Jerry O’Connell is an actor, director and television personality. He serves as host of THE TALK, CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of four hosts, alongside Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots and Sheryl Underwood.
O’Connell began his acting career at age 11 when he co-starred as Vern Tessio in “Stand by Me.” Born and raised in New York City, O’Connell graduated from New York University with a BFA before returning to feature films. He received critical acclaim for his role as quarterback Frank Cushman in “Jerry Maguire.”
Most recently, he appeared in the in the film “Endangered Species,” with additional credits including “Scream 2,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Mission to Mars,” “Tomcats,” the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” “Yours, Mine and Ours,” “Man About Town,” “Obsessed,” “Piranha 3-D,” “The Lookalike,” “Deep Murder,” and “The Secret: Dare to Dream.” O’Connell was also seen in the big screen follow-up to the cult hit television series “Veronica Mars.” In addition to his film work, he has been seen in multiple hit television series, including “Scream Queens” (FOX), “Mistresses” (ABC), “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Billions” (SHOWTIME), “The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC), “Carter” (OWN) and currently voices Commander Jack Ransom in “Star Trek: Lower Decks” (PARAMOUNT+).
Additionally, O’Connell hosted his own daytime talk show, “Jerry O,” in 2019 and starred in the Broadway play “A Soldier’s Play” in early 2020.
O’Connell resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Rebecca Romijn, and twin daughters. His birthday is Feb. 17. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mrjerryoc.