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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 was discovered by his manager and 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" and "My Name is Earl," as well as Disney's "I'm in the Band" and "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 had a starring role in Tim Burton's animated feature, "Frankenweenie," for which he was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Male Voice Actor in a Feature Film and won the BTVA 2012 Award for Best Male Vocal Performance by a Child for the role of Edgar E. Gore. He has also voiced roles in the feature films "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." Currently he plays a character in a new Cartoon Network series, "Steven's Universe." Atticus is also very talented with voice impressions and has been incorporating this into some of his recent work.
His numerous talk show appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Conan," "The View," "Good Morning America," "The Bonnie Hunt Show," "Lopez Tonight" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- a fan favorite. Atticus has been a presenter for the 2011 Genesis Awards, the 2013 CSA Awards and the 2013 Annie Awards, as well as being honored in 2010 by receiving the Media Access Award from R.J. Mitte. He was invited to be the Grand Marshal of Washington, DC's 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival and was also invited to an internship with Lego Master Builders of Legoland 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, "Star Wars" and, of course, zombies.
In addition to all of this are his love of 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
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