Jonah Bobo

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Jonah Bobo
Jonah Bobo.JPG
Bobo at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love in 2011
Born(1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 17)
Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
 
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Jonah Bobo
Jonah Bobo.JPG
Bobo at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love in 2011
Born(1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 17)
Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present

Jonah Bobo (January 24, 1997)[1] is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Bobo was born on Roosevelt Island, New York.[2] He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home.[3][4] His paternal great-grandmother was businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.[5]

His first film role was in the 2004 independent film, The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred opposite Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas in the 2004 drama Around the Bend, playing the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in the fantasy film Zathura.

Bobo's next role was in another independent film, Strangers with Candy, which opened on June 28, 2006. Bobo played young Victor Mancini in the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel 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 episode 5 of Royal Pains. In 2011 he appeared in the film Crazy, Stupid, Love. as Robbie, the son of divorcing parents Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore).

Bobo plays guitar and is lead vocalist in the band "The Bonnie Situation".[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2004
The Best Thief in the WorldSam Zaidman
Around the BendZach Lair
2005
Strangers with CandyShamus Noblet(uncredited)
ZathuraDanny
2006
The Fox and the Hound 2Todvoice
2008
ChokeYoung Victor Mancini
2011
Crazy, Stupid, Love.Robbie Weaver
2012
DisconnectBen Boyd
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004–2009The BackyardigansAustinvoice
Guest appearances
YearTitleRoleEpisodes
2009
30 RockEthanEpisode: Jackie Jormp-Jomp
Royal PainsArlo GrantEpisode: No Man Is an Island

Awards and nominations[edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
Young Artist Award2006Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerNominatedZathura
2012Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[7]NominatedCrazy, Stupid, Love.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movie Review: Around the Bend". Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2004. 
  2. ^ http://www.siegelproductions.ca/filmfanatics/aroundbend.htm
  3. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". Quint interviews Dax Shepard about ZATHURA, teenage girls and Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY!!!. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Date, BILL ZWECKER (October 17, 2004). "Chris Walken embraces his lucky star". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  5. ^ http://www.jewishtampa.com/blog_post.aspx?id=6758
  6. ^ http://listentobonnie.com/. Retrieved 18 August 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 

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