Jonah Bobo

Ezra Jonah Bobo (born January 24, 1997)[1] is a former American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Danny Budwing in the 2005 film Zathura: A Space Adventure and the voice of Austin on Nickelodeon's The Backyardigans.

Jonah Bobo
Bobo at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love in 2011
Born
Ezra Jonah Bobo

(1997-01-24) January 24, 1997
EducationLaGuardia High School, Ithaca College
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2004–2012

Early life

Bobo was born in Roosevelt Island, New York on January 24, 1997.[2] He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home.[3][4] His paternal great-grandmother was businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.[5] He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.

Career

His first film role was in The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred in Around the Bend, portraying the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in Zathura: A Space Adventure as Danny Budwing.

Bobo's next role was in Strangers with Candy. He portrayed young Victor Mancini in Choke. He has also made an appearance on 30 Rock as a paparazzo named Ethan. He appeared on Roosevelt Island in the play Seussical, Jr. at the Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. He was also on the 5th episode of Royal Pains.

He also voiced Austin on Nickelodeon's The Backyardigans. In 2011, he appeared in Crazy, Stupid, Love as Robbie.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Best Thief in the World Sam Zaidman
Around the Bend Zach Lair
2005 Strangers with Candy Shamus Noblet Uncredited
Zathura: A Space Adventure Danny Budwing
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Tod Voice
2008 Choke Young Victor Mancini
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Robbie Weaver
2012 Disconnect Ben Boyd

Television

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2009 The Backyardigans Austin Voice

Guest appearances

Guest appearances
Year Title Role Episodes
2009 30 Rock Ethan S3 Ep18: Jackie Jormp-Jomp
Royal Pains Arlo Grant S1 Ep5: No Man Is an Island

Awards and nominations

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
Young Artist Award2006Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerNominatedZathura
2012Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[6]NominatedCrazy, Stupid, Love.

References

  1. "Movie Review: Around the Bend". Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2004. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. Jerry Tallmer. "Generations". Siegel Productions. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  3. "Ain't It Cool News". Quint interviews Dax Shepard about ZATHURA, teenage girls and Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY!!!. October 16, 2005. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  4. Date, Bill Zwecker (October 17, 2004). "Chris Walken embraces his lucky star". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  5. "Jews in the News: Jonah Bobo, James Wolk and Francesca Segal". April 15, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  6. "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
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