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Jonathan Jacob Charles William Smith[1] (b. January 21, 1990) is an American actor. He began his career as a young child, making several guest appearances on popular TV shows before being cast as Owen Salinger on Party of Five, a role he held for two years. After the series' end, Smith went onto appear in Phantom of the Megaplex, a Disney Channel Original Movie, in 2000 and then in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, in 2003 and 2005.

Jacob Smith
Born Jonathan Jacob Charles William Smith
(1990-01-21) January 21, 1990 (age 28)
Monrovia, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-2007

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Life and careerEdit

Smith was born in Monrovia, California on January 21, 1990.[2] He has two siblings, a brother Nathan and a sister Natasha.

In 1996, Smith began acting at age six, appearing on several television series, including Walker, Texas Ranger, Party of Five, and Step by Step. During this period, he also starred in the made-for-television films Evolution's Child and the Disney Channel production Phantom of the Megaplex.

Smith was cast as Hansel, opposite Taylor Momsen's Gretel, in the 2002 film version of Hansel and Gretel, which received a limited theatrical release in October 2002. He was subsequently cast as one of twelve children in the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which was released in December 2003 and became a box office success, gaining Smith renown with pre-teen audiences. In 2004, he had a minor role in the film, Troy and appeared on the television series Without a Trace. He went onto reprise his role of Jake Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which was released in December 2005 and performed fairly well at the box office.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
1998 Small Soldiers Timmy Fimple
Nowhere to Go Steven
1999 Evolution's Child Adam Cordell TV Movie
2000 Phantom of the Megaplex Bryan Riley
2002 Dragonfly Ben
Hansel and Gretel Hansel
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Jake Baker
2004 Troy Messenger Boy
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Jake Baker
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998-2000
Party of Five Owen Salinger
Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Episode
1997
Walker, Texas Ranger Ross Sloan Iceman
Step by Step Kenny/Kid at Party Dream Lover
1998
Hyperion Bay Boy on Tour Static
2001
Becker Jared Elder Hostile
Once and Again Jamie Blue Pictures
2002
One Step (Parent) Backward
Family Law Justin Rollins Blood and Water
Push, Nevada Young Jim The Letter of the Law
2003
Miracles Tommy Ferguson The Ferguson Syndrome
Little Miss Lost
Paul Is Dead
2004
Without a Trace Matt Palmer Bait
2006
Secrets of a Small Town Peter Rhodes Pilot

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. ^ "Jacob Smith Biography (1990-)". 

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