Jae Head (born December 27, 1996)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Sean Junior (S.J.) Tuohy, son of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock), in the 2009 film The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock.

Jae Head
Born (1996-12-27) December 27, 1996 (age 25)[1]
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Head was born in Hamlin, Texas in 1996.[3] When he was born, he had no aorta, and blood vessels had to be adapted to temporarily replace the aorta. He had open-heart surgery at two months and again at 14 months. Over a three-year period, his pulmonary vein was converted into an aorta.[4][5]


Head first gained popularity by playing Bo Miller, a young boy befriended by Tim Riggins on the television series Friday Night Lights. Subsequently, show creator Peter Berg cast Head in his film Hancock alongside Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman. Head has also appeared in episodes of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother,[6] MADtv, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hancock Aaron Embrey
2009 The Blind Side Sean "S.J." Tuohy, Jr.
2013 Robosapien: Rebooted Cody/Robosapien Voice role
2015 Bravetown Tony
2017 The Bachelors Gober Ponder
2018 Homeless Henry: Through the Tears Henry Short film
Depraved Scott
2019 Hell Girl Scott


Year Title Role Notes
2005 How I Met Your Mother Leroy Episode "Purple Giraffe"
2006 Mad TV Jimmy Episode 18 (season 11)
The Angriest Man in Suburbia Little Chuck Television film
2007 Friday Night Lights Bo Miller 5 episodes (season 1)
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Christopher Ryan Episode: "Trials"
2019 Yellowstone Luke Hayes Episode: "Only Devils Left"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 10th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth - Male
The Blind Side
2010 15th Critics' Choice Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated
31st Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Lee, Mike (June 18, 2011). "A dream come true". reporternews. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-12. Retrieved 2010-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Jae Head". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  4. ^ Heldenfels, Rich (2013-07-10). "Mailbag: S.J. today; Lewis' limbo". Akron Beacon-Journal. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  5. ^ Mike Lee, "A dream come true," Abilene Reporter-News, June 19, 2011, p. A07.
  6. ^ Martinez, Kiko (2010-03-25). "Texas native making his mark in Hollywood movies". mySA. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  7. ^ "Jae Head Biography | TributeMovies.com". www.tributemovies.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.

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