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Brick Heck

Played by Atticus Shaffer
Character Biography

Brick is the youngest child of Frankie and Mike Heck. He's known both in the household and out for some, let's say odd behavior—his best friend is his backpack—but that doesn't mean that he can't pull it together when he needs to in order to help his mom make a sale. While he might be the strangest among his older brother Axl and his older sister Sue, we can't help but love the little guy, and we're sure you will too. 

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Actor Biography

Atticus Shaffer lives in California with his mother, Debbie, and father, Ron, as well as a small menagerie of pets (all rescues). He was discovered by his manager and began his professional acting career in late 2006 with a guest starring role in the comedy series The Class. Other television appearances followed, including The Human Giant, Days of Our Lives, Out of Jimmy's Head, Carpoolers and My Name is Earl, as well as Disney's I'm in the Band, Shake It Up, and Nickelodeon's See Dad Run.

On the big screen Atticus is perhaps best known for the bus stop scene he shared with Will Smith in Hancock. He also appeared as Matty in the David S. Goyer film The Unborn, as well as in An American Carol, Leaving Barstow and Opposite Day.

Shaffer has given a voice to numerous characters, both on film and TV. He had a starring role in Tim Burton's animated feature, Frankenweenie, for which he was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Male Voice Actor in a Feature Film and won the BTVA 2013 Award for Best Male Vocal Performance by a Child for the role of Edgar E. Gore. He has also voiced roles in the feature films Year One and Subject: I Love You. On television he is a regular voice on Disney Channel's animated series Fish Hooks as Albert Glass, and has recurring roles on The Penguins of Madagascar, and Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe," as well as a guest role in Thundercats. Currently, Shaffer is one of the main voice cast members in the hit Disney Jr. animated series The Lion Guard, starring as Ono, and he has voiced in recurring roles in Dreamworks Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, Adventures in Odyssey and Disney's Star and the Forces of Evil.

His numerous talk show appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, Conan, numerous appearances on The View, Good Morning America, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Lopez Tonight, Home and Family, KTLA Morning News and Jimmy Kimmel Live – a fan favorite. Shaffer has attended many events in his career, including being a presenter/speaker for the 2014 Braille Institute Braille Challenge Awards, the 2011 Genesis Awards, the 2010 CSA Awards, as well as being honored in 2010 by receiving the Media Access Award from R.J. Mitte. He was invited to be the Grand Marshal of Washington D.C.'s 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival and was also invited to an internship with Lego Master Builders of Legoland Florida, which honored him in spending time learning more about one of his most passionate hobbies.

Shaffer continues to excel in his education in his passion for history, current world events and film making. His film making, with the Reagan Library FILM THIS program, in conjunction with the National Archives, demonstrated his interests in military history to create documentaries and films. Each of his submitted films won awards at the Reagan Film Festival for Best of Editing and Best Overall. As a result of these acclaimed successes, Shaffer was requested by the Reagan Library to be assistant teacher for the 2016 and 2017 FILM THIS summer classes.

But, his greatest honor, and thrill, was his accepted enrollment and participation in the Warner Brothers Directors Workshop summer program, to which he completed at the end of July 2017.

His hobby for "prepping" keeps him ever active, and his favorite music varies from Country/Bluegrass to Christian rock. He is an avid gamer on both PC and console.

In addition to all of this are his love of acting and his true passion for comedy. He gives much love and credit to his mom and dad for enabling him to "be himself" and have the time of his life.

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