Jake Lloyd is an American former actor. He started his career in 1996 when he appeared in four episodes of the television series ER. At the same time, he also appeared as a recurring character in the series The Pretender. His first movie appearance was in 1996’s Unhook the Stars. That same year, he also acted in the feature Jingle All the Way and played Mark Armstrong in the TV movie Apollo 11. His major break came after landing the role of the young Anakin Skywalker in the film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He was then cast for a role in the film Madison in 2000 although it was released in 2005.