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Jerry O'Connell

Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his roles 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 horror film Piranha 3D. O'Connell was born in New York City, the son of Linda (née Witkowski), a Polish art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, an advertising agency art director. His maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey. O'Connell is of Irish descent on his father's side and Polish ancestry on his mother's. O'Connell was raised in Manhattan with his younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, also an actor. As a teenager, he attended Manhattan's Professional Children's School. He 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. O'Connell began his acting career at a

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Jerry O'Connell -- Stand By My Speedo

Jerry O'Connell
Stand By My Speedo

Jerry O'Connell tucked his 39-year-old manhood into a bright orange mankini this week while filming scenes for his new CBS show "We Are Men." If that swimsuit moves an inch in any direction, that… READ MORE >

'Stand By Me' Cast -- 25 Years Later!

'Stand By Me' Cast -- 25 Years Later!

Former child stars Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton reunited with co-star Richard Dreyfus (back left) and director Rob Reiner (back right) for the 25th anniversary of the 1986 film… READ MORE >

- 1286 days ago
Jerry vs. Julian: Who'd You Rather?!

Jerry vs. Julian
Who'd You Rather?!

Jerry O'Connell (left) and Julian McMahon (right) both showed up to the Breeder's Cup in Santa Anita, Calif. this weekend.Question is ... See Also Kate vs. Drew: Who'd You Rather?! Metcalfe vs.… READ MORE >

- 1779 days ago
O'Connell to TMZ -- Be My Babysitter

O'Connell to TMZ -- Be My Babysitter

WARNING: If your name is Rebecca Romijn, you should NOT watch this video.A fortunately shirtless Jerry O'Connell took the couple's babies and pooch for a run in Topanga Canyon yesterday -- and… READ MORE >

- 1917 days ago
Jerry O'Connell Feels the Need for Speedo

Jerry O'Connell Feels the Need for Speedo

By the look of his tight and toned physique, you'd never guess Jerry O'Connell's twin daughters were delivered just five months ago.The 35-year-old showed off his buff bod -- and then some -- in a… READ MORE >

- 1946 days ago
O'Connell Reveals His Inner Warrior Princess

O'Connell Reveals His Inner Warrior Princess

Former chubby child star Jerry O'Connell went for a jog and showed off his love for the Yankees ... and all things "Xena."With two daughters due from wife Rebecca Romijn, the 34-year-old is… READ MORE >

- 2094 days ago
Jerry O'Connell: A Burger for Your Troubles

Jerry O'Connell: A Burger for Your Troubles

Jerry O'Connell learned a valuable lesson after calling his pregnant wife "huge" on national television.Caught on a fast food run yesterday, Jerry wouldn't cop to picking up the greasy food for… READ MORE >

- 2199 days ago
Jerry O'Connell Needs a Sports Bra

Jerry O'Connell Needs a Sports Bra

Former fatty turned current hottie Jerry O'Connell kept it modest by covering up his man-titties while out for a topless run on Monday.Unlike many starlets today, Mr. Rebecca Romijn is classy --… READ MORE >

- 2275 days ago
Jerry O'Connell: Through Thick and Thin

Jerry O'Connell: Through Thick and Thin

In the 1986 film "Stand By Me," Jerry O'Connell went on a long journey in search of a body. He found it.We're just sayin'! See Also La Toya and RuPaul: Hot Tranny Mess  READ MORE >

- 2297 days ago
Sidewalk Nostradamus

Sidewalk Nostradamus

Jerry O'Connell can see into the future! He predicted that video of his filthy car would end up on TMZ -- and he was right!insertBCSinglePlayer(1380400603);Another photo agency caught O'Connell… READ MORE >

- 2442 days ago

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