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Overview (2)

Birth NameTy Keegan Simpkins
Height 5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ty Simpkins has worked with many A list directors and actors over the years. Such as Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds (2005); All the King's Men (2006) (dir. Steven Zaillian) playing a young Jude Law (unfortunately Ty's scenes were cut); Todd Field's adaptation of Little Children (2006); Pride and Glory (2008) (dir. Gavin O'Connor), (Ty and his sister, actress Ryan Simpkins play the children of 'Colin Farrell', also starring 'Jon Voight' and 'Ed Norton'); Gardens of the Night (2008) (dir. Damian Harris); and again pairing up with his sister, in Revolutionary Road (2008) (dir. Sam Mendes). (The Simpkins children this time play the offspring of Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio); Family of Four (2009), Abracadabra (2009); The Next Three Days (2010), opposite 'Russell Crowe' (dir. 'Paul Haggis'; and recently Ty wrapped his 10th film in a lead role where he played, Dalton, in Leigh Whannell's, Insidious (2010), directed by James Wan ("Saw"); and; Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) with an August 2013 release; Blockbuster hit, Iron Man 3 (2013) film, opposite Robert Downey Jr., and Jurassic World.

Ty lives in California with his family. He is the youngest of 3 children; Ty loves participating in sports, he has 2 dogs, and 2 cats which he shares with his sister, Ryan Simpkins.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: 12/12/13

Trivia (29)

Younger brother of actress Ryan Simpkins.
He was named after Ty Cobb the baseball player. His sister, Ryan, was named after Nolan Ryan, also a baseball player. Both Simpkins children were named by their father.
His hair was originally dyed with a brown rinse for the role of Aaron in Little Children (2006) to match Jennifer Connelly; however, after the camera test prior to filming, director Todd Field decided to leave him blonde and the color was washed out.
Has worked with his real life sister, Ryan Simpkins three times as of 7/2007.
Has worked with Kate Winslet three times. The first time in All The Kings Men, (where Ty's scenes ended up on the cutting room floor); then again in Little Children; and Revolutionary Road where Ty and his real life sister, Ryan Simpkins play Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's children, Michael and Jennifer Wheeler.
Ty's special nickname for Justin Chatwin is Peek-e-foo; As Justin calls Ty the same. Originated from Justin telling Ty..." I 'pity the fool' who messes with you".
Began working on the daytime soap opera The Guiding Light at the tender age of just 3 weeks old.
3 months following his NYC taped audition for "All The Kings Men", a phone call came to his house offering him a small role as, 4-year-old Jack Burden. He was given 3 hours notice to pack his bags and get to the closest airport. Filming took place in Louisiana.
March 2008: Worked alongside his sister, Ryan, in CSI episode, "A Thousand Days On Earth" (Air - April 10th, 2008).
Played T-Ball this season, (spring 2008), Ty's coach dubbed him, Ty "Hollywood" Simpkins. Not because he's all Hollywood (he's not); just because he is from the East Coast, and Ty is so excited to be growing up in Hollywood.
Ty and his sister, Ryan are good friends with Tom Arnold.
Lives in Hollywood, California.
Goes to Public school when not filming.
Played the son of Patrick Wilson 2 times. First in Little Children, and again 4 years later in Insidious.
Likes to read comic books.
Plays the Cello.
At Russell Crowe's invitation Ty sat next to Crowe fielding questions at the Holywood Forgin Press Conferance for The Next Three Days (2010) at the Waldorf Astoria Towers in NYC in November 2010.
Pittsburgh, PA: Filming Paul Haggis's "Next Three Days" [September 2009]
Filming All The Kings Men, as young Jack Burden in Louisiana, USA. [December 2004]
Los Angeles, Ca: Ty completed added scenes for _Insidious (2011)_ [December 2010]
Hidden Valley, Ca: Fimling Extracted (2012), Ty Played Young Anthony [October 2010]
Filming War of the Worlds (2005) with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. [November 2004]
Wilmington, North Carolina: Filming "Iron Man 3" (July-August 2012) [July 2012]
Filming 'Little Children' (2006) with Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connolly, Patrick Wilson and Sadie Goldstein. [July 2006]
Filming film 'Family of Four'. [January 2008]
Los Angeles, CA: Ty wrapped "Insidious". [May 2010]
Toronto, Canada: Attending TIFF and Midnight Madness screening of _Insidious (2011)_ with his sister 'Ryan Simpkins (1)' [September 2010]
Filming Revolutionary Road (2008) with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. [June 2007]
New York City: with his sister 'Ryan Simpkins (1)' filming _Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life (2011)_ [August 2010]

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