Jordan Nagai

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Jordan Nagai
Born (2000-02-05) February 5, 2000 (age 15)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 2009-2010

Jordan Nagai (born February 5, 2000) is an American former child voice actor. He is best known for his voice role as Russell in Up.[1]


Nagai's older brother Hunter Nagai originally auditioned for Russell in Up.[2] Director Pete Docter has said, "[a]s soon as Jordan's voice came on we started smiling because he is appealing and innocent and cute and different from what I was initially thinking."[2] About 400 children had shown up for the auditions, but Nagai stood out because he wouldn't stop talking the whole time.[1] Nevertheless, he was sometimes very shy and Docter found it difficult getting him to say all of his lines.[2]

Nagai's character in Up is the first Asian-American figure in a Pixar movie.[1] He also lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons called "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" as the voice of Charlie, an orphan who befriends Bart in his quest for a baby brother. The program aired on December 13, 2009.[3]


Awards and nominations[edit]

2010 Breakout Performance Award[4][5]


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