Erik Per Sullivan

Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is a retired American actor. He is best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle.

Erik Per Sullivan
BornJuly 12, 1991 (age 29)
OccupationActor
Years active1998–2010

Early lifeEdit

Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the only child of his mother, Ann, born in Sweden and naturalized as a US citizen in 2007, and Fred Sullivan, of Irish descent,[1] who owns a Mexican eatery called The Alamo.[2][3][4] He speaks a little Swedish,[5] and his family visits Sweden almost every year.[6] At a young age he began studying piano and the saxophone.[7] He has a first-degree black belt in taekwondo.[8]

Sullivan studied at the Mount Saint Charles Academy, in Rhode Island, and Phillips Exeter Academy. He attended the University of Southern California starting in 2009.[9]

CareerEdit

Sullivan has played a variety of characters in film and on television, including the title role in the independent film Mo, and voicing Sheldon the Seahorse in both the animated film and the video game Finding Nemo. He was also a starring role in the movie, Christmas with the Cranks.

From January 9, 2000, to May 14, 2006, Sullivan played Malcolm's younger brother Dewey in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. In 2005, along with Malcolm co-star Jane Kaczmarek, he wrote the afterword to the children's book Together, which is about farming and was inspired by the nonprofit organization Heifer International.

Sullivan's last known acting credit was appearing in the 2010 film Twelve. He has since kept a low profile, notably missing from several Malcolm in the Middle cast reunions.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Armageddon Kid with Rocket Ship Uncredited
1999 The Cider House Rules Fuzzy
2000 Wonderland Tucker Banger Episode: "Pilot"
2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Dewey 151 episodes
2001 Joe Dirt Little Joe Dirt
Wendigo Miles
Meatball Finkelstein Fork (voice) 9 episodes
Black of Life Jimmy Episode: "Better to Pretend"
2002 Unfaithful Charlie Sumner
The King of Queens Young Arthur Episode: "Shrink Wrap"
2003 Finding Nemo Sheldon (voice) Video game
2003 Finding Nemo Sheldon (voice)
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Spike Frohmeyer
2006 Come On Over Young Luis 1 episode, uncredited
Once Not Far From Home Little Boy Short film
Arthur and the Invisibles Mino (voice)
2007 Mo Mo
2010 Twelve Timmy

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards
Year Result Award Category Nominated work
2000 Won YoungStar Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast: Television Malcolm in the Middle
2001 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Drama or Comedy)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2002 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick
2003 Won Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)
Nominated Teen Choice Awards TV: Choice Sidekick

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Favour, Adeaga (2020-03-18). "Amazing facts you did not know about Erik Per Sullivan". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  2. ^ The Boston Herald, August 31, 2007
  3. ^ Moran, Elijah (2020-03-17). "All You Need To Know About Erik Per Sullivan?". Tech5hop.com. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2018-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ The Daily Buzz, April 18, 2005
  6. ^ Exclusive: Erik Per Sullivan Answers Your Questions! malcolminthemiddle.co.uk, January 14, 2008
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ WVAH Archived 2009-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Moran, Elijah (2020-03-17). "All You Need To Know About Erik Per Sullivan?". Tech5hop.com. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  10. ^ "Frankie Muniz tweets photos from "Malcolm in the Middle" reunion". CBS News. September 19, 2012. Retrieved 2021-04-06.

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