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Who is he?

Erik Per Sullivan is an actor from America, whose career started when he was a child. He is most famous for his role in the popular sitcom TV series “Malcolm in the Middle”, that aired on Fox. On the show, he has appeared in 151 episodes. He is also a voice actor. Read on to find out more about his life, career, and net worth.

erik per sullivan in Malcolm in the Middle

Early and Personal Life

Erik Per Sullivan was born on July 21, 1991, to parents Fred and Ann Sullivan, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He attended Mount Saint Charles Academy, and later transferred to Phillips Exeter Academy. He started his tenure at the University of Southern California in 2009. He also attended acting classes at KD College.

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Apart from his studies, he practiced piano and saxophone. Except English, he is fluent in Swedish, and he visits Sweden every year. Erik has a first-degree black belt in taekwondo. He does not have any siblings.

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If some reports are to be believed, he was in a relationship with fellow actress Daveigh Chase, back in 2009.
In the year 2005, he helped Jane Kaczmarek with the book “Together”, a book for children, meant for the nonprofit charity Heifer International.


The debut of the young actor came with a role in a 1998 movie “Armageddon”. This was followed with the role of Fuzzy in “The Cider House Rules”. In the year 2000, Sullivan appeared in one episode of the show “Wonderland”.

The big break for the actor came in 2000 when he got the role of Dewey Wilkerson in the hit TV series “Malcom in the Middle”. The show lasted until 2006, and the young child actor appeared in 151 episodes. This is an iconic role, and although he is not the main protagonist, fans love his portrayal and Dewey is the favorite character of many.

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Other than this, Erik guest starred in “Black of Life”, and gave his voice to Fork in the TV show “Meatball Finkelstein”. In 2001, he had a role in the movie “Joe Dirt”, where he played Little Joe Dirt. Then came the appearance in the movie called “Wendigo” that same year.

The following 2002, he appeared as Charlie Sumner in a movie named “Unfaithful”, as well as in an episode of a famous sitcom “The King of Queens”. In 2004, he appeared in “Christmas with the Kranks” as the character Spike Frohmeyer, while in 2006, Erik played Young Luis in a TV show “Come on Over”.

Next year, in 2007, he plated the titular character in the movie “Mo”. Then he played Timmy in a 2010 movie “Twelve”. In 2003, he gave his voice to the character of Sheldon in “Finding Nemo”. He also gave his voice for Mino, in a 2006 movie “Arthur and the Invisibles”.

Awards and Achievements

In 2003, Erik Per Sullivan won the Young Artist Award. In addition, he was nominated for four more of them. In total, he received three nominations for the Teen Choice Award. In the year 2001, the actor won the Fright Meter Award, and a nomination for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award in 2003. For his famous character of Dewey, he won a YoungStar Award in 2001. In 2007, he also won the James Joyce Award.

Erik-Per-Sullivan Awards and Achievements

Erik Per Sullivan Net Worth and Earnings

As of this year, the estimated net worth of Erik Per Sullivan is around $4.5 million. He is still very young, and already has a successful career behind him. Thanks to the complete run of 7 seasons on “Malcom in the Middle”, he is globally recognized and famous. An accomplished, award-winning child actor, he has a very bright future ahead of him. Although he has retired form acting almost a decade ago, he still has a bright future ahead of him at only 27 years of age.

erik per sullivan net worth