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Spotlight On: Ty Simpkin

June 17, 2015

Not only is child-actor Ty Simpkins an absolute pro, he’s managed to maintain his down-to-Earth persona picture perfectly; especially when you consider that he has been in front of the camera since he was only 3 weeks old! 

His projects have ranged from horror (Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2), to superhero action (Iron Man 3), to sci-fi (War of the Worlds), to independent darling (Little Children). You can currently see him in theaters in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World where Ty manages to take all his experience and blend them into his character Grey, a super smart pre-teen going through a tough time -  and battling dinosaurs.

Ty was born in New York City and started his career on daytime television, playing  the role of Jack Manning on One Life to Live and then moved onto a recurring role on The Guiding Light where he played Jude Cooper Bauer for about 4 years.

After a few single episodes on Private Practice, Law & Order: CI and CSI, Simpkins took the big screen by storm, working with many A-list directors and actors such as Steven Spielberg, Kate Winslet, John Malkovich, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr.  and Colin Farrell.

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, fellow actress Ryan Simpkins.