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Jonathan William Lipnicki (born October 22, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the Hollywood films Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little and Like Mike.

Biography

Early life

Lipnicki was born in California, the son of Rhonda (née Rosen) and Joseph Lipnicki.[1] He has an older sister, Alexis.[2] Lipnicki is Jewish;[2][3] his father was born in a refugee camp in Germany, grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s, in response to the events involving the Quebec independence movement.[4]

Career

Lipnicki made his film debut in 1996's Jerry Maguire, the son of Renée Zellweger's character. This is a role for which he has been remembered. He subsequently appeared on 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. Lipnicki also played the lead role in the 2000 film, The Little Vampire and starred opposite Bow Wow in 2002's Like Mike, which was released two weeks before Stuart Little 2; both of the films did relatively well in theatres, 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 also appears in the season preview of Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up.


Personal life

Lipnicki is known for his contributions to charity, having appeared and/or spoken at events for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation and NBA's Read to Achieve. He is also the international spokesperson for Pediatric Chiropractic and Kids Day American/International. He was named one of "the heroes of 2001" by JDRF for his involvement. Lipnicki, who has four dogs, is also involved in animal's rights groups, including Pets & Their Stars and the Nuts for Mutts.[4]He is also in a band.

Lipnicki attends high school in Agoura Hills, California and plays water polo for his school team.[4]

Filmography

For the Love of Jade (2008) (pre-production) .... Jacob
Family Guy .... Wesly (1 episode, 2005)
The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005) .... Tom Saltine Jr.
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003) .... Toby Wilson
Touched by an Angel .... Stan (1 episode, 2003)
Stuart Little 2 (2002) .... George Little
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode, 2002)
Like Mike (2002) .... Murph
The Little Vampire (2000) .... Tony Thompson
Dawson's Creek .... Buzz Thompson (3 episodes, 2000)
Stuart Little (1999) .... George Little
Doctor Dolittle (1998) (voice) .... Baby Tiger
Meego .... Alex Parker (1 episode, 1997)
The Jeff Foxworthy Show .... Justin Foxworthy (15 episodes, 1996-1997)
The Single Guy .... Rudy (1 episode, 1997)
Jerry Maguire (1996) .... Ray Boyd

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