Erik Per Sullivan is best known as the child actor who played Dewey in the FOX Television series, Malcolm In The Middle. The show was a success for the network and ran for seven seasons, from January 2000 and May 2006. After achieving fame with Malcolm In The Middle, Erik Per Sullivan made further appearances on other television shows and movies before retiring in 2010.
Keep reading to learn more about the former child actor who stepped away from the spotlight.
Who is Erik Per Sullivan?
Erik Per Sullivan was born to Ann and Fred Sullivan on the 12th of July, 1991 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Erik’s father owned a Mexican restaurant while his mother is a naturalized US citizen from Sweden. According to official reports, Erik is an only child. The young actor attended Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy.
Erik kept himself busy with his musical talents; beyond his display of musical skills in Malcolm In The Middle, there are records showing Erik Per Sullivan went ahead to undergo formal training in the piano and the saxophone.
After high school, he attended The University of Southern California between 2009 and 2010.
What is His Net Worth?
Erik Per Sullivan is one of the relatively few people in history who are lucky to amass a fortune for themselves quite early in life. Apart from his role in Malcolm In The Middle, Erik appeared in 15 other projects before he retired in 2010. This means he already made a decent fortune before he was 20. So, there is no surprise to learn that the actor is worth a reported $3 million.
How Tall Is He?
Viewers of Malcolm In The Middle will remember watching Erik Per Sullivan’s character, Dewey, grow up during the six years the series lasted. The actor now stands at a reported height of 1.75m. Other details about his body statistics are not readily available to the public.
Where Is Erik Per Sullivan Now?
Erik Per Sullivan’s last documented movie role was in the 2010 movie named Twelve. After that, he relatively disappeared from the public gaze. He has not maintained any verified social media presence since then nor did he show up at the 2012 Malcolm In the Middle reunion. This got many wondering what had become of the former child star; it also made him an easy target for the false rumor mills.
In late July of 2017, it was widely reported that Erik Per Sullivan had died in an auto crash. This piece of news about Erik Per Sullivan’s death went viral, breaking the hearts of his fans around the US and the World. However, since then, the rumors about Erik Per Sullivan’s death have been proven false, nothing more than another mischievous lie churned out of the fake news machinery that is so often a part of the social media culture.
Not only was his death eventually widely refuted but a picture of Erik Per Sullivan – now all grown up – appeared on an Instagram account that claims to belong to ‘The Official Erik Per Sullivan’. The picture of grown-up Erik Per Sullivan resonated with his fans around the world. The Instagram account in question has gone on to gain more twenty thousand of Erik’s fans as followers.
Amid the unending speculations, a Youtube video of him surfaced in December 2015 which surprisingly showed Erik Per Sullivan co-reporting on an NBA Basketball event for Channel One News. That video has since fueled another round of speculation about Erik’s whereabouts and what had been taking his time since 2010, with many wondering if he had been at media training all this time.
Now that it’s certain that Erik Per Sullivan is still alive, fans are once again curious about where the actor is now and what he is up to. One thing is for certain though, Erik is a man who dislikes media attention, which would explain his long absences from public view. If his fans have proved anything, it’s that whenever Erik returns to the spotlight, if ever, they will be always ready to welcome him.