Atticus was discovered by his manager in and soon landed a guest starring role in the series The Class Among Atticus' many talents is his unique approach to comedy, displayed in numerous commercials, most notably with AIG. He is home schooled and enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh and Lego. He says he's a huge nerd and admits to that. Shaffer has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, type IV, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I.
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Shaffer is perhaps best known, however for his role as Brick in the sitcom The Middle - in which he plays the youngest child in a middle-class family. Brick is extremely intelligent and always seems to have his nose in a book, but isn't without quirks, which includes repeating words in a whisper to help cope with his awkward social skills. In his actual life, Shaffer lives with a disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
The role for which Shaffer is thus far most well-known is that of Brick Heck, a character in the American television sitcom The Middle. The role was played by Shaffer during the show's entire nine-season run, from to Brick is the youngest of the three Heck siblings, and is highly intelligent and smarter than most people his age. He loves to read and has an ongoing fascination with fonts. Brick is socially awkward, and repeatedly overlooked by the members of his family, such as via forgotten birthdays. The series and its cast were nominated dozens of times for awards, and won over a dozen collectively.