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David Dorfman

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David Dorfman
Born (1993-02-07) February 7, 1993 (age 23)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard Law School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

David Benjamin Dorfman (born February 7, 1993)[1] is an American actor. He portrayed Aidan Keller in the 2002 horror film remake The Ring, and its 2005 sequel The Ring Two. His other film roles include Sammy in Panic, Joey in Bounce, and Jedidiah Hewitt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has also portrayed the character "Charles Wallace Murry" in the film version of A Wrinkle in Time. In 2008, Dorfman appeared in the film Drillbit Taylor. He has been cast alongside Thomas Haden Church in Zombie Roadkill.


In 2006, Dorfman was admitted to UCLA at age 13, In 2011, graduated as valedictorian, and was admitted to Harvard Law School at 18.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Grown Ups Ryan
1999 Invisible Child Sam Beeman
Time of Your Life Kid (1999, one episode)
Galaxy Quest Boy (uncredited)
2000 Panic Sammy
2000 Bounce Joey Janello
2001 Ally McBeal (TV series) Sammy Paul (2001, one episode)
2001 Black of Life (TV series) Nicky (2001, one episode)
1999-2002 Family Law (TV series) Rupie Holt (1999–2002, 20 episodes)
2002 The Ring Aidan Keller Main Role
2002 100 Mile Rule Andrew Davis
2003 The Singing Detective Young Dan Dark
2003 A Wrinkle in Time Charles Wallace Murry
2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jedidiah Hewitt
2005 The Ring Two Aidan Keller
2003-2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV series) Rocky Tardio (2003–2005, 3 episodes)
2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV series) Daniel Greene (2006, one episode)
2008 Drillbit Taylor Emmit Oosterhaus
2010 Zombie Roadkill Simon
2016 Rings Aidan Keller

Awards and Nominations

year Category Award Result
2000 Best Actor Invisible Child Nominated
2001 Best Actor Panic Nominated
2001 Young Best Actor Bounce Won
2003 Best Actor The Ring Nominated
2004 Best Actor The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Nominated
2004 Young Best Actor The Singing Detective Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards A Wrinkle in Time Won
2006 Young Best Actor The Ring Two Won
2007 Teen Choice Awards Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Awards Drillbit Taylor Won


  1. ^ a b c "David Dorfman." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Vol. 84. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Biography in Context. Web. 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Max; Baird-Remba, Rebecca (4 March 2013). "The 21 Most Impressive Students At Harvard Law School Right Now: David Dorfman is a former child actor and legal prodigy who was accepted to Harvard Law School at age 18.". Business Insider. 

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