Dakota Goyo

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Dakota Goyo
BornDakota Avery Goyo
(1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 15)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
RelativesDebra Goyo (mother)
David Goyo (father)
 
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Dakota Goyo
BornDakota Avery Goyo
(1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 15)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
RelativesDebra Goyo (mother)
David Goyo (father)

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

Personal life[edit]

Goyo was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo.[1] He has two brothers, Devon and Dallas.[1] He owns one dog named Jade, and enjoys golf and playing chess. Goyo is of Italian and Scottish descent.

Career[edit]

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 as Max Kenton, the estranged son of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman). At the age of 11, Goyo was cast as Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians (2012). He starred in the 2013 film Dark Skies. He also starred in the movie Thor as the young Thor in the year of 2011.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005JoJo's CircusLittle Blue (voice)TV series,"The Thanksgiving Parade"
2006UltraBrettTV movie
2007Resurrecting the ChampTeddy KernanNominated-Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger
2007Emotional ArithmeticTimmy Winters
2008Super Why!Little Boy (voice)TV series,"Twas the Night Before Christmas"
2009Solving CharlieCharlie Hudson IITV movie
2009The ListenerNickiTV series,Season 1,1 Episode:"I'm an Adult"
2009Murdoch MysteriesAlwyn JonesTV series,Season 2,3 Episodes
2009DefendorJack Carter-9
2009My Neighbor's SecretAustin HestTV movie
2010Happy TownYoung Tommy ConroyTV series,Season 1,1 Episode:"Questions and Antlers",
2010ArthurTimmy Tibble (voice)TV series,Season 14,4 Episode
2011Real SteelMax KentonBest Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated-Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2011ThorYoung Thor
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourJoshTV series,Season 2,1 Episode:"Flight"

Nominated-Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Nominated-Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13

2012Rise of the GuardiansJamie BennettVoice
2013Dark SkiesJesse Barrett
2014Midnight SunLukePost-production
2014NoahYoung Noah

Awards and nominations[edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (24 August 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. Retrieved 25 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

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