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Atticus Shaffer
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Birth Name:
Atticus Shaffer
Gender:   Male
Date of birth:
June 19, 1998 (age 19)
Place of birth:
Santa Clarita, California, US
Characters portrayed:
Albert Glass

Atticus Shaffer (born June 19, 1998) is an American actor, known for portraying Matty Newton in the 2009 supernatural horror-thriller film The Unborn and Brick Heck in the ABC comedy TV series, The Middle. He is the voice of Albert Glass.

Personal Life

Shaffer was born to Ron and Debbie Shaffer in Santa Clarita, California, where he currently lives with them and five cats, two dogs, birds, fish, a rabbit and a large flock of chickens. He is home-schooled and does well in his studies. His interests include Star Wars, Lego, and going to Yu-Gi-Oh! card tournaments. Atticus was a Cub Scout but opted out of becoming a Boy Scout.

Shaffer has osteogenesis imperfecta, type IV, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I. Atticus says that the disability is just a small part of who he is. His character on The Middle is three years younger than he is.

Notable Roles


  • Leaving Barstow (2008) as Little Boy on Bus
  • Hancock (2008) as Boy at Bus Bench
  • An American Carol (2008) as Timm/Atticus
  • The Unborn (2009) as Matty Newton
  • Opposite Day (2009) as Kid Detective #2
  • Subject: I Love You (2009) as the voice of Tommy


  • The Class: "The Class Rides a Bull" (2007) as Jonah
  • Days of our Lives: "Episode #1.10632" (2007) as Irish Boy
  • Carpoolers: "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" (2008) as Boy
  • Out of Jimmy's Head: "Bad Fad" (2008) as Aaron
  • My Name Is Earl: "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy" (2009) as Space Camper
  • The Middle (2009–present) as Brick Heck
  • Fish Hooks (2010-2014) as Albert Glass
  • Jay Leno Show (2010)
  • The Lion Guard: (2016-2019) as Ono

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