Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd

Born: March 5, 1989
Age: 29
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
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Jake Matthew Lloyd (born March 5, 1989) is an American former actor who gained fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the first in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised this role in six subsequent Star Wars video games.


Early life

Jake Matthew Lloyd was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of EMT William "Bill" Lloyd and entertainment agent Lisa Riley. He attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and graduated from there in 2007.


Lloyd began his acting career in 1996, playing Jimmy Sweet in 4 episodes of ER. He was then cast as Jake Warren in Unhook the Stars. He got his big break playing Jamie Langston in Jingle All the Way. He also played Mark Armstrong in Apollo 11. Lloyd gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

After portraying Anakin in a chain of related video games, Lloyd retired from acting in 2001, citing bullying on the part of classmates and the stress of doing up to 60 interviews a day as his reasons for doing so.

Post-Star Wars work

After retiring from acting in 2001, Lloyd continued to make appearances at sci-fi and comic-book festivals. In 2012, he announced he was directing a documentary highlighting the Tibetan refugees in India, who are attempting to escape persecution by the Chinese.

Lloyd was commissioned in 2012 to create a promo for singer Mallory Low's song, and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones actor Daniel Logan, who played young Boba Fett in that film, was cast as the star in his video.

Lloyd left Hollywood for Chicago, Illinois, and dropped out after a semester at Columbia College Chicago, where he studied film and psychology.

Personal life

Lloyd currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

On June 17, 2015, Lloyd (now going by the name "Jake Broadbent") was arrested for reckless driving, driving without a license, and resisting arrest. His mother, Lisa, stated that he suffers from schizophrenia and that the driving incident was brought on when he failed to take his psychiatric medication. She added that he attacked her at her Indianapolis home three months previously, also due to his struggles with the condition. In April 2016, he was transferred to a psychiatric facility after being diagnosed with schizophrenia.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Unhook the Stars J.J.
1996 Jingle All the Way Jamie Langston
1996 Apollo 11 Mark Armstrong Television film
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor Ten Years or Younger
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2005 Madison Mike McCormick Shot in 2000


Year Title Role Notes
1996 ER Jimmy Sweet 4 episodes
1996-1999 The Pretender Ronnie Collins
Young Angelo / Timmy
4 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Star Wars Episode I: Racer Anakin Skywalker Voice
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Anakin Skywalker Voice
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Anakin Skywalker Voice
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Anakin Skywalker Voice
2002 Star Wars Racer Revenge Anakin Skywalker Voice

[ Source: Wikipedia ]