Jake Lloyd (born on March 5, 1989) played nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace defeating Taylor Wells in the casting for the character, and provided the voice for Anakin in a number of Star Wars video games.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Jake Lloyd's role as the young Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menance brought him fame, however, he was negatively affected by the stressful criticism of his performance in the film. Lloyd also resented the publicity that his role brought him including relentless bullying at school and being interviewed sixty times a day. Lloyd's resentment towards George Lucas led him to quit acting in 2001 and to destroy all his Star Wars memorabilia. Lloyd reprised his role as the young Anakin in five video games.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Star Wars[edit | edit source]
Jake Lloyd portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the following productions:
Other[edit | edit source]
|Unhook the Stars||1995||J.J.||First Film|
|Jingle All the Way||1996||Jamie Langston|
|Madison||2001||Mike McCormick||Last Film|
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- "Jake Toys With Success"—Star Wars Galaxy Collector 7
- "A Jedi Trio"—Star Wars Insider 46
- Star Wars: The Complete Vader
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition