Birth NameCole McKinley Petersen
Height5' 8Â½" (1.74 m)
Mini BiographyCole was born and raised in the Los Angeles area where he lives with his parents, older sister Katelin, and two dogs. After watching his sister on TV, Cole decided that he wanted to try his hand at performing as well. With determination and a great personality, he embarked on an acting career of his own. In 2001, Cole appeared in his first feature film, American Pie 2 (2001). Soon after he co-starred in the hit drama Alias (2001). with Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan. One of Cole's favorite roles was that of "Jojo," a series regular on "St. Georges", which filmed on location in South Africa. The set was isolated within an animal reserve where camp was set up in an empty lions' cage for safety, and guards were posted in case dangerous animals came too close. Throughout filming, Cole was able to work with many native animals including lions both big and small, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, and mongoose. Then, in mid-2003, Cole played a supporting role in the movie Paris (2003), as a younger version of the main character.
Over the past year Cole has been seen in many widely popular television shows including Summerland (2004), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Oliver Beene (2003) and MADtv (1995). Most recently, he appeared as "Timmy" in the Halloween episode of Oliver Beene (2003), and he also completed filming on a holiday episode of ER (1994) entitled "Twas the Night". Look for this episode, in which Cole plays the character "Harry Price", when it airs this December, and be sure to check out his Photos page for pictures from the set!
Outside of acting Cole remains quite busy. He's an avid rock climber and has scaled formations in Alaska, Oregon, Utah, and California. He is also very active in baseball. His team took 2nd place last season, and they are seeking to come in 1st next season. You will often find him swimming, skateboarding, playing chess, and looking forward to frequent trips to visit with his grandparents in Alaska. Cole loves listening to music, and he plays the drums regularly. Whenever he has free time, he enjoys just being a kid with his friends. Cole's main goals are to survive school, to work with Matt Damon, and when he is finally old enough -- to be the proud owner of a Mini Cooper.