• Former actor, known for role in TV series “Malcolm in the Middle”
• Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1991 and holds American nationality
• Grew up interested in sports, music, and acting; attended University of Southern California
• Appeared in films such as “Armageddon” and “The Cider House Rules”; voiced character Sheldon in “Finding Nemo”
• Net worth of over $3 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1991
FactPlays piano and alto saxophone.

Who is Erik Per Sullivan? Wiki Bio

Eric Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts USA, on 12 July 1991, so his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is a former actor, who gained recognition after portraying Dewey in the TV series “Malcolm in the Middle”.

Early life and education

Erik was raised as a single child in Worcester by his father Fred who is a businessman, and his mother Ann who is originally from Sweden, and who received her American citizenship in 2007. Erik spent a lot of his time growing up in Sweden, where he learned a bit of their language, and today he and his family visit Sweden at least once a year.

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He grew up being interested in sports, took taekwondo lessons and today holds a first degree black belt. Erik was also interested in music, and began taking piano and saxophone lessons while attending a public high school in Worcester, while he also played football and tennis.

He launched his acting career while he was still attending elementary, school and then after matriculating from high school decided to study at the University of Southern California, while simultaneously working on his acting career. He also worked on his acting skills at Phillips Exeter Academy and Mount Saint Charles Academy.

Career as an actor

Erik made his debut film appearance in the science fiction film “Armageddon” in 1998, which starred Liv Tyler, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck and was a huge commercial success. In 1999, Erik portrayed Fuzzy in the drama film “The Cider House Rules”, which follows Homer Wells who is living in the US after World War II.

He made his debut TV series appearance in the episode “Pilot” of “Wonderland” in 2000, and then became famous worldwide after being invited to portray Dewey Wilkerson in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”, shooting for it from 2000 to 2006.

The show starred Frankie Muniz, Bryan Cranston and Justin Berfield, and follows a teenager who is living with his strange family. He went on to appear in the comedy film “Joe Dirt” in 2001, and in the horror film “Wendigo” and was then cast to appear in two TV series – “Meatball Finkelstein” and “Black of Life”.

The year 2002 saw him star as Charlie Sumner in the erotic drama thriller movie “Unfaithful”, and appear as Young Arthur in the episode “Shrink Wrap” in the sitcom “The King of Queens”. Erik lent his voice to Sheldon in the computer-animated movie “Finding Nemo” in 2003, and voiced the same character in the video game “Finding Nemo” in the same year.

In 2004, Erik appeared in the comedy film “Christmas with the Kranks”, while the year 2006 saw him appear in a single episode of “Come on Over”, and in the French comedy film “Arthur and the Invisibles”. Some of Erik’s final roles before retiring from acting were in movies “Mo” in 2007, and “Twelve” in 2010. It is not known what Erik has been doing since his retirement.

Awards and accolades

Erik was nominated for nine awards for his performance in “Malcolm in the Middle”. He won a Young Star Award together with his colleagues for the Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television in 2000, and was then in 2001 nominated for a Young Artist Award for both Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Drama or Comedy) and Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under, as well as for a Teen Choice Award for TV: Choice Sidekick.

Erik Per Sullivan

He was jointly nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 2002 for the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) and the Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under as well as for a Teen Choice Award for the TV: Choice Sidekick.

In 2003Erik and his colleagues were once again awarded a Young Artist Award for the Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), while he was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the TV: Choice Sidekick.

Love life and girlfriends. Is he gay?

Erik has been keeping the details of his private life away from the media’s curiosity, which is why many people believe that he is gay, however, it is known that Erik dated Daveigh Elizabeth Chase, an American actress and voice actress, sometime in 2009.

They met on the set of a movie in 2008 and began dating several months later, however, the relationship lasted for only a couple of months before the two split due to what appears to be their inability to maintain a long-distance relationship.

Daveigh was born in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, on 24 July 1990 and her zodiac sign is Leo. She is famous for portraying Samantha Darko in the evergreen movie “Donnie Darko”, as well as for voicing Chihiro in the English version of the Japanese animated movie “Spirited Away”. She was raised by her mother Cathy Chase as she divorced Daveigh’s father John Schwallier shortly after Daveigh was born.

Daveigh launched her acting career in 1999 appearing in the film “Her Married Lover”, but only gained recognition after being cast to voice Lilo Pelekai in the Disney’s animated film “Lilo & Stitch”. She starred in the horror movie “The Ring” in 2002, winning the MTV Movie Award for the Best Villain. Today, Daveigh is famous for her roles in the TV series “Oliver Beene”, romantic comedy film “Carolina”, and the comedy movie “Beethoven’s 5th”.

Hobbies and other interests

Erik is physically active, playing a variety of sports in his free time as well as practicing taekwondo, and is still interested in music, playing the piano and saxophone.

He likes to listen to jazz and blue music, with some of his favorite singers being Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, and Nat King Cole while some of his favorite songs include “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “These Foolish Things”, and “Mack the Knife”. He likes to travel, and has been to several US states, while he has also been all around Sweden, and to many other European countries such as France, Norway, and Iceland. Erik is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs.

Erik has his own favorite actors and actresses some of whom are Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, and Julia Roberts while some of his favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, and “Runaway Bride”. His favorite TV series is “3rd Rock from the Sun”.

Appearance and net worth

Erik is 28 years old. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 152lbs (69kgs). As of April 2020, Erik’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

General Info

Full NameErik Per Sullivan
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1991
Height1.75 m, 1.75 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Southern California, Phillips Exeter Academy, Mount Saint Charles Academy, University of Southern California, Phillips Exeter Academy, Mount Saint Charles Academy
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsAnn Sullivan, Fred Sullivan, Fred Sullivan, Ann Sullivan


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick
MoviesTwelve, Mo, Arthur and the Invisibles, Christmas with the Kranks, Finding Nemo, Unfaithful, Joe Dirt, The Cider House Rules, The Cider House Rules, Wendigo, Joe Dirt, Unfaithful, Finding Nemo, Christmas with the Kranks, Arthur and the Invisibles, Mo, Twelve
TV ShowsMalcolm in the Middle, Malcolm in the Middle

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1He currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. [June 2008]
2Attends a private school in Woonsocket, Rhode Island [January 2004]
3Los Angeles, CA, USA: University of Southern California [August 2009]
4Attended children's acting classes at KD College, in Dallas, Texas.
5Speaks fluent Swedish.
6Is the 2007 Recipient of the James Joyce Award.
7With his Malcolm in the Middle (2000) co-star Jane Kaczmarek, he lent his name to the book "Together" and added an afterword. The book aims to educate young people about the importance of livestock to the world, with emphasis on addressing world hunger.
8Plays piano and alto saxophone.
9He is an only child.




Arthur and the Invisibles2006Baby Bug / Mino (English version, voice)
Once Not Far from Home2006ShortThe Little Boy
Malcolm in the Middle2000-2006TV SeriesDewey
Christmas with the Kranks2004Spike Frohmeyer
Finding Nemo2003Sheldon (voice)
Finding Nemo2003Video GameSheldon (voice)
The King of Queens2002TV SeriesYoung Arthur
Unfaithful2002Charlie Sumner
Black of Life2001TV SeriesJimmy
Joe Dirt2001Little Joe Dirt
Wonderland2000TV SeriesTucker Banger
The Cider House Rules1999Fuzzy
Armageddon1998Kid with Rocket Ship (uncredited)


Malcolm in the Middle2000-2004TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Unfaithful2002performer: "Piano Lesson Score Cue" 2002


TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
I Love Toys2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 7th Annual Family Television Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Buzz2005TV SeriesHimself
Only in LA2005TV SeriesHimself
Knock First2004TV SeriesHimself
Searching for the Wendigo2002Documentary shortHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000Himself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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