Jerry O'Connell On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Jeremiah O'Connell was born on February 17, 1974 in Manhattan, New York City. He is perhaps best known for his films roles in "Stand by Me," "Joe's Apartment," "Jerry Maguire" "Scream 2," and "Kangaroo Jack," and his television roles in the likes of "My Secret Identity," "Sliders," "Crossing Jordan," and "The Defenders."
O'Connell attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan and went on to major in film at New York University, graduating in 1995. He began his career as a child actor, landing his big break in the much loved 1986 film "Stand by Me," starring as Vern Tessio. His next major roles were the lead character of Andrew Clements in the Canadian sci-fi sitcom "My Secret Identity," starring in 72 episodes from 1988 to 1991, and Brody Wilder in the ABC sitcom "Camp Wilder" from 1992 to 1993.
He was cast in a string of high-profile Hollywood films throughout the '90s, including the titular role in "Joe's Apartment" (1996), the role of Frank Cushman in "Jerry Maguire" (1996), and Derek in popular thriller "Scream 2" (1997). He also starred as Quinn Mallory in Fox's sci-fi series "Sliders," starring in 69 episodes from 1995 through 1999 (with the final two seasons airing on the Syfy Channel). In the Noughties, he starred in "Mission to Mars" (2000), "Tomcats" (2001), "Kangaroo Jack" (2003), and played Detective Woody Hoyt in the NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," starring in 88 episodes from 2002 to 2007 and in the spin-off series "Las Vegas" from 2004 to 2006. Other notable credits in the Noughties include ABC's "Carpoolers" (2007-8), Fox's "Do Not Disturb" (2008), and thriller "Obsessed" (2009).
In 2010, he starred as Derrick Jones in the comedy horror "Piranha 3D" and was cast as Jim Belushi in the CBS series "The Defenders," starring in 18 episodes through 2011. In 2013, he would star as Stuart Strickland on CBS' "We Are Men" and as Henry on "Burning Love." His recent notable screen credits include "Billions" (2016-19), "Mistresses" (2016), "Scream Queens" (2016), "The Big Bang Theory" (2018), and "Carter" (2018-19). He also voices the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the DC animated movie universe.
On stage, O'Connell made his Broadway debut in the Broadway premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar in October 2011 at the Golden Theatre, running through May 2012. He made his Off-Broadway debut for Second Stage Theater in May 2014, starring in Bess Wohl's American Hero at the McGinn-Cazale Theater and he would return to Broadway in March 2015 to star in the comedy Living on Love at the Longacre Theatre. He returned to the Great White Way and makes his Roundabout Theatre Company debut in the Broadway premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play as Captain Charles Taylor at the American Airlines Theatre from December 27, 2019 through March 15, 2020. The production was forced to close on March 11, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.