Aaron Stanford

Aaron Stanford

Highest Rated: 85% X2: X-Men United (2003)

Lowest Rated: 22% Flakes (2007)

Birthday: Dec 27, 1976

Birthplace: Westford, Massachusetts, USA

A dynamic and handsome young actor who burst onto the screen with a fearless performance as a 15-year-old prep-school student who falls in love with his stepmother in Tadpole (2002), Aaron Stanford was probably better known for his role as comic-book fire starter Pyro in director Bryan Singer's X2: X-Men United in 2003. Born to a publishing executive father and an English professor mother in Westford, MA, Stanford and his family remained in the small town for most of his youth. Following his first professional theater role in a 1995 production of Equus, the burgeoning actor opted to expand his skills at Rutgers University, from which he graduated magna cum laude. Continuing his studies abroad at the London Academy of Theater, Stanford returned to the States to land a recurring role in the weekly television drama Third Watch in 2001. As a result of his feature debut in Tadpole, Stanford was cited by both Variety and Entertainment Weekly as a young actor to watch. Supporting roles in Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending and Spike Lee's 25th Hour (both 2002) were quick to follow, although it was the following year's X2 that found Stanford gaining his most exposure. On the heels of that film, he began preparing for roles in Spartan and Rick in 2003, and Winter Solstice (2004).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew Actor 2017
No Score Yet Clinical Miles 2017
No Score Yet Runaway (Runaway Boys) Michael Adler 2009
No Score Yet How I Got Lost Andrew 2009
No Score Yet Holy Money Actor 2009
22% Flakes Neal Downs 2007
64% The Cake Eaters Beagle 2007
40% Live Free or Die John 'Rugged' Rudgate 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand John Allerdyce/Pyro $234.4M 2006
52% The Hills Have Eyes Doug Bukowski $41.7M 2006
36% Standing Still Rich 2005
60% Winter Solstice Gabe Winters $0.3M 2005
46% Rick Duke 2004
65% Spartan Michael Blake $4.3M 2004
85% X2: X-Men United Pyro $214.9M 2003
78% 25th Hour Marcuse 2003
78% Tadpole Oscar Grubman $2.9M 2002
46% Hollywood Ending Actor $4.8M 2002

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest 2018
88% 12 Monkeys
2015-2018
James Cole 2018
2017
2016
2015
85% Nikita
2010-2013
Birkhoff 2013
2012
2011
2010
44% Traveler
2007
Will Traveler 2010
2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
2009
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
Horace Cook Jr. 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Brett Chandler 2007
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Sergi Sergei 2002
2001

QUOTES FROM Aaron Stanford CHARACTERS

John Allerdyce / Pyro says: You should have gone back to school.

Bobby Drake / Iceman says: You should have stayed.

Magneto says: What's your name? (as he uses his powers to take away the lighter)

Magneto says: What's your name? [as he uses his powers to take away the lighter]

John/Pyro says: John

Magneto says: What's your real name John?

John/Pyro says: Pyro (as he uses his powers to take back the flame from the lighter)

John/Pyro says: Pyro [as he uses his powers to take back the flame from the lighter]

Magneto says: Quite a talent you have there Pyro.

John/Pyro says: I can only manipulate the fire. (extinguishes the flame) I can't create it.

John/Pyro says: I can only manipulate the fire. [extinguishes the flame] I can't create it.

Magneto says: You are a god among insects. Never let anyone tell you different. (hands lighter back)

Magneto says: You are a god among insects. Never let anyone tell you different. [hands lighter back]

Pussy Katz says: Well then play me a song!

Neal Downs says: Well then bring me a guitar!

John/Pyro says: You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one.