What Is Jimmy Bennett’s Age? His Movies, Net Worth & Personal Life

Published Date: 22 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 22 Feb, 2020 By Celebs Podium

From a sexual misconduct allegation from the girlfriend to an assault charge against Italian actress, Jimmy Bennett’s personal life is no short of a hell ride. Amidst the tough times, the actor amasses popularity for his movie and TV stints.

Jimmy Bennett is an American actor and musician best known for his role as a child actor in Daddy Day Care. He is in the acting business since 2002.

Insights on Jimmy Bennett’s Bio: Age, Mother, Sister, Height

The 24-years-of-age actor/musician was born as James Michael Bennett on 9 February 1996. He hails from Seal Beach, California, the United States. Speaking about his family, Jimmy is the son of his mother named Martha Bennett. He has a sister named Amanda Bennett and a stepfather named Frank Pestarino. Jimmy currently stays with his family in Huntington Beach, California, where they run a hard rock-themed crepe restaurant.

Standing tall at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7 meters), Jimmy explored his love for television roles at the age of six. Eventually, the aspiration came true when he started booking commercials. He appeared in nine commercials in about two years. And what more- The major motion pictures weren’t far from reality now.

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His Net Worth, Movies

The young actor amasses quite a commanding net worth from his entertainment career. His total earnings swirl around $2 million. Jimmy’s acting break came with the series, Strong Medicine, in 2002, where he appeared in a single episode.


Jimmy Bennett as Dustin on Heartthrob (Picture: IMDB)

Moreover, he landed his big-screen debut voicing Hathi Jr. in the 2003 animated movie, The Jungle Book 2. Eventually, he landed other big roles in the movies like Hostage (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Star Trek (2009), Orphan (2009), and Heartthrob (2017).

Likewise, Jimmy has landed some major television roles with Everwood (2004-05), No Ordinary Family (2010-11), and Murder in the First (2015).

Sexual Allegations

Amidst his engaging professional career, Jimmy Bennett has been involved somehow in multiple sexual misconduct allegations.  Firstly, he claimed that an Italian actress and director, Asia Argento, sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013. Later on, a $380,000 settlement was made between the parties according to the documents obtained by The New York Times. 

On the other hand, his ex-girlfriend, who was 17 during the time they dated, filed a temporary restraining order against him on 17 July 2015. She accused Jimmy of stalking, statutory rape and exploiting her for child pornography. The complaint got dismissed a month later.

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Some Interesting Facts About Jimmy Bennett

  • He bagged the 2005 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a New Medium for The Polar Express.
  • Jimmy also won the 2010 Young Artist Award under Best Performance in a Feature Film category for Shorts.
  • As a musician, Jimmy released his debut single, Over Again, in August 2011.
  • He is nicknamed Jimmy Two-Takes for his ability to do his lines perfectly.
  • Jimmy mostly likes to watch horror movies.
  • He typically listens to AC/DC, Black Sabbath, and Van Halen.
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