Ezra Jonah Bobo (born January 24, 1997) 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.
Bobo at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love in 2011
Ezra Jonah Bobo
January 24, 1997
|Education||LaGuardia High School, Ithaca College|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Bobo was born in Roosevelt Island, New York on January 24, 1997. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. His paternal great-grandmother was businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.
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.
|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|
|2009||30 Rock||Ethan||S3 Ep18: Jackie Jormp-Jomp|
|Royal Pains||Arlo Grant||S1 Ep5: No Man Is an Island|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2006||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger||Nominated||Zathura|
|2012||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor||Nominated||Crazy, Stupid, Love.|
- "Movie Review: Around the Bend". Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2004. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Jerry Tallmer. "Generations". Siegel Productions. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- "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.
- Date, Bill Zwecker (October 17, 2004). "Chris Walken embraces his lucky star". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- "Jews in the News: Jonah Bobo, James Wolk and Francesca Segal". April 15, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- "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.