Known for movies

Short Info

DiedJanuary 11, 2013, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Aaron Swartz was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 8, 1986. His parents, Robert and Barbara, were both attorneys. He had an older brother, Benjamin. Swartz was raised in a Jewish household and attended Highland Park High School. He was an early adopter of the internet and became a skilled programmer. He was also a talented writer and was published in The New York Times at the age of 13.

Swartz attended Stanford University but dropped out after two years to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. He co-founded the software company Infogami, which was later acquired by Reddit. He also co-founded the social news site Reddit.

Swartz was an outspoken advocate for open access to information. He believed that information should be free and accessible to everyone. He was arrested in 2011 for downloading 4 million academic articles from the JSTOR database. He was facing up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2013.

Swartz was a gifted programmer and a passionate advocate for open access to information. His suicide at the age of 26 shocked the world.

General Info

Full NameAaron Swartz
DiedJanuary 11, 2013, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionProgrammer, Writer, Activist
EducationNorth Shore Country Day School, Stanford University


ParentsRobert Swartz, Susan Swartz


AwardsInternet Hall of Fame, EFF Pioneer Award
MoviesHeavyweights, The Mighty Ducks, When It Burns
TV ShowsStreet Legal

Social profile links




Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017post-productionYoung Ego
Rekindled2017Short post-productionDarren
Rekindled2016Short post-productionDarren
Dangerous Love2016ShortSteven
Blessed2016TV SeriesAaron
When It Burns2016ShortLuke
Elementary2014TV SeriesJersey Shore
The Originals2013TV SeriesHandsome Man
Made in Jersey2012TV SeriesTed
Gossip Girl2009-2012TV SeriesVanya
Third Down2011ShortChris
Suits2011TV SeriesInterviewee #1
Law & Order2010TV SeriesBomb Squad Cop
Chasing Dorota2009TV SeriesVanya
Guiding Light2009TV SeriesDr. Mansfield
Heavy Weights1995Gerald 'Gerry' Garner
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1993-1994TV SeriesClem / Clem Lanell
The Mighty Ducks1992Dave Karp


Nominated Awards

1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureThe Mighty Ducks (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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