Reece Daniel Thompson (born November 22, 1988) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. Thompson started his acting career as a child actor by voice acting in several animated television series and minor roles on television shows before transitioning to films. His first major role came in the 2007 film Rocket Science. Thompson appeared in 2009's Assassination of a High School President and Afterwards. He appeared as Craig in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Reece Thompson
Born
Reece Daniel Thompson

(1988-11-22) November 22, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActor, Voice actor
Years active1999–present

Early lifeEdit

Thompson grew up in a small town near Vancouver. Thompson had always expressed an interest in becoming an actor to his parents and at a young age, Thompson, along with the rest of his family, began taking background roles in productions in Vancouver.[1]

After the sixth grade, Thompson decided that he didn't want to continue going to school and convinced his mother to homeschool him.[2] Soon after Thompson began attending an acting school.[3] Thompson signed with an agent he was introduced to through the school and began attending auditions.[3]

CareerEdit

Thompson began his acting career with voice acting roles on animated television series and made small appearances in a few television series. He provided voices on Infinite Ryvius, MegaMan NT Warrior, InuYasha and Master Keaton. Thompson appeared in episodes of Jeremiah, Tru Calling and the mini-series Living With the Dead. His first major live-action television role came in 2002 when he played the character James Barns on Canadian children's television series I Love Mummy.

Thompson made his first film appearance with a small role in the 2003 film Dreamcatcher. In 2004, Thompson played the character of Jinto in three episodes of the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis. Thompson also had small film roles in 2004's Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 and 2005's The Sandlot 2. In 2005, Thompson provided the voice for the character Simon Star in the animated television series Trollz. That same year, Thompson got a recurring role in the Canadian children's television series Zixx as Dwayne, one of the new main characters introduced in the show's second season. In 2008, Thompson reprised the role in the third season of the series.[4] In 2006, Thompson made a guest appearance on an episode of Smallville and had a recurring role in the short-lived ABC Family series Three Moons Over Milford.

Thompson landed his first major film role as Hal Hefner, the protagonist in 2007's Rocket Science, a coming of age film about a stuttering boy who joins the high school debate team. The film was well-received, earning a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival. Along with this, he started acting as Aero in the Geotrax animated series during this time.

Thompson's next film, Assassination of a High School President, was released straight to DVD on 6 October 2009. Along with this, he stars in the last Geotrax episode, "Steamer and Samuel save the day", which was released along with the 3 other Geotrax episodes on DVD. Thompson is also featured in Afterwards, a French-Canadian film production released in Europe in 2009.

In 2010, Thompson played a small-town stoner in Daydream Nation.[5] That same year, Thompson appeared as the sensitive Marshall in Ceremony.[6] In 2011, Thompson featured in the film Bloodworth.[7]

In 2012, Thompson appeared in the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on the popular novel of the same name.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He currently lives part-time in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The other half of his time is spent living in Los Angeles, California. He is a co-founder of the online comedy group "Jitterbug Productions".

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role
1999 Infinite Ryvius Nicks Chaiplapat
2002 Jeremiah Tommy
I Love Mummy James Barns
2003 MegaMan NT Warrior Tory Froid
InuYasha Taromaru
Master Keaton Young Connelly
Tru Calling Kevin
Dreamcatcher Young Beaver
The 4400 Greg Venner
National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion Harley Snider
2004 Stargate Atlantis Jinto
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Kid
2005 Trollz Simon Star
The Sandlot 2 Singleton
Finley the Fire Engine Finley
Muffin The Mule Finley (narrator)
Being Ian Deepak
Zixx Dwayne
2006 Smallville Young Geoffrey
Three Moons Over Milford Kurt
Tom and Jerry Tales Nibbles
2007 Rocket Science Hal Hefner
2007 GeoTrax Aero
2008 Class Savage Martly
The Story of Saiunkoku Eigetsu/Yogetsu To
2009 Assassination of a High School President Bobby Funke
Afterwards Jeremy
2010 Daydream Nation Thurston
Ceremony Marshall Schmidt
2011 Bloodworth Fleming Bloodworth
2012 Super Zeroes Ty
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Craig
2013 April Apocalypse Artie
2014 Bad City Kyle Night-Bear
2015 Final Girl Nelson
2018 Trial & Error Mush Hammond
TBA The Road Ahead Tyler Nolan
The Four Hunter Cotton
Four Walls Ben
29 Floors Ted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Dreamers". V. 2007. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  2. ^ M. Hafen, Carolin (2 May 2007). ""I truly fell in love with a script!" - Ein Interview mit Reece Thompson". Readers Edition. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b Lauren (22 March 2008). "Actor: Reece Thompson". Shooting Stars Mag. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Zixx returning in Summer 2008" (Press release). Thunderbird Films. 4 April 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Vancouver Star Gets His Daydream".
  6. ^ "Ceremony".
  7. ^ "Bloodworth Interview".
  8. ^ "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".

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