Atticus Shaffer

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Atticus Shaffer
Born (1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 17)
Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Atticus Shaffer (born June 19, 1998)[1] is an American actor. He is known for portraying Brick Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle, as well as voicing Edgar in Frankenweenie (2012).[2]

Early life[edit]

Shaffer was born in Santa Clarita, California, the son of Debbie and Ron Shaffer.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Shaffer has osteogenesis imperfecta type IV, a congenital condition which causes fragile bones.[4][5] His small stature from this condition allows him to portray a character on The Middle approximately three years younger than his real-life age. He is home-schooled.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Class Jonah Episode: "The Class Rides a Bull"
2007 Days of Our Lives Irish boy Episode #1.10632
2007 Human Giant Wade Episode: "Mind Explosion"
2008 Carpoolers Boy Episode: "Take Your Daughter to Work Day"
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Aaron Episode: "Bad Fad"
2009 My Name Is Earl Space camper Episode: "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy"
2009–present The Middle Brick Heck Main cast
2010–2014 Fish Hooks Albert Glass Voice
2011 I'm in the Band Eddie Nova, Jr. Episode: "Camp Weasel Rock"
2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Vesuvius Twins Voice; episode: "Danger Wears a Cape"
2011 Shake It Up Zane Episode: "Beam It Up"
2011 ThunderCats Young Emrick Episode: "Song of the Petalars"
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Episode: "Sharrock Family"
2012 Made in Hollywood Himself Episode #8.3
2013–present Steven Universe Peedee Fryman Voice; recurring role
2015 Clarence Seabass Episode: "Hoofin' It"
2016 The Lion Guard Ono Voice; Main Character


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Leaving Barstow Boy on bus
2008 Hancock Boy at bus bench
2008 An American Carol Timm
2009 The Unborn Matty Newton
2009 Opposite Day Little man
2009 Subject: I Love You Tommy Voice
2012 Frankenweenie Edgar Voice
2013 Super Buddies Monk-E Voice
2015 The Lion Guard Ono Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2010 Media Access Awards Diversity Award for Actor with a Physical or Emotional Disability[6] Won
2010/11 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series The Middle Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production[7] Frankenweenie Nominated


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