Who is Jeremy Sumpter?
Jeremy is an American actor, perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Peter Pan in the 2003 film adaptation titled “Peter Pan”, and for appearing in such projects as “Friday Night Lights” and “Clubhouse”, among others.
What is Jeremy Sumpter Doing Now?
Jeremy is still making strides in his acting career. Recently, he appeared in the film “Holiday Harmony” (2022) while he’s also working on several projects currently, including the films “Blood”, which is in pre-production, and “The Fall”, which is in post-production, yet both projects are without a premiere date. He will also be seen in the film “The Unbroken” as Colt. The film is in development and is also yet to receive a release date.
Jeremy Sumpter Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter was born on 5 February 1989 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA, to parents Sandy and Gary Sumpter; he grew up alongside his twin sister Jessica, and other siblings Travis and Jennifer. When he was ten months old, the family moved to Mount Sterling, Kentucky, his mother’s hometown.
At the age of 11, Jeremy Sumpter embarked on his modeling journey by entering the International Modeling and Talent Association. It was during this time in Kentucky that he won the prestigious title of Pre-Teen Male Model of the Year, solidifying his talent and potential in the industry. As a result, he signed with Mark Robert as his personal manager.
Motivated by his success in the modeling world, Sumpter made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles, California, along with his family. It was in the City of Angels that he transitioned into acting, marking a new chapter in his career.
In 2001, Jeremy Sumpter made his debut in the film “Frailty” as young Adam Meeks – starring alongside Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy had the opportunity to work with one of his favorite actors.
Jeremy’s talent caught the attention of Danny Glover, who chose him to play Henry Sturbuck in the Showtime original film “Just A Dream”. Filming took place in a small town in Utah, and Jeremy had a memorable experience working alongside Glover. His remarkable performance in the film earned him the prestigious Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Special – Leading Young Actor award at the Young Artist Awards.
Following his TV film success, Jeremy had the opportunity to display his surfing skills in “Local Boys”. Shot on location in southern California, the film provided a fun and challenging experience for Jeremy, as he navigated the world of teenage surfers while enjoying the beautiful beach setting. With a touch of humor, Jeremy jokingly mentioned the distractions of having girls in bikinis around during the shoot.
Success as Peter Pan
In 2003, Jeremy Sumpter achieved a remarkable milestone in his career when he was selected to portray the iconic character of Peter Pan in the film adaptation directed by P.J. Hogan. The role was highly sought after, making it one of the most coveted opportunities for a teenage actor at the time.
Jeremy’s passion for the character was evident as he expressed his excitement, stating, “It was a part that I really wanted since I’d be able to fight pirates and fly around the stage on wires”. Recognizing the physical demands of the role, Jeremy dedicated himself to extensive training in sword fighting, gymnastics and weightlifting prior to the film’s production in Australia.
Not one to shy away from taking on challenges, Jeremy performed nearly all of his stunts in the film himself. He spent countless hours practicing sword fencing, honing his acrobatic skills, and building his strength. To enhance his training, Jeremy also engaged in activities such as cricket and surfing during the filming process in Australia.
A testament to his commitment and dedication, Jeremy’s portrayal of Peter Pan required creative adjustments as he experienced a growth spurt during the production, which caused a problem requiring stage adjustments in face-to-face scenes re- Captain Hook’s height advantage over Peter, including enlarging the window through which Peter flies.
Although the film didn’t achieve significant commercial success at the box office, Jeremy Sumpter’s performance garnered recognition and acclaim, and won him both a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award for his outstanding portrayal of Peter Pan.
Jeremy continued his acting career with a variety of roles across different media. In 2004, he starred in the TV series “Clubhouse”, playing a young boy who realizes his dream job as a batboy for a major league baseball team in New York City. Although CBS canceled the series after five episodes, all 11 episodes were later broadcast on cable/satellite channels.
Following his TV series stint, in 2005, Sumpter appeared in the Lifetime Channel movie “Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life”. The film explores the story of a popular teenager, whose life unravels due to an addiction to internet pornography.
In 2006, Sumpter took on a role in the teen comedy film “The Sasquatch Gang” (also known as “The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang”), released in November 2006. He then had a small role in the film “An American Crime”, which initially aired on Showtime in 2008 before its DVD release.
From 2008 to 2010, Jeremy Sumpter had a recurring role as J.D. McCoy in the TV series “Friday Night Lights”, appearing in 20 episodes across Seasons 3 and 4. In the critically acclaimed show, he starred alongside actors such as Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and Taylor Kitsch, among others.
Sumpter’s filmography also includes appearances in the coming-of-age comedy “Calvin Marshall” in 2009, as well as notable roles in “Soul Surfer” and “Death and Cremation”. In the meteorological disaster film “Into the Storm” (2014), he played Jacob Hodges, a young cameraman for storm chasers.
In 2015, Sumpter shared the screen with Elizabeth Di Prinzio in the horror film “The Culling”, in which he portrayed Tyler. Additionally, he starred in “The Squeeze” alongside Christopher McDonald and Jillian Murray, showcasing his abilities alongside a talented cast.
In 2016, Sumpter took on the lead role in the thriller film “Billionaire Ransom”, acting alongside Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick and Dominic Sherwood. The movie tells the story of a group of wealthy students who face danger when taken hostage on a remote island.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Jeremy has continued to take on different roles. In the Western film “The Legend of 5 Mile Cave”, Sumpter portrayed Shooter Green, an enigmatic drifter who forms a special connection with a young boy through his captivating stories of the Old West. While in the thriller film “Stakeout”, Sumpter took on the role of Ray Brey, a former police officer tasked with protecting a woman from a relentless stalker – both in 2019.
According to authoritative sources, Jeremy Sumpter’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
In 2010 he started dating Lauren Pacheco., and in December 2015, Jeremy shared the news of their engagement. However, in October 2016, Sumpter revealed that they were no longer engaged but didn’t share the reason behind their break up.
On 1 October 2022, Sumpter married Elizabeth Treadway in Columbia, Tennessee, and on 25 December 2022, announced that they were expecting a baby girl, followed on 17 April 2023 by sharing the news that Treadway had given birth to their daughter.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Jeremy Sumpter has green eyes and light brown hair. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), weighs approximately 185lbs (84kgs), with vital statistics of 42-15-32.