Jerry O'Connell Biography

Birthday: 1974-02-17
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
My Secret Identity Andrew Clements 1988 Action
Camp Wilder Brody Wilder 1992 Comedy
Sliders Quinn Mallory 1995 Sci Fi
Crossing Jordan Detective Woody Hoyt 2001 - 2007 Crime
The Michael Essany Show 2003 Comedy
Carpoolers Laird 2007 Comedy
Mockingbird Lane Herman Munster 2012 Fantasy
We Are Men Stuart Stegeman 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Piranha Derrick Jones 1978 Sport, 0, Reality Tv, Game Show
Stand by Me Vern Tessio 1986 Comedy, 0
Calendar Girl Scott Foreman 1993 Drama, Comedy
Jerry Maguire Frank Cushman 1996 0, Biography
What the Deaf Man Heard 1997 Comedy, Drama
Body Shots 1999 0
Mission to Mars Phil Ohlmyer 2000 0, 0, Sport
Tomcats Michael Delany 2001 0
Buying the Cow David Collins 2002
Kangaroo Jack Charlie Carbone 2003 0, 0, Comedy, Biography
Fat Slags Sean Cooley 2004 Comedy
Man About Town 2006 0, 0
Room 6 2006 Reality Tv
Lies & Alibis Businessman 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Baby on Board Curtis Marks 2010 Comedy
The Lookalike Joe Mulligan 2014 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Space Station 76 Steve 2014 Comedy, Drama
Veronica Mars Sheriff Dan Lamb 2014 0, 0, Comedy