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Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Claim to Fame
Stand By Me, Sliders, Crossing Jordan
Actor/Actress, Director, Producer
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Jeremiah "Jerry" O`Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, best known for playing Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me, Quinn Mallory in the TV series Sliders, and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan.
O`Connell was born in New York City, the son of Linda (née Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O`Connell, an advertising agency art director. His maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was the mayor of Jersey City, NJ. O`Connell is of Irish and Polish ancestry. O`Connell was raised in Manhattan with a younger brother Charlie O`Connell, also an actor. O`Connell began his acting career at a young age. As a child, he did commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies. Shortly after at the age of eleven, he landed his first feature film role in Rob Reiner`s Stand By Me. As a teenager, he starred in the Canadian TV series My Secret Identity, and attended Manhattan`s Professional Children`s School. His first starring role was in the Canadian television series My Secret Identity from 1988–1991.
O`Connell attended New York University (NYU) from 1991 to 1994, majoring in film. While there, he studied screen writing and competed on the NYU fencing team, serving a stint as captain of the sabre squad. However he left NYU several credits short of graduation in 1999.
BA Film and Television, New York University (1995)
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Charlie O'Connell, Micheal O'Connell
Favorite TV Shows
Joe's Apartment , Tomcats
Favorite TV Shows
Crossing Jordon, Carpoolers
Buying The Cow
Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, 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, Derek in Scream 2, Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack, and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan. He starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the CBS TV series The Defenders until its cancellation in 2011. He also had a starring role in the comedy horror film Piranha 3D.
Actor, Producer, Director
Couple Profile Source
Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in August 2009 (dropped out to return to acting)
(1980) TV commercial for Duncan Hines Cookie Mix., (1987) TV Commercial for Ritz Bits Crackers., (1986) TV commercial for Christa's Challenge, a memorial scholarship fund for school teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe., (1988) TV Commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereal., (1987) TV Commercial for Triaminic cough & cold medicine., (1987) TV Commercial for Oreo Cookies.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
3 Arts Entertainment