Atticus Shaffer

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Atticus Shaffer
Shaffer at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2012.
Born (1998-06-19) June 19, 1998 (age 19)
Santa Clarita, California, United States
Residence Acton, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007-present
  • Ron Shaffer
  • Debbie Shaffer

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

Early life[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Shaffer has osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition involving a defect in type 1 collagen, which causes fragile bones. His small stature from this condition allows him to portray a character on The Middle approximately 3 to 5 years younger than his real-life age. He also requires a body double during scenes where he could get hurt. He is homeschooled and is an avid reader, much like the character he portrays on The Middle.



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"
2009–2018 The Middle Brick Heck Main role; 191 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 (voice) Episode: "Song of the Petalars"
2012 See Dad Run Episode: "See Dad Find His Was Home Part 1"
2013–present Steven Universe Peedee Fryman (voice) Recurring role
2015 Clarence Seabass (voice) Episode: "Hoofin' It"
2016–present The Lion Guard Ono (voice) Main role
2016–present Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Fox (voice) Recurring role
2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Dennis (voice) Episode: "Face the Music"


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Leaving Barstow Boy on bus
2008 Hancock 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: Return of the Roar Ono Voice role; Television film
2016 Monkey Up Mooner Voice role
2017 The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Ono Voice role; Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2016-present Adventures in Odyssey Morrey Rydell Recurring role; 2 episodes


Year Title Notes
2009, 2010, 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 3 episodes
2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 The View 4 episodes
2010 The Bonnie Hunt Show Episode: "30 March 2010"
2010, 2017 Entertainment Tonight 2 episodes
2010 Lopez Tonight Episode: "3 November 2010"
2010 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Episode: #19.44
2010 79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Episode: "10 December 2010"
2011 25th Annual Genesis Awards Episode: "30 April 2011"
2011 Conan Episode: "The Container Store Of My Discontent"
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Episode: "The Sharrock Family"
2012 Good Morning America Episode: "6 February 2012"
2012 Live with Kelly and Michael Episode: "6 February 2012"
2012 Made in Hollywood Episode: #8.3
2013 The Queen Latifah Show Episode: #1.8
2013 40th Annual Annie Awards Presenter
2013 The Chew Episode: "Meals from the Heartland"
2014, 2015 Home & Family 2 episodes
2015 Ok! TV Episode: 16 October 2015
2016 The Real Episode "15 January 2016"

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 [3]
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 [4]


  1. ^ "About Atticus Shaffer". 
  2. ^ Mark Bennett. "Caught in the 'Middle' - Terre Haute Tribune Star: Lifestyles". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  3. ^ "2010 Media Access Awards Honor Hollywood". 2010-10-08. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Annie Awards : Location: California, USA : Awards for 2013". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 

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