9 Fun Facts about Rupert Grint!

Did you know Rupert Grint can ride a unicycle?! Rupert's back in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" -- now check out more fun facts "Extra" found about the Gryffindor wizard!

9 Fun Facts about Rupert Grint

1. Swine Flu Star

Rupert Grint recently caught the the swine flu and had to take a few days off of filming the seventh “Harry Potter” movie.

2. Arachnophobia

Rupert is afraid of spiders, just like his character Ron.

3. Cone Jones

Rupert Grint used part of his salary from “Harry Potter” to buy an ice cream truck!

4. Big Bro

Like Ron, Rupert comes from a big family. He is the eldest of five siblings.

5. Thespian

The only acting Rupert had ever done before the “Harry Potter” movies was in school, playing a donkey in a nativity play, a fish in “Noah’s Ark” and Rump in “Rumpelstiltskin.”

6. Rapping Rupert

Rupert dressed up like his female drama teacher and rapped about Ron Weasley in his audition tape.

7. Ron Style

During the filming of the third movie, director Alfonso Cuaron assigned Rupert to write an essay about his character. Grint didn’t complete it, claiming, “That’s what Ron would have done.”

8. Secret Talent

Rupert knows how to ride a unicycle. He learned after getting one for his 14th birthday.

9. "Amazingly Lazy"

According to co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, Rupert is “amazingly lazy.”