Born: 5 March 1989
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado
Best known as: Padawan Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace
Jake Lloyd appeared in television commercials and series (including semi-regular roles in E. R.
and The Pretender
) before making his film debut in 1996's Unhook the Stars
. He co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger
in the comedy Jingle All the Way
(1996) and then landed the role of Padawan Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(1999). In the series, young Skywalker grows up to be the evil villain Darth Vader
in episodes IV, V and VI of the Star Wars
series. After the success of the film, Lloyd did voice work for various Star Wars
video games, then retreated to a "normal life" in the midwest.
His sister, Madison Lloyd, had the part of Princess Ellie in The Phantom Menace.
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