Erik Per Sullivan

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Erik Per Sullivan
Born (1991-07-12) July 12, 1991 (age 28)
OccupationActor
Years active1998–2010

Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor. He is best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle, .

Personal life[edit]

Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. His mother, Ann, was born in Sweden and was naturalized as a US citizen in 2007.[1] He is an only child.[2] He speaks a little Swedish,[3] and his family visits Sweden almost every year.[4] At a young age he began studying piano and the saxophone.[5] He has a first degree black belt in taekwondo.[6]

Career[edit]

One of his early roles includes playing the main character, a child, in the 2001 horror film Wendigo. Sullivan also played the only child in the 2002 film Unfaithful, and he played the orphaned child Fuzzy Stone, who suffered from weak lungs, in The Cider House Rules. He was also in the 2004 comedy film Christmas with the Kranks, playing the character of Spike. He played young Joe Dirt in the film of the same name. In the 2003 animated film Finding Nemo, he voiced Sheldon the Seahorse. He starred as the title role in the independent film Mo. In 2010, he played the role of Timmy in the film Twelve.[7]

From January 9, 2000 to May 14, 2006, he played the role of Dewey in the American sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. In 2005, he joined Malcolm co-star Jane Kaczmarek in writing the afterword to a children's book called Together, which shows the importance of livestock in the world and was inspired by the mission of the nonprofit charitable organisation Heifer International. Toward the end of June 2006, he was seen in a specially made advertisement for the airing of the last episode of Malcolm in the Middle on Sky One in the UK.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Armageddon Kid with Rocket Ship Uncredited
1999 The Cider House Rules Fuzzy
2000 Wonderland Tucker Banger Episode: "Pilot"
2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Dewey Wilkerson 151 episodes
2001 Joe Dirt Little Joe Dirt
Wendigo Miles
Meatball Finkelstein Fork (voice) 9 episodes
Black of Life Jimmy Episode: "Better to Pretend"
2002 Unfaithful Charlie Sumner
The King of Queens Young Arthur Episode: "Shrink Wrap"
2003 Finding Nemo Sheldon (voice) Video game
2003 Finding Nemo Sheldon (voice)
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Spike Frohmeyer
2006 Come On Over Young Luis 1 episode, uncredited
Arthur and the Invisibles Mino (voice)
2007 Mo Mo
2010 Twelve Timmy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Year Result Award Category Nominated work
2000 Won YoungStar Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television Malcolm in the Middle
2001 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Drama or Comedy)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2002 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2003 Won Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Boston Herald, August 31, 2007
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2018-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ The Daily Buzz, April 18, 2005
  4. ^ Exclusive: Erik Per Sullivan Answers Your Questions! malcolminthemiddle.co.uk, January 14, 2008
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ WVAH Archived 2009-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Twelve on IMDb

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