Erik Per Sullivan

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Erik Per Sullivan
Born Erik Per Sullivan
(1991-07-12) July 12, 1991 (age 23)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–2010

Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle, which was on air for six years.

Personal life[edit]

Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. His father, Fred Sullivan, owns a Mexican restaurant in Milford, Massachusetts called The Alamo.[1] His mother, Ann, was born in Sweden and was naturalized as a US citizen in 2007.[2] He speaks a little Swedish,[1] and his family visits Sweden almost every year.[3] At a young age he began studying piano and the alto saxophone.[4] He has a first degree black belt in taekwondo.[5]

Sullivan attended Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy his junior year. He attended the University of Southern California from 2009 to 2010.

Career[edit]

One of his early roles includes playing the main character, a child, in the 2001 horror film Wendigo. Sullivan also played the only child in the 2002 film Unfaithful and played the orphaned child Fuzzy Stone, who suffered from weak lungs in The Cider House Rules. He was also in the 2004 comedy film Christmas with the Kranks, playing the character of Spike. He played young Joe Dirt in the film of the same name. In the 2003 animated film Finding Nemo, he voiced Sheldon the Seahorse. He starred as the title role in the independent film Mo.[6] In 2005, he joined Malcolm in the Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek in writing the afterword to a children's book called Together, which shows the importance of livestock in the world, and was inspired by the mission of the nonprofit charitable organization Heifer International.

Toward the end of June 2006, he was seen in a specially made advertisement for the airing of the last episode of Malcolm in the Middle on Sky One in the UK.

Filmography[edit]

Year(s) Title Role Notes
1998 Armageddon Kid with Rocket Ship Uncredited
1999 The Cider House Rules Fuzzy
2000 Wonderland Tucker Banger 1 episode
2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Dewey Wilkerson 151 episodes
2001 Joe Dirt Little Joe Dirt
Wendigo Miles
Black of Life Jimmy 1 episode
2002 Unfaithful Charlie Sumner
The King of Queens Young Arthur 1 episode
2003 Finding Nemo Sheldon Voice
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Spike Frohmeyer
2006 Once Not Far from Home Little Boy
Arthur and the Invisibles Mino Voice
2007 Mo Mo Title Mo
2010 Twelve Timmy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Year Result Award Category Nominated work
2000 Won YoungStar Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television Malcolm in the Middle
2001 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Drama or Comedy)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2002 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2003 Won Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Daily Buzz, April 18, 2005
  2. ^ The Boston Herald, August 31, 2007
  3. ^ Exclusive: Erik Per Sullivan Answers Your Questions! malcolminthemiddle.co.uk, January 14, 2008
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ WVAH
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1010027/

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