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Jerry O'Connell Biography

Birth Name:
Jeremiah O'Connell
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began taking acting classes at age 6
  • Competed on New York University's fencing team
  • No fear factor here: in a scene from 1996's Joe's Apartment in which his mouth was filled with cockroaches, he suggested using live ones rather than the fake rubber kind
  • Sold his first feature script, First Daughter, in 1999 (released in 2004)
  • Modeled for a 2005 Perry Ellis clothing campaign
  • Was ranked No
  • 70 on VH1's countdown of 100 Greatest Kid Stars