Liam Pádraic Aiken (born January 7, 1990) is an American actor. He has starred films such as (1998) and Stepmom (2003), and played Good Boy! Klaus Baudelaire in (2004), based on the series of books. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Early life [edit ]
Aiken was born in
New York City, New York, the only child of an Irish-born mother, Moya Aiken, and Bill Aiken, an MTV producer. Bill died of [1 ] cancer in October 1992, at age 34, when Liam was two years old. Shortly after the death of his father, Aiken was urged by his mother to start acting so he could fund his college education. He attended Dwight Englewood School, graduating in 2008. He then went on to major in film at New York University. [2 ] Career [edit ]
Aiken made his professional acting debut in a
Ford Motor Company commercial. He made his stage debut in the Broadway play at the age of seven, and his film debut in A Doll's House (1997). His first major film role came when he starred in Henry Fool (1998). He appeared in Stepmom (2002) and the family film Road to Perdition (2003). He turned down the role of Cole Sear in Good Boy! (1999) because his mother felt he was too young for the death-fixated role. He was also considered for the role of The Sixth Sense Harry Potter as he had previously worked with director Chris Columbus on Stepmom. However, as he is not British, [3 ] [4 ] Daniel Radcliffe took the part.
Aiken went on to play intelligent 12-year-old orphan
Klaus Baudelaire in (2004). He also appeared in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2010). In September 2011, he starred in the The Killer Inside Me CBS series . In 2012, he read the audiobook version of A Gifted Man Who Could That Be At This Hour?, the first installment of , a prequel series to All the Wrong Questions A Series of Unfortunate Events. In 2013, he again read the second audiobook installment of "all the wrong questions". Filmography [edit ] Film [edit ] Television [edit ]
Year Title Role Notes 1998 Law & Order Jack Ericson Episode: "Disappeared" 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Robbie Bishop Episode: "Bright Boy" 2007 Law & Order Tory Quinlann Episode: "Captive" 2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jason Episode: "Salome in Manhattan" 2011 Gifted Man, A A Gifted Man Milo 2 episodes 2013 Mad Men Rolo Episode: "The Quality of Mercy" Stage [edit ] Video games [edit ] Awards and nominations [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]