Ty Simpkins

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Ty Simpkins
Born Ty Keegan Simpkins
(2001-08-06) August 6, 2001 (age 13)
New York City, New York
Years active 2001–present

Ty Keegan Simpkins (born August 06, 2001) is an American child actor. In the films Pride and Glory and Revolutionary Road, he appears with his real-life sister Ryan Simpkins. In 2013, Simpkins starred alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in the live-action film Iron Man 3 Additionally, he played Dalton in James Wan's horror films Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2.

Life and career[edit]

Simpkins was born in New York City, New York, to Monique and Stephen Simpkins.[1] He first appeared on TV when he was three weeks old. His first role was on One Life to Live where he shared the recurring role as John "Jack" Cramer. Simpkins soon started a recurring role as Jude Cooper Bauer on The Guiding Light, in which he went on to be "Jude" for about four years. Since then, he has appeared in Law & Order: CI and a handful of commercials and print ads.

Simpkins's film break was in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005).[1] Next was a featured role in All the King's Men (2006) where he played a young version of Jude Law's character; leading up to Simpkins' playing Aaron in the multiple-award-winning Little Children (2006).[2][3] Simpkins went on to film Pride and Glory (2008), in which he and his sister, actress Ryan Simpkins, play the children of Colin Farrell. Simpkins also completed Gardens of the Night (2008) and then in Revolutionary Road (2008), in which he again starred alongside his real-life sister Ryan.[4][5]

Simpkins has guest-starred on CSI, Private Practice and Family of Four. In September 2009, he signed on to star as Luke in the 2010 film The Next Three Days.[6] He also played Dalton Lambert in the movies Insidious (2011) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013).

In 2013, Simpkins starred alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in the live-action film Iron Man 3, as Stark's sidekick, Harley. This was the first time a child had been featured prominently in the Iron Man films.[7] Simpkins has signed a 3 picture deal for Marvel Studios in an unspecified role and will appear in 2015's film Jurassic World.[8][9]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 War of the Worlds 3-year-old Boy Minor Role
2006 Little Children Aaron Adamson Co-starred
2008 Gardens of the Night Dylan Whitehead Co-starred
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tyler Waldrip Episode A Thousand Days on Earth
Pride and Glory Matthew Egan Co-starred
Private Practice Braden Tisch Episode Past Tense
Revolutionary Road Michael Wheeler Co-starred
2009 Family of Four Tommy Baker
Abracadabra Tucker Starred
2010 The Next Three Days Luke
2011 Insidious Dalton Lambert Lead Role
2012 Arcadia Nat Lead Role
2013 Iron Man 3 Harley
Extracted Young Anthony Supporting
Insidious: Chapter 2 Dalton Lambert Lead role
2014 Conversations with Andy Ben
2015 Jurassic World Gray Lead role
2015 Meadowland Filming
2016 The Nice Guys Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2001 One Life to Live Jonathan "Jack" Manning Minor role, 4 episodes
The Guiding Light Jude Cooper Bauer TV series; 47 episodes, 2001–2005
2005 Law & Order: CI Jake Nikos Episode Ex Stasis


  1. ^ a b Riordan, Kevin (June 18, 2006). "Child actors play for a living". Courier Post. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Vancheri, Barbara (December 30, 2006). "Study in Suburban Angst". Google archive (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). p. 53. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Douresseaux, Leroy (June 7, 2007). "Winslet and Haley Anchor Little Children (2007 Oscar Nominee)". Comicbookbin. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "A 'Titanic'Class Reunion". Newsweek. December 8, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Leonardo DiCaprio with his siblings Ryan and Ty". Insider. August 8, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. (September 23, 2009). "Trio pencil in 'Three Days'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 20, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ Zorianna, Kit. ""Iron Man 3" goes back to basics in a quest to save the U.S.". Reuters. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Iron Man 3 Exclusive: Ty Simpkins Talks Cut Kiss Scene & 3 Picture Deal
  9. ^ Ty Simpkins Lands Lead In ‘Jurassic World’

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