Dakota Goyo

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Dakota Goyo
BornDakota Avery Goyo
(1999-08-22) August 22, 1999 (age 13)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, Student
Years active2004–present
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Dakota Goyo
BornDakota Avery Goyo
(1999-08-22) August 22, 1999 (age 13)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, Student
Years active2004–present

Dakota Avery Goyo (born August 22, 1999) is a Canadian teen actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel (2011). He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians which was released on November 21, 2012.


Personal life

Goyo was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo.[1] He has two siblings, Devon and Dallas.[1]


Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010. Goyo also completed a series lead role in the ABC Pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic. By late September 2010, Goyo had finished filming Real Steel and was cast as young Thor in the Marvel feature Thor opposite Ted Allpress as the young Loki, released in May 2011. At the age of 11, Goyo was cast as Jamie in the Dreamworks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians (2012). He is currently involved in acting in the upcoming 2013 film Dark Skies.



2006UltraBrettTV movie
2007Resurrecting the ChampTeddy Kernan
2007Emotional ArithmeticTimmy Winters
2009Solving CharlieCharlie Hudson IITV movie
2009DefendorJack Carter
2009My Neighbor's SecretAustin HestTV movie
2011ThorYoung Thor
2011Real SteelMax Kenton
2012Rise of the GuardiansJamieVoice
2013Dark Skies (film)Jesse
2014NoahYoung Noah


YearTelevision SeriesRoleEpisode(s)
2005JoJo's CircusLittle Blue (voice)"The Thanksgiving Parade"
2008Super Why!Little Boy (voice)"Twas the Night Before Christmas"
2009The ListenerNicki"I'm an Adult"
2009Murdoch MysteriesAlwyn Jones3 Episodes
2010Happy TownYoung Tommy Conroy"Questions and Antlers"
2010ArthurTimmy (voice)4 Episodes
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourJosh"Flight"

Awards and nominations

Young Artist Award2008Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerNominatedResurrecting the Champ
Young Artist Award2012Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor[2]WonReal Steel
Young Artist Award2012Best Performance in a TV Series -Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13NominatedR.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Saturn Awards2012Best Performance by a Younger ActorNominatedReal Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards2012Outstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesNominatedR.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour


  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (August 24, 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/249364. Retrieved August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. http://www.youngartistawards.org/noms33.html. Retrieved 2012-05-07.

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