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Jerry O'Connell

Highest Rated:   91% Stand by Me (1986)
Lowest Rated:   4% Scary Movie 5 (2013)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Like Henry Thomas and a few others of the same generation, Jerry O'Connell proves that second acts are far from impossible for Hollywood actors who began their careers as children. O'Connell first gained recognition among film fans as "that fat kid from Stand By Me," when he starred in the 1986 Rob Reiner film at the age of eleven - then experienced a massive physical transformation. Several years and many lost pounds later, O'Connell emerged as a tall, handsome screen lothario, a development that provoked substantial commentary from both film critics and any number of lay viewers.Born in New York City on February 17, 1974, O'Connell enrolled in acting classes at the age of six. He obtained his first professional assignments acting in commercials when he was ten, and a year later made his film debut in the critically acclaimed Stand By Me. Though somewhat overshadowed by the presence of teen idol co-stars River Phoenix and Corey Feldman, O'Connell still managed to win a place in the coming-of-age pantheon. After Stand By Me, he appeared in the memorable syndicated television series My Secret Identity (as a high schooler with superpowers) and enrolled at Manhattan's Professional Children's School. Following his graduation, he attended New York University, where he attained a B.A. in Film and Television in 1995. While still an NYU student, O'Connell appeared in the eminently forgettable Jason Priestley vehicle Calendar Girl (1993).After his college graduation, O'Connell began to pursue thesping full-time. He soon landed a starring role on the sci-fi series Sliders, which, despite low ratings, had a very loyal viewership. In 1996, the actor's popularity grew beyond the confines of television when he starred in both Joe's Apartment and Jerry Maguire. The latter film was a particular success, and O'Connell began to land steady film assignments once again. Next up was the slasher movie Scream 2 (1997), in which he played Neve Campbell's boyfriend. After an uncredited role in the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle Can't Hardly Wait (1998), O'Connell returned to television to star as a young Vietnam War soldier in the miniseries The '60s in 1999. That same year, he starred as a neanderthal-like jock in Body Shots, a film about the search for love and/or a lay amongst a group of Los Angeles twentysomethings.At this point, if O'Connell still carried a full resume, he often seemed to alternate between respectable A-list material - such as the disappointing but ambitious Brian De Palma sci-fi'er Mission to Mars (2000) and the generally pleasant family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) - and ridiculous studio dreck, such as the misogynistic sex comedy Tomcats (2001) and the awful 2002 "family" picture Kangaroo Jack (where the actor co-starred alongside a wisecracking CG-animated marsupial). In fall 2007, O'Connell trekked back to the small screen for one of the three lead roles in the sitcom Carpoolers - about a cadre of male buddies who share rides to and from work each day. O'Connell would spend the next few years appearing in movies like Obsessed and Piranha, in addition to successful TV runs like Do Not Disturb and The Defenders.O'Connell married supermodel and actress Rebecca Romijn in 2007. The two have two children.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Mermaid's Tale
  • Matt
2017
No Score Yet A Mermaid's Tale
  • Matt
2017
83% Justice League Dark
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Love Locks
  • Jack
2017
No Score Yet Trolland
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Superman/Clark Kent
2015
20% The Lookalike
  • Joe Mulligan
2014
67% Space Station 76
  • Steve
2014
79% Veronica Mars
  • Sheriff Dan Lamb
2014
40% Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis
  • Captain Marvel
2014
4% Scary Movie 5
  • Christian Grey
2013
60% Mockingbird Lane
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam
  • Captain Marvel
2010
73% Piranha 3-D
  • Derrick
2010
No Score Yet Cat Tale
  • Actor
2010
19% Obsessed
  • Ben
2009
No Score Yet Midnight Bayou
  • Declan Fitzpatrick
2009
No Score Yet Baby on Board
  • Curtis Marks
2008
33% Room 6
  • Lucas
2006
38% Man About Town
  • David Lilly
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Businessman
2006
No Score Yet Wet Dreams
  • Actor
2006
6% Yours, Mine & Ours
  • Max
2005
No Score Yet Fat Slags
  • Actor
2004
8% First Daughter
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2004
8% Kangaroo Jack
  • Charlie Carbone
2003
7% The New Guy
  • Party Twin (uncredited)
2002
15% Tomcats
  • Michael Delaney
2001
No Score Yet Buying the Cow
  • David
2000
25% Mission to Mars
  • Phil Ohlmyer
2000
No Score Yet Clayton
  • Actor
2000
11% Body Shots
  • Michael Penorisi
1999
No Score Yet The '60s
  • Actor
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Trip McNeely
1998
81% Scream 2
  • Derek
1997
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard
  • Rev. Perry Ray Pruitt
1997
82% Jerry Maguire
  • Frank Cushman
1996
19% Joe's Apartment
  • Joe
1996
No Score Yet Blue River
  • Lawrence
1995
No Score Yet El Guardabosque, el Cocinero y el Hoyo en el Cielo
  • Mac
1995
11% Calendar Girl
  • Scott Foreman
1993
No Score Yet Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss
  • Young Ralph
1988
No Score Yet The Room Upstairs
  • Carl
1987
91% Stand by Me
  • Vern Tessio
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • Host
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
38% Eastwick
2009
  • Colin Friesen
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
4% We Are Men
2013
  • Stuart
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
25% Significant Mother
2015
  • Bob Babcock
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Pete Kaczmarek
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Jon Dunham
No Score Yet Young & Hungry
2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013
  • Robert
  • Director
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Joel
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
78% Marry Me
2014-2015
  • Daniel
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
  • Henry
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
42% King & Maxwell
2013
  • Actor
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Priest
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • Dr. Mike

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