In 2003, Jeremy Sumpter won the hearts of many with his portrayal of Peter Pan in the film, Peter Pan. Years later, the young and prolific American actor still remains relevant with many films. He has prominent roles in films such as Into the Storm (2014) and also a recurring role in the TV series Friday Night Lights which ran from 2008 to 2010.
Jeremy Sumpter Biography
It was on February 5, 1989 that actor Jeremy Robert Myron Sumpter was born as a twin to Jessica Sumpter in Monterey, California. His family soon relocated to his mother’s hometown of Mount Sterling, Kentucky when he was only 10 months old. This is where the actor and his siblings were raised.
When he was six years old, his parents noticed his artistic inclination, enrolled him in the state “Gifted Arts” program. His talent was so unique that he was the youngest entrant in the highly regarded and coveted program.
Once his family moved to a town called Lexington, he ventured into modeling. He walked the runway for various local designers and gradually became popular. At the tender age of 11, Jeremy joined the International Modeling Association. He was the first model in Kentucky and won the prestigious Pre-Teen Male Model of the Year award in 2000. At this point he felt the need for a personal manager and he signed Mark Robert for the job. The whole family later moved to Los Angeles, California to give him better opportunities. It didn’t take long for Jeremy to really start his acting career.
Jeremy Sumpter as an actor is fully dedicated to improving and evolving his craft. He makes sure to do his best in every role he takes on. He has hardly acted in a film without being nominated for an award. Jeremy first had an opportunity to act in 2001. He starred in the film with frailty, playing young Adam Mieks in flashbacks. The film was a critical and commercial success. His performance earned him a Saturn Award nomination for “Best Performance by a Younger Actor”.
Also in 2001 he appeared in Raising Father which became his first TV appearance. He also made a brief appearance on the medical drama series ER. His next role was in the family drama series Local Boys (2002), in which he received the role of Skeeter Dobson.
Jeremy’s career progressed rapidly and in 2003, when he was only 13 years old, he was chosen to play the role of Peter in the fantasy adventure film Peter Pan The opportunity was a dream come true for the young Jeremy Sumpter got the opportunity to work with PJ Hogan, one of the big wigs in the film industry. For his stunts in the film, he made himself train up to 5 hours a day. His training included weightlifting and gymnastics. His efforts paid off with a successful film that earned him a Saturn Award and a Young Artist Award.
He received a Young Artist nomination for the film Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life in which he took on the role of a teenager addicted to pornography. Jeremy has received a number of nominations, recognitions and awards throughout his young and eventful acting career. The constant recognition he enjoys underscores his potential as an actor.
Jeremy Sumpter is one of Gary and Sandy Sumpter’s twin children. His twin, with whom he shares two other siblings, Travis and Jennifer, is Jessica Sumpter. Just like her brother, Jessica also has an acting career, although she hasn’t acted in many films.
Jeremy’s father (Gary Sumpter) makes films part-time. In his short film The Binge, Jeremy supported his father as a cinematographer.
Still not married, he has dated a number of women in the past. He was in a relationship with Rachel Hurd-Wood from 2003 to 2005 and then linked to Alyssa Tabit from 2007 to 2009. In 2010 he began dating Lauren Pacheco II, to whom he became engaged in 2016. But just a few months later, the engagement ended. Jeremy took to his social media to announce they are no longer together but gave no reason as to why they called off the engagement.
It is currently unknown if he is dating anyone.