Erik Per Sullivan is an American former actor mainly recognized for his portrayal of Dewey on Fox series ‘Malcolm in the Middle’, the role he played for seven years. He has also guest-starred in a number of other shows including ‘Wonderland’, ‘Black of Life’, ‘The King of Queens’ and ‘Come On Over’. The actor has also contributed to the big screen. He has acted in the movies ‘Wendigo’, ‘Unfaithful’, ‘The Cider House Rules’, ‘Christmas with the Kranks’, ‘Joe Dirt’, ‘Mo’ and ‘Twelve’. As a voice actor, Sullivan has worked for the projects ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘Meatball Finkelstein’. Coming to his awards and nominations, the American former artiste was awarded with the ‘Young Artist Award’ twice for his performance in ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’ The same performance also earned him several nominations for the Teen Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards. Sullivan, who hasn’t acted since 2010, loves playing the piano and saxophone. Fun fact: very few people known that he is a first-degree black belt holder in taekwondo!
Erik Per Sullivan first appeared as an orphaned kid named Fuzzy in the 1999 film ‘The Cider House Rules’. He then appeared in an episode of ‘Wonderland’. Soon after this, he was cast as Dewey Wilkerson in the series ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ in 2000. Then in 2001, the actor acted in the films ‘Joe Dirt’ and ‘Wendigo’. The same year, he began voicing the character of Fork in ‘Meatball Finkelstein. Erik Per Sullivan also got featured in an episode of ‘Black of Life’ that year.
After this, he was cast in the film ‘Unfaithful’ in 2002. The same year, the actor also guest-starred in the drama ‘The King of Queens’. Then he lent his voice to the character of Sheldon in the animated film ‘Finding Nemo’. He played the role of Spike Frohmeyer in the comedy flick ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ in 2004.
Two years later, he appeared as Young Luis in an episode of ‘Come On Over’. The same year, he voiced Mino in the animated/live-action film adaptation ‘Arthur and the Invisibles’. In 2007, the American artiste appeared in the independent film ‘Mo’. After this, he portrayed the character of Timmy in the movie ‘Twelve’ in 2010 following which he retired from his acting career.
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Erik Per Sullivan was born on July 12, 1991, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, as the only child of Ann and Fred Sullivan. His father owns a Mexican restaurant named The Alamo. Sullivan studied at the Mount Saint Charles Academy located in Rhode Island. He later on transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy. From 2009 to 2010, he studied at the University of Southern California. The former actor, who now lives an anonymous life, is not available on any social networking website like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Retired from acting, he no longer seeks media attention or limelight.