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Martin Ryan Spanjers|
February 2, 1987
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Spanjers was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of Sara, an artist, and Frank Spanjers, a facilities administrator. 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. 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.
|Spring Break '83||Max|
|2008||True Blood||Young Sam|
|The Comebacks||Randy Randinger|
|2006||Whisper of the Heart||Sugimura (voice, English dub)|
|2004||The Sharon Osbourne Show||Himself|
|2003||All About the Andersons||Andrew|
|Kim Possible||Malcolm the Wraithmaster (voice)|
|Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Jake|
|8 Simple Rules||Rory Henessey|
|Evil Alien Conquerors||Jimmy|
|Max Keeble's Big Move||Runty Band Member|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Brian Hanigan|
|Grosse Pointe (Pilot)||Adam|
|Malcolm in the Middle (Pilot)||Richard|
|1998||Two of a Kind||Brian|
|1995||Gei ba ba de xin||Brian|