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Jimmy Bennett

Jimmy Bennett (Toe Thompson) is a multi-talented young actor, who also wrote and sings the song Summer Never Ends, which is heard over the end credits in Shorts. He recently played the young James T. Kirk in J. J. Abrams' hit sci-fi actioner Star Trek. He can also be seen this summer as a boy tormented by his adopted sister in Jaume Collet-Serra's horror film Orphan. Bennett next stars in the independent film Alabama Moon, directed by Tim McCanlies.

His additional film credits include Trucker, opposite Michelle Monaghan; Diminished Capacity, with Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda; Evan Almighty, with Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman; Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, alongside Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Lucas; Firewall, with Harrison Ford and Virginia Madsen; producer Michael Bay's The Amityville Horror; and Hostage, in which he starred with Bruce Willis.

The young actor made his feature film debut in the hit comedy Daddy Day Care, starring Eddie Murphy, and then appeared in Asia Argento's The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. In addition, Bennett lent his voice talents to the animated holiday feature The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks. He has also voiced characters for several popular children's movies, including I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, Fun with Roo (ABCs and 123s), and Springtime with Roo.

Bennett also had a recurring role on the television series Everwood, and has appeared in the miniseries Detective and on such series as CSI, Judging Amy, The Guardian and Strong Medicine.

When not acting, Bennett enjoys playing the guitar and hanging out with his friends.


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Jimmy Bennett Facts

Birth NameJames Bennett
OccupationActor
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1996 (21)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceSeal Beach, California, USA

Selected Filmography

A Flower that Bees Prefer
Evan Almighty
Poseidon
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo
Animal Friends 8-Movie Collection
The Reef
Repo Man
The Amityville Horror
Snow Buddies
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