- Shane Obedzinski appeared in My Girl (1991), The Sandlot (1993), Matinee (1993), and Hidden Fears (1993) as a child
- He worked in several restaurants after he stopped acting, and went on to co-own The New York Times Square Pizza in Brandon, Tampa, Florida
- Obedzinski hopes to return to acting if The Sandlot is made into a series
Shane Obedzinski is a 41-year-old American actor, musician, and business owner from Brandon, Tampa, Florida. He is best known for his role as Tommy “Repeat” Timmons in the 1993 baseball film The Sandlot. Unfortunately, his acting career ended after the film, but he diverted his attention to other pursuits, including finishing high school, touring with a local band, and co-owning the New York Times Square Pizza in his hometown
In a podcast interview in 2021, he revealed that The Sandlot is being developed into a TV series, which will feature the original film’s cast. That indicates that Obedzinski is prepared to continue where he left off in 1993.
Early Life And Background Of Shane Obedzinski
Peggy Lawson and Mr. Obedzinski gave birth to Shane Obedzinski on July 26, 1982, in Brandon, Tampa, Florida. He is currently 41 years old, as was previously stated. Currently, it is unknown if he has any other siblings because he hasn’t made any statements to that effect.
Obedzinski was raised in Brandon and went to Valrico’s Bloomingdale High School. It is unknown if he continued his schooling and attended college.
A Look At Obedzinski’s Career
Shane Obedzinski has tried his hands at a couple of endeavors, including acting, music, and business.
Beginning with acting, the Florida native started at a quite young age, which he recently attributed to fate in a podcast interview. He was 3 years old when he was featured in a national Kool-Aid commercial. This opened the door for him to appear in a few commercials for Domina Pizza, toothpaste, and a couple of other brands.
Several years later, he landed his first movie role in My Girl (1991) as Billy alongside Macauley Culkin. At about the age of 9, he auditioned for The Sandlot (1993) movie and was cast for the role of Tommy “Repeat” Timmons, although he initially had no idea he will get the gig. Additionally, he appeared in Matine (1993) as the bleeding kid and in Hidden Fears (1993) as Young Barry.
Despite the recognition he gained in 1993 for his role in The Sandlot, his acting career died. It was at this point that he returned to his hometown to complete his high school education.
Subsequently, Obedzinski worked at different restaurants and toured with a local band before coming into contact with his business partner Charlie Jonathan. The two first met in 1999 while working at a pizzeria and went on to open more than 30 different restaurants.
The two are now the co-owners of the New York Times Square Pizza in Brandon, Tempa, Florida.
How Rich Is Shane Obedzinski?
At the time of this writing, the net worth of Shane Obedzinski has not yet been evaluated. Nevertheless, looking at the commercial success of the movies of his childhood movies and his current business investments and assets, it is safe to say he is worth more than $5 million at the moment.
Going further, My Girl (1991) grossed $121 million on a $17 million production budget, and The Sandlot (1993) made $34.3 million from $7 million at the box office. From this above submission, it is apparent that he received his due for the roles he depicted in the movies.
Outside these, he spends some of his wealth on philanthropy. He currently serves as board/board member liaison of the sports non-profit, Play Forever. The Foundation which was co-founded by Grant Gelt and Victor DiMattia, all from The Sandlot movie, is to make sports accessible to people regardless of their location.
Where Is The Florida-Born Today?
Shane Obedzinski currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he manages the New York Times Square Pizza in Brandon, alongside his business partner Charlie Jonathan. Although he is more focused on expanding his business, a part of him doesn’t mind going back to acting if a good script comes his way. if a good one comes, he said his likely pick would be in fantasy or sci-fiction.
Recently, he revealed that The Sandlot is currently being developed into a series, but the coronavirus slowed down the production. So, he would soon return to his childhood love.