Gordon in 2011
February 15, 1998 |
Oak Park, California, U.S.
Zachary 'Zach' Gordon (born February 15, 1998) is an American film and television teen actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eight, Gordon is a three-time Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actor winner and 6 time nominee, best known for portraying Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, which are based on Jeff Kinney's #1 New York Times best seller, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Life and career
Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, to Linda and Kenneth Gordon. He has two siblings, Joshua and Kyle, and was raised in Southern California.  Zach attends a public high school in Oak Park.
Gordon's résumé includes multiple television appearances, on shows such as All of Us and How I Met Your Mother. He has also appeared in the 2008 opening of Desperate Housewives, plus 2 other episodes, and in two episodes of 24, which aired in January 2009. Three episodes (2014) as a Guest Star on Tim Allen's sitcom, where he plays Tim Allens TV daughter's boyfriend.Last Man Standing.
His film credits (2007–2008) include Sex and Death 101, Lower Learning, the Garry Marshall film Georgia Rule (for which he won the "Young Artist Award" for his portrayal of Ethan), The Brothers Bloom, as Young Bloom, and alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) and many others. Gordon has been credited with numerous voice-over roles including "Brad Spolyt" in The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas, "Ricky Garcia" in Project Gilroy, "San San" in Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and The Mighty B! He is a series regular as the voice of Gil, one of the lead roles in the Nickelodeon series, Bubble Guppies. Gordon has voice acted as Baby Melman in the animated film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kotaro in Afro Sumurai: Resurrection, and Young Tony Stark in The Super Hero Squad Show. In 2010, he played Greg Heffley in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In 2011 he appeared as Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and as Paws in Disney's The Search for Santa Paws.
In June 2010, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Gordon returned as Greg Heffley and the film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released on March 25, 2011. It was the #1 Box office movie in the U.S. for the following 2 weeks
In 2013, Gordon was chosen to host a Mini-Series for Nintendo, called Skylander's Boomcast on YouTube channel SkylandersGame, reviewing and talking about the very successful video game series Skylanders.
Additional films for 2013 included The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Zach stars as "Pete Kidder" in Walden Media's and Hallmark Channel's Pete's Christmas. The film is a hilarious combination of Groundhog Day and Home Alone. Veteran actor - Bruce Dern, plays his cantankerous grandfather.
|2006, 2009||How I Met Your Mother||Stacy's Son, Tyler Stinson (Grant)||2 episodes|
|2006–2007||All of Us||Richie|
|2007||Because I Said So||Little Arthur|
|Sex and Death 101||Barbeque Brat|
|The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas||Brad Spoylt|
|National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Lincoln Conspiracy Kid|
|2007, 2011||Robot Chicken||Charlie Brown, Linus||2 episodes; voice|
|2008||David's Solution||Little David||TV|
|Desperate Housewives||Little Robin Hood||1 episode|
|The Mighty B!||Gwen's Brother #4||1 episode; voice|
|Handy Manny||Little Lopart|
|MADtv||The Joker||1 episode|
|Lower Learning||Frankie Fowler|
|Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||Baby Melman||Voice|
|Four Christmases||Kid #6 In Jump-Jump|
|Special Agent Oso||Tyler||Voice|
|2008, 2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Young Bruce Wayne, Young Aqualad||3 episodes; voice|
|2008–2009||Ni Hao, Kai-lan||San San||15 episodes|
|2009||The Brothers Bloom||Young Bloom|
|24||8 Year-Old Boy||2 episodes|
|Afro Samurai: Resurrection||Kotaro||Voice|
|Santa Buddies||Puppy Paws||Voice; main role|
|2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Greg Heffley||Lead role|
|The Search for Santa Paws||Puppy Paws ||Voice; main role|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Papi Junior|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Greg Heffley||Lead role|
|Childrens Hospital||Cody/Mike||1 episode|
|2011–present||Bubble Guppies||Gil||Voice; main role|
|2012||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||Greg Heffley||Lead role|
|R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Seth/Seti|
|2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Will|
|Pete's Christmas||Pete Kidder|
|Uncle Grandpa||Benny||1 episode; voice|
|2014||Last Man Standing||Andrew||3 episodes|
|April 14, 2014–Present||Clarence||Ned|
|2015||Norm of the North||Norm Cub||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2008||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor (Comedy or Musical)||Won||Georgia Rule|
|Sierra Award||2010||Youth in Film||Nominated||Diary of a Wimpy Kid|
|Young Artist Award||2011||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Won|
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules|
|Young Artist Award||2013||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Nominated||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast||Won|
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- Martin, John Llewellyn (October 4, 2013). "Skylander: Swap Force Video: The Boomcast Premieres". Screen Crush. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
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- Hale, Mike (March 24, 2011). "The Sequel to ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- ""Wimpy Kid" Zachary Gordon wants his "Mummy" in a new episode of "The Haunting Hour"". Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- Zachary Gordon at the Internet Movie Database
- Zachary Gordon on Facebook
- Interview with Gordon on Channel One News