Reece Thompson

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Reece Thompson
Born Reece Daniel Thompson
(1988-11-22) 22 November 1988 (age 25)
Canada
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1999–present

Reece Daniel Thompson (born 22 November 1988) is a Canadian actor. Thompson started his acting career by voice acting in several animated television series and minor roles on television shows before transitioning to films. His first major role came in the 2007 film Rocket Science. Thompson appeared in 2009's Assassination of a High School President with Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis, and in Afterwards. Also in 2012, he appeared as Craig in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

Early life[edit]

Thompson grew up in a small town near Vancouver.[1] His mother ran a film society that brought independent movies to town.[1] Thompson had always expressed an interest in becoming an actor to his parents;[2] and at a young age, Thompson, along with the rest of his family, began taking background roles in productions in Vancouver.[1]

After the sixth grade, Thompson decided that he didn't want to continue going to school and convinced his mother to homeschool him.[2] Soon after Thompson began attending an acting school.[3] Thompson signed with an agent he was introduced to through the school and began attending auditions.[3]

Career[edit]

Thompson began his acting career with voice acting roles on animated television series and made small appearances in a few television series. He provided voices on Infinite Ryvius, MegaMan NT Warrior, InuYasha and Master Keaton. Thompson appeared in episodes of Jeremiah, Tru Calling and the mini-series Living With the Dead. His first major live-action television role came in 2002 when he played the character James Barns on Canadian children's television series I Love Mummy.

Thompson made his first film appearance with a small role in the 2003 film Dreamcatcher. In 2004, Thompson played the character of Jinto in three episodes of the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis. Thompson also had small film roles in 2004's Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 and 2005's The Sandlot 2. In 2005, Thompson provided the voice for the character Simon Star in the animated television series Trollz. That same year, Thompson got a recurring role in the Canadian children's television series Zixx as Dwayne, one of the new main characters introduced in the show's second season. In 2008, Thompson reprised the role in the third season of the series.[4] In 2006, Thompson made a guest appearance on an episode of Smallville and had a recurring role in the short-lived ABC Family series Three Moons Over Milford.

Thompson landed his first major film role as Hal Hefner, the protagonist in 2007's Rocket Science, a coming of age film about a stuttering boy who joins the high school debate team. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, the film was well-received, earning a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival.

Thompson's next film, Assassination of a High School President, sees him starring alongside Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis. The film was released straight to DVD on 6 October 2009. Thompson is also featured in Afterwards, a French-Canadian film production starring Romain Duris, Evangeline Lilly and John Malkovich. It is set to be released in Europe in December 2008.

In 2010, Thompson played a small-town stoner in Daydream Nation, starring opposite Kat Dennings.[5] Also in 2010, Thompson played the sensitive Marshall in Ceremony, alongside Uma Thurman and Michael Angarano.[6] He was also featured into the film Bloodworth paired by popular actress Hilary Duff, released in May 2011.[7]

In 2012, Thompson appeared in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on the popular novel of the same name, and starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives part-time in Vancouver, Canada. The other half of his time is spent living in Los Angeles, US. He is a co-founder of the online comedy group "Jitterbug Productions".

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 Infinite Ryvius Nicks Chaiplapat
2002 Jeremiah Tommy
I Love Mummy James Barns
2003 MegaMan NT Warrior Tory Froid
InuYasha Taromaru
Master Keaton Young Connelly
Tru Calling Kevin
Dreamcatcher Young Beaver
The 4400 Greg Venner
National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion Harley Snider
2004 Stargate Atlantis Jinto
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Kid
2005 Trollz Simon Star
The Sandlot 2 Singleton
Zixx Dwayne
2006 Smallville Young Geoffrey
Three Moons Over Milford Kurt
2007 Rocket Science Hal Hefner
2008 Class Savage Martly
The Story of Saiunkoku Eigetsu/Yogetsu To
2009 Assassination of a High School President Bobby Funke
Afterwards Jeremy
2010 Daydream Nation Thurston
Ceremony Marshall Schmidt
2011 Bloodworth Fleming Bloodworth
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Craig
2013 Final Girl

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Dreamers". V. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b M. Hafen, Carolin (2007-05-02). ""I truly fell in love with a script!" - Ein Interview mit Reece Thompson". Readers Edition. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b Lauren (2008-03-22). "Actor: Reece Thompson". Shooting Stars Mag. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Zixx returning in Summer 2008" (Press release). Thunderbird Films. 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Vancouver Star Gets His Daydream". 
  6. ^ "Ceremony". 
  7. ^ "Bloodworth Interview". 
  8. ^ "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". 

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