Jake Lloyd, 2007
March 5, 1989
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Jake Lloyd (born March 5, 1989) is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised this role in five subsequent Star Wars video games.
Life and career 
Lloyd was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of Bill Lloyd, an E.M.T. set medic, and Lisa Riley, an entertainment agent. He attended Columbia College Chicago as a film and video major.
Lloyd is best known for his performances in the films Jingle All the Way and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Lloyd is also known for his recurring roles as Jimmy Sweet in ER, and Young Angelo in The Pretender. He previously guest-starred in the show as a character named Ronny Collins. He also appeared in the 1998 TV film Host' and he also appeared in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way, playing the son Jamie Langston with his father Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Lloyd retired from acting in 2002. In 2012, he cited bullying on the part of classmates and the stress of doing many interviews as the reasons for his retirement from acting. He also destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia and refuses to even watch the films because he finds them too “creepy”. He continues to attend conventions and events "for the fans," as he says. He stated in an interview ten years after the film's release, that it should be aimed towards "the younger audiences." 
Lloyd currently resides in Chicago.
|1996||Unhook the Stars||J.J.|
|1996||Jingle All the Way||Jamie Langston||Minor role|
|1996||Apollo 11||Mark Armstrong||also known as "Apollo 11: The Movie"|
|1998||Hosts||Jack||Virtual Obsession in the UK|
|1999||Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||Anakin Skywalker||Lead role
Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor Ten Years or Younger
Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
|1999||Star Wars Episode I: Racer||Anakin Skywalker||Main role|
|2000||Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles||Anakin Skywalker||voice|
|2001||Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds||Anakin Skywalker (Episode 1)||voice|
|2001||Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing||Anakin Skywalker|
|2002||Star Wars Racer Revenge||Anakin Skywalker (Episode 1)||voice|
|1996||ER||Jimmy Sweet||"Dead of Winter" (Season 2, Episode 11)
"The Right Thing" (Season 2, Episode 14)
"A Shift in the Night" (Season 2, Episode 18)
"Take These Broken Wings" (Season 2, Episode 21)
|1996||The Pretender||Ronny Collins||"Flyer" (Season 1, Episode 3)|
|1996–1999||The Pretender||Young Angelo||(4 episodes)|
- Jake Lloyd Biography (1989–)
- "Star Wars: Biography – Jake Lloyd". StarWars.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008.
- "Mixed blessings of child stars". The Hindu. July 3, 2004.
- Actor who played Anakin Skywalker as child swears off 'Star Wars' for good
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Jake Lloyd|
- Jake Lloyd at the Internet Movie Database
- Jake Lloyd Star Wars biography at StarWars.com
- Jake Lloyd – 10 years After Ep One – with Sci Fi Pi
- Zap, Claudine. "The Force Is Not With Him: Anakin Skywalker 10 Years Later"; Yahoo! Movies; July 24, 2009
- Jake Lloyd at Star Wars Wikia
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