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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 5, 1989 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Profession: actor

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A child star who booked one iconic role, Jake Lloyd experienced the best and worst aspects of fame during his brief career. Born March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, CO, Jake Lloyd recurred on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000) before playing the son of Marisa Tomei in "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Jingle All the Way" (1996). He won the part of a lifetime and instant global fame when George Lucas cast him in the hotly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) as the young Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader. With a building fan frenzy rarely seen in Hollywood, the film and Lloyd were showered with unprecedented media attention and featured in countless tie-ins and merchandise. Accordingly, the young actor seemed poised to capitalize on his success, but when "Phantom" hit the theaters, it divided audiences and critics at best and spawned outright vitriol at worst. Besides the controversial CGI character Jar Jar Binks, Lloyd's performance as Anakin, fairly or not, earned the lion's share of scathing reviews to the point where the real-life actor would later describe how bullied and belittled he had felt at just age 11, both in the...

A child star who booked one iconic role, Jake Lloyd experienced the best and worst aspects of fame during his brief career. Born March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, CO, Jake Lloyd recurred on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "The Pretender" (NBC, 1996-2000) before playing the son of Marisa Tomei in "Unhook the Stars" (1996) and of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Jingle All the Way" (1996). He won the part of a lifetime and instant global fame when George Lucas cast him in the hotly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) as the young Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader. With a building fan frenzy rarely seen in Hollywood, the film and Lloyd were showered with unprecedented media attention and featured in countless tie-ins and merchandise. Accordingly, the young actor seemed poised to capitalize on his success, but when "Phantom" hit the theaters, it divided audiences and critics at best and spawned outright vitriol at worst. Besides the controversial CGI character Jar Jar Binks, Lloyd's performance as Anakin, fairly or not, earned the lion's share of scathing reviews to the point where the real-life actor would later describe how bullied and belittled he had felt at just age 11, both in the public eye as well as in his private life. Burned by the "Phantom" backlash and bristling at being reduced to a pop culture punchline, Lloyd effectively retired from acting after playing the son of James Caviezel and Mary McCormack in the racing drama "Madison" (2005). Lloyd, now going by the name Jake Broadbent, was arrested in South Carolina on June 17, 2015 and charged with resisting arrest, driving without a license and reckless driving; in April 2016, Lloyd was transferred from prison to a psychiatric facility after it was determined that the former actor suffered from schizophrenia.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Madison (2001) Mike Mccormick
2.
 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) Anakin Skywalker
3.
 Virtual Obsession (1998) Jack Messenger
4.
 Unhook the Stars (1996) Jj
5.
 Jingle All the Way (1996) Jamie Langston
7.
 Apollo 11 (1996) Mark Armstrong
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1999:
Cast as Anakin Skywalker, the young Darth Vader, in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"
1996:
Had supporting role as Arnold Schwarzenneger's son in "Jingle All the Way"
1996:
Played recurring role of a child visiting his cancer-stricken mother on NBC's "ER"
1996:
TV-movie debut, played Mark Armstrong (son of astronaut Buzz Armstrong) in The Family Channel's "Apollo 11"
1994:
With family, moved to L.A. from Colorado
2001:
Co-starred in the sports-themed feature "Madison" (filmed in 1999); premiered at Sundance; released theatrically in 2002
1996:
Feature acting debut opposite Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei in "Unhook the Stars"; played Tomei's young son
:
Began career working in commercials
1998:
Featured in the ABC movie thriller "Virtual Obsession"
1998:
Guest starred on episodes of NBC's "The Pretender"
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father:
William Lloyd. Medic.
mother:
Lisa Lloyd. Agent trainee.
sister:
Madison Lloyd. Actor, dancer. Born c. 1992; has small role in "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace".

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