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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 & Rebecca Romijn -- When It Comes To Poopin' ... We Leave The Door Open (VIDEO)

Jerry O'Connell & Rebecca Romijn
When It Comes To Poopin' ... We Leave The Door Open

Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn are VERY comfortable with each other's potty habits -- in fact, they have a total "open door" policy when it comes to going #1 and #2. Jerry was on Theo Von and… READ MORE >

Christina Hendricks & Jerry O'Connell-- Hollywood's Pullin For Hamm At Emmy Awards

Christina Hendricks & Jerry O'Connell
Hollywood's Pullin' For Hamm At Emmy Awards

Christina Hendricks and Jerry O'Connell, like most of Hollywood, are on team Hamm and the two think Jon Hamm will finally break his Emmy curse this Sunday. Hamm has been nominated for an Emmy 16… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
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 >

- 1053 days ago
'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 >

- 1874 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 >

- 2368 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 >

- 2506 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 >

- 2534 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 >

- 2682 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 >

- 2787 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 >

- 2864 days ago

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