Living, muscular proof that ugly ducklings can indeed turn into swans, Jerry O'Connell first became known to film audiences as "that fat kid from Stand By Me," when he starred in the 1986 film at the age of eleven. Several years and many lost pounds later, he emerged…more
Jerry and his wife Rebecca renewed their wedding vows on November 11th, 2011 (11-11-11).
Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn welcomed twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip on December 28, 2008.
Jerry married longtime girlfriend Rebecca Romijn on July 14, 2007 in Los Angeles.
While starring in Crossing Jordan, Jerry filmed 4 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know. His topics were anti-prejudice, autism, bullying, and internet safety.
Jerry is a big fan of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
In January 2004, O'Connell was engaged to E! News Live correspondent Giuliana DePandi. During this time Jerry appeared in a commercial for a White Flint Mall tailor shop, the owner is Eduardo DePandi (Giuliana's father)
As an 11-year old, practicing his lines for Stand by Me O'Connell was impressed he was allowed to swear.
O'Connell is still unwilling to talk about Stand by Me due to his being overweight at that time.
O'Connell could have joined U.S Olympic fencing team, his highest rank in fencing was 17th in the country. He declined the opportunity in favor of pursuing his acting career.
As a child he was bitten by a dog. This resulted in 74 stitches and the scar on his upper lip.
He has a love for Cadillacs, this clearly shown when he appeared in a segment of MTV Cribs.
O'Connell is a volunteer with the Young Storytellers Program, a program dedicated to developing literacy, self-expression and self-esteem in elementary school children.
O'Connell was a student at the Professional Children's School in New York City. Some of his classmates included Tara Reid, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Macaulay Culkin, and Ben Taylor. During 1998-99 he dated Sarah Michelle Gellar.
O'Connell appeared in Mariah Carey's music video for the single "Heartbreaker".
Jerry O'Connell recently starred in a movie titled Room 6 (Horror) which is now out on DVD.
Jerry O'Connell attended New York University (NYU) studying film.
In his spare time O'Connell competed on the NYU fencing team, he was captain of the sabre squad.
Appeared in the movie: "Kangaroo Jack"
Jerry O'Connell was signed by an agent in 1985 at age 10. He casted in a Duncan Hines commercial and his task was to gobble up cookies.
He is shorter than his younger brother Charlie. He is 6'3" but his brother is 6'4".
Can be seen in the 2005 Perry Ellis ad campaign.
In the July 1998 issue of Starlog, Jerry said "I'm here till there are no more Sliders," then he and his co-star brother Charlie quit the next season after the Sci-Fi channel wouldn't meet his demands to be made an executive producer of the show.
Jerry had his bachelor pad made over on the Oprah show by Nate.
Jerry: (joking he won't allow his unborn twin daughters to have sex before he dies) They are only having sex when I die. If they don't date boys at all, and just want to be infatuated with their father, that is what I am really going for. I'm really excited about having girls. I know guys are supposed to say, 'I want a boy', but I just have a feeling I'm going to be good with girls. I'm just going to raise a couple of assassins. They're going to be tough chicks!
Jerry: I got into a fistfight in the fourth grade with a kid named Justin because he said a nuclear bomb could destroy KITT (Knight Rider). I thought differently.
Jerry: I watch The Oprah Winfrey Show right before I go to sleep, but sometimes it makes me cry and I have to turn it off.
Jerry: I'm addicted to Bravo's Show Moms & Dads. And Food Network's Recipe for Success.
Jerry O'Connell: There was a good six months that I didn't have a bed at my new apartment -- I was sleeping on a towel
Jerry O'Connell: You know, if Jerry Bruckheimer calls you up and says "I want you to do a movie", you don't say "Let me call you back on that". You go, "Sir, yes sir!"
Jerry: What I love most about Rebecca is that she's a character. She's the most entertaining person I've ever met.
Jerry O'Connell:I'm trying to get my girlfriend to golf - then we'd be together all the time.
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