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|Born||Martin Brian Spanjers
February 2, 1987
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
|Notable work(s)||Rory Hennessy in 8 Simple Rules|
|Parents||Frank and Sara Spanjers|
|Awards||Young Artist Award
2004 8 Simple Rules
Martin Brian Spanjers (born February 2, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Rory Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules from 2002 to 2005, for which he won a Young Artist Award in 2004.
Life and career
Spanjers was born in Tucson, Arizona. His father, Frank, is a facilities administrator, and his mother, Sara, is an artist. He has an older brother, Matt. His paternal grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands, settling in Wisconsin. Spanjers auditioned for the starring role of Malcolm in Malcolm in the Middle, almost getting it, but did get a guest spot in the show's pilot episode. Although he didn't make it to Malcolm, he was able to show up in 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter. Spanjers made a guest appearance as Davie in the first episode of the fourth season of Cold Case, "Rampage". He made guest appearances in many other TV shows as well. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Spanjers's most recent film appearance came as the voice for Sugimura in the English dub of the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart in 2006. Spanjers appeared as Randy Randinger in the sports spoof The Comebacks, released on October 19, 2007. He also recently shot a commercial for Pizza Hut double stuffed pizza, Sprint Nextel and for T-Mobile.
Spanjers appeared in a music video for 'Three Loco', which includes Andy Milonakis, Dirt Nasty, and Riff Raff_SODMG.
|2011||Sassy Pants||Shayne Pruitt|
|Spring Break '83||Max|
|Better With You||Hunter|
|2010||90210||Barry the Barista|
|2010-2014||Good Luck Charlie||Justin (recurring)|
|2009||Saving Grace||Lance Iverson|
|2008-09||True Blood||Young Sam|
|2008||iCarly||David (Episode- iFence)|
|The Comebacks||Randy Randinger|
|2006||Whisper of the Heart||Sugimura (voice, English dub)|
|2004||Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Jake|
|2003||All About the Andersons||Andrew|
|Kim Possible||Malcolm the Wraithmaster (voice)|
|2002-05||8 Simple Rules||Rory Henessey|
|Evil Alien Conquerors||Jimmy|
|Max Keeble's Big Move||Runty Band Member|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Brian Hanigan|
|Grosse Pointe (Pilot)||Adam|
|Malcolm in the Middle (Pilot)||Richard|
|1998||Two of a Kind||Brian|
|1995||Gei ba ba de xin||Brian|
|2001||Nominated||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Supporting Young Actor||Daddio|
|2003||Nominated||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Leading Young Actor||8 Simple Rules|
|2004||Won||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Leading Young Actor|
|2007||Won||WorldFest Houston||Drama||First Night|
- Villarreal, Phil (18 October 2007). "He's an old pro at 20". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- "The Comebacks - Stumbling at the Goal Line". The New York Times. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2009-12-13.