Actor Myles Jeffrey is probably best known for playing Henry Paget in season three of the critically acclaimed series “Early Edition” (1998-1999), which earned him a Young Artist Award and a nomination for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actor. He also received a Young Artist Award for the 2000 TV film “Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire” and two nominations for his guest starring roles in “ER” and “Touched by an Angel.” On the big screen, Jeffrey appeared in “Face/Off” (1997), “The Odd Couple II” (1998), “Tart” (2001), “The Santa Clause 2” (2002) and “Hoodlum & Son” (2003). The young thespian has also done voiceover work for the films “Babe: Pig in the City” (1998) and “The Ant Bully” (2006) as well as the TV series “Whatever Happened to Robot Jones” (Cartoon Network, 2002-2003) and “Stuart Little” (HBO Family, 2003), among other animated projects.
Jeffrey enjoys reading, visiting museums, geography, art, science and collecting rhinoceros items (his favorite animal). His favorite sports include roller hockey, rock climbing, snowboarding, horseback riding, basketball and football. He mentions the San Diego Chargers, the Green Bay Packers, Anaheim Angels, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and the Los Angeles Lakers as his favorite sport teams. Jeffrey has been an active supporter for AIDS’ fundraisers and education, among other charities. He is also a member of the group Mensa.
Childhood and Family:
Myles David Jeffrey was born on October 5, 1990, in Riverside County, California. His nicknames are Jaws, Smiles, Smiley Mylie and MJ. He has two older brothers, Ryan Rickman and Kyle Jeffrey. At age 6, Myles was given an IQ test and was certified a genius after testing. In June 2010, he graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in English. His GPA was 4.67.
Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
Myles Jeffrey made his television acting debut in a 1997 episode of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” a series based on the “Superman” comic books. He made the leap to the big screen with a small role in John Woo's “Face/Off” (1997), which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Jeffrey appeared in his first television movie with “Merry Christmas, George Bailey” (1997), a PBS fantasy directed by Matthew Diamond that starred Casey Kasem, Bill Pullman, Penelope Ann Miller, Nathan Lane, Martin Landau, Sally Field, Joe Mantegna and Christian Slater. Also that year, he landed a recurring role on the Fox popular teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” starring Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Douglas Emerson and Tori Spelling. He stayed on the series until early 1998.
Jeffrey returned to features with a small part in “The Odd Couple II” (1998), a sequel to the hit comedy “The Odd Couple.” The film starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. He also did voiceover work for the direct-to-video animated films “The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story” and “An All Dogs Christmas Carol” and provided the voice of Easy in the George Miller directed “Babe: Pig in the City,” an installment to the 1995 well received family film “Babe.” Although “Babe: Pig in the City” received generally mixed reviews from critics, Jeffrey earned a YoungStar award in the category of Best Performance in a Voice Over Talent and a Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV - Best Young Actor. His voice could also be heard in an episode of “The Lionhearts” called “The Treehouse” (1998).
Jeffrey's big break arrived when he was cast as Kristy Swanson's son, Henry Paget, on the CBS dramatic series “Early Edition.” He was on the show from October 3, 1998, until May 15, 1999. For his good acting on the series, he was handed a 1999 Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actor and a 2000 Young Artist for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Young Actor Age Ten and Under.
Entering the new millennium, Jeffrey had a featured role on “Geppetto” (2000), a television remake of the hit children’s book “The Adventures of Pinocchio” starring Drew Carey in the title role and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Blue Fairy. The film was nominated for Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries and Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. He then portrayed Trevor Larson in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Stepsister from Planet Weird” (2000), opposite Courtnee Draper, Tamara Hope, Lance Guest and Khrystyne Haje, and was cast as Taylor Hansen, the little brother of Matt O'Leary and Laura Vandervoort, on the Disney Channel Original Movie “Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire” (also 2000). His performance in the latter won a 2001 Young Artist for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Under. He also guest starred in The WB's “Popular” and NBC's “ER” (2000) and was nominated for a 2002 Young Artist in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Under for his role as Jeff Persky on “ER.”
Jeffrey next worked with Kelly Brook and Lindze Letherman on the TV film “The (Mis)Adventures of Fiona Plum” (2001), appeared as Charlie Sullivan in an episode of “Family Law” called “Safe at Home” (2001), and received a Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actor for his performance in a “Touched by an Angel” episode titled “Forever Young” (2002). He was also cast as the younger brother of Dominique Swain, Pete, in the feature “Tart” (2001) and had an unaccredited part in the Tim Allen box office hit sequel “The Santa Clause 2” (2002). From 2002 to 2003, Jeffrey provided the voice of Charles on the short lived Cartoon Network series “Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?”
2003 found Jeffrey costarring with Ted McGinley, Linda Purl and Stacy Keach in the television film “Frozen Impact,” receive a supporting role in the CBS movie “Code 11-14” and cast as Ted King's son, Archie Ellroy, in the film “Hoodlum & Son,” which was written and directed by Ashley Way. In addition, he voiced a character in the direct-to-video “Timecop: The Berlin Decision” and T.J. on Disney's direct-to-video animated films “Recess: All Growed Down” and “Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade.” He also played the regular voice role of George Little on the animated TV series “Stuart Little” (HBO Family, 2003), which was loosely based on the E.B. White's book “Stuart Little.”
In 2006, Jeffrey provided the voice of Steve for the computer animated movie “The Ant Bully,” an adaptation of the 1999 children's book of the same title written and drawn by John Nickle. Starring the voices of Zach Tyler Eisen, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Regina King, Bruce Campbell, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep, the film was a box office dud and collected only $55 million worldwide against an estimated budget of $50 million.
In 2009, Jeffrey starred with Nathalie Walker and Anouska Mond in the short film “Dude, I'm Moving Out,” which he also produced. The following year, he was an associate producer on the short “Off Campus” and was a first assistant director on “Closing Time,” a comedy short directed by Brett Gursky.
Jeffrey will portray Zach/Brian in the upcoming film “11:11,” opposite Noah Fleiss and Darian Weiss. The film, directed and written by Rocky Costanzo, is slated to be released in November 2011. He also serves as an assistant director for the film.
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Under, “Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire,” 2001
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Young Actor Age Ten and Under, “Early Edition,” 2001
YoungStar: Best Performance in a Voice Over Talent, “Babe: Pig in the City,” 1999