Justin Garrett Whalin (born September 6, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as the teenage Andy Barclay in Child's Play 3 and Jimmy Olsen in the American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Whalin at WonderCon 2009
Justin Garrett Whalin
September 6, 1974
(m. 2006; div. 2009)
Whalin, an only child, was born in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California. His mother, Terry Villanueva, is a teacher and school administrator who owns and operates two L.A. area schools: The Learning Castle and La Cañada Preparatory. His father, Craig Whalin, is a real estate appraiser. His parents divorced when he was seven years old and both remarried. He has a younger half-brother, Danny Quiros, an older stepbrother, Michael Galo-Rothman, and an older stepsister, Michele Dahlberg.
He studied acting at the esteemed American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, and attended Lowell High School. After years of commuting between Los Angeles and San Francisco, he and his mother eventually relocated to L.A. permanently when he was fifteen years old. He completed his high school education through U.C. Berkeley's homeschooling program.
Whalin is known for his appearances in such films as John Waters' cult classic Serial Mom with Kathleen Turner, Child's Play 3, the Disney Channel's Susie Q, and as the young Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1994 to 1997.
Whalin has been working as an actor since the age of eleven, when he debuted in the title role of the play The Little Prince at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre. He starred in the 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special production Other Mothers for which he won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal of a son with lesbian parents. He went on to star in Miracle at Midnight opposite Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston. He also auditioned to play Billy Loomis in Scream.
|1988||The Dead Pool||Jason|
|1991||Child's Play 3||Andy Barclay|
|1993||Murder of Innocence||Phil Andrew|
|1994||Serial Mom||Scotty Barnhill|
|1995||White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild||Jeff|
|1996||Susie Q||Zach Sands|
|1997||Academy Boyz||Jeffrey Wagner|
|2000||For the Cause||Sutherland|
|2000||Dungeons & Dragons||Ridley Freeborn|
|2005||Blood of Beasts||Eric|
|2006||National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2||Foosball||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Super Capers||Ed Gruberman|
|2009||The House That Jack Built||Father Joe|
|2009||Off the Ledge||Hopper Jackson|
|1988–1989||General Hospital||A. J. Quartermaine|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Johnny||Episode: "Silent Whisper"|
|1989||One of the Boys||Nick Lukowski||6 episodes|
|1989||Charles in Charge||Anthony||6 episodes|
|1989||Mr. Belvedere||Eric||Episode: "Big"|
|1989–1990||The Wonder Years||Henchman|
Episode: "The Cost of Living"
Episode: "The Geek"
Episode: "Second Base"
|1991||Perfect Harmony||Taylor Bradshaw||TV movie|
|1992||The Young Riders||Adrian Dawkins||Episode: "The Sacrifice"|
|1993||The Fire Next Time||Paul Morgan||2 episodes|
|1993||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Chaz Havelik|
|Episode: "Crosses on the Lawn"|
Episode: "Other Mothers"
|1993||It Had to Be You||David Quinn||6 episodes|
|1994–1997||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Jimmy Olsen||65 episodes|
|1998||The Wonderful World of Disney||Henrik Koster||Episode "Miracle at Midnight"|
|1991||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series||Santa Barbara||Nominated|
|Best Young Actor Guest Starring or Recurring Role in a TV Series||Blossom||Nominated|
|Best Young Actor Starring in a Cable Special||Perfect Harmony||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Child's Play 3||Nominated|
|1994||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special||CBS Schoolbreak Special (Episode: "Other Mothers")||Won|
|1996||ALMA Award||Outstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover Role||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Nominated|
- Account (2009-11-03). "Superman's Whalin Files For Divorce". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
- "WITH AN EYE ON . . . : As ABC's second assigned Jimmy Olsen, Justin Whalin hits the newsroom running". Los Angeles Times. March 26, 1995. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
- "Justin Whalin Biography (1974-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
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