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Name: Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter                                                       
Born: 5 February 1989 Monterey, California, U.S.                                       
Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter (born February 5, 1989) is an American actor. He is         
known for playing the title role in the 2003 film version of Peter Pan.                 
Sumpter was born in Monterey, California to Gary Sumpter and Sandra Johnson. His       
siblings, twin sister, Jessica, and younger sister, Gigi, are also actresses. He       
was raised in the small town of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, until he was eleven.         
He won IMTA's Pre-Teen Male Model of the Year award in 2000. Soon afterward, he         
signed with Mark Robert Management and his family moved to Los Angeles, where he       
currently resides.                                                                     
In July 2002, Sumpter, then 13 years old, was selected for the role of Peter Pan,       
breaking the long-standing tradition of young women playing the part in stage           
and live-action film adaptations of the story. During filming (fall of 2002), he       
grew eight inches (from 5 ft 0 in to 5 ft 8 in), requiring some filming and             
staging tricks to conceal his height in scenes filmed late in production.               
Sumpter did nearly all of his stunts for Peter Pan himself. To prepare, he says         
he practiced sword fighting as much as five hours a day, as well as training in         
gymnastics and lifting weights. While filming in Australia, he supplemented his         
training with cricket and surfing. The $140 million-budgeted film opened in             
December of 2003, but did poorly, possibly due to reports of its more "adult"           
treatment of the J. M. Barrie story and competition at the box office from the         
highly-anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.                       
Sumpter spent the summer of 2005 in Oregon filming the comedy The Sasquatch             
Dumpling Gang, which was theatrically released in November, 2007. Sumpter also         
appears in the independent film An American Crime, where he portrays Coy Hubbard.       
He also appeared in an episode of CSI Miami as the boyfriend of a girl whose           
parents they murder together. He recently completed filming "Calvin Marshall" in       
which he plays "Caselli." He is also attached to appear in "Prep School" and "Word     
of Mouth."