Who is Jeremy Sumpter?

Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter was born on 5 February 1989 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California USA. He’s a 43-year-old actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the title role in the fantasy adventure film “Peter Pan” (2003), playing J.D. McCoy in the NBC sports drama series “Friday Night Lights” (2008-2010), and featuring as Jacob in the disaster film “Into The Storm” (2014).

How rich is he, as of now? Jeremy Sumpter Net Worth

As of late-2021, Jeremy Sumpter’s net worth is estimated at over $500,000, earned through his successful involvement in the world of entertainment. He’s worked on more than 30 television and film titles since he launched his career in the early 2000s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Jeremy Sumpter spent his early years in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where he was raised in a big family by his father, Gary Sumpter, and his mother, Sandy (née Johnson); however, their professions are unknown. He has a twin sister, named Jessica Sumpter, an elder brother named Travis and an elder sister named Jennifer. He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Jeremy hasn’t shared any details regarding his education.

Career Beginnings

Jeremy Sumpter started his career as a model when he joined International Modeling and Talent Association as he turned 11.

The same year, he was named Pree-Teen Male Model of the Year, and then signed with Mark Robert who became his personal manager, moving to Los Angeles to pursue his career further in the film industry as an actor. He made his debut feature film appearance as the young Adam in the 2001 psychological horror film “Frailty”, opposite Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey. For his performance, Jeremy earned a Saturn Award nomination in the category of Best Performance by a Younger Actor. During the same year, he made his TV debut as Henry in the episode “The New Room” of The WB’s sitcom “Raising Dad”, and played Sean in the made-for-TV drama film “Murphy’s Dozen”.

Jeremy Sumpter

Rise to Fame

In 2002, Jeremy won the role of Skeet Dobson in the coming-of-age drama film “Local Boys”, next to Eric Christian Olsen and Mark Harmon. Later that year, he received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Special – Leading Young Actor for his portrayal of Henry Sturbuck in the Showtime original drama film “Just A Dream”, directed by Danny Glover. His big break came in the next year, when he was selected to play Peter Pan in the fantasy adventure film of the same title, directed by P.J. Hogan and based on J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play and the 1911 novel “Peter Pan; Or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”.

He shared the screen with Jason Isaacs and Olivia Williams. Although the film was a box office bomb, Jeremy won both a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor.

Continued Success

Jeremy Sumpter’s next major role came when he joined the main cast of the CBS drama series “Clubhouse”, in which he played Pete Young from 2004 until the series was canceled after just five episodes in 2005. He then featured as Justin Petersen, a popular teenager who is addicted to internet pornography, in the Lifetime Channel drama film “Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life” (2005), which was followed by his portrayals of Gavin in the 2006 teen comedy film “The Sasquatch Gang”, written and directed by Tim Skousen, and Coy Hubbard in the 2007 crime horror film “An American Crime”, alongside Elliot Page and Catherine Keener.

Thereafter, he was selected to play J.D. McCoy in the NBC sports drama series “Friday Night Lights” (2008-2010), based on H.G. Bissinger’s non-fiction book “Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream”. The series was a critical success, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011. While filming it, he also played Caselli in the coming-of-age comedy film “Calvin Marshall” in 2009.

Further Work

In 2010, Jeremy Sumpter was cast as Connor in the sci-fi family drama film “You’re So Cupid!” and featured as Jarod Leary in the independent horror-thriller film “Death And Cremation”. Following that, he played Byron Blanchard in the 2011 biographical drama film “Soul Surfer”, about professional surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack and her recovery.

He then portrayed Adam in the 2012 horror film “Excision”, along with AnnaLynne McCord, Ariel Winter and Roger Bart. Jeremy landed his next notable role two years later, in the disaster film “Into The Storm”, which was a box office success, grossing over $160 million on a $50 million budget. Later that year, he had the part of Matt in the horror film “Animal”, directed by Brett Simmons.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Afterwards, Jeremy Sumpter starred in such roles as Tyler in the horror-thriller film “The Culling”, and Augie in the sports comedy film “The Squeeze”, next to Christopher McDonald and Jillian Murray, both in 2015; he also served as a co-producer for the latter. It was followed by his appearances as Kyle Hartmann in the thriller film “Billionaire Ransom” (2016), directed by Jim Gillespie, and Jason Quinn in the made-for-TV family film “Sisters Of The Groom” (2017).

Two years later, he was cast as the young Sam ‘Shooter’ Green in the Western film “The Legend Of 5 Mile Cave”, and as Ray Brey in the crime film “Stakeout”, which he also produced. Speaking about his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he’ll play Travis Humphrey in the comedy film “The Fall”, and Colt in the action Western film “The UnBroken”, both of which are currently in pre-production. Hell portray Brandon Bailey in the thriller “Blood”, and produce it.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jeremy Sumpter has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 185lbs (84kgs).

His waist size is 31, and biceps size is 14; his shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life and Trivia

Jeremy Sumpter became romantically involved with actress Alyssa Tabit in 2007, and their romance lasted for two years since they split in 2009. He went on to date Lauren Pacheco, and they took a step closer to marriage in 2015 when he proposed to her, but the couple called off their engagement the following year.

He is single at the moment; his current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys reading, and his favorite book is “The Giver”.

He’s also an animal lover and has a pet dog named Bear.

He likes swimming, surfing, playing basketball and golf.

He is a good friend of Selena Gomez.

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