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Martin Spanjers
Born Martin Ryan Spanjers
February 2, 1987 (1987-02-02) (age 23)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Martin Ryan Spanjers (born February 2, 1987) is an American actor, known for his role as Rory Hennessy in the ABC television sitcom 8 Simple Rules.



Spanjers was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of Sara, an artist, and Frank Spanjers, a facilities administrator.[1] He has an older brother, Matt. Spanjers auditioned for the starring role of Malcolm in Malcolm in the Middle, almost getting it, but did get a guest spot in the show's pilot episode. Although he didn't make it to Malcolm, he was able to show up in 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter. Spanjers made a guest appearance as Davie in the first episode of the fourth season of Cold Case, "Rampage". He made guest appearances in many other TV shows as well. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Spanjers's most recent film appearance came as the voice for Sugimura in the English dub of the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart in 2006. Spanjers appeared as Randy Randinger in the sports spoof The Comebacks, released on October 19, 2007.[2] He also recently shot a commercial for Pizza Hut double stuffed pizza, Sprint Nextel and for T-Mobile. He is currently recurring on the HBO hit show True Blood as the younger Sam Merlotte.


Year Title Role
2009 New Begininnings Unknown
Spring Break '83 Max
2008 True Blood Young Sam
Moonlight Paparazzo
2007 Grey's Anatomy Hunter
The Comebacks Randy Randinger
2006 Whisper of the Heart Sugimura (voice, English dub)
Cold Case Davie
2004 The Sharon Osbourne Show Himself
2003 All About the Andersons Andrew
Home Jake
Kim Possible Malcolm the Wraithmaster (voice)
Andy Richter Controls the Universe Jake
2002 First Monday Randall
8 Simple Rules Rory Henessey
Evil Alien Conquerors Jimmy
2001 The Hughleys Myles
Max Keeble's Big Move Runty Band Member
2000 Touched by an Angel Brian Hanigan
Grosse Pointe (Pilot) Adam
Perfect Game Brian
Malcolm in the Middle (Pilot) Richard
Daddio Max Woods
1998 Two of a Kind Brian
1997 The Ride George
1995 Gei ba ba de xin Brian


  1. ^ Villarreal, Phil (18 October 2007). "He's an old pro at 20". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "The Comebacks - Stumbling at the Goal Line". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 

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