|Date of Birth:||February 17, 1974|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Full Name:||Jeremiah O'Connell|
Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor.
O'Connell began his acting career at a young age. As a child, he did commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies. Shortly after turning eleven, he landed his first feature film role, as the character Vern Tessio in Stephen King's Stand by Me.
O'Connell has since gone on to star in such movies as Jerry Maguire, Body Shots, Mission to Mars, Tomcats, Scream 2, and Kangaroo Jack. O'Connell has also tried his hand at screenwriting and sold his first screenplay, for First Daughter, to New Regency in 1999. The film was released in 2004 by 20th Century Fox-based Davis Entertainment. O'Connell served as executive producer on the film, which starred Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton.
Beginning in April 2015, O'Connell appears again on Broadway as a ghostwriter in the comedy Living on Love, with Renee Fleming, Anna Chlumsky and Douglas Sills.