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Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd (born March 5, 1989) is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised this role in five subsequent Star Wars video games. Lloyd was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of Bill Lloyd, an E.M.T. set medic, and Lisa Riley, an entertainment agent. He attended Columbia College Chicago as a film and video major. Lloyd is best known for his performances in the films Jingle All the Way and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Lloyd is also known for his recurring roles as Jimmy Sweet in ER, and Young Angelo in The Pretender. He previously guest-starred in the show as a character named Ronny Collins. He also appeared in the 1998 TV film Host. Lloyd retired from acting in 2002. In 2012, he cited bullying on the part of classmates and the stress of doing many interviews as the reasons for his retirement from acting. He also destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia and refuses to even watch the films because he finds them too “creepy.” He continues to attend conventions and events "for the fans"

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'Star Wars' Star Jake Lloyd -- Beat His Mother Weeks Before Crash ... Suffers from Schizophrenia

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Beat His Mom Weeks Before Crash Suffers from Schizophrenia

'Star Wars' actor Jake Lloyd -- who played Anakin Skywalker -- suffers from schizophrenia, went off his meds and attacked his mother before his latest police run-in... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

'Star Wars' Star Jake Lloyd -- Dash Cam of High Speed Chase ... Kicking Up Cloud of Dust!! (VIDEO)

'Anakin Skywalker'
Dash Cam of High Speed Chase ... Kicking Up Clouds of Dust!!

We just got the first video of Jake Lloyd's high speed chase and it's INSANE! As we've reported ... cops say Lloyd hit 117 mph in his Nissan as he swerved in and out… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
'Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker ... Car Chase Hit 117 MPH Before Crash

'Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker
Car Chase Hit 117 MPH ... Before Crash

Jake Lloyd, the actor who played the young Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" -- hit speeds of 117 MPH as he swerved in and out of traffic before hitting a bunch of trees.… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
'Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker Star Jake Lloyd -- Arrested After Crazy Car Chase

'Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker
Arrested After Crazy Car Chase

Jake Lloyd, the actor who played the young Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," was arrested, TMZ has learned, after an insane car chase that ended when Jake plowed into some… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
The Kid in 'Jingle All the Way' :'Memba Him?!

The Kid in
'Jingle All the Way' 'Memba Him?!

Jake Lloyd played the Turbo Man lovin' kid opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 Christmas movie "Jingle All the Way." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

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