Atticus Shaffer lives in California with his mother, Debbie, and father, Ron, along with a small menagerie of pets (all rescues).
He began his professional acting career in late 2006, with a guest-starring role in the comedy series "The Class." Other television appearances followed, including "The Human Giant," "Days of Our Lives," "Out of Jimmy's Head," "Carpoolers," and "My Name is Earl" as well as Disney's "I'm in the Band" and "Shake It Up."
On the big screen, Shaffer is perhaps best known for the bus stop scene he shared with Will Smith in "Hancock." Other feature films include "The Unborn," "An American Carol," "Leaving Barstow," and "Opposite Day."
Shaffer has given a voice to numerous characters, both on film and TV. He has a starring role in Tim Burton's animated feature "Frankenweenie," for which he was nominated for an Annie Award and won the BTVA Award. He has also voiced characters in the features "Year One" and "Subject: I Love You." On television, he is a regular voice on Disney Channel's animated series "Fish Hooks" and previously voiced a recurring part on "The Penguins of Madagascar," as well as a guest role on the animated series "Thundercats." Currently, he plays a character in a new Cartoon Network series "Steven's Universe." Shaffer is also very talented with voice impressions and has been incorporating that into some of his recent work.
Shaffer has made numerous talk show appearances, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Conan," "The View," "Lopez Tonight," "Good Morning America," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" – a fan favorite. He was selected to be a presenter for the 2011 Genesis Awards, the 2013 CSA Awards, and the 2013 Annie Awards, as well as being honored in 2010 with the Media Access award from R.J. Mitte. He was invited to be the Grand Marshal of Washington, DC's 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival and was also invited to an internship with Lego Master Builders of Legoland Florida, who honored him in spending time learning more about one of his most passionate hobbies.
Shaffer continues to excel in his education and is a major history buff, which he incorporates into directing stop motion animation movies using Legos. He is an avid "gamer" and especially enjoys video games that include history, Legos, Star Wars, and, of course, zombies.
In addition to all of this, are his love for acting and his true passion for comedy. He gives much love and credit to his parents for enabling him to "be himself" and have the time of his life.