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Jansen Panettiere
Born (1994-09-25) September 25, 1994 (age 27)
Years active2002–present
  • Alan L. "Skip" Panettiere
  • Lesley R. Vogel
RelativesHayden Panettiere (sister)

Jansen Rayne Panettiere (born September 25, 1994) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in films The Perfect Game, Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Martial Arts Kid and How High 2. His elder sister is actress Hayden Panettiere.

Early life

Panettiere was born in Palisades, New York, to Lesley R. Vogel, a former soap opera actress, and Alan Lee "Skip" Panettiere, a fire department lieutenant.[1]


Jansen had a supporting role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise, which starred his sister Hayden (this is one of only two productions to date in which both siblings have featured onscreen, the other being The Forger – Jansen lent his voice to Racing Stripes, in which Hayden appeared). He played the voice of Truman X in The X's. He starred as Lucas Malloy in the made-for-television Nickelodeon film The Last Day of Summer, which first showed July 20, 2007 on Nickelodeon. It was released on DVD on August 28, 2007.

His next film, The Perfect Game, was going to be released in theaters on August 8, 2008, but Lionsgate Films decided to push it back to the spring of 2010. The Perfect Game is directed by William Dear, is based on the true story of how a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Panettiere also co-stars with Gavin MacLeod in The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, a film directed by Rich Christiano about faith and friendship. He appeared with Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christine Lahti, as Elliott Perry in Dustin Lance Black's play 8, a reenactment of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 3, 2012.[2] The performance was broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.[3][4] In 2019, Jansen guest starred in the AMC network series The Walking Dead and co-starred in MTV's How High 2.

Awards and nominations

In 2008, Panettiere was nominated for a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Leading Young Actor for The Last Day of Summer.[citation needed]


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Television and film roles
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Even Stevens Kupchack's Son Episode: "The Big Splash"
2003 Hope & Faith Justin Shanowski Episode: Pilot
Third Watch Billy Episode: "Payback"
2004 Tiger Cruise Joey Television film
Blue's Clues Periwinkle (voice) Season 6
2005 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Surprise Party Robby Hobbie (voice) Television special
Racing Stripes Young Stripes (voice) Film
Robots Younger Rodney (voice) Film
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Shovelmouth Boy (voice) Film
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes Robby Hobbie (voice) Film
The X's Truman X (voice) Main role, 20 episodes
Everybody Hates Chris Peter Episode: "Everybody Hates Chris"
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures Robby Hobbie (voice)
The Last Day of Summer Luke Malloy Television film
The Babysitters Mikey Beltran Film
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Robby Hobbie (voice)
2009 The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Dustin Film
2010 The Perfect Game Enrique Film
2011 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Huko Film
2012 The Forger Aram Film
2013 Shadow on the Mesa Young boy Film
2015 Summer Forever Broom Film
2015 The Martial Arts Kid Robbie Oakes Film
2019 How High 2 Hayes film
2019 The Walking Dead Casper Television


  1. ^ "Hayden Panettiere bio". Archived from the original on July 4, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "West Coast Premiere of "8"". American Foundation for Equal Rights. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ American Foundation for Equal Rights (March 3, 2012). "8": A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality (YouTube). Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Gray, Stephen (March 1, 2012). "YouTube to broadcast Proposition 8 play live". Retrieved March 18, 2012.