Jonathan Brandis, was born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). Since then he also starred in popular films such as Ladybugs (1992) and recently starred as Lucas Wolenczak in Steven Spielberg's television series "SeaQuest DSV" (1993). He doubled up his high school courses so he could finish a year early to his role on "SeaQuest DSV" (1993). He died in November 2003.