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Logan Lerman

Lerman in February 2010
Born Logan Wade Lerman
January 19, 1992 (1992-01-19) (age 18)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Logan Wade Lerman (born January 19, 1992) is an American teen actor from California, best known for his latest film, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which was released in theaters on February 12, 2010. Lerman began appearing in television commercials in the mid 1990s, moving to work in feature films and television in the early 2000s, when he starred on the series Jack & Bobby (2004-2005) and in the feature films The Butterfly Effect (2004) and Hoot (2006). Lerman gained further recognition due to his role in the 2007 western 3:10 to Yuma, as well as his work in the 2009 films Gamer and My One and Only.



Lerman was born in Beverly Hills, California, to Lisa (née Goldman), who works as his manager, and Larry Lerman, a businessman.[1][2] He has two siblings, Lindsey and Lucas.[3] Lerman's family runs the orthotics and prosthetics company "Lerman & Son"; his ancestors founded the company in Berlin in 1915, and moved to the United States because of the Nazi regime.[2][4][5] Lerman has applied to study creative writing at New York University, and has expressed an interest in writing, producing and directing.[6][2]

Acting career

Lerman appeared in a commercial at the age of two.[7] He subsequently made his film debut in 2000's The Patriot, playing William Martin, one of the children of Mel Gibson's character. The same year, he appeared in What Women Want, a comedy also starring Gibson. Lerman's next feature film roles were in 2001's Riding in Cars with Boys, playing the younger version of Adam Garcia's character, and in the 2004 thriller The Butterfly Effect, playing a younger version of Ashton Kutcher's protagonist.

Lerman's role in the 2003 made-for-television film, A Painted House, won him a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor" in a television production. In 2004, he was cast in the television series, Jack & Bobby, playing the title role of Robert "Bobby" McCallister, who was destined in his future life to become President of the United States. The show ran on The WB Television Network during the 2004–2005 season, and was subsequently canceled, though Lerman won another Young Artist Award for his performance.

Continuing his feature film work, Lerman appeared in Hoot, in which he played the lead role of Roy Eberhardt. The film opened on May 5, 2006, and won him a third Young Artist Award, this time for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor (2007).[8] In 2007, Lerman appeared in The Number 23, in which he played Robin Sparrow, the son of Jim Carrey's character, Walter Sparrow. That year, he also appeared in the critically-acclaimed western 3:10 to Yuma, where he played William Evans, the son of Christian Bale's character. For his work in 3:10 to Yuma, Lerman was again nominated for the Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor (2008). It was the second consecutive year he received a nomination in that category, although this time he did not win.[9]

In 2008, Lerman played the role of "The Kid" in Meet Bill (Lerman's character is never referred to by name), and in 2009, appeared in the science-fiction film Gamer, playing Simon, a teenage gamer who controls one of the characters in a video game played with live human subjects. The film's North American release came on September 4, 2009. Also that summer, Lerman had a leading role in the Renée Zellweger comedy feature My One and Only, playing a young version of George Hamilton - an earnest aspiring writer who, after his parents abruptly split, accompanies his mother and brother on a cross-country trip of misadventures, eventually landing in Hollywood.

Lerman played the character Percy Jackson in the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, based on the book by Rick Riordan.[10] Regarding the similarities between Lerman's character and Harry Potter, Lerman told an interviewer: "Honestly, my character doesn't have much in common with Harry Potter besides the fact that he's an unlikely hero who's thrown into a huge situation".[11]

Other work

Lerman is a good friend of fellow actor Dean Collins, who played his best friend on Jack & Bobby; they remained close after the series' cancellation, and worked together again on Hoot, where Collins had a supporting role. In their spare time, the two collaborated on comedic short films. As well as acting, they wrote, directed, and shot the videos, often enlisting the help of family and friends. The shorts were uploaded to YouTube under the joint account name of "monkeynuts1069".[12]

In 2006, Collins and Lerman formed a band, Indigo, along with musician Daniel Pashman. Collins sings lead vocals, Lerman plays keyboard, and Daniel Pashman plays guitar and drums.[2]


Year Film Role
2000 What Women Want Young Nick Marshall
The Patriot William Martin
Riding in Cars with Boys Jason, Age 8
2004 The Butterfly Effect Evan Treborn, Age 7
2006 Hoot Roy Eberhardt
2007 The Number 23 Robin Sparrow
3:10 to Yuma William Evans
2008 Meet Bill "The Kid"
2009 Gamer Simon Silverton
My One and Only George Hamilton
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson
Year Title Role
2003 A Painted House Luke Chandler
10-8: Officers on Duty Bobby Justo
The Flannerys
2004-2005 Jack & Bobby Bobby McCallister


Year Award Category Work Outcome
2001 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a Feature Film The Patriot Nominated
2004 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor A Painted House Won[13]
2005 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Jack & Bobby Won[14]
2007 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Hoot Won[8]
2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor 3:10 to Yuma Nominated[9]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma Nominated[15]


  1. ^ "Jack & Bobby's Matt Long & Logan Lerman". People Magazine. 2004-10-25. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20145828,00.html. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Logan Lerman interview: Ich Bin Schwarz Schaf der Familie (I am the Black Sheep of the Family)". Bravo magazine (Bauer Media Group): 24-25. March, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Logan facts". LoganLerman.com. 2004. http://www.loganlerman.com/loganbio.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Lerman & Son: About". Lerman & Son Orthotics & Prosthetics. 2009. http://lermanandson.com/about.html. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ Ordoña, Michael (2009-08-20). "The Performance: Logan Lerman". http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-performance20-2009aug20,0,5537378.story. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  6. ^ Priggé, Steven (2010-02-12). "An Interview with Logan Lerman of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”". BlackBook Magazine. http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/to-catch-a-thief-logan-lerman-in-percy-jackson-the-olympians-the-lightening/16063. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  7. ^ Minzesheimer, Ben (2010-02-15). "Lightning could strike for 'Percy' and star Logan Lerman". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-02-12-percy12_CV_N.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  8. ^ a b "2007". Young Artist Awards. March, 2007. http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms28.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  9. ^ a b "2008". Young Artist Awards. http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms29.html. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  10. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2009-03-02). "'Percy Jackson' finds lead actors". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. http://www.webcitation.org/5gmnMoq6y. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  11. ^ Chen, Eva (2010-01-04). "Hero worship". Teen Vogue (Gina Sanders): 88. http://www.teenvogue.com/industry/blogs/entertainment/2010/01/logan-lerman-percy-jackson.html. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  12. ^ "Logan Lerman". Teen Vogue (Gina Sanders): 190. October, 2007. 
  13. ^ "2003". Young Artist Awards. http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms25.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  14. ^ "2004". Young Artist Awards. http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms26.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  15. ^ "SAG Nominees". TVGuide. http://www.tvguide.com/Special/SAG-2008/nominees.aspx. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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