Jeremiah O’Connell (born 17 February 1974;) (New York, United States) is an actor, director and screenwriter of American television and film. Known for their interventions on Crossing Jordan (2002-2007) or Sliders (1995-1999) TV series and movies stand by me (1986), Tomcats (2001), Kangaroo Jack (2003) or Piranha 3-d (2010).


Jerry O’Connell was born in New York, United States 17 February 1974, son of Linda (née Witkowski), a Professor of art, and Michael O’Connell, a director of an advertising art agency.[ 1 ] His maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was the Mayor of Jersey City, NJ. O’Connell is of Polish descent on his mother and his father’s Irish descent. O’Connell was raised in Manhattan by a younger brother, Charlie O’Connell, actor. He began his career as actor at an early age, as a child, made a commercial for biscuits Duncan Hines. Shortly afterwards, at the age of eleven years, got her first role in a film in stand by me (1986).

He attended the University of New York between 1991 and 1994, majoring in film.[ 1 ] While there, he studied writing screen and competed in team fencing of the University of New York, serving a stint as captain of the Team Sabre. However he left New York University, missing several tests for graduating in 1999.


Jerry O’Connell, starred comedy science fiction My Secret Identity (1988-1991) as the teenage hero that develops superhuman traits. He also appeared in Calendar Girl (1993) alongside Jason Priestley and Gabriel Olds. Later came the comedy short duration of the string ABC, Camp Wilder (1992) with Jay Mohr and Hilary Swank. In its first year, O’Connell attended the hearing to Sliders TV pilot. He was offered the role of Quinn Mallory in the series, which lasted three seasons on Fox and two seasons in the Sci Fi Channel. He also participated in them as producer in his fourth and final season and several episodes of the production director and screenwriter.[ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

O’Connell has been promoted to stardom in films like Jerry Maguire (1996) starring Tom Cruise, Body Shots (1999), in the súperproducción Mission to Mars (2000), along with Don Cheadle or Tim Robbins. The tape does not function as expected it at the box office.[ 5 ] Later became comedy Tomcats (2001) and Kangaroo Jack, who became successful season United States.[ 6 ] On the other hand also has written numerous screenplays as the of First Daughter (2005), starring Forest Whitaker and starring Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton, which also played producer tasks.[ 4 ] [ 3 ] Returned to television as the detective Woody Hoyt in the NBC drama Crossing Jordan (2002-2007), participated in episodes of series such as Ugly Betty (2007), Las Vegas (2004-2006) or Samantha Who? (2008), starring Christina Applegate and aired on the ABC television network.

In the autumn of 2008 O’Connell appeared in Do Not Disturb (2008) Fox, co-starring Niecy Nash, but chain cancelled the program of issuing only three episodes. More recently, appeared in the film Obsessed (2009), featuring Beyoncé, which was de most critical acclaim.[ 7 ] Subsequently participated in the remake of Piranha (1978) entitled Piranha 3-d (2010), directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd. Tape received mostly excellent comments.[ 8 ]

Private life.

July 14, 2007, he married actress and former model Rebecca Romijn, near of Los Angeles in Calabasas, California.[ 9 ] Weeks have been officially declaring that the couple was trying the model to be pregnant, a publicist confirmed Romijn was pregnant with twins. To speak of having children, O’Connell said:

“I’m excited to have girls.” I be types who say, “I want a child.” “I want to play baseball”, but I think that you I will be good caring for girls… can’t wait. They are going to be tough entering. Just go to have sex when I am dead. If you do not want to commit with guys and only want to be loving his father, that is what I really hope. To the convent! “.”

Jerry O’Connell.

O’Connell and Romijn welcomed their twins, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, on 28 December 2008. Also actor matriculated in Southwestern law school in the fall of 2009.

Actor filmography

* Filmography featured in film.

Year       Film

1986       Stand by me

1993       Calendar Girl

1996       Jerry Maguire

1997       Scream 2

2000       Mission to Mars

2001       Tomcats

2003       Kangaroo Jack

2009       Obsessed

2010       Piranha 3-d

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1. ^ To b c d e consulted in 2010 Biography of Jerry O’Connell imdb (in English)

2.  consulted in 2010 filmography Director imdb (in English)

3.  To b consulted in 2010 as producer filmography imdb (in English)

4. To b consulted in 2010 as a screenwriter filmography imdb (in English)

5.  consulted in 2010 collection of Mission to Mars Box Office Mojo (in English)

6.  consulted in 2010 Kangaroo Jack colle