Jake Lloyd Who Played Little Jamie Langston in 'Jingle All the Way' Is Now 30 and Looks Unrecognizable

Rebelander Basilan
Dec 22, 2019
10:30 P.M.
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Jake Lloyd, who got his big break playing Jamie Langston in "Jingle All the Way," is all grown up and looking very different.


Lloyd will probably always be remembered as his lovable character on the hit 1996 American Christmas family comedy "Jingle All the Way."

But he's not a little boy anymore, and he looks unrecognizable.

Jake Lloyd at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 2, 2010. | Photo: Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons


As indicated by IMDB, the former child actor is most popular for portraying Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace," the first in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

The epic space-opera film turned into the second highest-grossing film worldwide behind the 1997 epic romance and disaster film "Titanic."

Lloyd, presently 30 years of age, is no longer acting, as reported by Romper.


Even though he retired from acting in 2001, he kept on showing up at sci-fi and comic-book festivals.

Lloyd left Hollywood for Chicago. He studied film and psychology at Columbia College Chicago but dropped out after a semester.

Lloyd was moved from prison to a psychiatric facility; schizophrenia was given as the reason.

Anthony Daniels and Jake Lloyd during the Star Wars Celebration in September 2007. | Photo: Flickr/Doug Kline


In 2012, Lloyd, who was ten at the time of the shooting, disclosed that his choice to retire from acting in 2001 was because of bullying at school.

"Other children were really mean to me…They would make the sound of the lightsaber every time they saw me. It was totally mad," Lloyd told The Sun. He added:

"My entire school life was really a living hell, and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day. I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me."


Thus, he chose to ruin all his Star Wars memorabilia. In June 2015, Lloyd was arrested in South Carolina for reckless driving, driving without a license, and resisting arrest, as reported by ABC News.

Lloyd, who was born on March 5, 1989, in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, was not released on bail. As of December 2015, he was still awaiting trial.

In April 2016, In the wake of being kept for ten months without preliminary in Colleton County Detention Center, Lloyd was moved from prison to a psychiatric facility; schizophrenia was given as the reason, US Weekly reported.

It has been reported that there is no set time for his discharge from the unit.