Jacob Kogan

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Jacob Kogan
Born Jacob Pavlovich Kogan
(1995-05-28) May 28, 1995 (age 19)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Jacob Pavlovich Kogan (born May 28, 1995) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 2007 psychological thriller Joshua and Spock as a child in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.

Life and career[edit]

Kogan was born in New York City to author and photographer Deborah Copaken Kogan and Russian-born child actor Paul Kogan. Paul emigrated from Moscow, Russia (then in the Soviet Union).[1][2][3] Kogan has two younger siblings; a sister, Sasha (born March 1997) and a brother, Leo (born May 2006).[1] Kogan is Jewish - his mother's family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania and his father is of Jewish and Russian background.[4] However, he is an atheist.[5]

He attended the Dalton School in New York City during which time he was the lead singer/guitarist in a band, Flake, which released a self-titled EP in 2008. He currently attends Northwestern University in Evanston where he is a Communication freshman and a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.[6]

Before starring in Joshua, Kogan was a regular on the comedy series, Wonder Showzen. He had a supporting role in Lifelines by writer/director Rob Margolies. The film was released on April 3, 2009 at the Quad Theater in Manhattan after being shown at film festivals in the previous year. He also had a supporting role in the television series Delocated as David. He guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 in the episode "Blood Brothers" as Tripp Raines. His most recent acting role to date was Luca Jameson in the science fiction series The Tomorrow People.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Joshua Joshua Cairn[7] 29th Young Artist Awards Nominee
2008 Wherever You Are Spencer Bernstein[7] AKA Lifelines
2009 Star Trek Young Spock[7]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Wonder Showzen Various[7]
2009-2013 Delocated David[7]
2013-2014 The Tomorrow People Luca Jameson[7]
Television guest spots
Year Title Role Episodes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tripp Raines[7] Blood Brothers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jacob Kogan - Bio". IMDb. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Rosenblum, Constance (28 January 2010). "Tea and Uncertainty for a Busy Family". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "ENGAGEMENTS; Deborah E. Copaken, Paul M. Kogan". The New York Times. 18 April 1993. 
  4. ^ To Russia, with Love
  5. ^ Kogan, Jacob. "I Am Jacob Kogan a.k.a. Young Spock. AMA". Reddit. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Harrison, Jordan. "Freshman actor recounts role in 'Star Trek'". The Daily Northwestern. Northwestern University. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jacob Kogan". IMDb. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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