Rory Culkin

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Rory Culkin
RoryCulkin08TIFF.jpg
Culkin at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Rory Hugh Culkin
(1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 25)
New York City, New York, U.S
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Parents Kit Culkin
Patricia Brentrup
Relatives Macaulay Culkin (brother)
Kieran Culkin (brother)
Christian Culkin (brother)
Shane Culkin (brother)
Dakota Culkin (sister)
Quinn Culkin (sister)
Bonnie Bedelia (aunt)

Rory Hugh Culkin (born July 21, 1989) is an American actor who is known for his roles in You Can Count on Me and M. Night Shyamalan's Signs and is the younger brother of actors Macaulay Culkin and Kieran Culkin.

Personal life[edit]

Culkin was born in New York City, the son of Patricia Brentrup and Christopher 'Kit' Culkin, a former stage actor with a long career on Broadway.[1] Culkin is the youngest of seven children; he has four brothers: Shane (1976– ), Macaulay (1980– ), Kieran (1982– ), and Christian (1987– ), and two sisters: Dakota (1978–2008)[2] and Quinn (1984– ). Culkin is the nephew of actress Bonnie Bedelia, who is his father's sister.

Career[edit]

Culkin began acting by playing alongside his elder brothers, among them Macaulay and Kieran, often as the younger versions of their characters. He first appeared in a photograph as a baby in The Good Son, then as Young Richie in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994) (Richie being played by his brother Macaulay) and in 2002 played 10-Year-Old Igby in Igby Goes Down (Igby was played by his older brother Kieran).

Culkin's breakthrough role was in You Can Count On Me, opposite Laura Linney, a role for which he received much praise and a Young Artist Award. Since then, Culkin has appeared in numerous films, Signs being the most famous, in which he starred alongside Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. As a teenager, Rory started moving into more independent films, such as The Chumscrubber, Hick and Down in the Valley.[3] He took a leading role in Mean Creek, a 2004 independent film about a group of teenagers that plan to get revenge on a bully. The entire youth cast won an Independent Spirit Award for this film. Since his Young Artist Award win for You Can Count on Me, Culkin has received three more nominations. He also had a guest role in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Manic", and in an episode of The Twilight Zone called "Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine" alongside Patrick Warburton. In May 2010, Culkin was cast for the slasher film Scream 4,[4] which was released on April 15, 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes/Awards
1993 The Good Son Richard Evans Photographic cameo
1994 Richie Rich Young Richie
2000 You Can Count on Me Rudy Prescott Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role
2002 Signs Morgan Hess Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role
Igby Goes Down 10-Year-Old Igby
2003 It Runs in the Family Eli Gromberg
2004 Mean Creek Sam Merric Limited release
Independent Spirit Award Shared with Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck, and Carly Schroeder
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
2005 The Zodiac Johnny Parish
The Chumscrubber Charlie Stifle Limited release
Down in the Valley Lonnie
2006 The Night Listener Pete D. Logand Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
2008 Chasing 3000 Roger
2008 Lymelife Scott
2010 Twelve Chris
2011 Scream 4 Charlie Walker
Hick Clement
2012 Electrick Children Clyde
2014 Gabriel Gabriel

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes/Awards
2001 Off Season Jackson Mayhew Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special - Leading Young Actor
2001–2002 The Job Davey McNeil Episodes: Elizabeth
Neighbor
2002 The Twilight Zone Craig Hansen Episode: Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joe Blaine Episode: Manic

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