- NAME: Jerry O'Connell
- OCCUPATION: Actor
- BIRTH DATE: February 17, 1974 (Age: 40)
- Did You Know?: Jerry O'Connell appeared as Mariah Carey's cheating boyfriend in the video for the pop star's song "Heartbreaker."
- Did You Know?: Jerry O'Connell named one of his daughters after country star Dolly Parton.
- EDUCATION: Professional Children's School (Manhattan), New York University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Jeremiah O'Connell
- Nickname: Jerry
- Nickname: O'Connell
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Actor Jerry O'Connell broke into the industry with his role in the film Stand by Me, and then found further fame on the television shows Sliders and Crossing Jordan.
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O'Connell was next cast in a string of unsuccessful sitcoms, including We Are Men, before turning his attention to film once again. In 2013, he secured the part of Sheriff Dan Lamb in the film Veronica Mars, financed by fans of the canceled TV show of the same name, and slated to be released in 2014.
Though O'Connell enjoyed his heartthrob status to the fullest in his younger years, he quit being a Hollywood playboy to court actress Rebecca Romijn, whom he'd met at a party in 2004. The couple announced their engagement a year later and tied the knot in 2007. "I can't believe she said 'yes' when I asked her to marry me. I keep waiting for Ashton Kutcher to pop out and tell me I'm being 'Punk'd,'" O'Connell told Men's Fitness.
In 2009, O'Connell and Romijn became the parents of twin girls, who they named after country singer Dolly Parton and O'Connell's brother, Charlie.
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