'Jurassic World' Star Ty Simpkins Signs With WME (Exclusive)
His sister Ryan, an actress, has also joined the agency.
Jurassic World’s Ty Simpkins has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The actor plays the younger of Bryce Dallas Howard’s two nephews in the Universal smash hit, which has made over $1.5 billion worldwide to become (so far) the No. 3 highest-grossing movie of all time.
After making his feature debut as a "3-year-old boy" in War of the Worlds, Simpkins went on to appear in Iron Man 3 (playing the orphan who finds the presumed-dead Tony Stark) and star as Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne’s son in the first two chapters of the Insidious franchise, among many other film credits. He also starred as a special-needs child whom a grieving Olivia Wilde befriends in the drama Meadowland, which premiered at Tribeca in April and will be released by Cinedigm in October.
Simpkins is joining WME from ICM Partners, along with his sister, Ryan. The two play siblings in the horror movie Hangman, which premiered at SXSW in March. They also played brother and sister in Revolutionary Road (as the children of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet), Arcadia (playing John Hawkes’ kids in the family drama that won the Crystal Bear in Berlin in 2012) and Pride and Glory (with Colin Farrell as their dad).
Separately, Ryan has appeared in Tom Ford’s A Single Man, starred in the movie adaptation of children’s book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life and played the younger version of Gillian Jacobs’ character in Gardens of the Night.
Ryan continues to be managed by Thruline Entertainment, and both siblings are repped at Ziffren Brittenham.