Zachary Gordon

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Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon 2011 (cropped).jpg
Gordon in 2011
BornZachary Adam Gordon
(1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 16)
Oak Park, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present
 
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Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon 2011 (cropped).jpg
Gordon in 2011
BornZachary Adam Gordon
(1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 16)
Oak Park, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

Zachary Adam "Zach" 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 winner and 6 time 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.

Personal life[edit]

Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, to Linda and Kenneth Gordon.[1] He has two siblings, Joshua and Kyle, and was raised in Southern California. [2][3][4] Zach attends a public high school in Oak Park.[1][5] Gordon is Jewish.[6]

Career[edit]

Gordon's résumé includes multiple television appearances, on shows such as All of Us and How I Met Your Mother.[7] He has also appeared in the 2008 opening of Desperate Housewives, plus 2 other episodes, and in two episodes of 24, which aired in January 2009. Three episodes (2014) as a Guest Star on Tim Allen's sitcom, where he plays Tim Allens TV daughter's boyfriend.Last Man Standing.

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) and many others. 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. In 2011 he appeared as Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and as Paws in Disney's The Search for Santa Paws.

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. It was the #1 Box office movie in the U.S. for the following 2 weeks[8]

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.

In 2013, Gordon was chosen to host a Mini-Series for Nintendo, called Skylander's Boomcast on YouTube channel SkylandersGame, reviewing and talking about the very successful video game series Skylanders.[9]

Additional films for 2013 included The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Zach stars as "Pete Kidder" in Walden Media's and Hallmark Channel's Pete's Christmas. The film is a hilarious combination of Groundhog Day and Home Alone. Veteran actor - Bruce Dern, plays his cantankerous grandfather.

Filmography[edit]

YearfilmRoleNotes
2006, 2009How I Met Your MotherStacy's Son, Tyler Stinson (Grant)[10]2 episodes
2006–2007All of UsRichie
2007Because I Said SoLittle Arthur
Sex and Death 101Barbeque Brat
Georgia RuleEthan[10]
The Chubbchubbs Save XmasBrad Spoylt
National Treasure: Book of SecretsLincoln Conspiracy Kid[10]
2007, 2011Robot ChickenCharlie Brown, Linus2 episodes; voice
2008David's SolutionLittle DavidTV
Desperate HousewivesLittle Robin Hood1 episode
The Mighty B!Gwen's Brother #4[11]1 episode; voice
Handy MannyLittle Lopart
MADtvThe Joker1 episode
Lower LearningFrankie Fowler[11]
Madagascar: Escape 2 AfricaBaby Melman[11]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[11]Lead role
The Search for Santa PawsPuppy Paws [10]Voice; main role
2011Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2Papi Junior[10]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesGreg Heffley[12]Lead role
Childrens HospitalCody/Mike1 episode
2011–2012Bubble GuppiesGilVoice; main role
2012Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysGreg HeffleyLead role
R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourSeth/Seti[13]
2013The Incredible Burt WonderstoneWill
Pete's ChristmasPete Kidder
Uncle GrandpaBenny1 episode; voice
2014Last Man StandingAndrew3 episodes
The Boxcar ChildrenHenryVoice Only
April 14, 2014–PresentClarenceNed
2015Norm of the NorthNorm CubVoice
Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventureTed "Theodore" Logan

Awards and nominations[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]

  1. ^ a b Fischer, Sophia (June 26, 2008). "Child actor learning Hollywood ways". The Acorn. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Baylen, Ashley (August 21, 2012) Top 20 Under 40 Los Angeles- Zachary Gordon – Page1. Shalom Life. Retrieved on March 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Miller, Gerri (February 2012). "Zachary Gordon: The Wimpy Kid". Buzzyquote. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lara, Monica (December 9, 2012) Chabad hosts Hanukkah celebration in Oak Park » Ventura County Star. Vcstar.com.
  5. ^ Fischer, Sophia (March 11, 2010). "Oak Park boy stars in ‘Wimpy Kid’ film". The Acorn. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.shalomlife.com/culture/17783/top-20-under-40-los-angeles-zachary-gordon/?PageSpeed=noscript
  7. ^ "Zachary Gordon". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (June 23, 2010). "David Bowers to direct 'Wimpy' sequel". The Hollywood Reporter (e5 Global Media). Retrieved August 28, 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ Martin, John Llewellyn (October 4, 2013). "Skylander: Swap Force Video: The Boomcast Premieres". Screen Crush. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Zachary Gordon: Credits". TVguide. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Zachary Gordon New York Times Film Credits". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ Hale, Mike (March 24, 2011). "The Sequel to ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ ""Wimpy Kid" Zachary Gordon wants his "Mummy" in a new episode of "The Haunting Hour"". Retrieved February 23, 2012. 

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