Nolan Gould

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Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould 2010.jpg
Gould at World of Color premiere at Disney California Adventure Park in 2010.
Born(1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 15)
New York City, New York
OccupationActor
Years active2007—
 
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Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould 2010.jpg
Gould at World of Color premiere at Disney California Adventure Park in 2010.
Born(1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 15)
New York City, New York
OccupationActor
Years active2007—

Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998)[1] is an American child 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, New York.[2][3] Shortly after his birth, because of his father's military career, he moved with his parents, Angela and Edwin, to Phenix City, Alabama, and when Gould was five years old, the family moved to California.[4] His brother is actor Aidan Gould.

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]

Gould has trained with Patrick Malone and Lisa Picotte for years, focusing on scene study, cold reading and improv.[5]

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] He is part of the ensemble cast on the TV show Modern Family which has twice won a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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

Other television credits for him include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.[5] During 2009, Gould appeared in commercials for The Hartford.

Personal life and interests[edit]

Gould plays the double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after going on The Ellen Degeneres Show, 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. Ellen 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
2013
Field of Lost Shoes[11]Post-Production
2013The To Do ListThe kid at the poolGuest
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

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 Biography". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-19/nolan-gould/
  5. ^ a b c d e "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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