- Date of Birth:
- March 25, 1989
- 5' 5"
Jake Lloyd (born Jake Matthew Lloyd on March 25, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is a retired American actor. Though born in Fort Collins, Jake was raised in Indiana, attending Carmel High School. As a child actor, Jake’s first big role came in 1996, when he was cast as Jimmy Sweet in 4 episodes of the hit medical drama, ER. His big break came starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1996’s Jingle All The Way. His portrayal in that film led him to being picked by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the first Star Wars prequel, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After the 1999 film, Jake played aced once more, as Mike McCormick in the movie, Madison. He retired from acting in 2001, citing bullying and the stress from the industry. He left Hollywood for Chicago, but dropped out of Columbia College Chicago after a semester. Jake continues make appearances at sci-fi and comic book festivals, though he said in a 2012 interview that his role in Star Wars ruined his life. He announced in 2012 that he was directing a documentary highlighting the Tibetan refugees fleeing to India to avoid persecution by the Chinese.
Best Known For:
Jake Lloyd is best known as a former-actor, portraying Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Jake is the older brother of Madison Lloyd. In 2006, he was working at a Pac Sun at an outdoor mall in Carmel, Indiana. He reportedly resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. In June 2015, Jake — going by the name, Jake Broadbent — was arrested in South Carolina after a high-speed, police chase. He was arrested for reckless driving, driving without a license and resisting arrest.