He was the epitome of cuteness with his blonde hair and antics with his pet mouse in Stuart Little and now Jonathan Lipnicki is all pumped up for his big Hollywood debut.
The 21-year-old actor, who first hit the big screen alongside Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise in the 1996 blockbuster Jerry Maguire, is now displaying an extremely impressive physique, set to rival many young Hollywood hot shots, reported Daily Mail online.
After 15 years out of the lime-light, the child star is now re-entering Hollywood with a starring role in a new independent movie For the Love of Money, alongside Edward Furlong.
"I'm ready to come back and I'm ready to work. People are always going to have this image of me as five years old so it's my job to work hard, go into the right rooms and blow them away," he said.
After his early big break he went onto star in other popular family films such as Stuart Little and The Little Vampire. But after enjoying fame as a child star Lipnicki made the decision to leave the lime-light and pursue life as a 'normal' teenager.
He went back to school in his home town and graduated with his childhood friends. Lipnicki currently competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
"I'm a blue belt, almost purple," he recently tweeted.