Nolan Gould

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Nolan Gould
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Gould at the 18th annual Kids First Fair hosted by Marine and Family Programs.
Born(1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 16)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2007—present
 
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Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould 2013 (cropped).JPG
Gould at the 18th annual Kids First Fair hosted by Marine and Family Programs.
Born(1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 16)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2007—present

Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Early life and education[edit]

Gould was born in New York City to Angela and Edwin Gould.[2][3] Shortly after his birth, due to his father's military career, he and his parents moved to Phenix City, Alabama, and when Gould was five years old, the family moved to California.[4] His elder brother Aidan is also an actor.

Nolan Gould is a member of Mensa,[5][6] and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school.[6] He stated on The Ellen Degeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During the 2012 summer, at age 13, he graduated from high school by taking a General Educational Development (GED) Test and said he hopes to take online college courses.[7]

Career[edit]

Gould began his career at the age of three doing commercials.[5] Recent films include leads in the features Ghoul (based on the novel by Brian Keene) and Space Buddies.[5]

Gould with the cast of Modern Family at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

He is part of the ensemble cast on Modern Family. Other television credits for him include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.[5]

Personal life and interests[edit]

Gould plays the double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show, [clarification needed] and as a result, started playing instruments such as the didgeridoo and mandolin. When he went on the show a second time, he said he was thinking of either buying a theremin or a sitar. Degeneres then gave him a sitar.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The McPassionSon at Restaurant
Waiting RoomWild Child
Sunny & Share Love YouJason
2008MontanaJohnny
2009Space BuddiesSam[9]
2009HysteriaChild
2011Friends with BenefitsSammy[10]
2012GhoulTimmy Graco
2013The To Do ListThe kid at the poolGuest
2014Field of Lost Shoes[11]
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007America's Most WantedYoung Paul Jackson
Out of Jimmy's HeadYoung Jimmy2 episodes
2008Sweet Nothing in My EarMark Scott[10]
Eleventh HourJohn Warner[9]
Disney's Really Short ReportHimselfInterviewed about Space Buddies
2009Access HollywoodHimself
2009—presentModern FamilyLuke Dunphy[10]Main cast
2010Good Luck CharlieAlexanderEpisode "Sleepless in Denver"
2010R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourJack1 episode
2011GhoulTimmy GracoTV movie
2012Doc McStuffinsLittle Jack
2013Nick News with Linda EllerbeeHimselfGuest
2014Whose Line is it Anyway?HimselfGuest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modern Family Nation. Post at Twitter October 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Harvey, Alec. "'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama". Al.com. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nolan Gould profile". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ Gould profile, deardoctor.com; accessed September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower. 
  6. ^ a b "It's Evening in America", Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
  7. ^ Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly. 
  8. ^ YouTube channel TheEllenShow. (January 9, 2012) "Nolan Gould from 'Modern Family' is a genius!"; retrieved April 9, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Movie Web Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "TV Guide Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Gould, Nolan. "First day of shooting "Field of Lost Shoes". Reaching into my southern past to remember how to do the accent.". Twitter. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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