Liam Aiken is an American actor who portrayed Klaus Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and also voiced Klaus in its video game adaptation. The role in the film got him nominated for two awards. He also provided the voice of young Lemony Snicket in the audiobooks for All the Wrong Questions.


Liam Pádraic Aiken was born January 7, 1990 in New York City, to Moya and Bill Aiken, an MTV producer. His mother was born in Ireland, while his father was an American of Irish descent. It was apparent from the beginning that Liam was a natural actor. After securing a small part on Broadway in the award-winning production of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," Liam's big break came in 1997, when he played Ned in the movie Henry Fool (1997). From there he has created a snowball of films that has yet to stop rolling through Hollywood. With his eyes and facial moves, he has been compared to Jim Carrey, but when it comes to character portrayals, Liam is his own person, with his own unique style. When on the set, he had a tutor who gave him homework.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Henry Fool Ned
1998 Montana Kid
1998 The Object of My Affection Nathan
1998 Stepmom Ben Harrison
1999 I Remember Joe (kid) Short
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Emanuele Gallmann - Age 7
2001 Sweet November Abner
2001 The Rising Place Emmett Wilderr
2002 Road to Perdition Peter Sullivan
2003 Good Boy Owen Baker
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Klaus Baudelaire
2006 Fay Grim Ned Grim
2010 The Killer Inside Me Johnnie Pappas
2012 Electrick Children Mr. Will
2012 Girls Against Boys Tyler
2012 Nor'easter Josh Green
2013 How to Be a Man Bryan
2013 Munchausen Son Short
2014 Ned Rifle Ned Rifle
2015 Let Me Down Easy Hezekiah Short
2015 The Frontier Eddie
2015 Weepah Way for Now Reed
2016 Tales of Estrangement: Nicolas Nicolas Short
2016 Like Lambs Charlie Masters
2017 The Honor Farm Sinclair
2017 The Emoji Movie Ronnie Ram Tech Voice
The Bloodhound Francis
Kingfish J.R.
Bashira Andy
Cleveland. Ethan


Year Title Role Notes
1998-2007 Law & Order Torry Quinlann / Jack Ericson
2002-2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jason / Robbie Bishop
2011 A Gifted Man Milo
2013 Mad Men Rolo One Episode
2018 I'm Dying Up Here Howard One Episode

Nominations for the film

Role Nominations
Klaus Baudelaire
  • Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
  • Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor



Behind the Scenes


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