Jansen Panettiere, the younger brother of Nashville And Hero Actress Hayden Panettiere died in New York on Sunday. He was 28 years old. The cause of his death has not been revealed. Police said they did not suspect foul play.
Born September 25, 1994 in Palisades, New York, Jansen Panettiere made his acting debut with a voice role in the animated television series Midori’s Nintendoland Bakery in 2002. That same year, he starred in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens.
Panettiere continued to do voice-over performances in animated films and television shows, including Blue’s clues, The Ice Age: The MeltdownAnd The ex’s. Her guest roles on the TV show included hope faith, Third watch, Everybody Hates Chris, Major CrimesAnd The Walking Dead.
In 2004, Panettiere co-starred with her sister Hayden in the 2004 Disney Channel movie Tiger Cruiseand in 2005 in the comedy family film Running strips. Her most recent role was in 2022 in the holiday movie To like and not to like.
Jansen is survived by Hayden and their parents, Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere.