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Jay Underwood (born October 1, 1968) is an American actor and pastor. Beginning a prolific career as a teen actor in the mid-1980s, he is perhaps best known for his starring feature films roles; portraying Eric Gibb in The Boy Who Could Fly, Chip Carson in Not Quite Human, Grover Dunn in The Invisible Kid, Sonny Bono in The Sonny and Cher Story, and Bug in Uncle Buck. He also portrayed the Human Torch in the 1994 unreleased film Fantastic Four.

Jay Underwood
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Underwood in 2016
Born (1968-10-01) October 1, 1968 (age 51)
OccupationActor, pastor
Years active1984–present


In 2001, Underwood was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award for his role in The Boy Who Could Fly.[1] Most recently, Underwood appeared in the feature film No Greater Love, released in 2010.

Underwood worked for Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, California as junior high pastor from August 2005 to June 2007 while attending The Master's Seminary,[2] and is now the full-time pastor of First Baptist Church of Weaverville, California.[3]



  1. ^ "22nd Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on 2014-09-28. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  2. ^ Search Alumni by Name - The Master's Seminary Archived 2009-02-12 at the Wayback Machine
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