Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor and producer, best known for his childhood roles in the Hollywood films Jerry Maguire (1996), Stuart Little (1999), The Little Vampire (2000), Stuart Little 2 (2002), and Like Mike (2002).
Lipnicki was born Jonathan William Lipnicki to an American Jewish family in Westlake Village, California on October 22, 1990, the son of Joseph and Rhonda (née Rosen) Lipnicki. He has an older sister, Alexis.
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, a role he reprised in the film's 2002 sequel. He also played the lead role in the 2000 film The Little Vampire and starred opposite Bow Wow in the 2002 theatrical film Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2; both of the films did relatively well in theaters, and Lipnicki has become known among pre-teen audiences, although he has not 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."
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||Doctor 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|
|2004||The L.A. Riot Spectacular||Tom Saltine Jr.|
|2011||For the Love of Money||Young Yoni|
|2013||Bering Sea Beast||Joe|
|2014||You Used To Be Cute||Himself|
|2014||Awkward Party||Jonathan Flipmicky|
|2016||Arlo: The Burping Pig||Buster||Voice role|
|2017||Boone: The Bounty Hunter||Ryan Davenport|
|2017||The Lake||Mason Clay|
|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||Family Guy||Wesly||Voice role; episode: "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High"|
|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||Celebs Go Dating||Himself||Series 4 contestant|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Actor Age Ten or Under||Won|
|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|