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Jerry O'Connell

Jeremiah O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He is of half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Polish descent. He was raised in Manhattan with his parents and a younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He began his acting career at a very young age. He did commercial work and TV work before getting the role of "Vern Tessio" in the popular film Stand by Me (1986) opposite River Phoenix and Corey Feldman. After that, he worked on several TV-Movies and TV-series and had a starring role in Mon plus beau secret (1988). From 1991 to 1994, Jerry attended New York University where he majored in film, but he didn't graduate.In 1993, he starred in the film Calendar Girl (1993) opposite Jason Priestley. In 1995, he starred in the TV-movie western The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995) and, in 1996, he landed the role of "Frank Cushman" in the successful film Jerry Maguire (1996) opposite Tom Cruise. Over the next few years, he starred in Scream 2 (1997), had a small uncredited role in Can't Hardly Wait (1998), as well as appearing in several TV-movies and having starring roles in the TV-series Sliders (1995) and the film Body Shots (1999) opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Tara Reid.In 2000, he appeared in the Brian De Palma film Mission to Mars (2000) with Gary Sinise, among others. He has also appeared in movies such as Tomcats (2001), Buying the Cow (2002), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Man About Town (2006) and Room 6 (2006). In 2007, he married actress/model Rebecca Romijn and they are expecting twins in the winter of 2008.

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Feb 17, 1974 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Drunk History 2013-07-09

1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Sliders
Poster of My Secret Identity
Drunk History Unknown 2013-07-09
King & Maxwell Unknown 2013
We Are Men Stuart Strickland 7 episodes, 2013 2013
Satisfaction Unknown 2013-06-24
Workaholics Unknown 2011-04-06
NTSF:SD:SUV Unknown 2011-07-21
Fish Hooks Unknown 2010-08-28
The Defenders Pete Kaczmarek 18 episodes, 2010-2011 2010-09-22
G.I. Joe: Renegades Unknown 2010-10-10
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Eastwick Unknown 2009-09-01
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
The League Unknown 2009-10-29
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Carpoolers Laird 13 episodes, 2007-2008 2007-10-02
Samantha Who? Unknown 2007-10-15
Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
The Bachelor Unknown 2002-03-25
Crossing Jordan Detective Woody Hoyt 88 episodes, 2002-2007 2001-09-24
Night Visions Unknown 2001-07-12
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Sliders Quinn Mallory / ... 69 episodes, 1995-2000 1995-03-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
My Secret Identity Andrew Clements / ... 72 episodes, 1988-1991 1988-10-09
The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Charles in Charge Unknown 1984-10-03
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21