Daryl Sabara

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Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara 1.jpg
Sabara in 2007
BornDaryl Christopher Sabara
(1992-06-14) June 14, 1992 (age 22)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Years active1996–present
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Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara 1.jpg
Sabara in 2007
BornDaryl Christopher Sabara
(1992-06-14) June 14, 1992 (age 22)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Years active1996–present

Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids film series, as well as for a variety of television and film appearances, including Generator Rex, Wizards of Waverly Place, Father of the Pride, The Polar Express, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween, and the reality show America's Most Talented Kids, on which he was a judge.

Early life[edit]

Sabara was born in Torrance, California, and was raised by his mother, Sandra "Sandy" Krebs, a Los Angeles social worker. Daryl graduated from West Torrance High School in 2010.[1][2] He has a fraternal twin brother, Evan, who is also an actor. Sabara is of Russian Jewish and German descent.[3] Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.[4]


Sabara began acting during the mid-1990s, appearing on episodes of Murphy Brown, Life's Work, Will and Grace, and Friends before being cast as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids series of family films, which became popular among pre-teen audiences.

Sabara provided the voice of Hunter, the male lion cub on the NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Weeds, House, Dr. Vegas, and was one of the judges on America's Most Talented Kids. Sabara also voiced the main character, Hero Boy, in the 2004 animated version of The Polar Express. He then played a Jewish young boy trying to have a nice Bar Mitzvah in Keeping Up with the Steins (formerly known as Lucky 13), which received a limited release on May 12, 2006. He also guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode, "P911" where he played as a sexually molested child. He also provides the voice for Rex in the new Cartoon Network series Generator Rex.

Sabara next appeared in the films Her Best Move and the interactive DVD Choose Your Own Adventure, played Ben on The Last Chance Detectives radio dramas by Adventures in Odyssey & Focus on the Family,[5] and also appeared as school bully Wesley Rhoades in Rob Zombie's Halloween. He then played Irwin in the theater play The Catskills Sonata, about a young Jewish busboy in the late 1950s.

In 2003, Sabara made a guest appearance as the character Owen on an episode of Friends, during which Matthew Perry's character Chandler accidentally reveals to Owen that he is adopted.[6] He also gained a recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place as T.J. Taylor, a wizard who ignores the rules and uses magic the way he wants, often getting him into trouble. He was also in The Boondocks as the voice of Butch Magnus Milosevic in the episode Shinin'. He appeared in an episode of The Batman as Scorn, the sidekick of the villain Wrath. The role was opposite his brother, who played "Robin".

He costarred in the 2009 film April Showers, a movie written and directed by a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. He played Kyle, a misanthropic teenager in World's Greatest Dad, with Robin Williams, and Peter Cratchit in the 2009 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. In the 2010 he appeared in the movie Machete, as well as the MTV movie Worst. Prom. Ever. which premiered May 10. In 2012, he co-starred in John Carter as Edgar Rice Burroughs.

He portrayed the recurring role of Tim Scottson in seven episodes (spanning from 2005–2012) of the Showtime TV series Weeds.[7]


1999My Neighbors the YamadasNoburuVoice
2001Spy KidsJuni Cortez
2002Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsJuni Cortez
2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game OverJuni Cortez
2003Finding NemoVariousVoices
2004Murder Without ConvictionJames Talley (age 10)TV Movie
2004The Polar ExpressHero BoyVoice
2006Lolo's CafeMikeyTV Movie / Voice
2006Maybe It's in the WaterN/A
2006Keeping Up with the SteinsBenjamin Fielder
2006Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable SnowmanMarco NorthDirect-to-video / Voice
2007Her Best MoveDoggie
2007Normal Adolescent BehaviorNathan
2007HalloweenWesley Rhoades
2009April ShowersJason
2009World's Greatest DadKyle Clayton
2009A Christmas CarolUndertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler
2011Worst. Prom. Ever.Clark Peterson
2011Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the WorldJuni Cortez
2012John CarterEdgar Rice Burroughs
2014The Green InfernoNick
2014After the DarkChips
2014Teen Lust


1992Murphy BrownBaby BrownRecurring
1996Life's WorkToby1 episode
1999Love & MoneyRoger
2000Will & GraceBroccoli Boy
2002All ThatSpy Kids
2002John DoeWesley Silver
2002One on OneJeffy
2002What's New, Scooby-Doo?TommyVoice
2003GamefarmHimself / Special Guest1 episode
2003FriendsOwen (The adopted kid)1 episode
2004Century CityFrank "Auggie" Wood1 episode
2004FatherhoodLarry Keating
2004Dr. VegasJesse Selznick1 episode
2004–2005Father of the PrideHunter
2005House M.D.Gabriel Reilich1 episode
2005Grounded For LifeGarth1 episode
2005–2012WeedsTim ScottsonRecurring
2006American Dragon: Jake LongHobie1 episode
2006Criminal MindsKevin Rose
2006What About BrianLil' Adam
2007The BoondocksButch Magnus MilosevicVoice
2007–2008The BatmanVariousVoices
2007–2009Wizards of Waverly PlaceT.J. TaylorRecurring
2008Miss GuidedRussell1 episode
2008The CloserJason Hetner
2009Easy to AssembleGeorgeRecurring
2010–2013Generator RexRex SalazarMain voice cast
2012GrimmHanson1 episode
2013Ultimate Spider-Man (TV series)Alex O'Hirn1 Episode


2004Polar ExpressHero BoyVoice
2011Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFallRex SalazarVoice
2011Saints Row: The ThirdvariousVoice


  1. ^ Jacobs, Janet (2001-12-03). "'Spy Kids'stars help less fortunate kids". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/r/i/Michelle-S-Friedman/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0069.html
  3. ^ Aushenker, Michael. "Chabad rocks! | Circuit". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  4. ^ "BBC Films". Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Retrieved June 14, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Clubhouse Magazine". Retrieved February 1, 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0583484/
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0754512/filmoseries#tt0439100

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