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Jeremy Sumpter Biography

  • Jeremy Sumpter was born on February 5, 1989 in Monterey California to Sandy and Gary Sumpter.  He has a twin sister, Jessica and a younger sister Gigi (Jennifer) who are both actresses.  When he was young, his family moved to live in a small town in Kentucky (Mount Sterling).

  • He has always been interested in acting and had many artistic talents, even as a young child.  At age six, he was accepted into the Gifted Arts Program (the youngest child to ever be accepted). In 1999, Jeremy won the pre-teen of the year award at the IMTA’s Pre-Teen Model of the Year competition.  There he met and signed with a talent agent and moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a career in acting. He quickly received his first movie role in Frailty as the Young Adam Meiks.  His role in Frailty nominated him for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.

  • He then appeared in Murphy’s Dozen, a made for TV movie in 2001, and followed it up the following year with two more movie appearances in Just a Dream and Local Boys. For his role in Just a Dream, he was awarded the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Leading Young Actor.

  • His big break came in 2003 when he was cast for the title role in the movie Peter Pan which he and the movie receive great reviews.  He was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Performance by A Younger Actor and the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor.

  • The following year, he received the lead in a television series, Clubhouse.  However, due to poor ratings, it was cancelled after a few episodes.

  • In 2005, he was in a made for TV movie for teens about a teenage boy who becomes addicted to pornography on the Internet. The movie is called Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life.

  • He will be appearing in the movie The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang in 2006 where his character, Gavin Gore and a few friends find huge footprints in the back yard.

  • Hobbies & Interests: Playing golf, baseball (Giants), football (49ers); surfing, magic

  • Favorites: Music = classic rock; Movies = Unforgiven, Twister; Actors = Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz; Books – The Giver; Foods = Spaghetti

Biography by Ian Ripley,, Sr. Staff Writer


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