Jonathan Lipnicki

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Jonathan Lipnicki
Born Jonathan William Lipnicki
(1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 24)
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1996–present
Website
http://www.jonathanlipnicki.com/

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.

Personal life[edit]

Lipnicki was born in Westlake Village, California, son of Joseph and Rhonda (née Rosen) Lipnicki.[1] He has an older sister, Alexis.[2] Lipnicki is Jewish.[2][3]

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.[4]

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."[5]

Philanthropy[edit]

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.[6][7][8]

In 2001, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation named Lipnicki one of its “Heroes of 2001” at the age of ten, for his work with the organization.[6][8]

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.[6][7][8]

Career[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Film Role Notes
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 Like Mike Murph
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
2012 Tag Rush
2013 Bering Sea Beast Joe
2014 Bad Asses Hammer
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996–

1997

The Jeff Foxworthy Show Justin Foxworthy 15 episodes

recurring role

1997 Meego Alex Parker 13 episodes

(main)

1997 The Single Guy Rudy Episode "Big Baby"
1997–

2002

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[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes
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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