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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).

Early life

Lipnicki was born Jonathan William Lipnicki to an American Jewish family[1] in Westlake Village, California on October 22, 1990, the son of Joseph and Rhonda (née Rosen) Lipnicki.[2] He has an older sister, Alexis.[3]

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

Career

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."[5]

Philanthropy

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.[6][7][8] 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.[6][8] 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.[6][7][8]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Jerry Maguire Ray Boyd
1998 Doctor 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
2004 The L.A. Riot Spectacular Tom Saltine Jr.
2011 For the Love of Money Young Yoni
2012 Tag Rush
2013 Bering Sea Beast Joe
2014 Bad Asses Hammer
2014 You Used To Be Cute Himself
2014 Awkward Party Jonathan Flipmicky
2016 Limelight Rocky
2016 Arlo: The Burping Pig Buster Voice role
2016 Loserville Franklin Hope [9]
2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter Ryan Davenport
2017 Altitude Rick
2017 The Lake Mason Clay
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 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[10]

Awards and honors

Year Award Category Result Notes
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

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