Jonathan Lipnicki

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Jonathan Lipnicki
Lipnicki in 2005
Jonathan William Lipnicki

(1990-10-22) October 22, 1990 (age 32)
Years active1996–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Jonathan William Lipnicki was born on October 22, 1990, in Westlake Village, California,[1] to Joseph Lipnicki and Rhonda Rosen. He has an older sister, Alexis.[2] His family is Jewish.[3]

He was educated at Agoura High School, a public secondary school in the city of Agoura Hills in Los Angeles County, California.[4]


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.

Lipnicki has also appeared in the season preview of Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.

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."[5]

Lipnicki completed lead roles in the horror-thriller motion picture Broil,[6] 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.

In 2022, it was announced to the public that Lipnicki will be starring in the horror film Camp Pleasant Lake as the character Jasper Meadows.[7]


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.[8][9][10] 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.[8][10]

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.[8][9][10]


Film roles
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Jerry Maguire Ray Boyd
1998 Dr. Dolittle Baby Tiger Voice role
1999 Stuart Little George Little
2000 The Little Vampire Tony Thompson
2002 Like Mike Murph
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 Bad Asses Hammer Direct-to-video
2014 You Used To Be Cute Himself Short film
2014 Someone I Know Tommy Matthews Short film
2015 Tag Rush
2016 Arlo: The Burping Pig Buster Voice role
2016 Loserville Franklin Hope [11]
2017 Altitude Rick
2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter Ryan Davenport
2017 Pitching Tents Scott
2017 Beware The Lake Mason Clay
2017 Limelight Rocky
2017 Circus Kane Scott
2017 Country Thunder Sam Short film
2018 Andover Steve
2018 The Delivery The Doctor Short film
2019 A Second Chance Cory
TBA Ace Russ Short film
TBA The Re-Education of Molly Singer Filming
TBA Camp Pleasant Lake Jasper Meadows Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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[12]
2019 Worst Cooks in America Himself Celebrity Edition: Contestant

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes
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


  1. ^ "Jonathan Lipnicki". AllMovie. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  2. ^ HighBeam
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate (November 17, 2011). "Jewish Stars 11/18". Cleveland Jewish News.
  4. ^ Kilday, AP,Gregg; AP; Kilday, Gregg (November 4, 2008). "Jonathan Lipnicki walks to 'Other Side'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  5. ^ Curtis, Charles. "Jonathan Lipnicki on MMA and Tom Cruise - Entertainment, Pop Culture, Style and Hot Trends - Trending Blog - ESPN Playbook - ESPN". Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (May 1, 2020). "Film News Roundup: SXSW Wrestling Documentary 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette' Sold". Variety. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Whittock, Jesse (August 25, 2022). "'Camp Pleasant Lake' Adds Jonathan Lipnicki (Exclusive); Prime Video 'How To Date Billy Walsh'; Pinewood Sean Connery — Global Briefs". Deadline. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  8. ^ a b c Jonathan Lipnick's Faces of Philanthropy Profile. Faces of Philanthropy, accessed January 14, 2011.
  9. ^ a b Jonathan Lipnicki Is Going Places With his Love For Charity. Topbreakingnews, accessed January 14, 2011. Archived October 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b c Jonathan Lipnicki Of “The Little Vampire” Into Charity. ThaiIndian, accessed on January 14, 2011.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Celebs Go Dating on Twitter". Twitter.

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