Jonathan Gregory Brandis was an American actor, voice actor, director, and screenwriter. He was well known for portraying young Bill Denbrough in the miniseries IT and Lucas Wolenczak in Seaquest DSV.
His Disney roles included Mozenrath in Aladdin, additional voices in Oliver & Company, Michael Thompson in the pilot episode for Good Morning, Miss Bliss, and himself in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.
On November 11, 2003, Brandis hanged himself in his L.A. apartment building and died the next day. He was only 27 years old. Friends reported that he was depressed about his dwindling career and became a heavy drinker.
- Brandis would originally be brought back to reprise his role as Mozenrath in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, but the idea was scrapped when the production staff of Aladdin could not get in touch with him, so they chose to create the story of Aladdin and his father Cassim instead.
- He was considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, along with Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Colin Hanks, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Eric Christian Olsen, Erik von Detten, Chris Klein, and Leonardo DiCaprio. However, Hayden Christensen was cast at the end.