Jack DeSena

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Jack DeSena
Jack De Sena.jpg
Born
John Patrick De Sena

(1987-12-06) December 6, 1987 (age 31)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2002–present

John Patrick De Sena (born December 6, 1987, in Boston, Massachusetts), better known by his stage name Jack De Sena, is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy series All That, and voice work for the character of Sokka on the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Jack has appeared in the Hulu series "Battleground" and the 2016 horror movie "The Veil".

Biography[edit]

His family moved to Irvine, California in 1999 and he attended school there. He was a very active member of the international ComedySportz troupe (a comic improvisation team that participates in games as seen on Whose Line is it Anyway?). Having joined All That's cast at the start of its 7th season in 2002, he subsequently tied with Logan Lerman for the 2005 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor. He rapidly gained recognition for his skilled and clever ad-libbing from his work as Sokka on Avatar and also guest starred as Jimmy Olsen in The Batman.

De Sena worked on the online mockumentary web series Dorm Life, a 2008 Webby Honoree for Best Writing and Comedy: Individual Short or Episode. De Sena appeared on an episode of King of the Hill, "Luanne Gets Lucky." De Sena has also appeared in an episode of Generator Rex, "Crash and Burn." In 2012, De Sena appeared on the Hulu original series Battleground.[1] In 2013, he appeared as the judge of the texting competition and later as an airport investigator on the Nickelodeon sitcom Sam & Cat. In 2014, he voiced Robin in the animated film JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time.

He is also known as "Mr. Roberts" in the TV series 100 Things to Do Before High School, a role he played from 2014 to 2016.

Since January 19th, 2016, he and his long time friend Chris W. Smith have been creating and starring in comedy sketches on their YouTube channel "Chris and Jack". New sketches are uploaded to the channel on the first Thursday of every month.[2]

He is currently the voice of Callum on the Netflix animated series The Dragon Prince, which premiered on September 14, 2018.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Wild Eze (voice role)
2008 Dorae the Movie: Nobia and the Green Giant Legend Shiraa (voice role) English version
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Robin (voice role) Direct-to-Video
2015 Movies in Space The CORPLOX Race Short film
2016 The White Room Mysterious Man Short film

also Co-Director / Co-Producer

2016 The Veil Christian
2018 I Got This Chris Short film
2018 Missing Words unknown role Video Short
2019 They Won't Last Alex Short film
2019 How To Get Out of Jury Duty unknown role Video short
2020 Too Late David Zeller filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–05 All That Regular Performer series regular (35 episodes)
2004 Grounded for Life Jack / Jimmy's Friend 2 episodes

– Episode: "Beat on the Brat" (uncredited)

– Episode: "Get a Job"

2005–08 Avatar: The Last Airbender Sokka / Additional Voices (voice role) series regular
2007 King of the Hill Kevin (voice role) Episode: "Luanne Gets Lucky"
2007 The Batman Jimmy Olsen (voice role) Episode: "The Batman/Superman Story: Part 1"
2008–09 Dorm Life Shane Reilly series regular/Writer (46 episodes)
2011 Generator Rex Rand / Lance (voice role) Episode: "Crash & Burn"
2012 Battleground Cole Graner series regular (13 episodes)
2013 Sam & Cat Head Judge Episode: "#TextingCompetition"
2014 Melissa & Joey James Episode: "My Roof, My Rules"
2014–16 100 Things to Do Before High School Mr. Roberts series regular (22 episodes)
2016 House of Lies Bruce Episode: "Violent Agreement"
2016 Legendary Dudas Wizard Waiter Episode: "King Sam/Karate Kids"
2016–19 Chris & Jack Jack/Paul/Agent Seventeen/Holfax series regular (22 episodes)
2017 Veep Hayden Episode: "Omaha"
2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios Writer Episode: "The Rock/s Independence Day Backyard Brawl with Wonder Woman's Samantha Jo"
2018 Sorry for Your Loss unknown role Episode: "A Widow Walks into a Wedding"
2018-present The Dragon Prince Callum (voice role) series regular (18 episodes)
TBA The Coop Writer 2 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Sokka (voice role)
2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth Sokka (voice role)
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno Sokka (voice role)
2011 Nicktoons MLB Dudley Puppy (voice role)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack De Sena". IMDB. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Chris and Jack". YouTube.
  3. ^ Melrose, Kevin (September 13, 2018). "REVIEW: THE DRAGON PRINCE IS A CHARMING FANTASY, BUT IT'S NO AVATAR". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 14, 2018.

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