Erik Per Sullivan

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1991

Filmography

Actor (9)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Baby Bug (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 1999 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas with the Kranks 2004 (Movie)

Spike Frohmeyer (Actor)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Sheldon (Actor)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Sumner (Actor)

Wendigo 2002 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

Little Joe Dirt (Actor)

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

Fuzzy (Actor)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Fred Sullivan

Father

Ann Sullivan

Mother
Swedish

Milestones

2010

Joined the ensemble cast, including Chace Crawford and Ellen Barkin, in the drama thriller "Twelve"

2004

Cast in the holiday comedy "Christmas with the Kranks"

2002

Had featured role in "Unfaithful"

2001

Cast as the youthful incarnation of the title character in "Joe Dirt"

2001

Played the son of a embattled couple in "Wendingo"; screened at Sundance

2000

Was a regular on the acclaimed Fox sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle", playing Dewey, the titular character's strange younger brother

2000

Had a guest role on the psychiatric hospital-set "Wonderland" as the son of Dr. Robert Banger (Ted Levine), a forensic specialist in a custody battle

1999

Had a supporting role in "The Cider House Rules" as sickly orphan Fuzzy

Raised in Milford, Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Sullivan is fluent in both Swedish and English.

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