Meet Caleb Pierce as Timmy Turner in Fairly OddParents live-action reboot

Bruno Cooke February 24, 2022
Meet Caleb Pierce as Timmy Turner in Fairly OddParents live-action reboot

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The latest series to emerge from Paramount’s sleeve is the new Fairly OddParents live-action reboot, arriving on Paramount+ on 31 March. The trailer has prompted some fairly odd reactions. Caleb Pierce, of Insecure fame, stars as Timmy Turner.

Meet Caleb Pierce, who stars as Timmy Turner in Fairly OddParents adaptation

Entertainment Weekly revealed the first trailer for the new Fairly OddParents series yesterday. Its full title is, Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder.

Caleb Pierce stars as Timmy Turner, or, the kid with the pink hat and two large teeth. Turner is the main protagonist of the original Nickelodeon series The Fairly OddParents, and Caleb Pierce has brought him to life as a real life adult human being. Watch the trailer below.

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Previously, Drake Bell “brought the cartoon to life” when he portrayed Timmy Turner as a 23-year-old. Caleb Pierce, by contrast, is 28 years old, meaning, at least in theory, that the action of Fairly Odder takes place 18 years after the original series. 

(Timmy Turner is a 10-year-old.)

What else has Caleb Pierce been in?

Pierce has 13 screen acting credits to his name, not including Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder.

He cut his teeth as Gilly in 12 episodes of ongoing comedy series Astrid Clover, from 2015 to 2016. Thence to The Real O’Neals, in which he played Stuart in four episodes.

Between 2016 and 2022’s Fairly OddParents reboot, Caleb Pierce has landed roles in Roommates (as Caleb), Insecure (Tim), Grey’s Anatomy (Charlie Peterson), The Big Bang Theory (Jess) and 9-1-1 (Toby).

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THE REAL O’NEALS – “The Real Wedding” – When Kenny decides to audition for the school play, “Zombie Romeo and Juliet,” Eileen volunteers to help out. Kenny receives the role of Romeo, but much to his dismay, his ex-girlfriend Mimi is playing Juliet. Things get more awkward when Eileen, realizing that this may be the only time she will see Kenny marry a girl, begins to treat the play’s wedding scene like an actual wedding. Meanwhile, Pat and Jimmy both struggle to talk to their new crushes, on “The Real O’Neals,” TUESDAY, APRIL 26 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images Television Network. (Photo by Tony Rivetti/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images via via Getty Images) JAY R. FERGUSON, CALEB PIERCE

Pierce posted on Instagram following the trailer’s release, overflowing with excitement at having had “the chance to be part of an incredible project with the greatest people”.

“I would say ’13 year old me is flipping out’”, he added, “but lets be honest – 28 year old me is just as excited.”

Born 21 July 1993 in Dallas, Texas, Caleb Pierce’s age is currently 28. He will turn 29 in a few months’ time.

When and how to stream Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder

Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder will be available to stream on Paramount+ on Thursday, 31 March 2022 in the US, Canada, Australia, northern Europe (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and Latin America, per EW. 

It will consist of 13 episodes in total, all of which will be available to stream on the same date.

Reactions to the trailer have been odd, and mixed.

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Joining Caleb Pierce in this most recent Fairly OddParents reimagining are the following cast members: Audrey Grace Marshall as Timmy’s 13-year-old cousin Viv Turner; Ryan-James Hatanaka as Ty, Viv’s dad; Laura Bell Bundy as Ty’s high school sweetheart Rachel Raskin; and Tyler Wladis as Rachel’s son Roy.

EW has confirmed Christopher J Nowak as the show-runner. He has several other producer credits, including Danger Force, Henry Danger, Sam & Cat and Victorious.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.