Kasey Kitchen, a manager for Hayden Panettiere, confirmed the news that Hayden’s brother, Jansen Panettiere, an accomplished voice-over performer who had a role in “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” had passed away. A report put his age at 28.
As per Kitchen, an investigation has been launched to determine what exactly caused his death.
CNN has asked for a reaction from Jansen Panettiere’s camp.
His sister Hayden Panettiere, who is famous for her appearances on NBC’s “Heroes” and ABC’s “Nashville,” got their start in the entertainment industry at the same time that Jansen did, as a child actor in the early 2000s.
Even Stevens and the sitcom Hope & Faith were among his initial acting credits.
With time, Jansen Panettiere shifted his focus to voice acting. He voiced characters in a number of films and TV shows, including Periwinkle for four episodes of “Blue’s Clues” in 2004 and Shovelmouth Boy in “Ice Age: The Meltdown” in 2006.
Jansen Panettiere starred in “The X’s,” an animated Nickelodeon sitcom about a family of secret operatives, as a series regular in 2005 and 2006. Later in the 2010s, he guest starred on shows like “The Walking Dead,” “Major Crimes,” and “How High 2.”
The actor’s last role was as Robin in the 2022 romantic comedy “Love and Love Not.”
Another aspiring artist, Jansen Panettiere, has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Drury University (2016), as can be seen on his resume.
Anxiety and sadness, according to his website’s biography, led him to explore painting as a kind of self-care.
I paint my problems,” he commented on Medium in 2019. As the speaker puts it, “It gives me a sense of ultimate purpose.”
In addition to his voice works in “Robots,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” and Nickelodeon’s action comedy “The X’s,” the actor also made appearances in “The Babysitters,” “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” and “The Perfect Game” between 2007–2009.
In a January Instagram post, Panettiere gave fans an insight into his sibling bond with Hayden by posting a black-and-white snapshot of Hayden giving Panettiere a haircut at home.
As Panettiere noted, “this is not the first time she has attempted to give me a haircut.”
A part for Panettiere in the 2022 romantic comedy “Love and Love Not” was her last.