Hollywood actor Jerry O’Connell debuted as Vernon “Vern” Tessio in the coming-of-age film Stand by Me. After this, he had his first television role in the TV movie The Room Upstairs. He later starred as Andrew Clements in the TV show My Secret Identity. During the 1990s, he had performances in the films Calendar Girl, Blue River, Joe’s Apartment, Jerry Maguire, Scream 2, and Body Shots. In the 2000s, he starred as Detective Woody Hoyt in NBC’s Crossing Jordan, reprising his role in the spin-off Las Vegas.
He next played Neal in several episodes of the TV series Do Not Disturb. During this period, O’Connell also starred in the films Mission to Mars, Tomcats, Kangaroo Jack, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Alibi, Man About Town, and Obsessed. In the 2010s, he had performances in the films Piranha 3-D, Scary Movie 5, Veronica Mars, Space Station 76, The Lookalike, and Deep Murder.
Back on TV, he starred as Stuart Strickland in the sitcom We Are Men. He also had recurring roles in Mistresses and The Big Bang Theory. He went on to appear as host in some episodes of The Wendy Williams Show. In 2018, he played lead role Harley Carter in the short-lived series Carter. As of 2019, he hosts his own show called Jerry O’, as well as starred in the films Satanic Panic and The Secret: Dare to Dream.
Jerry O’Connell stays in good shape by incorporating a workout routine into his lifestyle. His fitness regimen usually depends on some roles on film or television that require physical training. In general, he sticks to the basics, which includes cardio and some weights. For instance, for his role in the TV series We Are Men, he started doing more push-ups and even tried Pilates. He also switched to light beer and joined a gym to do more regular workouts.