Logan Wade Lerman is an American actor widely recognized for playing the title character in the fantasy-adventure Percy Jackson movies. Starting his career with movies like ‘Jack & Bobby’ and ‘Hoot’, Logan has advanced to acquiring major roles in films like ‘Fury’ and ‘Noah’. He was only four years old when he started appearing in commercials. He was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ for best ensemble in a feature film for his role as William Martin in ‘The Patriot’; he was just eight years old at the time. His acting skills have been appreciated by many, especially the maturity and depth he brings to every character he plays. Owing to his fabulous performances over the years, he has appeared in multiple genres and with an impressive list of co-actors including Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Mel Gibson and others. Besides acting, he composes music and writes and creates loglines for stories and is known for supporting the Stand Up to Cancer charity along with stars like Zac Efron, Andrew Garfield and Dakota Fanning by featuring in a public service announcement video.
Childhood & Early Life
Born on January 19, 1992 to Jewish parents Lisa Goldman and Larry Lerman in Beverly Hills, California, Logan Wade Lerman is the youngest child in the family. He has a sister Lindsey and a brother named Lucas who is also an actor. Logan’s mother works as his manager and his father is a businessperson and an orthotist. His family also owns a prosthetics company which his great-grandfather Jacob Lerman founded in 1915. The company is named Lerman& Son.
He is a Jewish. He attended Hebrew School and has had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony in a conservative Jewish synagogue. He is of German, Polish, Mexican and Russian heritage and of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His paternal grandfather Max Lerman was a Polish Jewish born in Berlin, Germany. His paternal grandmother, Mina Shwartz was a Russian Jewish born in Mexico City, Mexico. His maternal grandfather was Polish Jewish immigrant while his grandmother was born in Los Angeles in a Jewish family.
He is distantly related to twin singers, Ewan and Jaron Lowenstein.
As a child, he attended Beverly Hills High School. He had applied and got accepted in the New York University in 2010 to study creative writing, but he postponed his attendance.
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Logan always had a penchant for acting and describes himself as a film buff. By the time he was two and half years old, he had already expressed his desire to become an actor after watching a Jackie Chan movie.
In 2000-01, Logan shared screen with Mel Gibson in two movies- ‘The Patriot’ and ‘What Women Want’. He was also seen in a small role in the movie ‘Riding in Cars with boys.’
In 2003, he starred in ‘A Painted House’ by John Grisham and made his debut on the small-screen by guest starring in the television series ‘10-8: Officers on Duty’.
He played the younger version of Ashton Kutcher’s character Evan Treborn in the 2004 Sci-Fi thriller ‘The Butterfly Effect.’
Along the years, Logan’s performances received acclamation. Between the years 2005-09, he was seen in several successful ventures including ‘Hoot’, ‘The Number 23’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘Gamer’ and any more.
In 2010, he hit the screens playing the role of Percy Jackson in the movie ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief’. He received world- wide recognition for this role.
He then went on to play the role of D’ Artagnan in the 2011 remake of The Three Musketeers based on Alexander Dumas’ work. In 2012-13, he appeared in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and was seen reprising his role as Percy Jackson in ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.’
In 2014 he appeared in the Biblical film ‘Noah’ which grossed over $100million at the North American Box Office. He was also seen in ‘Fury,’ the critically acclaimed action drama set in the backdrop of World War-II and played one of the soldiers with Brad Pit, Shia LaBeouf and others.
In 2016, he played a Jewish student in the film adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel ‘Indignation’ set in the 1950s.
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Logan will be seen in Shawn Christensen’s drama Sydney Hall in 2017.
Logan’s first major film was ‘A Painted House’ where he played the protagonist. He played Luke Chandler around whom the whole story revolves. He was just 11 years old then. However, his acting was breathtaking and he was considered as an actor to watch for in the future.
He played ‘Robert Bobby McAllister’ in the WB series ‘Jack and Bobby’, which later also aired on the ABC Network. The series portrayed thestory of two local teenage brothers, where one of them would become the President of United States in the years 2041-2049.
Logan is well-known for his role as Percy Jackson, the demigod son of Poseidon in the film series of the same name. The Percy Jackson series was a big hit and Logan got a large amount of fan following after doing the film.
Logan was cast as ‘d’Artagnan’ in the movie ‘The Three Musketeers in 3D’ which was based on the novel of the same title written by Alexander Dumas.
He worked with renowned actors like Emma Watson and Ezra Miller inthe 2012 coming of age drama movie ‘The Perks of being a Wall flower’ based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky.
Private Norman Machine Ellison was another great role played by Logan inthe 2014 American war movie. He was cast along with Brad Pitt. He received a fair amount of recognition for his role and it was also well appreciated by the critics.
Awards & Achievements
Logan received the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries’ as a Leading Young Actor for his role of Luke Chandler in ‘A Painted House.’
He also won the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)’ for his lead role as Robert Bobby McAllister in the TV Series ‘Jack and Bobby.’
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His role as Roy Eberhardt in 2006 film ‘Hoot’ won the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film’.
He received many Nominations and Awards for his role of Charlie Kelmeckies in the 2012 film ‘The Perks of being a Wallflower’. Awards that he won for this film were ‘San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble’ and ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor in the Drama Category.’
Logan received the ‘National Board of Review Award for Best Cast’ and the ‘Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award’ for playing Norman Ellison in the 2014 war movie ‘Fury’.
Along with all these awards, he was nominated for various others like the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award and Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film’ for ‘3:10 to Yuma’.
He was nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards, 2 MTV Movie Awards and a Saturn Award for his 2010 hit Percy Jackson and the ‘Olympians: The Lightning Thief’.
Logan is a sports enthusiast and plays soccer, basketball and hopes to take tennis lessons in the future and is a LA Lakers fan. He also spends most of his spare time watching ‘The Simpsons’.
He had formed a band ‘Indigo’ in 2006 with Dean Collins singing the vocals, musician Daniel Pashman playing drums and Logan playing the keyboard and guitar.
He has a desire to become a director and has said that acting has helped him understand the role of a director much better and he will someday become a director.
He has been inspired by filmmakers like Stanley Kuubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Fincher.
Logan Lerman’scurrent net worth is $ 8 million.
He owns two dogs named Lola and Stella.