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Aaron Stanford



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • John Allerdyce/Pyro
2006
49% The Hills Have Eyes
  • Doug Bukowski
2006
36% Standing Still
  • Rich
2005
60% Winter Solstice
  • Gabe Winters
2005
46% Rick
  • Duke
2004
64% Spartan
  • Michael Blake
2004
86% X2: X-Men United
  • Pyro
2003
78% 25th Hour
  • Marcuse
2003
78% Tadpole
  • Oscar Grubman
2002
47% Hollywood Ending
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
78% Nikita
2010-2013
  • Birkhoff
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Horace Cook Jr.
74% 12 Monkeys
2015
  • James Cole
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Brett Chandler

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