You may bear in mind Jake Lloyd because the cutesy child from Jingle All the Way, a film wherein he starred alongside OG actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rita Wilson, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman. The movie was a business success and helped the kid star get his title on the market. But after some time, he disappeared from the highlight.
Ahead, get the newest on Lloyd and see what he appears like now.
‘Jingle All the Way’ was Jake Lloyd’s first main film position
Born on March 5, 1989, Lloyd obtained his begin within the business on commercials earlier than branching into performing in 1996 on the medical drama ER (through IMDb).
The identical yr, he starred in Jingle All the Way, a vacation movie that follows workaholic Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) as he embarks on a last-minute search on Christmas Eve for a preferred motion determine for his son, Jamie (Lloyd).
Despite overwhelmingly unfavourable critiques, Jingle All the Way has gone on to turn out to be a Christmas basic, usually showing in vacation programming and attracting views from movie buffs. It additionally raised Lloyd’s profile, opening the door for a number of different productions within the following years.
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Jake Lloyd’s life after ‘Jingle All the Way’
After Jingle All the Way, Lloyd continued to construct his resume. He appeared in a number of productions earlier than incomes his largest position to this point in 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the place he performed a younger Anakin Skywalker.
A box-office hit that’s now one of many highest-grossing films ever, the film launched Lloyd to even better fame. But it turned out to be a bittersweet expertise. As he instructed Blackbook Magazine in 2012, he was bullied as a child for his position within the movie.
“Other children were really mean to me. They would make the sound of the lightsaber every time they saw me. It was totally mad,” he stated (through The Sun). “My entire school life was really a living hell — and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day.”
This finally triggered Lloyd to retire from performing within the early 2000s. But he has often popped up in headlines through the years, together with in 2015 when he was concerned in a high-speed chase with police.
TMZ studies that Lloyd was initially jailed for the offense however, after being recognized with schizophrenia, he was moved to a psychiatric hospital, the place he obtained remedy.
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What Jake Lloyd appears like now and what he’s been as much as
Photos from a Facebook web page that purportedly belongs to Lloyd reveals he hasn’t modified a lot. He seems to have the identical boyish haircut and all — simply with extra facial hair.
It’s unclear what he does on a day-to-day foundation. But his mother, Lisa Lloyd, famous in a January assertion shared with Yahoo! Life that he was not on the psychiatric facility.
“He has moved closer to his family and we are all working hard to help him with this. He is still a kind and caring person and we hope to have him back to his fun and entertaining self as soon as possible. Jake will continue to make progress with the love and support you continue to show,” she stated.