Jansen Panettiere, child star and brother of Hayden Panettiere dies at the age of 28. Details of his sudden death have not been released.
Jansen Panettiere has died at the age of 28. Born Sept. 25, 1994 in Palisades, New York, the actor got his start appearing in popular Disney and Nickelodeon shows in the early 2000s. At the time of his death, the actor had a number of projects in the works, including American Game, Justice Angel, and Horse.
Actor Jansen Panettiere’s unexpected death was confirmed by Kasey Kitchen, a representative for his sister, Scream 6 star Hayden Panettiere, to The Hollywood Reporter. At this time, the cause of death is unknown and no other details have been released.
Jansen Panettiere’s Filmography, Remembered
Panettiere got his start in Hollywood as a child actor. He appeared in Blue’s Clues, Even Stevens, Hope & Faith, and Third Watch. In 2005, he played Joey in the Disney Channel movie Tiger Cruise, which also starred his sister. 2005 also saw Panettiere do voice work for Racing Stripes, where he voices young Stripes, and Robots, where he voices young Rodney. He reprised the role in the Robots video game. In this era of his career, he also provided voice work in Ice Age: The Meltdown and was a series regular in The X’s as Truman X, and appeared in an episode of Everybody Hates Chris.
In 2007, he landed the lead role of Luke in the Nickelodeon movie The Last Day of Summer. Here he plays a reluctant middle schooler who gets what he wishes for — reliving the last day of summer, over and over again — and learns his lesson. For this role he earned a Young Artist Award nomination.
Later on in his career, he co-starred with his sister again in the film The Forger, which also starred Lauren Bacall, Scott Eastwood, Josh Hutcherson, and Alfred Molina. In 2019, Panettiere appeared in The Walking Dead as Casper. In 2022, he was in the rom-com Love and Love Not. After Jansen Panettiere’s death, a source said that his sister Hayden is “absolutely heartbroken. She loved her brother unconditionally and the two shared a special bond.”