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Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker is one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. He recently wrapped production on the feature film My Sister's Keeper, based on the best selling novel by Jodi Picoult. The drama stars Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Alec Baldwin and was directed by Nick Cassavetes.

Dekker also played the lead role in the film, From Within, which was directed by Phedon Papmichael and premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Dekker directed the behind-the-scenes footage for the film, which will appear as a short film on the DVD.

A third-generation actor, Dekker gained notoriety for his role as Zach on Heroes.

Dekker was born in the Nevada desert to a Welsh mother who is a successful theater actress and concert pianist and a Dutch-American father who is a professional opera singer, painter, theater director and actor. When he was five years old, he began acting in both television and film which lead to a lead role in John Carpenter's Village of the Damned. In addition, his voice was featured in various animated films, such as the character of Littlefoot in The Land Before Time and Feivel in the sequels to An American Tail. After three seasons on the Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Dekker returned to Los Angeles and landed a record deal at the age of 14.

In addition to music and acting, Dekker decided to expand his interests to writing and directing. He successfully wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, which premiered at various film festivals. Recently, he wrote, produced and directed his third feature film starring Lena Headey, Megan Fox and Rumer Willis.

Dekker enjoys the outdoors and lives in both Los Angeles and Nevada.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Thomas Dekker Facts

Birth Name Thomas Alexander Dekker
OccupationActor
BirthdayDecember 28, 1987 (29)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Thomas Dekker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock
Meet Dave
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire
24 Hours
A Nightmare on Elm Street
My Sister's Keeper
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze
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