Jacob Batalon

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Jacob Batalon
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Batalon at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1996-10-09) October 9, 1996 (age 25)
Years active2016–present

Jacob Batalon (/ˌbɑːtəˈlɒn, ˈbætəˌlɒn/,[1][2] born October 9, 1996) is an American actor, best known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Batalon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Filipino parents.[6] Batalon has seven half-siblings: a brother and a sister from his mother, and three brothers and two sisters from his father.[2]

Upon graduating from the private Catholic school St. Anthony's School, he went to Damien Memorial School, then 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 the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.[7]


Batalon made his acting debut in the 2016 film North Woods.[8]

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

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

Personal life[edit]

In 2020, Batalon lost 102 pounds (46 kg) for his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2017 North Woods Cooper
Spider-Man: Homecoming Ned Leeds
2018 Every Day James
Blood Fest Krill
Avengers: Infinity War Ned Leeds Cameo
Banana Split Jacob
2019 Avengers: Endgame Ned Leeds Cameo
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The True Don Quixote Sancho Panza
Let It Snow Keon
Bubble Gang Need 2 episodes
2020 Day by Day Lucas Episode: "#AnnabelleClarkeIsOverParty"
50 States of Fright Simon Episode: "Red Rum (Colorado)"
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Ned Leeds Post-production


  1. ^ As pronounced by Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland in "Tom Holland, Zendaya & Jacob Batalon Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" (Wired, June 25, 2019) – via YouTube.
  2. ^ a b "Jimmy Kimmel & Jacob Batalon Surprise FaceTime with Tom Holland". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. July 13, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Collura, Scott (April 3, 2017). "17 Things We Learned on the Set of Spider-Man: Homecoming". IGN. Archived from the original on January 3, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Strom, Marc (July 23, 2016). "SDCC 2016: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Introduces Its Villain". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Leadbeater, Alex (November 15, 2016). "Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon is Playing Ned Leeds". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 7, 2017). "Jacob Batalon Ready for Big Time With 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Debut". TheWrap. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  7. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (March 28, 2017). "Jacob Batalon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Holmes, Martin (August 6, 2021). "'Spider-Man' Favorite Jacob Batalon to Headline Syfy's 'Reginald the Vampire'". TV Insider. Archived from the original on August 6, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  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 Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Hickson, Colin (October 30, 2020). "Spider-Man 3's Jacob Batalon Shares His (and Ned's) Incredible Weight Loss". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2021.

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