Ty Simpkins

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Ty Simpkins
BornTy Keegan Simpkins
(2001-08-06) August 6, 2001 (age 13)
New York City, New York
Years active2001–present
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Ty Simpkins
BornTy Keegan Simpkins
(2001-08-06) August 6, 2001 (age 13)
New York City, New York
Years active2001–present

Ty Keegan Simpkins (born August 6, 2001) is an American adolescent actor. In the films Pride and Glory and Revolutionary Road, he appears with his real-life sister Ryan Simpkins. In 2013, Simpkins starred alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in the live-action film Iron Man 3. Additionally, he played Dalton in James Wan's horror films Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. Ty will also be appearing in the upcoming movie Jurassic World.

Life and career[edit]

Simpkins was born in New York City, New York, to Monique and Stephen Simpkins.[1] He first appeared on TV when he was three weeks old. His first role was on One Life to Live where he shared the recurring role as John "Jack" Cramer. Simpkins soon started a recurring role as Jude Cooper Bauer on The Guiding Light, in which he went on to be "Jude" for about four years. Since then, he has appeared in Law & Order: CI and a handful of commercials and print ads.

Simpkins' film break was in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005).[1] Next was a featured role in All the King's Men (2006) where he played a young version of Jude Law's character; leading up to Simpkins' playing Aaron in the multiple-award-winning Little Children (2006).[2][3] Simpkins went on to film Pride and Glory (2008), in which he and his sister, actress Ryan Simpkins, play the children of Colin Farrell. Simpkins also completed Gardens of the Night (2008) and then in Revolutionary Road (2008), in which he again starred alongside his real-life sister Ryan.[4][5]

Simpkins has guest-starred on CSI, Private Practice and Family of Four. In September 2009, he signed on to star as Luke in the 2010 film The Next Three Days.[6] He also played Dalton Lambert in the movies Insidious (2011) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013).

In 2013, Simpkins starred alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in the live-action film Iron Man 3, as Stark's sidekick, Harley Keener. This was the first time a child had been featured prominently in the Iron Man films.[7] Simpkins has signed a 3-picture deal with Marvel Studios in an unspecified role and will appear in the 2015 film Jurassic World.[8][9]



2005War of the Worlds3-year-old Boy
2006Little ChildrenAaron Adamson
2008Gardens of the NightDylan Whitehead
2008Pride and GloryMatthew Egan
2008Revolutionary RoadMichael Wheeler
2009Family of FourTommy Baker
2009AbracadabraTuckerShort film
2010The Next Three DaysLuke
2011InsidiousDalton Lambert
2013Iron Man 3Harley KeenerNominated—Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2013ExtractedYoung Anthony
2013Insidious: Chapter 2Dalton Lambert
2014Conversations with AndyBen
2015Jurassic WorldGrayPost-production
2016The Nice GuysBobbyFilming


2001–2002One Life to LiveJonathan "Jack" Manning4 episodes
2001–2005The Guiding LightJude Cooper Bauer47 episodes
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentJake NikosEpisode "Ex Stasis"
2008CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTyler WaldripEpisode "A Thousand Days on Earth"
2008Private PracticeBraden TischEpisode "Past Tense"


  1. ^ a b Riordan, Kevin (June 18, 2006). "Child actors play for a living". Courier Post. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Vancheri, Barbara (December 30, 2006). "Study in Suburban Angst". Google archive (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). p. 53. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Douresseaux, Leroy (June 7, 2007). "Winslet and Haley Anchor Little Children (2007 Oscar Nominee)". Comicbookbin. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "A 'Titanic'Class Reunion". Newsweek. December 8, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Leonardo DiCaprio with his siblings Ryan and Ty". Insider. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (September 23, 2009). "Trio pencil in 'Three Days'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 20, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ Zorianna, Kit. ""Iron Man 3" goes back to basics in a quest to save the U.S.". Reuters. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Iron Man 3 Exclusive: Ty Simpkins Talks Cut Kiss Scene & 3 Picture Deal
  9. ^ Ty Simpkins Lands Lead In ‘Jurassic World’

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