Who is Jeremy Sumpter?
American actor Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter was born in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California USA, on 5 February 1989, making Aquarius his zodiac sign. He has 35 acting credits, and is perhaps still known best for starring as Peter Pan in the 2003 adventure family fantasy movie “Peter Pan”, which also starred Jason Isaacs and Olivia Williams, and was directed by P. J. Hogan. It follows Peter Pan as he’s taking the Darling family children to Never Never Land, and the movie won three of its 16 award nominations.
Jeremy’s currently shooting for four upcoming movies, including “The Fall”, “Chapel” and “Blood”.
Education and early life
Jeremy was raised alongside his twin sister Jessica, their sister Jennifer and brother Travis in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, by their father Gary Sumpter and mother Sandy (nee Johnson); the family moved to Sandy’s hometown Mount Sterling before Jeremy turned one.
He was mostly into sports while attending a local elementary school, and was 11 when he was spotted by a modelling scout and joined the International Modelling and Talent Association; Jeremy launched his acting career aged 12, when cast to play Young Adam in the critically acclaimed 2001 crime thriller movie “Frailty”, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Bill Baxton, while Bill also directed it. The movie follows a mysterious man who’s begun telling an FBI agent about the crimes that he’s committed; it won five of its 21 award nominations, and Jeremy’s been active in the film industry ever since.
He studied at a local high school in Los Angeles, California, having moved there to pursue acting roles; upon matriculating in 2007, Jeremy didn’t enroll at college but remained focused on acting.
Roles in TV series
Jeremy’s debut TV series role was playing Henry in the 2001 episode “The New Room” of the comedy “Raising Dad”, and the same year saw him play Nathan in the episode “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” of the romantic drama “ER”.
In 2002, Jeremy portrayed Randy in the episode “Discharged” of the drama “Strong Medicine”, and in 2004 and 2005, he played the lead character Pete Young in all 11 episodes of the family sports drama “Clubhouse”, which also starred Dean Cain and Dan Byrd, and was created by Daniel Cerone. It follows a teenager who’s begun playing for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team, and the series was nominated for only a single award.
The year 2007 saw Jeremy play Zach Griffith in the episode “Broken Home” of the crime action “CSI: Miami”, and from 2008 through 2010, he portrayed J. D. McCoy in 20 episodes of the sports drama “Friday Night Lights”, which starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, and was created by Peter Berg. The series follows the members of the nation’s best football team the Dillon Panthers, it aired from 2006 through 2011, and won 18 of its 121 award nominations.
Jeremy’s since appeared in only two TV series: he played Dane Westing in the 2012 episode “Endless Summer” of the crime action “The Glades”, and Devon in the 2015 episode “When Darkness Falls” of the crime science fiction “Stitchers”.
Roles in movies
The year 2001 saw Jeremy play Sean in the drama “Murphy’s Dozen”, and some of his following roles were in the 2002 drama “Local Boys”, another 2002 drama “Just a Dream”, and the 2005 drama “Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life”.
In 2007, he portrayed Coy Hubbard in the biographical crime drama “An American Crime”, which starred Elliot Page and Hayley McFarland, and was written and directed by Tommy O’Haver. It tells the true story of a teenage girl who was held captive in a basement by Indiana woman Gertrude Baniszewski in the ‘60s, and the film was nominated for three awards. The remainder of the decade saw Jeremy appear in the 2009 comedy “Calvin Marshall”, and in 2010 the family science fiction “You’re So Cupid!” and the horror thriller “Death and Cremation”.
The year 2011 saw Jeremy play Byron Blanchard in the biographical family drama “Soul Surfer”, which starred AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Quaid, and was written and directed by Sean McNamara. It follows the life of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton, and the film won two of its 14 award nominations. Jeremy was then cast to appear in the 2014 action adventure “Animal”, the 2014 action “Into the Storm”, and the 2015 horror thriller “The Culling”.
In 2016, he played the main character Kyle Hartmann in the action crime adventure “Billionaire Ransom”, which also starred Phoebe Tonkin and Hari Dhillon, and was directed by Jim Gillespie. It follows a group of students whose campus has been taken hostage by a group of criminals.
Some of Jeremy’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 western “The Legend of 5 Mile Cave”, the 2019 crime drama “Stakeout” and the 2022 musical comedy “Holiday Harmony”.
Jeremy has two producing credits: the 2015 sports comedy movie “The Squeeze” and the 2019 crime drama “Stakeout”.
He received special thanks for the 2021 short documentary movie “The Distance”.
Some of Jeremy’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Good Day Live”, “Reel Junkie” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Jeremy’s won four of his eight award nominations: he won two Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor in 2003 and 2004, for “Just a Dream” and “Peter Pan”, respectively; a 2004 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, for “Peter Pan”, and a 2009 Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Friday Night Lights”.
Love life and relationships
Jeremy shies away from speaking about his love life in public, but we still know that he’s been married for close to a year now. During the shooting of “Peter Pan” when he was 14, he dated his British co-star Rachel Hurd-Wood, who’s since become a famous actress.
It was revealed in December 2015 that Jeremy had become engaged to American non-celebrity woman Lauren Pacheco, but they split in October 2016.
He married non-celebrity American Elizabeth Treadway in a small ceremony in Columbia, Tennessee on 1 October 2022, and she gave birth to their daughter Lucy Snow Sumpter on 17 April 2023.
There are no other women whom Jeremy’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Elizabeth Treadway as of August 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Jeremy performed most of the stunts in the 2003 movie “Peter Pan”, even though he was only 14; he didn’t perform only two or three because these were very dangerous. It’s also interesting to note that he grew 8ins (20cms) during the shooting, and that the window that he was to fly through had to be enlarged four times.
He loves to read, and his favorite book is “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.
One of Jeremy’s best friends is American singer and actress Selena Gomez.
He’s a huge lover of animals, and has a pet dog – Bea – which Jeremy’s featured in some of his Instagram content; he’s followed by nearly 600,000 people on the network, and has posted over 630 pictures and videos.
Some of Jeremy’s favorite sports include basketball, swimming and surfing.
One of his favorite actors is Gary Oldman, and some of his favorite movies include “Leon”, “The Fifth Element” and “Hannibal”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Jeremy’s age is 34. He has brown hair and blue eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (81kgs).
Jeremy’s net worth’s been estimated at over $500,000, as of August 2023.