Zachary Gordon

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Zachary Gordon
BornZachary Adam Gordon
(1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 15)
Oak Park, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2006–present
 
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Zachary Gordon
BornZachary Adam Gordon
(1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 15)
Oak Park, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2006–present

Zachary Adam Gordon (born February 15, 1998) is an American film and television teen actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Gordon is a three-time Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actor nominee, best known for portraying Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, which are based on Jeff Kinney's #1 New York Times best seller, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Life and career[edit source | edit]

Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, to Linda and Ken Gordon.[1] He has two siblings, Josh and Kyle, and was raised in Southern California. He is from an observant Jewish family,[2][3][4] and attends a public high school in Oak Park.[1][5]

Gordon's résumé includes many television appearances, such as All of Us and How I Met Your Mother.[6] He has also appeared in the 2008 opening of Desperate Housewives, and in an episode of 24, which aired in January 2009.

His film credits (2007–2008) include Sex and Death 101, Lower Learning, the Garry Marshall film Georgia Rule (for which he won the "Young Artist Award" for his portrayal of Ethan), The Brothers Bloom, as Young Bloom, and alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). Gordon has been credited with numerous voice-over roles including "Brad Spolyt" in The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas, "Ricky Garcia" in Project Gilroy, "San San" in Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and The Mighty B! He is a series regular as the voice of Gil, one of the lead roles in the Nickelodeon series, Bubble Guppies. Gordon has voice acted as Baby Melman in the animated film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kotaro in Afro Sumurai: Resurrection, and Young Tony Stark in The Super Hero Squad Show. In 2010, he played Greg Heffley in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and in 2011 appeared as Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.

In June 2010, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Gordon returned as Greg Heffley and the film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released on March 25, 2011.[7] In 2011 Gordon did voice acting as Charlie Brown on the comedy show Robot Chicken, and in 2012, he reprised the role of Greg Heffley again in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

YearfilmRoleNotes
2006, 2009How I Met Your MotherActor, Tyler Stinson, Grant [8]2 episodes
2006–2007All of UsRichie
2007Because I Said SoLittle Arthur
Sex and Death 101Barbeque Brat
Georgia RuleEthan[8]
The Chubbchubbs Save XmasBrad Spoylt
National Treasure: Book of SecretsLincoln Conspiracy Kid[8]
Robot ChickenCharlie Brown, Linus1 episode; voice
2008David's SolutionLittle DavidTV
Desperate HousewivesLittle Robin Hood1 episode
The Mighty B!Gwen's Brother #4[9]1 episode; voice
Handy MannyLittle Lopart
MADtvThe Joker1 episode
Lower LearningFrankie Fowler[9]
Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaBaby Melman[9]Voice
Four ChristmasesKid #6 In Jump-Jump
Special Agent OsoTylerVoice
2008, 2010Batman: The Brave and the BoldYoung Bruce Wayne, Young Aqualad3 episodes; voice
2008–2009Ni Hao, Kai-lanSan San15 episodes
2009The Brothers BloomYoung Bloom
248 Year-Old Boy2 episodes
Afro Samurai: ResurrectionKotaroVoice
Santa BuddiesPuppy PawsVoice; main role
2010Diary of a Wimpy KidGreg Heffley[9]Lead Role
The Search for Santa PawsPuppy Paws [8]Voice; main role
2011Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2Papi Junior[8]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesGreg Heffley[10]Lead role
Childrens HospitalCody/Mike1 episode
2011–presentBubble GuppiesGilVoice; main role
2012Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysGreg HeffleyLead role
R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourSeth[11]
2013The Incredible Burt WonderstoneWill
Pete's ChristmasPetePost-production

Awards and nominations[edit source | edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultWork
Young Artist Award2008Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Comedy or Musical)WonGeorgia Rule
Sierra Award2010Youth in FilmNominatedDiary of a Wimpy Kid
Young Artist Award2011Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorNominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastWon
Young Artist Award2012Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorNominatedDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Young Artist Award2013Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorNominatedDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastWon

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b Fischer, Sophia (2008-06-26). "Child actor learning Hollywood ways". The Acorn. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.shalomlife.com/culture/17783/top-20-under-40-los-angeles-zachary-gordon/
  3. ^ Miller, Gerri (February, 2011). "Zachary Gordon: The Wimpy Kid". BabagaNewz. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/09/chabad-hosts-hanukkah-celebration/
  5. ^ Fischer, Sophia (2010-03-11). "Oak Park boy stars in ‘Wimpy Kid’ film". The Acorn. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  6. ^ "Zachary Gordon". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (June 23, 2010). "David Bowers to direct 'Wimpy' sequel". The Hollywood Reporter (e5 Global Media). Retrieved August 28, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d e "Zachary Gordon: Credits". Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Zachary Gordon New York Times Film Credits". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Hale, Mike (2011-03-24). "The Sequel to ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ ""Wimpy Kid" Zachary Gordon wants his "Mummy" in a new episode of "The Haunting Hour"". Retrieved February 23, 2012. 

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