Nolan Gould

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Nolan Gould
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Gould at the 18th annual Kids First Fair hosted by Marine and Family Programs.
Born (1998-10-28) October 28, 1998 (age 16)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007—present

Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Early life and education[edit]

Gould was born in New York City to Angela and Edwin Gould.[2][3] Shortly after his birth, due to his father's military career, he and his parents moved to Phenix City, Alabama, and when Gould was five years old, the family moved to California.[4] His elder brother Aidan is also an actor.

Nolan Gould is a member of Mensa,[5][6] and as of 2012, had accelerated ten grades in school.[6] He stated on The Ellen Degeneres Show that he has an IQ of 150. During the 2012 summer, at age 13, he graduated from high school by taking a General Educational Development (GED) Test and said he hopes to take online college courses.[7]

Career[edit]

Gould began his career at the age of three doing commercials.[5] Recent films include leads in the features Ghoul (based on the novel by Brian Keene) and Space Buddies.[5]

Gould with the cast of Modern Family at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

He is part of the ensemble cast on Modern Family. Other television credits for him include Eleventh Hour and the movie of the week, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.[5]

Personal life and interests[edit]

Gould plays the double bass and banjo. He received his first banjo after appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show, [clarification needed] and as a result, started playing instruments such as the didgeridoo and mandolin. When he went on the show a second time, he said he was thinking of either buying a theremin or a sitar. Degeneres then gave him a sitar.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The McPassion Son at Restaurant
Waiting Room Wild Child
Sunny & Share Love You Jason
2008 Montana Johnny
2009 Space Buddies Sam[9]
2009 Hysteria Child
2011 Friends with Benefits Sammy[10]
2012 Ghoul Timmy Graco
2013 The To Do List The kid at the pool Guest
2014 Field of Lost Shoes[11]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 America's Most Wanted Young Paul Jackson
Out of Jimmy's Head Young Jimmy 2 episodes
2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear Mark Scott[10]
Eleventh Hour John Warner[9]
Disney's Really Short Report Himself Interviewed about Space Buddies
2009 Access Hollywood Himself
2009—present Modern Family Luke Dunphy[10] Main cast
2010 Good Luck Charlie Alexander Episode "Sleepless in Denver"
2010 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jack 1 episode
2011 Ghoul Timmy Graco TV movie
2012 Doc McStuffins Little Jack
2013 Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Himself Guest
2014 Whose Line is it Anyway? Himself Guest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modern Family Nation. Post at Twitter October 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Harvey, Alec. "'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould has ties to Alabama". Al.com. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nolan Gould profile". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ Gould profile, deardoctor.com; accessed September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nolan Gould Biography". Pop Tower. 
  6. ^ a b "It's Evening in America", Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 158.
  7. ^ Johnson, John (October 11, 2012). "Modern Family Star Nolan Gould Graduated High School Early at Age 13!". Us Weekly. 
  8. ^ YouTube channel TheEllenShow. (January 9, 2012) "Nolan Gould from 'Modern Family' is a genius!"; retrieved April 9, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Movie Web Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "TV Guide Credits". Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Gould, Nolan. "First day of shooting "Field of Lost Shoes". Reaching into my southern past to remember how to do the accent.". Twitter. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 

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