Some of Hollywood’s most loved and popular actors are all child actors. The public also loves these child actors and dote on them like they are their own kids. One such actor is the very famous Ty Simpkins. He is a versatile child actor best known for his role in Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark’s sidekick. Ty is a good actor and has done films and shows in several genres including horror and drama.
Ty Keegan Simpkins was born on August 6 in 2001 and is 15 years old now. He was born in New York City and then moved to Los Angeles which explains the rise to stardom. His mother, Monique Simpkins had already been approached by the directors of the daytime soap opera, One life to live to get Ty to act in the soap opera when he would be just three weeks old. Monique Simpkins agreed and the rest is history. Ty donned his acting roles at a mere three weeks old! He played the role of John ‘Jack’ Cramer on screen.
Career: Ty’s career started just at three weeks old and soon he had a place on another daytime soap opera. He started in a recurring role as a child on the soap Guiding Light on which he played Jude Cooper Bauer. He held on to this recurring role for a period of four years. During and after this period Ty Simpkins made a mark for himself as a cute little child actor. Soon he was being bombarded with requests for guest appearances and advertising campaigns. He appeared in some print ads and commercials and even did a guest appearance on Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Ty’s big break came in 2005 when he was cast in Stephen Spielberg’s War of the Worlds at just age 4. Ironically, he played a three-year-old boy in the film. This lead to a role in the 2006 film, All the King’s men in which he played the younger version of Jude Law’s character in the movie. One by one, Ty started getting projects and he got his next big break in 2006 itself. He played a boy named Aaron in the film Little Children which was released in the same year. This popular film won multiple awards which gave much-deserved recognition to the actors including little Ty who was 5 years old at the time.
In the year 2008, Ty signed three films all of which incidentally starred his real-life sister Ryan Simpkins as well. In the film, Pride, and Glory, he and his sister started as the children of Colin Ferrel’s character in the movie. Apart from this movie, he starred alongside his sister in a couple of other movies namely, Gardens of the night and Revolutionary Road.
By this time, Ty was 8 years old and an accomplished child actor. He guest starred in a couple of TV shows including CSI and Private Practice. He then signed to play Luke in the 2010 film, The Next Three Days. He played a recurring character on the first two Insidious movies, a character by the name Dalton Lambert.
All these movies starred Ty as a child actor. His first outing as a teen actor, however, was in Iron Man 3 where he played the sidekick of the lead actor. He also acted in Jurassic World and Meadowland. His last outing was in 2016 in a film named Bobby.
Ty Simpkins Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.2 Million US Dollars
His net worth as of 2017 is $2.2 million US dollars. Ty being a versatile actor was offered several roles in different genres all of which he pulled off with ease. This led him to create a name for himself in the industry and he kept getting signed on for more films. All these increased his net worth. However, the two main films wherein he gained the attention of the public and got a huge pay pack was in Iron Man 3 and in Jurassic World.
We are now pretty sure that Ty will grow up to be a great actor in the future. He has upcoming films with Marvel Studios as he signed a three film deal recently. He also reprised his role from Iron Man in The Lego Marvel’s Avengers. The coming years will be very exciting for Ty and for us as his fans looking forward to seeing him on screen