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Atticus Shaffer lives in California with his mother, Debbie, and father, Ron, as well as a small menagerie of pets (all rescues).
He began his professional acting career in late 2006 with a guest starring role in the comedy series "The Class." Other television appearances followed, including "The Human Giant," "Days of Our Lives," "Out of Jimmy's Head," "Carpoolers," "My Name is Earl" and Disney Channel's "Shake it Up."
On the big screen Atticus is perhaps best known for the bus stop scene he shared with Will Smith in "Hancock." Other feature films include "The Unborn," "An American Carol," "Leaving Barstow" and "Opposite Day."
Atticus has given a voice to numerous characters, both on film and TV. He has a starring role in Tim Burton's upcoming animated feature, "Frankenweenie," and previously voiced characters in "Year One" and "Subject: I Love You." On television he is a regular voice on Disney Channel's animated series "Fish Hooks," and previously voiced a recurring part on "The Penguins of Madagascar," as well as a guest role on the animated series "Thundercats." Atticus is also very talented with voice impressions and has been incorporating that into some of his recent work.
Atticus has made numerous talk show appearances, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "The View," "Good Morning America" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- a fan favorite. He was selected to be a presenter for the 2011 Genesis Awards for his recognition to public awareness of humane treatment of animals, and was invited to be the Grand Marshal of Washington, DC's 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival. He was also invited to an internship with Lego Master Builders of Florida, who honored him in spending time learning more about one of his most passionate hobbies.
Atticus continues to excel in his education and is a major history buff, which he incorporates into directing stop motion animation movies using Legos. He is an avid "gamer" and especially enjoys video games that include history, Legos or "Star Wars."
In addition to all of this are his love for acting and his true passion for comedy. He gives much love and credit to his mom and dad for enabling him to "be himself" and have the time of his life.
HOMETOWN Santa Clarita, CA
BIRTHDATE June 19