Dakota Goyo

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Dakota Avery Goyo (born 1999)[1] is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel (2011) and Jesse Barrett in the film Dark Skies (2013). He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film Rise of the Guardians (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Goyo was born to Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo. He has two older brothers, Devon and Dallas.[1]

Career[edit]

Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010.

Goyo completed a series lead role in the ABC pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic.

In 2011, Goyo starred in Real Steel as Max Kenton, the estranged son of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), and also played young Thor in the superhero film Thor. In 2012, Goyo voiced Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians, and in 2013, he starred in the science fiction thriller film Dark Skies.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Teddy Kernan Nominated-Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger
Emotional Arithmetic Timmy Winters
2009 Defendor Jack Carter-9
2011 Real Steel Max Kenton Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated-Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Thor Young Thor
2012 Rise of the Guardians Jamie Bennett Voice
2013 Dark Skies Jesse Barrett
2014 The Journey Home Luke
Noah Young Noah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 JoJo's Circus Little Blue (voice) "The Thanksgiving Parade"
2006 Ultra Brett
2008 Super Why! Little Boy (voice) "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
2009 Solving Charlie Charlie Hudson II
The Listener Nicki Season 1 - 1 episode - "I'm an Adult"
Murdoch Mysteries Alwyn Jones Season 2 - 3 episodes
My Neighbor's Secret Austin Hest
2010 Happy Town Young Tommy Conroy Season 1 - 1 episode - "Questions and Antlers"
Arthur Timmy Tibble (voice) Season 14 - 4 episodes
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Josh Season 2 - 1 Episode - "Flight"

Nominated-Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Nominated-Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Resurrecting the Champ
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor[2] Won Real Steel
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13 Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
Saturn Awards 2012 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Real Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (August 24, 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. Retrieved August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012.

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