Atticus Shaffer - Updated Feb 2024

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Atticus Shaffer

Atticus Shaffer is an American Television actor famous for his role as Brick Heck in ABC’s family comedy series The Middle. Atticus Shaffer also gained popularity for providing voices for the 2012 film Frankenweenie and the Disney Junior television series The Lion Guard.

Early Life and Childhood

Atticus Shaffer is 24 years old. He was born on June 19, 1998, in Santa Clarita, California, under the astrological sign Gemini. His father’s name is Ron Shaffer and his mother’s name is Debbie Shaffer.

His parents named him after Atticus Finch, the lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird. Currently, he resides in Acton, California.

He is a devout Christian, and has a daily Bible study with his mother, alternating between the Old and the New Testaments. He was a fan of Christian rock music and identified several Christian bands among his favorites during his baptism.

Similarly, his paternal grandmother was of Italian descent, and his maternal grandmother’s ancestry is Polish. So, he is of German, Swiss-French, French-Canadian, and English descent and holds an American nationality.

Moving toward his educational background, he is homeschooled and enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh and Lego.

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Caption: Atticus Shaffer posing with his parents (Source: Bio Gossips)

His Favorites

  • He loves to read Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) books.
  • Also, he loves to read history books about World War II as well as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
  • He enjoys viewing the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)TV show.

He even enjoys watching History Channel’s Pawn Stars (2009), American Pickers (2010), and Storage Wars (2010).

Personal Life

Reflecting on his personal life, Atticus is straight and single. He has not opened up about his relationship and might not be in a relationship to date.

But obviously, he will be dating his perfect match after finding her in the future. Moreover, he lives controversy-free and enjoys his life.

Concerning his health issues, he has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, type IV, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I. He says that the disability is just a small part of who he is.

Thus, he loves being a Boy Scout and especially enjoys participating in camping trips and earning Merit badges. He is three years older than his character in The Middle (2009).

Body Measurements

Atticus Shaffer has type four osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition involving a defect in type 1 collagen, which causes fragile bones, and short stature. He stands a height of 4′ 8″ (142 cm) tall and weighs around 39 kg (87 lbs). Likewise, he has a pair of brown hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Atticus Shaffer posing for a photo at the event (Source: Zimbio)

Professional Life

Talking about Atticus Shaffer’s professional life, he is an American actor. He is famous for playing Brick Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle (2009–2018). Likewise, he was discovered by his manager in 2006 and soon landed a guest-starring role in the series The Class (2006).

After that, Atticus Shaffer acted in the original ABC pilot, The Middle (2008). He played the role of Brick Heck who is a character in the American television sitcom.  He played the role in the show’s entire nine-season run, from 2009 to 2018.

Likewise, he is portrayed as the youngest of the three Heck siblings and is highly intelligent and smarter than most people his age. The series and its cast got several nominations dozens of times for awards and won over a dozen collectively.

He said his role as Brick was very similar to his own life, as he is also a “big reader” and “nerd out over the weirdest stuff” in a Wired magazine interview published in January 2013.

His character in the film including his idiosyncratic palladian repetition of words and phrases at the end of sentences is based on The Middle co-creator Eileen Heisler’s son, Justin.

Moreover, he played in other several episodes, such as Days of Our Lives (1965), My Name Is Earl (2005), Carpoolers (2007), and Out of Jimmy’s Head (2007).

Perhaps famous for the bus stop scene he uploaded with Will Smith in Hancock (2008), his other roles in feature films include Leaving Barstow (2008), An American Carol (2008), The Unborn (2009), and Opposite Day (2009).

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Caption: Atticus Shaffer captured the character of Brick in The Middle alongside his co-stars (Source: Pinterest)


Among his many talents is his unique approach to comedy, showcased in numerous commercials, most notably with AIG.

He has even provided his voice in feature films, including Year One (2009), Subject: I Love You (2011), Frankenweenie (2012), Super Buddies (2013) The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015).

Some other movies that he has provided his voice in our Monkey Up (2016), The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar (2017),  I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas (2018), and The Lion Guard: Battle for the Pride Lands (2019).

In 2020, he made a cameo role in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever in Russia Model UN representative in the Episode: “…started a nuclear war”.

He has also provided a voice from numerous television shows like  Pete the Cat (2017–2018), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2017–2019), and  Harvey Street Kids (2018–2020).

From 2016–to the present, he appears in the recurring role of Morrie Rydell in the radio show Adventures in Odyssey.


This talented actor Atticus Shaffer has received awards and also been nominated for his character. In 2010, he won the Media Access Awards for his character in the Middle in the category of  RJ Mitte Diversity Award (for an actor with a physical or emotional disability).

Similarly, he has also been nominated for the 2010/11 Young Artist Awards for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series and the 2013 Annie Awards for Voice Acting in a Feature Production Frankenweenie as well.

Atticus Shaffer – Net Worth 2023

Speaking of his earnings, Atticus Shaffer is an American actor who has earned a quite considerable sum of money through his work in the entertainment industry. Therefore, his estimated net worth is around 4 million dollars.

And he lives a good lifestyle with the fortune earned by his fame. He collected $12,000 per episode in the series The Middle (2009).

Atticus Shaffer – Social Media

Atticus Shaffer owns social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, etc. Likewise, he has gained more than 32.1k followers on his Twitter account and 18.8k followers on Instagram.