Dakota Goyo

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Dakota Goyo
Born Dakota Avery Goyo
(1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 15)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Relatives Debra Goyo (mother)
David Goyo (father)

Dakota Avery Goyo (born 22 August 1999) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel (2011) and Jesse Barrett in the film Dark Skies (2013). He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians which was released on 21 November 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Goyo was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo.[1] He has two brothers, Devon and Dallas.[1] He owns one dog named Jade, and enjoys golf and playing chess. Goyo is of Italian and Scottish descent.

Career[edit]

Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010. Goyo also completed a series lead role in the ABC pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic. By late September 2010, Goyo had finished filming Real Steel as Max Kenton, the estranged son of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman). At the age of 11, Goyo was cast as Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians (2012). He starred in the 2013 film Dark Skies. He also starred in the movie Thor as the young Thor in the year of 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 JoJo's Circus Little Blue (voice) TV series,"The Thanksgiving Parade"
2006 Ultra Brett TV movie
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Teddy Kernan Nominated-Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Timmy Winters
2008 Super Why! Little Boy (voice) TV series,"Twas the Night Before Christmas"
2009 Solving Charlie Charlie Hudson II TV movie
2009 The Listener Nicki TV series,Season 1,1 Episode:"I'm an Adult"
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Alwyn Jones TV series,Season 2,3 Episodes
2009 Defendor Jack Carter-9
2009 My Neighbor's Secret Austin Hest TV movie
2010 Happy Town Young Tommy Conroy TV series,Season 1,1 Episode:"Questions and Antlers",
2010 Arthur Timmy Tibble (voice) TV series,Season 14,4 Episode
2011 Real Steel Max Kenton Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated-Best Performance by a Younger Actor
2011 Thor Young Thor
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Josh TV series,Season 2,1 Episode:"Flight"

Nominated-Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Nominated-Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13

2012 Rise of the Guardians Jamie Bennett Voice
2013 Dark Skies Jesse Barrett
2014 Midnight Sun Luke Post-production
2014 Noah Young Noah

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Resurrecting the Champ
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor[2] Won Real Steel
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13 Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Saturn Awards 2012 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Real Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (24 August 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. Retrieved 25 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

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