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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," "Shake It Up" and most recently in Nickelodeon's "See Dad Run."
On the big screen, Atticus is perhaps best known for the bus stop scene with Will Smith in "Hancock." He also appeared as ‘Matty' in the David S. Goyer film, "The Unborn," as well as in "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 was 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 the Cartoon Network series, "Steven 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," "Home and Family" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- a fan favorite. Most recently, Atticus was a presenter/speaker for the 2014 Braille Institute Braille Challenge Awards, the 2011 Genesis Awards, the 2010 CSA 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 has recently developed a passion for "prepping." His favorite music varies from Country/Bluegrass to Christian rock, along with some popular music. 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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