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Sabara in 2007
|Born||Daryl Christopher Sabara
June 14, 1992
Torrance, California, U.S.
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.
Sabara was born in Torrance, California, and was raised by his mother, Sandra "Sandy" Krebs, a Los Angeles social worker. Daryl attended the High School West Torrance High. He has a fraternal twin brother, Evan, who is also an actor. Sabara is of Russian Jewish and German descent. Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.
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, 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. 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.
|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|
|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||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|
|2009||World's Greatest Dad||Kyle|
|2009||A Christmas Carol||Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler|
|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|
|1992||Murphy Brown||Baby Brown||Recurring|
|1996||Life's Work||Toby||1 episode|
|1999||Love & Money||Roger|
|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)|
|2004||Century City||Frank "Auggie" Wood|
|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|
|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|
|2007–2009||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|
|2004||Polar Express||Hero Boy||Voice|
|2011||Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall||Rex Salazar||Voice|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||various||Voice|
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