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Jacob Kogan
Jacob Pavlovich Kogan

(1995-05-28) May 28, 1995 (age 24)
Years active2006–2014
Parent(s)Deborah Copaken
Paul Kogan

Jacob Pavlovich Kogan (born May 28, 1995) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 2007 psychological thriller Joshua and as the young Spock in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek.

Life and career

Kogan was born in New York City to author and photographer Deborah Copaken Kogan and Russian-born child actor Paul Kogan. Paul emigrated from Moscow, Russia (then in the Soviet Union).[1][2][3] Kogan has two younger siblings; a sister, Sasha (born March 1997) and a brother, Leo (born May 2006).[1] His mother's family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania and his father is a Russian-Jewish immigrant.[4] He considers himself Jewish and an atheist.[5]

He attended the Dalton School in New York City during which time he was the lead singer/guitarist in a band, Flake, which released a self-titled EP in 2008. Before starring in Joshua, Kogan was a regular on the comedy series, Wonder Showzen. He had a supporting role in Lifelines by writer/director Rob Margolies. The film was released on April 3, 2009 at the Quad Theater in Manhattan after being shown at film festivals in the previous year. He also had a supporting role in the television series Delocated as David. He guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011 in the episode "Blood Brothers" as Tripp Raines. His most recent acting role to date was Luca Jameson in the science fiction series The Tomorrow People.[6]



Year Film Role Notes
2007 Joshua Joshua Cairn Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated–29th Young Artist Awards
2008 Wherever You Are Spencer Bernstein
2009 Star Trek Young Spock


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Wonder Showzen Various
Delocated David Main role; 25 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tripp Raines Episode: "Blood Brothers"
The Tomorrow People Luca Jameson Recurring role; 12 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Jacob Kogan - Bio". IMDb. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ Rosenblum, Constance (28 January 2010). "Tea and Uncertainty for a Busy Family". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "ENGAGEMENTS; Deborah E. Copaken, Paul M. Kogan". The New York Times. 18 April 1993.
  4. ^ To Russia, with Love Archived 2014-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Kogan, Jacob. "I Am Jacob Kogan a.k.a. Young Spock. AMA". Reddit. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Jacob Kogan". IMDb. Retrieved 29 October 2013.

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