Atticus Shaffer

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Atticus Shaffer
AtticusShafferHWOFMay2012.jpg
Shaffer at a ceremony for Patricia Heaton to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
BornAtticus Ronald Shaffer
(1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 15)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
 
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Atticus Shaffer
AtticusShafferHWOFMay2012.jpg
Shaffer at a ceremony for Patricia Heaton to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
BornAtticus Ronald Shaffer
(1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 15)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Atticus Ronald Shaffer,[citation needed] (born June 19, 1998) is an American actor, best known for portraying Matty Newton in the 2009 film The Unborn and Brick Heck in the ABC sitcom The Middle.[1]

Early life[edit]

Shaffer was born in Santa Clarita, California, the son of Debbie and Ron Shaffer.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Shaffer has type IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I.[3] His small stature from this condition helps him portray a character on The Middle, approximately 3 years younger than his actual age. He is home-schooled.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Leaving BarstowBoy on bus
2008HancockBoy at bus bench
2008An American CarolTimm
Atticus
2009The UnbornMatty Newton
2009Opposite DayKid detective
2009Subject: I Love YouTommyVoice
2012FrankenweenieEdgarVoice
2013Super BuddiesMonk-EVoice

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The ClassJonahEpisode: "The Class Rides a Bull"
2007Days of our LivesIrish boyEpisode #1.10632
2007Human GiantWadeEpisode: "Mind Explosion"
2008CarpoolersBoyEpisode: "Take Your Daughter to Work Day"
2008Out of Jimmy's HeadAaronEpisode: "Bad Fad"
2009My Name Is EarlSpace camperEpisode: "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy"
2009–
present
The MiddleBrick HeckMain role
2010–
present
Fish HooksAlbert GlassVoice
2011I'm in the BandEddie Nova, Jr.Episode: "Camp Weasel Rock"
2011The Penguins of MadagascarVesuvius TwinsVoice; episode: "Danger Wears a Cape"
2011Shake It UpZaneEpisode: "Beam It Up"
2011ThunderCatsYoung EmrichEpisode: "Song of the Petalars"
2011Extreme Makeover: Home EditionHimselfEpisode: "Sharrock Family"
2012Made in HollywoodHimselfEpisode #8.3
2013Steven UniversePeedee FrymanEpisode: "Frybo"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResult
2010Media Access AwardDiversity Award for Actor with a Physical or Emotional DisabilityWon
2011Young Artist AwardOutstanding Young Ensemble in a TV SeriesNominated
2013Annie AwardVoice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Atticus Shaffer". abcmedianet.com. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Caught in the 'Middle' » News From Terre Haute, Indiana
  3. ^ "Meet Atticus Shaffer 2006 Football Poster Child" (PDF). The Al Malaikahan. May 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 

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