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Jerry O'Connell

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Jeremiah O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He is of half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Polish descent. He was raised in Manhattan with his parents and a younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He began his acting career at a very young age. He did commercial work and TV work before getting the role of "Vern Tessio" in the popular film Stand by Me (1986) opposite River Phoenix and Corey Feldman. After that, he worked on several TV-Movies and TV-series and had a starring role in My Secret Identity (1988). From 1991 to 1994, Jerry attended New York University where he majored in film, but he didn't graduate. In 1993, he starred in the film Calendar Girl (1993) opposite Jason Priestley. In 1995, he starred in the TV-movie western The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995) and, in 1996, he landed the role of "Frank Cushman" in the successful film Jerry Maguire (1996) opposite Tom Cruise. Over the next few years, he starred in Scream 2 (1997), had a small uncredited role in Can't Hardly Wait (1998), as well as appearing in several TV-movies and having starring roles in the TV-series Sliders (1995) and the film Body Shots (1999) opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Tara Reid. In 2000, he appeared in the Brian De Palma film Mission to Mars (2000) with Gary Sinise, among others. He has also appeared in movies such as Tomcats (2001), Buying the Cow (2002), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), Man About Town (2006) and Room 6 (2006). In 2007, he married actress/model Rebecca Romijn and they are expecting twins in the winter of 2008.  See full bio on IMDb »

Jerry O'Connell Could Play Billy McFarland in Feature Fyre Festival Movie

Jerry O'Connell
I'd Love to Play Billy McFarland ... For Feature Fyre Fest Flick

Jerry O'Connell wants to play Billy McFarland in the worst way ... and his impression of B.M. makes him more than worthy. We got Jerry and his wife, Rebecca Romijn, Tuesday at LAX… READ MORE >

Wendy Williams Out for 2 More Weeks, Jerry O'Connell Guest Hosting

Wendy Williams
Jerry O'Connell's Got My Back!!! Hosting During Hiatus

Something or someone changed Wendy Williams' mind, and her show will have a guest host after all -- her pal, Jerry O'Connell. The producers of Wendy's show announced Tuesday that Jerry would step… READ MORE >

- 445 days ago
Jerry O'Connell Rips Off Shirt In Pro Wrestling Ref Debut

Jerry O'Connell
Shirtless Decoy ... In Pro Wrestling Debut

Whatcha gonna do, brother ... when O'CONNELLMANIA runs wild on you?!?!?  Yep, Jerry O'Connell stepped right into the squared circle at the Rumble of the North event in Canada this… READ MORE >

- 648 days ago
Jerry O'Connell Sings Karaoke, Puts Heart and Soul Into The Weeknd Song

Jerry O'Connell
Feels the Karaoke Coming ... Gives Weeknd Song His All

Jerry O'Connell put his heart and soul into a karaoke performance ... and the crowd definitely appreciated the effort. The "Crossing Jordan" and "Kangaroo Jack" star grabbed the mic at Fraser… READ MORE >

- 651 days ago
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 >

- 1306 days ago
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 >

- 1344 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 >

- 2169 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 >

- 2991 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. READ MORE >

- 3484 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 >

- 3622 days ago
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