Atticus Shaffer

Atticus Shaffer earned a spot on television's oddest kid characters list - think the brainy Paul Joshua Pfeiffer on "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993) or ber-nerd Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-97; CBS ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1998 in Santa Clarita, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Middle 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Frankenweenie 2012 (Movie)

Edgar "E" Gore (Voice)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

I'm in the Band 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shake It Up! 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 (Movie)

Animal Boy (Voice)

The Unborn 2009 (Movie)

Matty Newton (Actor)

An American Carol 2008 (Movie)

Timmy/Atticus (Actor)

Carpoolers 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out of Jimmy's Head 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Class 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Atticus Shaffer earned a spot on television's oddest kid characters list - think the brainy Paul Joshua Pfeiffer on "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993) or über-nerd Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-97; CBS, 1997-98) - by always marching to the beat of his own drum. Despite having been born with a genetic disorder that resulted in fragile bones and having to walk with a slight limp, Shaffer never let his disability define him; instead, it propelled him to excel in his chosen career. He had a string of guest starring roles on popular programs like the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) and the redneck sitcom "My Name is Earl" (NBC, 2005-09). Shaffer even shared a memorable scene on a bus with Will Smith in the action-fantasy film "Hancock" (2008). But his breakout role was playing Brick Heck on the sitcom "The Middle." (ABC, 2009- ), a bright yet socially awkward second-grader whose long list of odd habits included carrying packets of catsup in his pockets because they made him feel good and breaking into a Scottish accent for no apparent reason. Shaffer's portrayal of Brick was both hilarious and quirky at the same time, all of which left a lasting impression on audiences that recognized his unique comedic gifts.

Milestones

2012

Voiced Edgar 'E' Gore in animated feature "Frankenweenie," based on director Tim Burton’s characters and story

2009

Cast as Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn's son Brick Heck on ABC comedy "The Middle"

2009

Portrayed Matty Newton in supernatural thriller "The Unborn"

2008

Made film debut in "Hancock" opposite Will Smith

2007

Made TV debut on CBS sitcom "The Class"

Bonus Trivia

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Shaffer had type IV osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition that he inherited from his mother, who had type I.

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