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Jake Lloyd’s detailed biography

Jake Matthew Lloyd is an American former actor. He is best known for portraying the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

He was born on March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado entertainment agent Lisa Riley.

Lloyd attended and graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, in 2007.

Lloyd began his acting career in 1996, playing Jimmy Sweet in four episodes of ER. He was then cast as Jake Warren in Unhook the Stars. He got his big break playing Jamie Langston in Jingle All The Way.

Jake Matthew Lloyd retired from acting in 2001. Explaining his decision for retiring in 2012, Lloyd revealed that his decision was due to bullying at school and harassment by the press, both in response to his role in The Phantom Menace.

In March 2015, police responded to an alleged assault by Lloyd on his mother Lisa Riley.

In a statement to the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, Riley alleged Lloyd arrived at her house and began verbally berating her. He then progressed to physically assaulting her, but she declined to press charges, revealing that Lloyd had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was not taking his medication at the time.

On June 17, 2015, Lloyd was arrested in South Carolina under the name Jake Broadbent for reckless driving, driving without a license, and resisting arrest; he failed to stop for a red light, which initiated a high-speed police chase.

At a hearing on June 22, his bail was set at $10,700. On June 23, Lloyd’s mother stated to TMZ that he has schizophrenia and that “the family plans to try and get him help again […] once he’s released from jail”.

Lloyd was not released on bail.

In April 2016, after being held for 10 months awaiting trial in Colleton County Detention Center, Lloyd was transferred from jail to a psychiatric facility due to his schizophrenia diagnosis.

In January 2020, his family issued a statement saying that he has moved closer to his family, and has officially been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Lloyd after retirement in 2001 continued to make appearances at sci-fi and comic-book festivals.

In 2012, he announced that he would be directing a documentary highlighting Tibetan refugees in India.

Lloyd has featured in several films and television series and has recorded a number of game voice overs including:

Films

  • Die With Me
  • Madison
  • Apollo 11
  • Jungle All The Way
  • Unhook The Stars
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Television Series

  • ER
  • The Pretender

Games

  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Racer Revenge
  • Star Wars: Episode I: Jedi Power Battles
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Racer
  • Star Wars: Super Bombard Racing

Jake Lloyd has an estimated net worth of $25,000.

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