Jonathan William Lipnicki
October 22, 1990
Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor who is known for his roles as a child actor. He has appeared in films such as Jerry Maguire (1996), Stuart Little (1999) and its 2002 sequel Stuart Little 2, The Little Vampire (2000), Like Mike (2002), and Broil (2020). He also starred in the television series Dawson's Creek on The WB and Meego on CBS.
Lipnicki made his film debut in Jerry Maguire as the son of Renée Zellweger's character. He subsequently appeared on The Single Guy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show as well as episodes of Dawson's Creek and the 1997 sitcom, Meego. In 1999, he starred in the film Stuart Little, playing a boy whose family adopts a talking mouse (voiced by Michael J. Fox), a role he reprised in the film's sequel in 2002.
He also played the lead, Tony Thompson, in the 2000 film, The Little Vampire and co-starred with hip-hop rapper Bow Wow in the 2002 sports film, Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2. The latter films did relatively well in theaters, and Lipnicki has become known among preteen audiences, although he has never appeared in a widely released film since, focusing mostly on independent films.
He appeared on the comedy Motherlover on the YOMYOMF Network. Lipnicki currently trains in mixed martial arts styles, but when asked whether he planned to ever fight professionally, he replied, "I've been pretty busy filming and I would need to put off a certain amount of time to really train for a fight and be in amazing cardio shape and really work on my striking more. I'm not saying no and I'm not saying yes."
Lipnicki completed lead roles in the horror-thriller motion picture Broil, produced by the team behind It Follows, and the comedy-drama motion picture Pooling To Paradise opposite Taryn Manning and Jordan Carlos. He also guest-starred in Antoine Fuqua's and Philip Noyce's The Resident.
Lipnicki has been a speaker for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Starlight Children Foundation and the NBA's Read to Achieve program. In 2001, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation named Lipnicki one of its "Heroes of 2001" at the age of ten, for his work with the organization.
Additionally, Lipnicki has been an international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day America/International, and works with animal rights groups such as Pets and their Stars and the Nutz for Mutts group.
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Ray Boyd|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Baby Tiger||Voice role|
|1999||Stuart Little||George Little|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Tony Thompson|
|2002||Stuart Little 2||George Little|
|2003||When Zachary Beaver Came to Town||Toby Wilson|
|2005||The L.A. Riot Spectacular||Tom Saltine Jr.|
|2011||Shark Pool||Brad||Short film|
|2012||For the Love of Money||Young Yoni|
|2012||Edge of Salvation||JJ|
|2013||Bering Sea Beast||Joe||Television movie|
|2014||Awkward Party||Jonathan Flipmicky||Short film|
|2014||You Used To Be Cute||Himself||Short film|
|2014||Someone I Know||Tommy Matthews||Short film|
|2016||Arlo: The Burping Pig||Buster||Voice role|
|2017||Boone: The Bounty Hunter||Ryan Davenport|
|2017||Beware The Lake||Mason Clay|
|2017||Country Thunder||Sam||Short film|
|2018||The Delivery||The Doctor||Short film|
|2019||A Second Chance||Cory|
|TBA||The Re-Education of Molly Singer||Filming|
|TBA||Camp Pleasant Lake||Jasper Meadows||Filming|
|1996–1997||The Jeff Foxworthy Show||Justin Foxworthy||Recurring role, 23 episodes|
|1997||Meego||Alex Parker||Main role, 13 episodes|
|1997||The Single Guy||Rudy||Episode "Big Baby"|
|2000||Dawson's Creek||Buzz Thompson||3 episodes|
|2002||HBO First Look||Himself||Episode "On the Set of 'Stuart Little 2"|
|2003||Touched By An Angel||Stan||Episode "The Good Earth"|
|2003||Saturday Night Live||Cameo; episode: "Ashton Kutcher/50 Cent"|
|2005||Biography||Himself||Episode "Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood"|
|2006||Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||Himself||Episode "Vegas, Baby!"|
|2009||Secret Girlfriend||Himself||Episode: "You Help Sam Have His First Wet Dream"|
|2009||Monk||Rudy Smith||Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes the Stand"|
|2009||Glenn Martin DDS||Himself||Voice role; episode "Korea Opportunities"|
|2013||Family Tools||Ryan||Episode "Role Model"|
|2018||Drop the Mic||Himself||Episode: "Danielle Fishel vs. Jonathan Lipnicki / Shania Twain vs. Meghan Trainor"|
|2018||Celebs Go Dating||Himself||Series 4 contestant|
|2019||Worst Cooks in America||Himself||Celebrity Edition: Contestant|
Awards and honors
|1997||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Actor Age Ten or Under||Won||Jerry Maguire|
|Young Star Award||Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film||Nominated|
|1998||Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series||Nominated||Meego|
|1999||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Nine or Under||Nominated||Stuart Little|
|Young Star Award||Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy||Won|
|2001||Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated||The Little Vampire|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Twelve or Under||Won|
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- Jonathan Lipnick's Faces of Philanthropy Profile. Faces of Philanthropy, accessed January 14, 2011.
- Jonathan Lipnicki Is Going Places With his Love For Charity. Topbreakingnews, accessed January 14, 2011. Archived October 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Jonathan Lipnicki Of “The Little Vampire” Into Charity. ThaiIndian, accessed on January 14, 2011.
- Aiello, McKenna (October 22, 2015). "Happy 25th Birthday, Jonathan Lipnicki: See the Adorable Jerry Maguire Kid All Grown Up!". E! Online. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
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