Jonathan Lipnicki

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Jonathan Lipnicki
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Lipnicki in 2005
BornJonathan William Lipnicki
(1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 23)
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1996–present
Website
http://www.jonathanlipnicki.com/
 
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Jonathan Lipnicki
JonathanLipnickiByPhilKonstantinPublicDomain.jpg
Lipnicki in 2005
BornJonathan William Lipnicki
(1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 23)
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active1996–present
Website
http://www.jonathanlipnicki.com/

Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his childhood roles in the Hollywood films Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, The Little Vampire, and Like Mike.

Personal life[edit]

Lipnicki was born in Westlake Village, California, son of Joseph and Rhonda (née Rosen) Lipnicki.[1] He has an older sister, Alexis.[2] Lipnicki is Jewish.[2][3]

Lipnicki has appeared and/or spoken at events for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation and NBA's Read to Achieve. He is also the international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day American/International. He was named one of "the heroes of 2001" by JDRF for his involvement. Lipnicki, who has four dogs, is also involved in animal rights groups, including Pets & Their Stars and the Nuts for Mutts.[4]

Lipnicki currently trains in Mixed martial arts styles, but when asked whether he planned to ever fight professionally, he replied, "I’ve been pretty busy filming and I would need to put off a certain amount of time to really train for a fight and be in amazing cardio shape and really work on my striking more. I’m not saying no and I’m not saying yes."[5]

Philanthropy[edit]

Lipnicki has been a speaker for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and is actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Starlight Children Foundation and the NBA's Read to Achieve program.[6][7][8]

In 2001, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation named Lipnicki one of its “Heroes of 2001” at the age of ten, for his work with the organization.[6][8]

Additionally, Lipnicki has been an international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day America/International, and works with animal rights groups such as Pets and their Stars and the Nutz for Mutts group.[6][7][8]

Career[edit]

Lipnicki made his film debut in 1996's Jerry Maguire as the son of Renée Zellweger's character. He subsequently appeared on The Single Guy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show as well as episodes of Dawson's Creek and the 1997 sitcom Meego. In 1999, he starred in the film Stuart Little, playing a boy whose family adopts a talking mouse, a role he reprised in the film's 2002 sequel. Lipnicki also played the lead role in the 2000 film, The Little Vampire and starred opposite Bow Wow in the 2002 theatrical film Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2; both of the films did relatively well in theaters, and Lipnicki has become known among pre-teen audiences, although he has not appeared in a widely released film since, focusing mostly on independent films. Lipnicki has also appeared in the season preview of Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. He appeared on the comedy Motherlover on the YOMYOMF Network.

Filmography[edit]

Films
YearFilmRoleNotes
1996Jerry MaguireRay Boyd
1998Doctor DolittleBaby Tiger (voice)cameo
1999Stuart LittleGeorge LittleLead Role
2000The Little VampireTony ThompsonLead Role
2002Like MikeMurph
2002Stuart Little 2George LittleLead Role
2003When Zachary Beaver Came to TownToby Wilson
2005The L.A. Riot SpectacularTom Saltine Jr.
2011For the Love of MoneyYoung Yoni
2012TagRush
2013Bering Sea BeastJoe
2014Bad AssesHammer
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996–

1997

The Jeff Foxworthy ShowJustin Foxworthy15 episodes

recurring role

1997MeegoAlex Parker13 episodes

(main)

1997The Single GuyRudyEpisode "Big Baby"
1997–

2002

The Rosie O'Donnell ShowHimself2 episodes
2000Dawson's CreekBuzz Thompson3 episodes
2002The Late Late Show with Craig KilbornHimself1 episode
2002HBO First LookHimselfEpisode "On the Set of 'Stuart Little 2"
2002TV totalHimself1 episode
2003Touched by an AngelStanEpisode "The Good Earth"
2003The Brendan Leonard ShowHimselfEpisode "Pirates"
2003The Sharon Osbourne ShowHimself1 episode
2005Family GuyWesly (voice)Episode "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High"
2005BiographyHimselfEpisode "Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood"
2006Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-ListHimselfEpisode "Vegas, Baby!"
2008Entertainment TonightHimself1 episode
2009Secret GirlfriendHimselfEpisode "You Help Sam Have His First Wet Dream"
2009MonkRudy SmithEpisode "Mr. Monk Takes the Stand"
2009Glenn Martin DDSActor (voice)Episode "Korea Opportunities"
2011The John Kerwin ShowHimselfEpisode "Ed Asner and Jonathan Lipnicki"
2013Family ToolsRyanEpisode "Role Model"

Awards and honors[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResultNotes
1997Critics Choice AwardBest Child PerformanceWonJerry Maguire
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Actor Age Ten or UnderWon
Young Star AwardBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama FilmNominated
1998Young Star AwardBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV SeriesNominatedMeego
2000Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or UnderNominatedStuart Little
Young Star AwardBest Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture ComedyWon
2001Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger ActorNominatedThe Little Vampire
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or UnderWon

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