Jimmy O'Neal

played by Matt Shively
Character Biography

The eldest of the O'Neal children, Jimmy O'Neal seems to have it all. He's the handsome, popular star of his high school wrestling team, and even though he isn't the sharpest kid you know, once in a while he shows surprising insight. When Jimmy reveals his struggle to make his weight class has turned into an actual eating disorder, it's clear that all the pressure and expectations that come along with being the big man on campus have really gotten to him. After the news of his brother's sexuality reaches their high school, Jimmy becomes Kenny's fiercest defender, ready to take on anyone who would even dare to think of bullying him. But, ever his father's son, Jimmy's good intentions don't always pan out so well in practice.

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Actor Biography

Shively is best known for his role as Ryan Laserbeam on Nickelodeon's television series True Jackson, VP. Shively's other television credits include Nickelodeon's The Troop and Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, MTV's Teen Wolf, Resident Advisors on Hulu, C.S.I. and ABC's Last Man Standing. Shively starred in the feature Paranormal Activity 4.

From a young age, Shively decided that his career would be in acting when he performed in his fourth grade, elementary school play. In seventh grade, Shively started taking acting classes at John Robert Powers, which helped him master his craft, and performed in Footloose, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Guys and Dolls at Charter Oak High School in Covina, CA before launching is professional career. Shively also spent time in Scotland and performed in the Fringe Festival.

Shively loves traveling and going to the movies.

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