Who is Atticus Shaffer? Wiki Bio
Atticus Ronald Shaffer was born in Santa Clarita, California USA, on 19 June 1998, so his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He is an actor and a voice actor, who gained recognition after he portrayed the lead character Brick Heck in the comedy series “The Middle”, which also starred Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn and Charlie McDermott. It aired from 2009 and 2018, and follows the lives of a married man and his strange family living in Orson in Indiana – it won 14 awards and was nominated for 36 others.
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Early life and education
Atticus was raised as an only child in Santa Clarita by his parents Ron, a dentist, and Debbie, a nurse, who are huge fans of the book and the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” which is why they named him after Atticus Finch who is a lawyer in the film.
While he was still very young, Atticus was diagnosed with type four osteogenesis imperfect, which affects his bones in a way that makes them fragile, and impossible for Atticus to grow very tall. His family is Christian and very religious, and Atticus reads the Bible every day – he was baptized in 2015.
Atticus attended a local elementary school where he became interested in acting, and appeared in several school plays. He went on to enroll at a public high school where he was somewhat popular, as his career as an actor was already launched by that time. Upon matriculation in 2016, Atticus didn’t enroll at college, but rather focused on his career as an actor.
Roles in movies
Atticus made his debut film appearance in 2008 at the age of 10, in “Leaving Barstow”, and then acted in the superhero movie “Hancock”, and the satirical comedy “An American Carol” in the same year. 2009 saw him portray Matty Newton in the supernatural horror movie “The Unborn”, Small Man in the comedy “Opposite Day”, and he had his first voicing role as Tommy in the drama romantic movie “Subject: I Love You”.
In 2012, he lent his voice to Edgar ‘E’ Gore in the critically acclaimed stop motion supernatural horror comedy movie “Frankenweenie”, and was nominated for an Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for his performance. He then voiced Monk-E in the family film “Super Buddies” in 2013, and Ono in “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” in 2015.
He voiced Mooner in the children’s animated film “Monkey Up” in 2016, and was then the voice of Ono in “The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar” in 2017, portrayed Archie in the comedy movie “I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas” in 2018, and voiced Ono again in “The Lion Guard: Battle for the Pride Lands” in 2019.
Atticus has also been voicing Morrie Rydell in the radio show “Adventures in Odyssey” since 2016.
Appearances in TV series
Atticus made his debut TV series appearance as Jonas in “The Class” in 2007, and was then invited to appear in a single episode of “Days of Our Lives” and “Human Giant”. He guest starred in “Carpoolers” and “Out of Jimmy’s Head” in 2008, before appearing in the episode “Chaz Dalton’s Space Academy” of the critically acclaimed sitcom “My Name is Earl” in 2009.
He began starring in “The Middle” in 2009, and won an RJ Mitte Diversity Award for an Actor with a Physical or Emotional Disability in 2010, while he was nominated with his colleagues for two Young Artist Awards for an Outstanding Ensemble in a TV series in 2010 and 2011.
Atticus guest-starred in an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, and was then invited to voice Albert Glass in the animated series “Fish Hooks” from 2010 to 2014, being credited with 28 episodes. The year 2011 saw him appear in a single episode of four TV series, while his two most notable appearances were in “The Penguins of Madagascar” (voice role) and in “Shake It Up”.
He appeared in the sitcom “See Dad Run” in 2012, before he was invited to lend his voice to the recurring character Peedee Fryman in the animated series “Steven Universe” from 2013 to 2018, while he also voiced Seabass in “Clarence” in 2015.
He voiced another recurring character, Fox in the animated series “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh” from 2016 to 2018, while some of his latest roles in TV series (all voice roles) have been in “Pete the Cat” from 2017 to 2018, “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” from 2017 to 2019, and “Harvey Street Kids” from 2018 to 2020.
YouTube channel and guest starring in shows
Atticus was invited to guest star in the show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2009, 2010, and 2011, while he appeared in the show “The View” four times in 2010 and in three consecutive years starting from 2013.
He made guest appearances in “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and “Entertainment Tonight” in 2010, and was then invited to appear in “Lopez Tonight”, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”, and “79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade”. In 2012, he could have been seen in “Good Morning America”, “Live with Kelly and Michael”, and “Made in Hollywood”, while some of his most recent appearances in TV shows have been in the syndicated news program “Celebrity Page” in 2015, the syndicated talk show “The Real” in 2016, and the morning talk show “Home and Family” in 2018.
Atticus is a gamer, and launched his YouTube channel “AtticusShafferVlog” on 3 July 2013, currently subscribed to by almost 4,000 people and counting over 190,000 views of all his videos combined.
He is playing a variety of games such as “Call of Duty Modern Warfare”, “The Long Dark”, and “Minecraft”, while he is still uploading videos of his everyday life. Atticus is active on Twitch too, mostly uploading livestreams while playing “Call of Duty”.
Friends, love life and relationships
Atticus has been keeping the details of his love life hidden from the media’s curiosity, and it is widely believed that he has never been in a long-term relationship, mostly because of his condition which makes him look as a child. Others have stated that being a popular actor has got him a lot of attention from the girls, and that Atticus has been in several short-term relationships, none of which has lasted longer than two months.
He is also believed to be gay, as some of the pictures on his Instagram account occasionally feature men but rarely women, and because Atticus hasn’t commented on the rumors, they have been spreading even wider. Atticus is a highly social person and has numerous friends, and he is also a huge lover of animals – his best friend is his pet dog, which can often be seen featured in his pictures on Instagram.
Hobbies and other interests
Atticus is a huge fan of the first person shooter video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” which was released on 25 October 2019, and which follows a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Officer and British Special Air Service Forces who are rallying together against rebels from the made-up county Urzikstan. Atticus also enjoys firing weapons in real life, and often plays airsoft and paintball with his friend,s and is said to be the best among them.
Behold! The TP roll of victory! Come hang out TODAY, Wed. April 1, at 4:00pm PACIFIC, on my Twitch channel for the next livestream! We'll be playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today! Let's laugh and have fun together! LINK: https://t.co/wB4CQi2MM6 pic.twitter.com/TTg5DWShq9
— Atticus Shaffer (@AtticusShaffer2) April 1, 2020
He is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US as well as to several European countries including Sweden and Norway – he likes tasting various cuisines, and preparing his own food.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Bruce Willis, Eddie Murphy and Angelina Jolie, while some of his favorite movies are “Pulp Fiction”, “Meet Dave”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. Atticus enjoys playing Yu-Gi-Oh cards and Lego, and is keen on reading in his spare time with his favorite books being “Star Wars” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” while he also likes to read history books such as those about World War II, and the Romanov family which ruled over Russia and was killed by communists on 16 July 1918.
Appearance and net worth
Atticus is 21 years old. He has short brown hair and black eyes, is 4ft 7ins (1.4m) tall, and weighs around 79lbs (36kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $4 million.