O'Connell to co-host CBS preview special

O'Connell to co-host CBS preview special

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell are to serve as co-hosts of "CBS Fall Preview," a U.S. prime time special to air next month.
Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg are set to star in new shows for the 2010-11 U.S. television season, CBS said.
Jerry O'Connell to co-star in 'Rex'

Jerry O'Connell to co-star in 'Rex'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jerry O'Connell has signed up to co-star with David Tennant in the pilot for the possible NBC series "Rex is Not Your Lawyer."
Actor Jerry O'Connell starts law school

Actor Jerry O'Connell starts law school

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Actor Jerry O'Connell has begun classes at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, a school official confirmed.
Rebecca Romijn gives birth to twin girls

Rebecca Romijn gives birth to twin girls

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rebecca Romijn has given birth to twin girls named Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, People magazine said it confirmed Monday.
O'Connell sorry he called wife 'huge'

O'Connell sorry he called wife 'huge'

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Comic actor Jerry O'Connell publicly apologized for calling his pregnant wife Rebecca Romijn "huge" on U.S. television.
Romijn-O'Connell pregnant with twins

Romijn-O'Connell pregnant with twins

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rebecca Romijn-O'Connell is pregnant with twins, a representative for her and her husband, actor Jerry O'Connell, has confirmed to People.com.
O'Connell to participate in Scottish race

O'Connell to participate in Scottish race

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. television and film actor Jerry O'Connell is set to take part in a race across the Scottish Highlands, Drambuie liqueur announced Wednesday.

Celebs adopt 'Baby on Board' roles

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Jerry O'Connell, Heather Graham, Ian Ziering and Lara Flynn Boyle have joined the cast of the big-screen romantic comedy "Baby on Board."

Romijn, O'Connell marry in LA

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell were married Saturday in a small ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.

Rebecca Romijn not weighed down by scale

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Supermodel-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn says she never weighs herself or even owns a scale.

Romijn and O'Connell are engaged

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Actor Jerry O'Connell and his girlfriend of one year, model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn are engaged, it was reported Tuesday.

'Extra' ready for host's maternity leave

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- "Extra" host Mark McGrath will have an impressive list of celebrity co-hosts when Dayna Devon goes on maternity leave, it was reported Monday.

Jerry O'Connell in 'Yours, Mine and Ours'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Jerry O'Connell has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of the 1968 comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

7th 'Bachelor' readies March premier

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- The brother of "Crossing Jordan" star Jerry O'Connell, Charlie O'Connell, will star in ABC's next edition of "The Bachelor," TV Guide reported.
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Jerry O'Connell
Jerry O'Connell from the show "Crossing Jordan" arrives at the The NBC All-Star Event July 25, 2005, in Los Angeles. The event featured stars from the NBC lineup of shows. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)

Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the TV series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me, Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack, and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan.

O'Connell was born in New York City, the son of Linda (née Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, an advertising agency art director. His maternal grandfather, Charles S. Witkowski, was the mayor of Jersey City, NJ. O'Connell is of Irish descent on his father's side and Polish ancestry on his mother's. O'Connell was raised in Manhattan with his younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, also an actor. O'Connell began his acting career at a young age. As a child, he did commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies. Shortly after at the age of eleven, he landed his first feature film role as the character Vern Tessio in Rob Reiner's Stand by Me. As a teenager, he starred in the Canadian TV series My Secret Identity from 1988–91, and attended Manhattan's Professional Children's School.

O'Connell attended New York University (NYU) from 1991 to 1994, majoring in film. While there, he studied screen writing and competed on the NYU fencing team, serving a stint as captain of the sabre squad. However, he left NYU several credits short of graduation in 1999.

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