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Jaeden Martell

Born January 4, 2003 (21 years)
Jaeden Martell is an American actor known for his compelling performances in both film and television. He first gained recognition for his role as Bill Denbrough in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel It (2017) and reprised this character in the 2019 sequel It Chapter Two (2019) . His other notable work includes a role in the mystery film Knives Out (2019) (2019) and starring in the miniseries Defending Jacob (2020). Born on January 4, 2003, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jaeden is the son of Wes Lieberher, a Los Angeles-based executive chef, and Angela Teresa Martell. He has Korean heritage through his maternal grandmother, Chisun Martell. Initially growing up in South Philadelphia, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of eight in 2011. For the first six years of his career, he was credited under his family name, Lieberher, but in 2019, he adopted his mother's maiden name, Martell.

Jaeden's acting career began with a commercial for Hot Wheels and expanded to include various other advertisements for brands such as Google,, Liberty Mutual, Hyundai (for the 2013 Super Bowl), Verizon Fios, and General Electric. His first significant film role was in St. Vincent (2014) (2014), where he starred alongside Bill Murray. Murray later recommended Martell to Cameron Crowe, which led to his role in the 2015 film Aloha (2015) . He played the title character in The Book of Henry (2017) , further cementing his position as a talented young actor.

In addition to his early successes, Martell joined the cast of the Apple miniseries Defending Jacob (2020-2020) in March 2019, based on the novel by William Landay. He also confirmed his participation in the film Tunnels (????) as Grayson Mitchell during an Instagram Live interview with Teen Vogue on April 30, 2020; however, this film has yet to be released. In September 2021, he portrayed Morty Smith in promotional interstitials for the two-part fifth season finale of Rick and Morty (2013-) . In October 2021, he was cast as Craig in the Netflix film Men (2022) , directed by John Lee Hancock and based on the novella from Stephen King's Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022) .

Continuing to expand his filmography, Jaeden Martell appeared in Y2K (2024) and Arcadian (2024) in 2024. Both films showcase his versatility and commitment to developing complex characters. Through these roles and his consistent presence in both independent and major studio projects, Martell continues to establish himself as one of the most promising actors of his generation.

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Movies & Shows on Plex
  • The Confirmation
  • The True Adventures of Wolfboy
Known For
  • It
  • Midnight Special
  • St. Vincent
  • It Chapter Two
  • Metal Lords
  • The Lodge
  • Defending Jacob
  • Mr. Harrigan's Phone
  • The Book of Henry
  • Aloha
  • Arcadian
  • The Confirmation
  • Low Tide
  • The True Adventures of Wolfboy
  • Releasing Dec 6, 2024
  • Grief


Y2K · as Eli
Arcadian · as Joseph
Metal Lords · as Kevin Schlieb
Harriet the Spy (TV Series) · as Chuck
Calls (US) (TV Series) · as Justin (voice)
Defending Jacob (TV Series) · as Jacob Barber
The Lodge · as Aidan
Knives Out · as Jacob Thrombey
Low Tide · as Peter
It Chapter Two · as Young Bill Denbrough
Barry (TV Series) · as Older John Berkman Jr.
It · as Bill Denbrough
The Book of Henry · as Henry Carpenter
Midnight Special · as Alton Meyer
Aloha · as Mitchell Woodside
St. Vincent · as Oliver Bronstein
Playing It Cool · as 6 Year Old Me
Masters of Sex (TV Series) · as Johnny Masters
Grief · as The Child
American Dad! (TV Series) · as Peter Junior (voice)

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