Logan Wade Lerman was born in Beverly Hills, California, to a Jewish family. His mother, Lisa (Goldman), is his manager, and his father, Larry Lerman, is a businessman. He has two siblings, Lucas and Lindsey.
When he was 2 1/2 years old, Logan told his mother that he wanted to be an actor. At the age of 4, Logan had an agent and was booked for two commercials. His first appearance on the big screen was as William, the youngest son of Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot (2000). Also in 2000, he appeared with the same actor (Gibson), this time as the younger version of his character Nick Marshall, in What Women Want (2000). After a small role in 2001's Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), he starred in John Grisham's A Painted House (2003) (TV).
He played the younger version of Ashton Kutcher's character, Evan, in The Butterfly Effect (2004). After making his small screen debut in a guest-starring role in "10-8: Officers on Duty" (2003), he stared as Bobby (Robert) McCallister in the WB Network's series "Jack & Bobby" (2004), where he portrayed a teenager who will be a future president of the United States. After the show's cancellation in 2005, Logan returned to film, starring in the family adventure Hoot (2006). The next year, he played the son of Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) in the dark thriller The Number 23 (2007), and co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in the well-reviewed Western remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007). His next two roles were playing a foul-mouthed private school student in the comedy Meet Bill (2007) and a younger version of actor George Hamilton in the period drama My One and Only (2009). Both were independent films that received limited releases. Also in 2009, Logan appeared with Gerard Butler in the R-rated action thriller Gamer (2009), as a teenager who controls Butler's character in a real-life video game.
In 2010, Logan played the title character in the fantasy adventure Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), giving him notice among a wider audience. He starred as D'Artagnan in a remake of The Three Musketeers (2011), and headlined The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), a film adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name. His upcoming films also include Stuck in Love (2012), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), and Noah (2014).
When Logan is not working, he likes to play soccer and baseball. He is an LA Lakers fan, and even though he plays mostly dramatic roles, he enjoys playing pranks on his friends.
He announced to his mother at the age of 2 1/2 that he was going to be an actor, after watching a Jackie Chan movie.
Logan is an LA Lakers fan.
Plays soccer and baseball (both team sports) and plans to take tennis lessons.
Has two siblings, Lindsey Lerman and Lucas Lerman.
His mother, Lisa (Goldman), works as his manager, and his father, Larry, is a businessman.
His family owns a prosthetics company named Lerman & Son. His great-grandfather, Jacob Lerman, founded the company in 1915.
Attended Beverly Hills High School.
One of only three actors who has played the son of another actor, then gone on to play a younger version of that same actor's character. The others are Bruno Kirby, who played the son of Richard S. Castellano in 'The Super (1973)(TV)', and then the young Clemenza in The Godfather: Part II (1974); and River Phoenix, who played Harrison Ford's son in The Mosquito Coast (1986), and the young Indy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Owns two dogs, named Lola and Stella.
Logan attended Hebrew School.
[about his character in "Jack & Bobby" (2004)] "The kind of boy few people really understand. He's a bit of a misfit."
I'd much rather play sports with my free time. I also like watching classic movies and watching certain TV shows, like "The Simpsons" (1989). I'm a big basketball fan too. That would be my sport of choice.
[Portraying a geek is] "Fun. I'm not the kind of guy kids picked on in school, but I've seen it happen. I've never really given much thought to being cool. I don't really think about it one way or the other."
I'm not the kind of guy who got into this to be famous.
The best thing about this is being able to learn from, and act with, your heroes.
I just don't want to repeat the same thing over and over again, so I'm always looking for something that's going to be challenging and make me nervous every time I start a project.
I'm from Los Angeles and acting was accessible. There's always a place to wait in line for an audition and I kind of begged my parents to take me. My mom nurtured my career and helped me climb the ladder. I have had a passion for movies from a young age. I first got interested in acting when I was probably four or five.
Some people don't have an open mind, and when I was traveling to different places I think I found it hard to enjoy things. You know, I come from a great city where there are lots of things happening, and if you end up in a small town where you don't have all those things you can feel the difference. Somewhere along the way, though, I think I learned to appreciate the difference.
They say every year you put off university is like three years if you want to go back. But, for now, this seems like the right path.
I play music. I love learning a new instrument and creating songs; it also goes hand in hand with filmmaking, like creating a feeling and emotion in music to complement a scene. Songwriting, guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, a little bit of violin, a little bit of everything - primarily guitar and piano. It's just a hobby for now, maybe it would turn into a profession someday... who knows.
I've always been able to just go off for a couple of months, shoot a film, go back to school and have my regular life. My family thought it was really important to have that level of normalcy. You kind of need to keep that in order to even tap into a character, let alone be a functioning human being.
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