Jerry O’Connell Biography
Jerry O Connell (Jeremiah O’Connell) is an American actor, voice actor, and director best known for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the TV series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me (1986), and Joe in Joe’s Apartment (1996).
O’Connell had a starring role in the comedy horror film Piranha 3D (2010). He also attended Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School as a teenager. O’Connell attended New York University from 1991–to 95 majoring in film. He then studied screenwriting and competed on the fencing team, serving a stint as captain of the saber squad while at the University. Jerry graduated in 1995.
Jerry O’Connell Age
Jeremiah O’Connell was born on February 17, 1974, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. She is 49 years old as of 2023. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Barry Humphries, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bryan White, Chante Moore, Chord Overstreet, Christina Pickles, Conrad Ricamora, Daphne Oz, Michael Jordan, Ed Sheeran, Paris Hilton, and Bonnie Wright, among others.
Jerry O’Connell Family
O’Connell was born to Linda, an art teacher, and Michael O’Connell, an advertising agency art director. Jerry’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey being of half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Polish ancestry.
Jerry O’Connell Brother
He was raised in Manhattan with his younger brother, actor Charlie O’Connell.
Jerry O’Connell Wife | Kids
He married actress and former model Rebecca Romjin on July 14, 2007. After weeks of officially stating that the couple was “trying” to get pregnant, a publicist for the pair confirmed that Rebecca was pregnant with twin girls. Jerry’s girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell were born on December 28, 2008. Her daughter’s name Dolly was named after singer Dolly Parton and Charlie is named for O’Connell’s brother.
Jerry O’Connell Actor
Jerry began his acting career at a young age and did commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies as a child. He appeared in a commercial for Frosted Flakes. She starred in the Canadian science fiction sitcom My Secret Identity from 1988 to 1991 as the teen hero who develops superhuman traits.
O’Connell has starred in movies such as Jerry Maguire, Body Shots, Mission to Mars, Tomcats, Scream 2, and Kangaroo Jack. He also tried his hand at screenwriting and sold his first screenplay, for First Daughter, to New Regency in 1999. The film was then released in 2004 by 20th Century Fox-based Davis Entertainment. He served
as executive producer on the film, which starred Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton.
O’Connell starred as Detective Woody Hoyt on the NBC crime drama Crossing Jordan (2001) until its cancellation in May 2007. He also starred opposite Romjin in the Ugly Betty episode “Derailed” and also played Hoyt in several episodes of Las Vegas. O’Connell wore a diaper
on Last Call with Carson Daly, during a mock commercial skit for the GoodNites bedwetting product in 2004. The National Enquirer then caught him filming the skit and printed a photo of him in his diaper.
He also appeared on Broadway at the Golden Theatre in Seminar which is written by Theresa Rebeck. The play opened on November 20, 2011. The Sam Gold play stars Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and Hettienne Park. It was announced that he would play Herman Munster in a reboot of The Munsters, titled Mockingbird Lane; the remake series was never picked up for production.
It was announced that he would play Stuart Strickland on We Are Men, alongside Tony Shalhoub on May 15, 2013.
Jerry O’Connell Stand By Me
O’Connell landed his first feature film role as the character Vern Tessio in Stephen King’s Stand by Me shortly after turning eleven.
Jerry O’Connell’s New Show
- Summer Gold
- Reign of the Supermen
- The Secret
- Satanic Panic
Jerry O’Connell’s Net Worth
Jerry’s has an estimated net worth of $16 million.