Lipnicki in 2005
|Born||Jonathan William Lipnicki
October 22, 1990
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his childhood roles in the Hollywood films Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, The Little Vampire, and Like Mike.
Lipnicki has appeared and/or spoken at events for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation and NBA's Read to Achieve. He is also the international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day American/International. He was named one of "the heroes of 2001" by JDRF for his involvement. Lipnicki, who has four dogs, is also involved in animal rights groups, including Pets & Their Stars and the Nuts for Mutts.
Lipnicki currently trains in Mixed martial arts styles, but when asked whether he planned to ever fight professionally, he replied, "I’ve been pretty busy filming and I would need to put off a certain amount of time to really train for a fight and be in amazing cardio shape and really work on my striking more. I’m not saying no and I’m not saying yes."
Lipnicki has been a speaker for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and is actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Starlight Children Foundation and the NBA's Read to Achieve program.
Additionally, Lipnicki has been an international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day America/International, and works with animal rights groups such as Pets and their Stars and the Nutz for Mutts group.
Lipnicki made his film debut in 1996's Jerry Maguire as the son of Renée Zellweger's character. He subsequently appeared on The Single Guy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show as well as episodes of Dawson's Creek and the 1997 sitcom Meego. In 1999, he starred in the film Stuart Little, playing a boy whose family adopts a talking mouse, a role he reprised in the film's 2002 sequel. Lipnicki also played the lead role in the 2000 film, The Little Vampire and starred opposite Bow Wow in the 2002 theatrical film Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2; both of the films did relatively well in theaters, and Lipnicki has become known among pre-teen audiences, although he has not appeared in a widely released film since, focusing mostly on independent films. Lipnicki has also appeared in the season preview of Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. He appeared on the comedy Motherlover on the YOMYOMF Network.
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Ray Boyd|
|1998||Doctor Dolittle||Baby Tiger (voice)||cameo|
|1999||Stuart Little||George Little||Lead Role|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Tony Thompson||Lead Role|
|2002||Stuart Little 2||George Little||Lead Role|
|2003||When Zachary Beaver Came to Town||Toby Wilson|
|2005||The L.A. Riot Spectacular||Tom Saltine Jr.|
|2011||For the Love of Money||Young Yoni|
|2013||Bering Sea Beast||Joe|
|The Jeff Foxworthy Show||Justin Foxworthy||15 episodes
|1997||Meego||Alex Parker||13 episodes
|1997||The Single Guy||Rudy||Episode "Big Baby"|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|2000||Dawson's Creek||Buzz Thompson||3 episodes|
|2002||The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||Himself||1 episode|
|2002||HBO First Look||Himself||Episode "On the Set of 'Stuart Little 2"|
|2002||TV total||Himself||1 episode|
|2003||Touched by an Angel||Stan||Episode "The Good Earth"|
|2003||The Brendan Leonard Show||Himself||Episode "Pirates"|
|2003||The Sharon Osbourne Show||Himself||1 episode|
|2005||Family Guy||Wesly (voice)||Episode "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High"|
|2005||Biography||Himself||Episode "Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood"|
|2006||Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||Himself||Episode "Vegas, Baby!"|
|2008||Entertainment Tonight||Himself||1 episode|
|2009||Secret Girlfriend||Himself||Episode "You Help Sam Have His First Wet Dream"|
|2009||Monk||Rudy Smith||Episode "Mr. Monk Takes the Stand"|
|2009||Glenn Martin DDS||Actor (voice)||Episode "Korea Opportunities"|
|2011||The John Kerwin Show||Himself||Episode "Ed Asner and Jonathan Lipnicki"|
|2013||Family Tools||Ryan||Episode "Role Model"|
Awards and honors
|1997||Critics Choice Award||Best Child Performance||Won||Jerry Maguire|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Actor Age Ten or Under||Won|
|Young Star Award||Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film||Nominated|
|1998||Young Star Award||Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series||Nominated||Meego|
|2000||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Under||Nominated||Stuart Little|
|Young Star Award||Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy||Won|
|2001||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated||The Little Vampire|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Under||Won|
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- Jonathan Lipnicki Of “The Little Vampire” Gets Into Charity. ThaiIndian, accessed on January 14, 2011.