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Ross Aaron Malinger[1] (born July 7, 1984) is an American actor and business manager. He is best known for his roles as Jonah Baldwin in the 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and as Bobby Jameson in the 1997 Disney comedy film Toothless, starring Kirstie Alley. He and Kirstie Alley both co-starred in the 1995 film Peter and the Wolf. He played Adam Lippman, the Bar Mitzvah boy who liked Elaine's "Shiksa appeal", in the Seinfeld episode "The Serenity Now".

Ross Malinger
Born Ross Aaron Malinger
(1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 33)
Redwood City, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Business Manager
Years active 1990–2006

Life and careerEdit

Malinger was born in Redwood City, California, the son of Laura, a producer, and Brian Malinger, a producer and sales representative.[1]

Malinger co-starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1995 film Sudden Death. Though it was a box office disappointment, he earned $1.1 million,[citation needed] a contrast from Sleepless in Seattle, for which he only earned $24,000,[citation needed] even though it launched his career.

He provided the original voice of T.J. Detweiler on the animated series Recess. He did not reprise the role in the next seasons, as he was replaced by Andrew Lawrence. He was a recurring character on the teen drama Party of Five.

He also provided the voice for the puppy Spike, part of the "Riley Gang" in Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco; and played the role of Payton Shoemaker in Little Bigfoot.

He starred with Shelley Long and Treat Williams on the CBS comedy Good Advice, which lasted two seasons, 1993 to 1994.

He was in an episode of Touched by an Angel playing Nick Albright, a troubled teenager after his parents' separation.

He appeared in the episode "Shattered" on Without a Trace (which aired on April 27, 2006) as Jason McMurphy.

As of 2008, Malinger worked as a general manager at Automotive Legends in Malibu.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ross Malinger Biography (1984-)
  2. ^ "The Automotive Genius behind Automotive Legends". Extral. 2008-08-08. 

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