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Jansen Rayne Panettiere (born September 25, 1994) is an American television, film and voice actor. He is known for his roles in films The Perfect Game, Ice Age: The Meltdown and The Martial Arts Kid. His elder sister is actress Hayden Panettiere.

Jansen Panettiere
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Born (1994-09-25) September 25, 1994 (age 24)
Years active2002–present
Parent(s)Alan L. "Skip" Panettiere
Lesley R. Vogel
RelativesHayden Panettiere


Early lifeEdit

Panettiere was born in Palisades, New York, to Lesley R. Vogel, a former soap opera actress, and Alan Lee "Skip" Panettiere, a fire department lieutenant.[1]


Jansen had a supporting role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise, which starred his sister Hayden (this is one of only two productions to date in which both siblings have featured onscreen, the other being The Forger - Jansen lent his voice to Racing Stripes, in which Hayden appeared). He played the voice of Truman X in The X's. He starred as Lucas Malloy in the made-for-television Nickelodeon film The Last Day of Summer, which first showed July 20, 2007 on Nickelodeon. It was released on DVD on August 28, 2007.

His next film, The Perfect Game, was going to be released in theaters on August 8, 2008, but Lionsgate Films decided to push it back to the spring of 2010. The Perfect Game is directed by William Dear, is based on the true story of how a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Panettiere also co-stars with Gavin MacLeod in The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, a film directed by Rich Christiano about faith and friendship. He appeared with Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christine Lahti, as Elliott Perry in Dustin Lance Black's play 8, a reenactment of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 3, 2012.[2] The performance was broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.[3][4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2008, Panettiere was nominated for a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Leading Young Actor for The Last Day of Summer.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Even Stevens Kupchack's Son Television series (Episode: "The Big Splash")
2003 Hope & Faith Justin Shanowski Television series (Episode: "Pilot")
Third Watch Billy Television series (Episode: "Payback")
2004 Tiger Cruise Joey Television film
Blue's Clues Periwinkle Television series (voice)
2005 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Robby Hobbie Voice
Racing Stripes Young Stripes
Robots Younger Rodney
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Shovelmouth Boy
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Robby Hobbie
The X's Truman X 7 episodes (voice)
Everybody Hates Chris Peter Television series (Episode: "Everybody Hates Chris")
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Robby Hobbie voice
The Last Day of Summer Luke Malloy Television film
The Babysitters Mikey Beltran
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Robby Hobbie Voice
2009 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Dustin
2010 The Perfect Game Enrique
2011 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Huko
2012 The Forger Aram
2013 Shadow on the Mesa Young boy
2015 Summer Forever Broom
2015 The Martial Arts Kid Robbie Oakes
2017 Eden Falls Rob Adams In-Development
Horse Isaac Pre-production


  1. ^ "Hayden Panettiere bio". Time Inc. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ "West Coast Premiere of "8"". American Foundation for Equal Rights. 3 March 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ American Foundation for Equal Rights (3 March 2012). "8": A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality (YouTube). Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Gray, Stephen (1 March 2012). "YouTube to broadcast Proposition 8 play live". Retrieved March 18, 2012.

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