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 21)
Torrance, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, voice artist, comedian
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 21)
Torrance, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, voice artist, comedian
Years active1996–present

Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, and former child 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 attended the High School West Torrance High.[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]

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1999My Neighbors the YamadasNoburuVoice
2001Spy KidsJuni Cortez
2002Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Finding NemoVariousVoices
2004Murder Without ConvictionJames Talley (age 10)TV Movie
The Polar ExpressHero BoyVoice
2006Lolo's CafeMikeyTV Movie / Voice
SolaceGunther
Maybe It's in the WaterN/A
Keeping Up with the SteinsBenjamin Fielder
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable SnowmanMarco NorthDirect-to-video / Voice
2007Her Best MoveDoggie
Normal Adolescent BehaviorNathan
HalloweenWesley Rhoades
2009April ShowersJason
World's Greatest DadKyle
A Christmas CarolUndertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler
2010MacheteJulio
2011Worst. Prom. Ever.Clark Peterson
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the WorldJuni Cortez
2012John CarterEdgar Rice Burroughs
2013The Green InfernoNick
2013After the DarkChips
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Murphy BrownBaby BrownRecurring
1996Life's WorkToby1 episode
1999Love & MoneyRoger
RoswellCorey
2000Will & GraceBroccoli Boy
2002All ThatSpy Kids
John DoeWesley Silver
One on OneJeffy
What's New, Scooby-Doo?TommyVoice
2003GamefarmHimself / Special Guest1 episode
FriendsOwen (The adopted kid)
2004Century CityFrank "Auggie" Wood
FatherhoodLarry Keating
Dr. VegasJesse Selznick1 episode
20042005Father of the PrideHunter
2005House M.D.Gabriel Reilich1 episode
20052012WeedsTim ScottsonRecurring
2006American Dragon: Jake LongHobie1 episode
Criminal MindsKevin
What About BrianLil' Adam
2007The BoondocksButch Magnus MilosevicVoice
20072008The BatmanVariousVoices
20072009Wizards of Waverly PlaceT.J. TaylorRecurring
2008Miss GuidedRussell1 episode
The CloserJason Hetner
2009Easy to AssembleGeorgeRecurring
20102013Generator RexRex SalazarVoice Main
2012GrimmHanson1 episode
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Polar ExpressHero BoyVoice
2011Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFallRex SalazarVoice
2011Saints Row: The ThirdvariousVoice
2014Piranha 3DSeth Heffley

References[edit]

  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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