Jeremiah “Jerry” O’Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the TV series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me, Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack, and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan.
O’Connell portrayed Derrick Jones in Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3D, which also stars Elizabeth Shue.
O’Connell co-starred with David Tennant in the pilot for legal drama Rex Is Not Your Lawyer which NBC has placed under consideration for the fall season, though earlier reports suggested a spring 2010 airing. This has led to premature rumors of the show’s demise, as instigated by Michael Ausiello.
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