Jacob Batalon

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Jacob Batalon
Jacob Batalon by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Batalon at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1996-10-09) October 9, 1996 (age 22)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2016–present

Jacob Batalon (/ˌbɑːtəˈlɒn, ˈbætəˌlɒn/,[2][3] born October 9, 1996) is an American actor, best known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).[4][5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Batalon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Filipino parents.[7] Upon graduating from the private and Catholic Damien Memorial School, Batalon attended Kapi'olani Community College to study Music Theory, but later dropped out. He then took a two-year program to study acting at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.[8]

Career[edit]

Batalon made his acting debut in 2016, when he made an appearance in the film North Woods.

In 2017, Batalon landed his first major role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, as Peter Parker's friend Ned.[9] He reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and the 2019 sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home.[10]

In 2018, Batalon played one of the bodies inhabited by spirit A in young-adult film Every Day.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Batalon has five half-siblings: a brother and a sister from his mother, and a brother and two sisters from his father.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 North Woods Cooper
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Ned Leeds
2018 Every Day James
Blood Fest Krill
Banana Split Jacob
Avengers: Infinity War Ned Leeds Cameo appearance
2019 Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
TBA The True Don Quixote Dish Sancho Panza post-production
Night School post-production
Let It Snow post-production

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harada, Wayne (July 27, 2016). "Damien grad Batalon lands a leading role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'". Show and Tell Hawauii. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  2. ^ As pronounce by Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland in "Tom Holland, Zendaya & Jacob Batalon Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" (Wired, June 25, 2009).
  3. ^ a b Jimmy Kimmel Live (July 13, 2007). "Jimmy Kimmel & Jacob Batalon Surprise FaceTime with Tom Holland". YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  4. ^ Collura, Scott (April 3, 2017). "17 Things We Learned On The Set Of Spider-Man: Homecoming Page 2 of 2". IGN. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Marc Strom (July 23, 2016). "SDCC 2016: 'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING' INTRODUCES ITS VILLAIN". Marvel.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  6. ^ Leadbeater, Alex (April 6, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon is Playing Ned Leeds". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Jacob Batalon Ready for Big Time With 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Debut". The Wrap.
  8. ^ "Jacob Batalon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.
  9. ^ Erbland, Kate (July 7, 2017). "How 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star". IndieWire. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (July 15, 2018). "Peter's Classmates Return in Spider-Man: Far From Home Set Photo". Screen Rant. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 7, 2017). "Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon & More Join 'Every Day' From MGM". Deadline. Retrieved July 9, 2017.

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