Atticus Shaffer

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Atticus Shaffer
Shaffer in 2012
Born (1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 18)
Santa Clarita, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007-present

Atticus Shaffer (June 19, 1998) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Brick Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle, as well as for voicing Edgar in Frankenweenie (2012) and his brief appearance in Hancock (2008).[1]

Early life[edit]

Shaffer was born in Santa Clarita, California, the son of Ron and Debbie Shaffer.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Shaffer has osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease involving a defect in type 1 collagen, which causes fragile bones.[3] His small stature from this condition allows him to portray a character on The Middle approximately four years younger than his real-life age. He also requires a body double during scenes where he could become hurt. He is homeschooled and is an avid reader.



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 role; 168 episodes
2010–2014 Fish Hooks Albert Glass (voice) 28 episodes
2011 I'm in the Band Eddie Nova, Jr. Episode: "Camp Weasel Rock"
2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Vesuvius Twins (voice) 3 episodes
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"
2015–present The Lion Guard Ono (voice) Main role


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 Small Man
2009 Subject: I Love You Tommy Voice role
2012 Frankenweenie Edgar Voice role
2013 Super Buddies Monk-E Voice role
2015 The Lion Guard Ono Voice role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Media Access Awards Diversity Award for Actor with a Physical or Emotional Disability Won [4]
2010/11 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series The Middle Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Voice Acting in a Feature Production Frankenweenie Nominated [5]


  1. ^ "About Atticus Shaffer". 2009-11-12. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Mark Bennett. "Caught in the 'Middle' - Terre Haute Tribune Star: Lifestyles". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Meet Atticus Shaffer 2006 Football Poster Child" (PDF). The Al Malaikahan. May 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 Media Access Awards Honor Hollywood". 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Annie Awards : Location: California, USA : Awards for 2013". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 

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