Jacob Batalon

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Jacob Batalon
Jacob Batalon by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1996-06-06) June 6, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2016–present

Jacob Batalon (pronounced 'Bata-Lone',[2] born June 6, 1996) is an American actor.[3][4] He is best known for his performance as Ned in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).[5][6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Batalon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Filipino parents.[8] 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, where he started to appreciate the craft.[9]

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.[10] He reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War the following year.

In July 2017, Batalon was cast in young-adult film Every Day.[11]

In 2018, Batalon was said to reprise his role as Ned in the Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Batalon has one older sister, who is married.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 North Woods Cooper
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Ned Leeds
2018 Every Day James
Blood Fest Krill
Avengers: Infinity War Ned Leeds Cameo
Night School Post-production
2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home Ned Leeds Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harada, Wayne (July 27, 2016). "Damien grad Batalon lands a leading role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'". Show and Tell Hawaii. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Jimmy Kimmel Live (July 13, 2017). "Jimmy Kimmel & Jacob Batalon Surprise FaceTime with Tom Holland". YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  3. ^ "In 'Spider-Man,' Jacob Batalon Plays a 'Fan Getting to Live His Dream'". NBC News. Acting wasn't always the Filipino American's first choice of profession. A former aspiring musician, Batalon got his start performing at family gatherings in his native Hawaii at the urging of his mother. 
  4. ^ "Pinoy actor plays Peter Parker's best friend in new Spider-Man movie". 7 June 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Marc Strom (2016-07-23). "SDCC 2016: 'SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING' INTRODUCES ITS VILLAIN". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  7. ^ Leadbeater, Alex (15 November 2016). "Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon is Playing Ned Leeds". Screen Rant. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jacob Batalon Ready for Big Time With 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Debut". The Wrap. 
  9. ^ "Jacob Batalon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. 
  10. ^ Erbland, Kate (July 7, 2017). "How 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star". IndieWire. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  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. 
  12. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (July 15, 2018). "Peter's Classmates Return in Spider-Man: Far From Home Set Photo". Screen Rant. Retrieved July 15, 2018. 

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