Jimmy Bennett

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Jimmy Bennett
Jimmy Bennett.jpg
Bennett at the Television Critics Association, August 1, 2010.
BornJames Michael Bennett[citation needed]
(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 17)
Seal Beach, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2002–present
 
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Jimmy Bennett
Jimmy Bennett.jpg
Bennett at the Television Critics Association, August 1, 2010.
BornJames Michael Bennett[citation needed]
(1996-02-09) February 9, 1996 (age 17)
Seal Beach, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2002–present

James Michael "Jimmy" Bennett (born February 9, 1996) is an American actor and musician. He is known for his roles as a child actor in Daddy Day Care, Hostage, Poseidon, Orphan and as young James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek. He also starred in No Ordinary Family as JJ Powell, a teenager gifted with vast intelligence after a plane crash.

Life and career[edit]

Bennett was born in Seal Beach, California, and now lives with his parents and his sister in Huntington Beach, California, where the family runs a hard rock themed crepe restaurant.[1][2][3] When not acting, Bennett plays guitar and sings on his official YouTube channel. He also wrote and performed the song Summer Never Ends which can be heard at the end of Shorts.[4]

Bennett appeared in nearly 30 adverts[citation needed], as well as in episodes of the television series The Guardian and Strong Medicine, before being cast in the role "Tony", the boy who wants to be The Flash, in the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care. He had smaller roles in the movies Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Arthur Hailey's Detective. He has also appeared in Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Everwood, and lent his voice to characters in the animated films The Polar Express, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo and I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown. He has been nominated for Young Artist Awards five times.

In 2005, Bennett appeared in the film Hostage, where he starred with Bruce Willis, and The Amityville Horror remake, where he played the role of the middle child of a family moving into a haunted house. The films were released in March and April, respectively. He was called "Jimmy Two-Takes" on the set of "Hostage", because of his ability to deliver his lines perfectly.[5]

In February 2006, Bennett appeared in the thriller Firewall, where he played the son of Harrison Ford's character. He also played an abused boy named Jeremiah (aged 7) sharing the role with Dylan and Cole Sprouse playing the older Jeremiah (aged 11) in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, an independent film that was released a month after Firewall. Also in 2006, he voiced Roo in the Disney/Square-Enix video game Kingdom Hearts II and appeared in Poseidon, a remake of the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. His 2007 roles included South of Pico, an independent film, and Evan Almighty, a sequel to the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. He appeared as a young James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek movie. He also starred in the 2009 film Orphan and the TV series No Ordinary Family.[6]

Bennett also starred in the film Bones, featuring him alongside famed Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde. Bones is described as a "heartbreaking coming-of-age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue-collar Long Island, New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life." It is noteworthy that in 2009, Jimmy Bennett starred in the leading role of the movie Alabama Moon.

In August 2011, Bennett released his debut single "Over Again" and the accompanying music video.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003The Jungle Book 2Hathi Jr.Voice (uncredited)
Daddy Day CareThe Flash/Tony
2004I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie BrownRerun Van PeltVoice
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All ThingsYoung Jeremiah
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with RooRooVoice
Winnie the Pooh: 123'sRooVoice
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyTommy(uncredited)
The Polar ExpressBillyVoice
2005HostageTommy Smith
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieRooVoice
The Amityville HorrorMichael Lutz
DetectiveIvan TemponeTV Movie
2006FirewallAndy Stanfield
PoseidonConor James
Monster Nightunknown
Shark BaitYoung PiVoice
He's a Bully, Charlie BrownRerun Van PeltTV Movie (voice)
2007Evan AlmightyRyan Baxter
2008South of PicoMark Weston
Diminished CapacityDillon
TruckerPeter
Snow BuddiesBuddhaVoice
2009Star TrekYoung James T. KirkCameo
OrphanDaniel Coleman
ShortsToby "Toe" ThompsonLead Role
StolenJohn
Alabama MoonMoon BlakeLead Role
2010BonesBones White
2011The TapeMatt
The Return of Captain KiddCole Willits
2013Movie 43NathanSegment "Middleschool Date"
The Bully ChroniclesBrian Slaterpost-production
2014CamouflageKevinfilming

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Strong MedicineWillyAdmissions
The GuardianMaddieMonster
2003Judging AmyCory SinklerJust Say Oops
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationHenry TurnerPaper or Plastic?
EverwoodSam Feeney"The Reflex"
2005"Where the Heart Is"
"Since You've Been Gone"
2007Gilmore GirlsMaconSanta's Secret Stuff
2010–2011No Ordinary FamilyJJ Powell
2011Breaking In21.0 Jump Street
2012PerceptionAlex Willingham"Light"
"Shadow"

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004The Polar ExpressBillyVoice
2006Kingdom Hearts IIRoo
2007Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+

Awards and nominations[edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
Young Artist Award2004Best Young Ensemble in a Feature FilmNominatedDaddy Day Care
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerNominated
2005Outstanding Young Ensemble in a New MediumWonThe Polar Express
2007Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerNominatedFirewall
2008Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor - Comedy or MusicalNominatedEvan Almighty
2010Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorNominatedAlabama Moon
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastWonShorts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Epting, Chris. "In the Pipeline: Rock history is on the menu". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ "LA Teen Festival The Magazine". Lateenfestival.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Rockin The Crepe". Fb101.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Shorts (2009) - Soundtracks". Us.imdb.com. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.u-got-it.dk/data/1608582/Hostage%20Production%20Notes.doc
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Bennett Debuts ‘Over Again’ Music Video". ClevverTV. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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