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Thomas Alexander Dekker (born December 28, 1987) is an American film and television actor and a musician. He is also a singer and has written and produced two albums. He is best known for his roles as John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Zach on Heroes. He also did the voice of Littlefoot in The Land Before Time V-IX (singing voice in The Land Before Time V) and as Fievel Mousekewitz in An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster.


Early career

Starting his acting career at age six, Dekker was first seen in the soap The Young and the Restless. He then appeared in Star Trek Generations and Village of the Damned. Later, in 1997, he became a regular on the Disney Channel Original Show Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show based on the movie of the same name where he played Nick Szalinski for three years. After the show ended in 2000, he went on to appear in Run of the House, Fillmore!, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, Boston Public, Reba and 7th Heaven. He appeared in films such as Campus Confidential and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. He has won three Young Artist Awards for his work in the The Land Before Time films and one for his guest appearance on Boston Public.

2006 onwards

In 2006, Dekker landed a recurring role on Heroes playing the character of Zach, (Claire Bennet's best friend). He played Zach for eleven episodes before leaving Heroes to take a starring role in Fox's new show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as John Connor, starring opposite Lena Headey and Summer Glau. That show debuted January 13, 2008. Dekker is currently playing the lead character Nate Palmer in the web based sci-fi series IQ-145. and starred as John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which was canceled by Fox on May 18, 2009.

Dekker next appeared in My Sister's Keeper, a drama in which he stars alongside Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin and Medium star Sofia Vassilieva. The film was released on June 26, 2009.

Upcoming projects include:

He is also set to star in the highly anticipated remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street due for a release April 30, 2010. His character's name is Jesse Braun, a jock on the swim team.


Dekker was brought up with a musical background, and started writing music at age ten while living in Canada. At the age of fifteen he landed a record deal; however after feeling that he wasn't as involved in the music as he would have liked, he left to concentrate on making his own music. At the age of sixteen, Dekker started writing and producing his own classical music influenced by electronica which he describes as "electrofolk". His' first album Psyanotic is complete and is currently in negotiations with record companies and he is working on a second. Some of his music is hosted on his MySpace page. His first album Psyanotic has recently been released for full download and purchase on the iTunes store.

Personal life

On a panel at the 2008 WonderCon
Dekker was born in Las Vegas, Nevadamarker to a Dutchmarker father and a Welshmarker mother. His mother is a concert pianist, acting coach, actress, and singer, and his father is an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. As a child he and his parents moved all over the world, spending time in the United States, Europe (Yorkshiremarker, England, in particular) and Canada. He has a step sister named Diana and a step brother named Erik. Dekker is a vegan.

He was involved in a DUI auto accident on October 15, 2009.


  • Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series — Leading Young Actor (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show) (1997)
  • Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a Voice-Over: TV/Film/Video — Young Actor (An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster) (1999)
  • Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a TV Series — Guest Starring Young Actor (Boston Public) (2000)
  • Young Artist Award — Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role (The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water) (2002)






* 1997: "Friends for Dinner", "Always There", "Big Water"
* 1998: "Anywhere in Your Dreams"
* 1998: "Bad Luck", "The Legend of the Lone Dinosaur", "On Your Own"
* 1999: "Get the Facts", "Who Will"
* 2000: "Beyond the Mysterious Beyond", "Good Inside"
* 2001: "Family", "The Lesson"
* 2002: "Imaginary Friends", "No One Has to Be Alone", "Chanson D'Ennui", "Big Water"
* From the episode Red Socks
* 2005: "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive"



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