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Jack Dylan Grazer

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Jack Dylan Grazer
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Grazer at the 2019 WonderCon
Born (2003-09-03) September 3, 2003 (age 18)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2014–present
RelativesBrian Grazer (uncle)

Jack Dylan Grazer (born September 3, 2003)[1][2][3] is an American actor. He began his acting career by playing guest roles in film and on television and had his breakthrough playing the role of Eddie Kaspbrak in the 2017 and 2019 film adaptations of the Stephen King novel It. He also starred on the CBS series Me, Myself, and I, portrayed Freddy Freeman in the 2019 DC Extended Universe film Shazam! and will reprise the role in its 2023 sequel. Grazer had the lead roles of Frazer Wilson in Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age drama television series We Are Who We Are and Joey in the thriller film Don't Tell a Soul, both in 2020. He voiced Alberto in the 2021 Disney-Pixar film Luca. In 2018, The Hollywood Reporter named him one of the top 30 stars under age 18.[4]

Personal life

Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Angela Lafever and Gavin Grazer, an actor.[5][unreliable source?] His uncle is producer Brian Grazer.[6][7] Grazer sponsors a scholarship at the Adderley School for Performing Arts in Pacific Palisades, where he is an alumnus, for two students annually.[8][9]

In July 2021, Grazer came out as bisexual during an Instagram livestream and declared "he/they" as his pronouns.[10][11]

Filmography

Film

Grazer at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Tales of Halloween Young Joey Stranger [6]
2017 It Eddie Kaspbrak [6]
Scales: Mermaids Are Real Adam Wilts [6]
2018 Beautiful Boy 12-year-old Nic Sheff [12]
2019 Shazam! Freddy Freeman [13]
It Chapter Two Young Eddie Kaspbrak [12]
2020 Don't Tell a Soul Joey Chambliss [14]
2021 Luca Alberto Scorfano (voice) [15]
Ron's Gone Wrong Barney (voice) [16]
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Freddy Freeman Post-production [17]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 The Greatest Event in Television History Son Episode: "Bosom Buddies" [6]
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Kayden Aukerman Episode: "Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wears a Brown Checked Shirt and Stripey Socks" [6]
2017–2018 Me, Myself & I Young Alex Riley Main role [6]
2018 Speechless Rev Episode: "E-I-- EIGHTEEN" [18]
2019 Robot Chicken Freddy Freeman Voice role; Shazam! promotion [19]
2020 We Are Who We Are Fraser Wilson Main role [20]

Accolades

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor It Nominated [21]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best On-Screen Team It Won [22]
2019 Hollywood Critics Association Next Generation of Hollywood N/A Won [23]

References

  1. ^ "jackdgrazer on Instagram". Instagram.
  2. ^ "francesca.scorsese on Instagram". Instagram.
  3. ^ "Jack Dylan Grazer Talks 'Shazam'". ET Canada. March 15, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (August 8, 2018). "Hollywood's Top 30 Stars Under Age 18". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jack Dylan Grazer fulfills big-screen destiny in "IT"". The Calabasas Courier.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Jack Dylan Grazer". CBS. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Carroll, Lloyd (August 24, 2017). "What's new on traditional TV". Queens Chronicle.
  8. ^ Kasule, Melissa (March 19, 2019). "Glass interviews Breakout actor Jack Dylan Grazer". The Glass Magazine.
  9. ^ Frometa, RJ (January 30, 2018). "The Adderley School invites you to An Afternoon With Jack Dylan Grazer, teen star of 'IT'". Vents Magazine. Jack Dylan Grazer, an ADDERLEY SCHOOL alum
  10. ^ Sam Damshenas (July 2, 2021). "Luca star Jack Dylan Grazer says he's "bi" and updates pronouns to he/they". Gay Times. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  11. ^ Josh Milton (July 3, 2021). "Luca star Jack Dylan Grazer just came out as bisexual in the best way". PinkNews. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  12. ^ a b Prahl, Amanda (October 11, 2018). "Yep, You've Seen This Beautiful Boy Star Before - Here's Where". Yahoo Finance. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  13. ^ Couch, Aaron; Kit, Borys (December 6, 2017). "'It' Star Joins DC's 'Shazam!'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  14. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 11, 2019). "Rainn Wilson, Mena Suvari, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Dylan Grazer Topline Don't Tell A Soul Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "Pixar's Luca teaser trailer gives Jacob Tremblay a sun-soaked Italian summer with sea monsters". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  16. ^ Romano, Nick (June 8, 2021). "Zach Galifianakis is the best malfunctioning robot pal in first 'Ron's Gone Wrong' trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  17. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 22, 2020). "'Shazam!': Zachary Levi And Cast Reveal Title Of Sequel, Remain Tight-Lipped On Details – DC FanDome". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 23, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  18. ^ "Speechless, Season 2, Episode 14 E-I-- EIGHTEEN". TV Guide. Retrieved April 7, 2020. Jack Dylan Grazer Rev
  19. ^ "Shazam! | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim". Adult Swim. March 25, 2019. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  20. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 18, 2019). "Chloe Sevigny, Alice Braga, Kid Cudi to Star in HBO Drama From 'Call Me By Your Name' Director". The Hollywood Reporter.
  21. ^ "2017 Full Nominees List". Fright Meter Awards.
  22. ^ Costantino, George (June 18, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' big winners at MTV Movie & TV Awards". ABC News. Best On-Screen Team: Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Chosen Jacobs, "IT"
  23. ^ "'1917' Wins Best Picture at 3rd Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards". Variety. January 10, 2020. Next Generation of Hollywood...Jack Dylan Grazer...

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