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Aaron Himelstein

He is a close friend of Joan of Arcadia stars Michael Welch and Christopher Marquette. He had known Welch since 1997 but they did not become good friends until the series began in 2003.
 
He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2003.
 
He appeared in 33 of the 45 episodes of Joan of Arcadia, more than any other guest star.
 
After his Joan of Arcadia character (Friedman) was introduced in the Season One episode "Bringeth It On", he appeared in every subsequent episode except for seven.
 
He has appeared in episodes of two different series in which he played a high school student where the school principal was an African-American man whose first name was Steven: Boston Public and Joan of Arcadia.
 
He is an only child.
 
At the age of 18, he wrote, directed and edited the short film, Sugar Mountain. He wrote and directed his first short film when he was 13-years-old.
 
He is currently producing a feature length film which he also co-wrote, entitled To the Raccoon.
 
Critics have hailed him as a “young genius, exploring the theatre and film world at a maturity level way beyond his years.”
 
He is managed by Flutie Entertainment and represented by the Endeavor Agency.
 
He started acting at the age of eleven.
 
His voice was dubbed by Mike Myers in Austin Power in Goldmember.
 
He studied acting at the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, Illinois.
 
He has appeared on stage across the country, playing the title role in the Off-Broadway show The Dead Eye Boy opposite Lili Taylor, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
 
He studied filmmaking at New York University (NYU).
 
His mother's name is Susan.
 
He was born on the same day that Yul Brynner and Orson Welles died.
 

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