Jonah Bobo

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Jonah Bobo
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Bobo in 2012
Born (1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 17)
Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Jonah Bobo (January 24, 1997)[1] is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Bobo was born on Roosevelt Island, New York.[2] He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home.[3][4] His paternal great-grandmother was businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.[5]

His first film role was in the 2004 independent film, The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred opposite Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas in the 2004 drama Around the Bend, playing the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in the fantasy film Zathura.

Bobo's next role was in another independent film, Strangers with Candy, which opened on June 28, 2006. Bobo played young Victor Mancini in the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Choke. He has also made an appearance on 30 Rock as a paparazzo named Ethan. He appeared on Roosevelt Island in the play Seussical Jr. at the Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. He was also on episode 5 of Royal Pains. In 2011 he appeared in the film Crazy, Stupid, Love. as Robbie, the son of divorcing parents Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily Weaver (Julianne Moore).

Bobo plays guitar and is lead vocalist in the band "The Bonnie Situation".[6]


Year Film Role Notes
The Best Thief in the World Sam Zaidman
Around the Bend Zach Lair
Strangers with Candy Shamus Noblet (uncredited)
Zathura Danny
The Fox and the Hound 2 Tod voice
Choke Young Victor Mancini
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Robbie Weaver
Disconnect Ben Boyd
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2009 The Backyardigans Austin voice
Guest appearances
Year Title Role Episodes
30 Rock Ethan Episode: Jackie Jormp-Jomp
Royal Pains Arlo Grant Episode: No Man Is an Island

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Zathura
2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[7] Nominated Crazy, Stupid, Love.


  1. ^ "Movie Review: Around the Bend". Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2004. 
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  3. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". Quint interviews Dax Shepard about ZATHURA, teenage girls and Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY!!!. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Date, BILL ZWECKER (October 17, 2004). "Chris Walken embraces his lucky star". Chicago Sun-Times. 
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  6. ^ Retrieved 18 August 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 

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