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Shia LaBeouf

Mostly Credited As: Shia LaBeouf
Sometimes Credited As: Shia La Beouf
Shea LaBeouf
Shia LaBuff
Shia LeBouef

Birth Name: Shia Shaide LeBeouf
Date Of Birth: June 11, 1986 (Age 28)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 9 ¼" (1.75 m)

Shia LaBeouf


Shia Labeouf was born in Los Angeles on June 11, 1986, as an only child to his parents Jerry Labeouf and Shayna Saide, his name given to him after his comedian grandfather. Shia began his interest in comedy at an early age, and began preforming stand-up routines around his neighborhood at local coffee shops. After seeing one of his friends play a part in the movie "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993), he decided he'd like to try acting. After talking it over with his mom Shayna, she agreed and began to help her son look for an agent. Not too long after, he was able to head up to the agency and do one of his stand-up routines, which got him signed up with an agent afterwards. He soon began playing little roles in movies, but didn't land anything big for a while.

He finally got a chance to really put his acting skills to the test in 2000, when he auditioned for the part of Louis Stevens in the Disney original series "Even Stevens" (2000). The show turned out to be a hit, and even came out with it's own movie, "The Even Stevens Movie" (2003). But despite it's popularity, the show was cancled after only 3 short years, ending in 2003. During the years of "Even Stevens", Shia was able to play in another small Disney movie on the side, "Tru Confessions" (2002), which gave Disney lovers a chance to see Shia play a more dramatic role.

In 2003 a slew of movies featuring Shia were released, not including "The Even Stevens Movie". He played parts in "Charlies Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd" (2003), "The Battle of Shaker Heights" (2003), and his biggest movie that year, based on the award winning book written by Louis Sachar, "Holes" (2003). The movie featured Shia playing the starring role of Stanley Yelnats - a young boy with unfortunate bad luck, who gets shipped off to a detention camp after being wrongly accused of stealing a pair of famous shoes. The movie really put Shia out there in the spot light, allowing more than just Disney lovers to see how talented he was.

After 2003 Shia landed a couple other movie roles, one of which allowed him to work a little bit with famous actor Will Smith in the movie "I, Robot" (2004). He also starred in both "Constantine" (2005), and "The Greatest Game Ever Played" (2005), which also scored some pretty decent ratings. At the moment Shia is scheduled to play in a few more movies yet to come, which include "A Guide to Recognize Your Saints" (2006), and "Bobby" (2006). He's also scheduled to do some voice acting for the movie "Surf's Up" (2007).

So far Shia has been able to make a pretty decent name for himself, starring in a few movies as well as a hit television series. Still only being in his teens, his career as an actor has just begun, and you can be sure to see Shia on the big screens, or just on your TV, for many more times yet to come.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Even Stevens (2000)As: Louis Anthony Stevens
Say What? Karaoke (1998)As: Himself (Judge, 2003)
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  September 29, 2005 07x7017: (Sep/29/2005) As Co-Host 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fun. 20x135: (Aug/21/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Shia LaBeouf, Beau Biden, Nelly 17x02: (Sep/16/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Terry Bradshaw, Shia LaBeouf, James Morrison 15x172: (Jun/13/2007) As Himself 
  Kurt Russell, Shia LaBeouf, Hilary Duff 15x125: (Apr/02/2007) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 93 01x93: (Jul/04/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 90 01x90: (Jun/29/2011) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Bert Kreischer, Dawes 18x157: (Jun/27/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Shia LaBeouf, Brian Regan, Jimmy Eat World 18x12: (Sep/24/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Stupid Pet Tricks, Shia LaBeouf, N.E.R.D. 15x114: (May/12/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Dennis Kucinich, Shia LaBeouf, Morrissey 14x169: (Jun/29/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Guest co-host Joanna Philbin; actor Shia LaBeouf; Il Divo performs 27x214: (Jun/25/2009) As Himself 
  Season 19, Episode 232 26x187: (May/20/2008) As Himself 
  Shia LaBeouf; Martin Short; Auto Show Week. 25x156: (Apr/09/2007) As Himself 
  Matt LeBlanc/Shia LeBeouf 24x07: (Sep/13/2005) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Phil Jackson, Holly Williams 01x15: (Jun/19/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Shia LaBeouf, January Jones, Nelly 06x130: (Sep/22/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Shia LaBeouf, Neil Diamond 06x79: (May/23/2008) As Himself 
  Brittany Murphy, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend 04x168: (Nov/15/2006) As Himself 
  Jim Belushi, Shia LeBeouf, & Greg Fitzsimmons 03x20: (Feb/21/2005) As Himself 

MTV Video Music Awards (1984) 
  25th Annual MTV Video Music Awards 25x01: (Sep/07/2008) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket 33x11: (May/10/2008) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Shia LaBeouf/Avril Lavigne 32x17: (Apr/14/2007) As Himself (Host) 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Actor Shia LaBeouf Of "Transformers''; Bill Boggs 08x216: (Jul/02/2007) As Himself 
  Christopher Kimball, Shia LaBeouf 08x157: (Apr/10/2007) As Himself 
  Shia LaBeouf; John Lithgow; 08x147: (Mar/27/2007) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Martina McBride, Kelly Rowland; building a better burger 56x211: (Jun/25/2007) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Seether 05x140: (Nov/16/2006) As Himself 
  Jason Lee, Shia LaBeouf, Institute 04x85: (Sep/30/2005) As Himself 
  Taye Diggs, Shia LaBeouf, Unwritten Law 04x18: (Feb/22/2005) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Probst, Donald Trump 01x104: (Feb/17/2005) As Himself 

Mike's Super-Short Show (2003) 
  Holes 01x04: (Aug/19/2003) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Al Roker, Shia LaBeouf, The Dandy Warhols 10x162: (Aug/14/2003) As Himself 

The Nightmare Room (2001) 
  Scareful What You Wish For 01x02: (Aug/31/2001) As Dylan Pierce 

ER (1994) 
  Abby Road 06x12: (Feb/03/2000) As Darnel Smith 

Freaks and Geeks (1999) 
  We've Got Spirit 01x08: (Jan/24/2000) As Herbert 

The X-Files (1993) 
  The Goldberg Variation 07x06: (Dec/12/1999) As Richie Lupone, [Co-Guest Stars]

Jesse (1998) 
  Momma Was a Rollin Stone 01x20: (Mar/18/1999) As Moe 
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Trivia

Shia Labeouf comes from a Russian Jewish haritage.

Shia often makes short independent films with his friends.

In his spare time, Shia enjoys playing the drums.

His favorite movies are "Saving Silverman" and "Dumb and Dumber" - which he played a role in the prequal movie called "Dumb and Dumberer".

The part Shia played in the movie "Dumb and Dumber" was specifically made up for him by the writers and creaters. He originally auditioned for the part of Lloyd.

Shia listens to a variety of different music, among them are songs by "50 Cent", "Ben Folds", "Led Zeppelin", "System of a Down", "Jack Johnson", "Eminem", and "D-12".

He was accepted to Yale University in 2003, and planned to major in psychology.

Has a tattoo on his right wrist that says "1986-2004." On his left shoulder, has a tattoo of a pawprint.

His name literally means "thank God for beef".

His dad used to train chickens for the circus.

Shia LaBeouf Quotes
Shia LaBeouf: I'm a pretty regular dude. I come from a different type of family. At the end of the day, I'm always going to be grounded. I'm not a star in their eyes, I'm still their son, and they love me. I have a good set of friends that I've had since before I was in this industry. I have a pretty cemented foundation to build all of this on.

Shia LaBeouf: I got to grow up in a situation where drugs were demonic. To watch your dad go through heroine withdrawals is something that would stray you from doing any of that. It started with him smoking cigarettes and weed and it all led into that. He also grew up in a different time. Hollywood was a different time and the world was a different time where they'd literally line up coke lines at the craft service table for grips. He didn't come back [into my life] until 'Even Stevens' happened. He needed a job and I needed a parent in my life, so this was his occupation. 'Hey, dad, come be a dad again, here's $800 a week.' That's how we started and created a rapport. You're with somebody for three years every day, I had never had an everyday dad like that. The money kept him around and after that came this relationship. But for the first year I can imagine he was there for an occupation, but after that we created the relationship. This business has been more about giving me the roles and the people I meet, but it gave me stability in my family.

Shia LaBeouf: Would I want to win an Oscar before I'm 40? Maybe. Would I want to win one before I'm 25? No.

Shia LaBeouf: I'm a lonely dude. But, again, it's the price. You subject yourself to weird [stuff], just so you can feel something. To be an actor, a true actor, you have to be brokenhearted.

Shia LaBeouf: I'm not a star, I'm an actor.

Shia LaBeouf: The choices have been interesting, and I think the fact that I'm not a star, I'm not a celebrity, I've kind of been under the radar, has kept it easier for me to maintain a career.

Shia LaBeouf: I could do something like sell out and make a Disney album — The Hanukkah Shia LaBeouf Special, or The Kwanzaa CD — and make a lot of money, and have a huge house and a big bed and never be able to sleep in it, because I'd hate myself. It's just what you want. Respect is more important to me than the finance of it, even though I did Transformers. You do something like that so you can do a Half Nelson and people in Japan will see it. There's a Tom Hanks element that I'm after, but with Michael Caine's longevity. If you can mix Hilary Duff and Gary Oldman into the same actor, that's my goal. I know it's strange to think about, but that's the goal.

Shia LaBeouf: Disney is great, it's been great to me and many other actors, it's a great place to cultivate your skills. But it can be debilitating because it's very one-notey, it doesn't stray, its goal is to create children-friendly entertainment. And a lot of 20-year-olds don't live children-friendly lives. So I didn't wanna just stay in that thing.

Shayna LaBeouf: Shia's Shia. Shia's himself. So whoever he's gonna be, he's gonna be.

D.J. Caruso: The gift of having to direct someone like Shia is that everything he does has to be real, so if a dialogue thing sounds bullshitty, he'll be the first person to say, 'God, that's bullshit, that doesn't work.' He polices himself and also I gave him the freedom to make it work.

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