Daryl Sabara

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Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara 1.jpg
Sabara in 2007
Born Daryl Christopher Sabara
(1992-06-14) June 14, 1992 (age 22)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids film series, as well as for a variety of television and film appearances, including Generator Rex, Wizards of Waverly Place, Father of the Pride, The Polar Express, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween, and the reality show America's Most Talented Kids, on which he was a judge.

Early life[edit]

Sabara was born in Torrance, California, and was raised by his mother, Sandra "Sandy" Krebs, a Los Angeles social worker. Daryl graduated from West Torrance High School in 2010.[1][2] He has a fraternal twin brother, Evan, who is also an actor. Sabara is of Russian Jewish and German descent.[3] Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.[4]

Career[edit]

Sabara began acting during the mid-1990s, appearing on episodes of Murphy Brown, Life's Work, Will and Grace, and Friends before being cast as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids series of family films, which became popular among pre-teen audiences.

Sabara provided the voice of Hunter, the male lion cub on the NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Weeds, House, Dr. Vegas, and was one of the judges on America's Most Talented Kids. Sabara also voiced the main character, Hero Boy, in the 2004 animated version of The Polar Express. He then played a Jewish young boy trying to have a nice Bar Mitzvah in Keeping Up with the Steins (formerly known as Lucky 13), which received a limited release on May 12, 2006. He also guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode, "P911" where he played as a sexually molested child. He also provides the voice for Rex in the new cartoon network series Generator Rex.

Sabara next appeared in the films Her Best Move and the interactive DVD Choose Your Own Adventure, played Ben on The Last Chance Detectives radio dramas by Adventures in Odyssey & Focus on the Family,[5] and also appeared as school bully Wesley Rhoades in Rob Zombie's Halloween. He then played Irwin in the theater play The Catskills Sonata, about a young Jewish busboy in the late 1950s.

In 2003, Sabara made a guest appearance as the character Owen on an episode of Friends, during which Matthew Perry's character Chandler accidentally reveals to Owen that he is adopted.[6] He also gained a recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place as T.J. Taylor, a wizard who ignores the rules and uses magic the way he wants, often getting him into trouble. He was also in The Boondocks as the voice of Butch Magnus Milosevic in the episode Shinin'. He appeared in an episode of The Batman as Scorn, the sidekick of the villain Wrath. The role was opposite his brother, who played "Robin".

He costarred in the 2009 film April Showers, a movie written and directed by a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. He played Kyle, a misanthropic teenager in World's Greatest Dad, with Robin Williams, and Peter Cratchit in the 2009 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. In the 2010 he appeared in the movie Machete, as well as the MTV movie Worst. Prom. Ever. which premiered May 10. In 2012, he co-starred in John Carter as Edgar Rice Burroughs.

He portrayed the recurring role of Tim Scottson in seven episodes (spanning from 2005–2012) of the Showtime TV series Weeds.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Noburu Voice
2001 Spy Kids Juni Cortez
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Juni Cortez
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Juni Cortez
2003 Finding Nemo Various Voices
2004 Murder Without Conviction James Talley (age 10) TV Movie
2004 The Polar Express Hero Boy Voice
2006 Lolo's Cafe Mikey TV Movie / Voice
2006 Solace Gunther
2006 Maybe It's in the Water N/A
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Benjamin Fielder
2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Marco North Direct-to-video / Voice
2007 Her Best Move Doggie
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Nathan
2007 Halloween Wesley Rhoades
2009 April Showers Jason
2009 World's Greatest Dad Kyle Clayton
2009 A Christmas Carol Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler
2010 Machete Julio
2011 Worst. Prom. Ever. Clark Peterson
2011 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World Juni Cortez
2012 John Carter Edgar Rice Burroughs
2014 The Green Inferno Nick
2014 After the Dark Chips
2014 Teen Lust

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Murphy Brown Baby Brown Recurring
1996 Life's Work Toby 1 episode
1999 Love & Money Roger
1999 Roswell Corey
2000 Will & Grace Broccoli Boy
2002 All That Spy Kids
2002 John Doe Wesley Silver
2002 One on One Jeffy
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Tommy Voice
2003 Gamefarm Himself / Special Guest 1 episode
2003 Friends Owen (The adopted kid) 2 episode
2004 Century City Frank "Auggie" Wood 1 episode
2004 Fatherhood Larry Keating
2004 Dr. Vegas Jesse Selznick 1 episode
2004–2005 Father of the Pride Hunter
2005 House M.D. Gabriel Reilich 1 episode
2005 Grounded For Life Garth 1 episode
2005–2012 Weeds Tim Scottson Recurring
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Hobie 1 episode
2006 Criminal Minds Kevin Rose
2006 What About Brian Lil' Adam
2007 The Boondocks Butch Magnus Milosevic Voice
2007–2008 The Batman Various Voices
2007–2009 Wizards of Waverly Place T.J. Taylor Recurring
2008 Miss Guided Russell 1 episode
2008 The Closer Jason Hetner
2009 Easy to Assemble George Recurring
2010–2013 Generator Rex Rex Salazar Main voice cast
2012 Grimm Hanson 1 episode

Videogames[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Polar Express Hero Boy Voice
2011 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Rex Salazar Voice
2011 Saints Row: The Third various Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobs, Janet (2001-12-03). "'Spy Kids'stars help less fortunate kids". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. ^ http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/r/i/Michelle-S-Friedman/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0069.html
  3. ^ Aushenker, Michael. "Chabad rocks! | Circuit". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  4. ^ "BBC Films". Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Retrieved June 14, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Clubhouse Magazine". Retrieved February 1, 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0583484/
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0754512/filmoseries#tt0439100

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