Jerry O'Connell

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Date of Birth 17 February 1974, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Jeremiah O'Connell Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Jeremiah O'Connell was born in New York City to Linda Witkowski (an art teacher) and Michael O'Connell (an advertising agency art director). He was raised in Manhattan with his parents and a younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who's also an actor. He began his acting career at a very young age. He did commercial work and TV work before getting the role of "Vern Tessio" in the popular film Stand by Me (1986) opposite River Phoenix and Corey Feldman. After that, he worked on several TV-Movies and TV-series and had a starring role in "My Secret Identity" (1988). From 1991 to 1994, Jerry attended New York University where he majored in film, but he didn't graduate. In 1993, he starred in the film Calendar Girl (1993) opposite Jason Priestley. In 1995, he starred in the TV-movie western The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995) (TV) and, in 1996, he landed the role of "Frank Cushman" in the successful film Jerry Maguire (1996) opposite Tom Cruise. Over the next few years, he starred in Scream 2 (1997), had a small uncredited role in Can't Hardly Wait (1998), as well as appearing in several TV-movies and having starring roles in the TV-series "Sliders" (1995) and the film Body Shots (1999) opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Tara Reid. In 2000, he appeared in the Brian De Palma film Mission to Mars (2000) with Gary Sinise, among others. He has also appeared in movies such as Tomcats (2001), Buying the Cow (2002), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Man About Town (2006) and Room 6 (2006). In 2007, he married actress/model Rebecca Romijn and they are expecting twins in the winter of 2008. IMDb Mini Biography By: A.G. Spouse Rebecca Romijn (14 July 2007 - present) 2 children Trade Mark Wristwatch Trivia Dated Sarah Michelle Gellar. [1998-1999] Dated Debra Pelletier. Attended New York University. Graduated from in May 1995 with a degree in Film and Television. Brother of actor/model Charlie O'Connell. Played the "heartbreaker" in Mariah Carey's "Heartbreaker" video. The single went on to become Mariah's 14th #1 hit. Father was an art director and mother was an art teacher. Signed by an agent at age 10 and was discovered gobbling up cookies in a Duncan Hines commercial. During his junior year at NYU film school (for screenwriting), Jerry went to Los Angeles, California, and decided to try out for two TV pilots: "Sliders" (1995) and a new Fox show called "Party of Five" (1994). He spent a single day in L.A. and landed the Bailey role in "Party of Five" (1994), but before he could get back to New York, the studio's first choice for "Sliders" (1995) backed out. Stuck a day before shooting without a lead, they begged Jerry to fill in. The rest is teen-idol history. He attended the Professional Children's School in New York City. His classmates included Tara Reid, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Macaulay Culkin, and Ben Taylor. While practicing his lines for Stand by Me (1986), was completely impressed that, as an 11-year-old, he was being allowed to swear. Still hates talking about Stand by Me (1986) because he was overweight at the time. Worked with River Phoenix in Stand by Me (1986), and Sean Patrick Flanery in Body Shots (1999). Both Phoenix and Flannery have played the young Indiana Jones. While attending NYU, he was saber captain of the varsity fencing team. He was ranked as high as #17 in the country. Two of the TV shows he has been in, "Sliders" (1995) and "Crossing Jordan" (2001), both have had episodes named "O, Brother, Where art Thou." While at NYU, he was a Resident Assistant. Announced his engagement to actress Rebecca Romijn (September 2005). Was number 70 on vh1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005) Married his girlfriend of 2 1/2 years, Rebecca Romijn, in a surprise backyard ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of 100 family and friends that thought that they had been invited to a barbecue. On December 28, 2008, Rebecca and Jerry welcomed fraternal twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip. Participated in the annual Drambuie Pursuit in Scotland. The Drambuie Pursuit takes place once a year and includes an archery contest on the first day and then a second day that includes kayaking, a castle run, boating, mountain biking, rock-climbing, rafting, cross-country biking, off-road buggy racing and canoing. [April 2008] Father is British and mother is American. Personal Quotes "Playing professional football is something I'll never be able to do. So getting this part was like a dream come true." --on his role in Jerry Maguire (1996). "I'm the kind of guy who can't keep a plant alive for a week, let alone a relationship." What I really love about Rebecca is that she's a character...she's the most entertaining person I've ever met.

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Stand By Me

Vern Tessio

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Kangaroo Jack

Charlie Carbone

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The Death Of Superman

Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

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Tomcats

Michael Delany

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Buying the Cow

David Collins

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Lies & Alibis

Businessman

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Superman (voice)

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans

Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

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The Death and Return of Superman

Superman (voice)

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Baby on Board

Curtis

Starring In
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The Donor Party

Tim

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Play Dead

The Coroner

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Endangered Species

Mitch Hanover

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Pups Alone

Charlie (voice)

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The F**k-It List

Jeffrey

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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Superman (voice)

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The Secret: Dare to Dream

Tucker

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Ballbuster

Rich

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The Death and Return of Superman

Superman (voice)

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Satanic Panic

Samuel Ross

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Batman: Hush

Superman (voice)

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Reign of the Supermen

Superman / Clark Kent / Cyborg Superman (voice)

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The Death Of Superman

Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

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Deep Murder

Doug

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Wish Upon

Previous Owner / Victim (uncredited)

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Justice League Dark

Superman (voice)

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Love Locks

Jack Burrow

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Fur immer meerjungfrau

Matt

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Trolland

Hayden (voice)

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans

Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Superman (voice)

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The Lookalike

Joe Mulligan

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Veronica Mars

Sheriff Dan Lamb

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Space Station 76

Steve

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Scary Movie 5

Christian Grey

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Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective

Himself

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Piranha 3D

Derrick Jones

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Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam

Captain Marvel (voice)

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Obsessed

Ben

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Un amour éternel

Declan Fitzpatrick

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Baby on Board

Curtis

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Man About Town

David Lilly

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Lies & Alibis

Businessman

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Room 6

Lucas Dylan

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Yours, Mine & Ours

Max

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Kangaroo Jack

Charlie Carbone

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Overnight

Himself

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Buying the Cow

David Collins

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The New Guy

Highland High Party Twin #1

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Tomcats

Michael Delany

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Mission to Mars

Phil Ohlmyer

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Body Shots

Michael Penorisi

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The '60s

Brian Herlihy

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Mariah Carey: #1's

Mariah's Boyfriend (segment "Heartbreaker")

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Can't Hardly Wait

Trip McNeely (uncredited)

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Scream 2

Derek

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What the Deaf Man Heard

Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt

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Joe's Apartment

Joe

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Jerry Maguire

Frank Cushman

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Blue River

Lawrence Sellars

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The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

Mac

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Calendar Girl

Scott Foreman

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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

Kid at Beach (uncredited)

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Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

Young Ralph

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The Room Upstairs

Carl

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Stand By Me

Vern Tessio

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