Atticus Shaffer

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Atticus Shaffer
AtticusShafferHWOFMay2012.jpg
Shaffer at a ceremony for Patricia Heaton to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Born Atticus Ronald Shaffer
(1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 15)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Atticus Ronald Shaffer,[citation needed] (born June 19, 1998) is an American actor, best known for portraying Matty Newton in the 2009 film The Unborn and Brick Heck in the ABC sitcom The Middle.[1]

Early life[edit]

Shaffer was born in Santa Clarita, California, the son of Debbie and Ron Shaffer.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Shaffer suffers from type IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I.[3] His small stature from this condition helps him portray a character on The Middle, approximately 3 years younger than his real-life age. He is home-schooled.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Leaving Barstow Boy on bus
2008 Hancock Boy at bus bench
2008 An American Carol Timm
Atticus
2009 The Unborn Matty Newton
2009 Opposite Day Kid detective
2009 Subject: I Love You Tommy Voice
2012 Frankenweenie Edgar Voice
2013 Super Buddies Monk-E Voice

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Class Jonah Episode: "The Class Rides a Bull"
2007 Days of our Lives Irish boy Episode #1.10632
2007 Human Giant Wade Episode: "Mind Explosion"
2008 Carpoolers Boy Episode: "Take Your Daughter to Work Day"
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Aaron Episode: "Bad Fad"
2009 My Name Is Earl Space camper Episode: "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy"
2009–
present
The Middle Brick Heck Main role
2010-2014 Fish Hooks Albert Glass Voice
2011 I'm in the Band Eddie Nova, Jr. Episode: "Camp Weasel Rock"
2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Vesuvius Twins Voice; episode: "Danger Wears a Cape"
2011 Shake It Up Zane Episode: "Beam It Up"
2011 ThunderCats Young Emrich Episode: "Song of the Petalars"
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Episode: "Sharrock Family"
2012 Made in Hollywood Himself Episode #8.3
2013 Steven Universe Peedee Fryman Episode: "Frybo"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2010 Media Access Award Diversity Award for Actor with a Physical or Emotional Disability Won
2011 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series Nominated
2013 Annie Award Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Atticus Shaffer". abcmedianet.com. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Caught in the 'Middle' » News From Terre Haute, Indiana
  3. ^ "Meet Atticus Shaffer 2006 Football Poster Child" (PDF). The Al Malaikahan. May 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 

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