Pieces, Westworld, The Amityville Horror, Traffic, and Catch Me If You Can. Jess’s mother also had a brief career in the industry. Interestingly, his brother also followed in his parent’s footsteps to become a renowned actor with credits in movies such as The Goonies, Deadpool 2, No Country for Old Men, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame