Erik Per Sullivan
With his quirky, yet naturalistic performances on the hit comedy series "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06) and in several films, child actor Erik Per Sullivan shone alongside many of Hollywood's greatest talents before he had even reached his teens. After appearing as an extra ate age five in the sci-fi blockbuster "Armageddon" (1998), Sullivan won an open audition for a speaking role in the Academy Award-winning drama "Cider House Rules" (1999). His touching death scene, opposite film legend Michael Caine, ensured that there was not a dry eye in the theater. It was, however, his role as the oddball youngest brother on the rambunctious family comedy "Malcolm in the Middle" that would earn the young actor a place in the hearts of TV fans for years to come. During the course of the show, his Dewey transform from being the perpetual target of his older brothers' shenanigans, to a master manipulator, whose intelligence rivaled that of his brainy sibling, Malcolm (Frankie Muniz). Sullivan kept busy throughout his tenure on the show with work on projects that included the films "Joe Dirt" (2001), "Unfaithful" (2002), and the beloved animated family adventure "Finding Nemo" (2003). Even after the inevitable end of "Malcolm," Sullivan positioned himself for future success when he enrolled as a theater student at the University of Southern California in 2009.