Jacob Tremblay

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Jacob Tremblay
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Born (2006-10-05) October 5, 2006 (age 16)
Years active2013–present
RelativesEmma Tremblay (sister)
AwardsFull list

Jacob Tremblay (/ˈtrɒmbl/ TROM-blay; born October 5, 2006[1]) is a Canadian actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a Canadian Screen Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Young Artist Award, and nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Saturn Awards and an Empire Award.

He starred as Jack Newsome in Room (2015), for which he won a Critics' Choice Award, a Canadian Screen Award, and became the youngest nominee for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He subsequently went on to roles as August Pullman, a child with Treacher Collins syndrome, in the drama Wonder (2017), which earned him an additional Critics Choice Award nomination, the film Good Boys (2019), Doctor Sleep (2019), which was the sequel to The Shining, as well as voice roles as Damian Wayne / Robin in Harley Quinn (2019) and the title character of the Pixar film Luca (2021).

Early life[edit]

Tremblay was born on October 5, 2006, in Vancouver, British Columbia.[2][3] His father is a police detective, and his mother is a homemaker. Tremblay's older sister Emma and younger sister Erica are also actors.[4]


Tremblay began acting in television roles. He made his film debut in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs 2,[5] released in 2013.[6]

Tremblay portrayed Jack Newsome in the critically acclaimed drama film Room, co-starring with Brie Larson.[7] The film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered on September 4, 2015, at the Telluride Film Festival, and was released in cinemas on October 16, 2015.[8] For his performance, he was nominated for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming the youngest actor nominated for that award and the second-youngest in all categories.[citation needed]

In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie; and guest-starred as the younger version of the main character, Phil Miller, on Fox's post-apocalyptic comedy series The Last Man on Earth.[9] That same year, he starred in the horror film Before I Wake, with Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane,[10] and played a supporting role in the psychological thriller Shut In, alongside Naomi Watts, and co-starring Oliver Platt,[11] and directed by Farren Blackburn.[12] He also portrayed Wes Firth in the adventure comedy-drama Burn Your Maps, starring with Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas.[13]

In 2017, Tremblay played Peter Carpenter in director Colin Trevorrow's drama film The Book of Henry, co-starring with Naomi Watts and Maddie Ziegler.[14] He also starred as August Pullman, a child with Treacher Collins syndrome, in Wonder, based on R.J. Palacio's novel of the same name. The latter film proved to be his most successful, earning over $285 million against a $20 million budget.[15][16] In 2019, Tremblay made his comedy debut by headlining the R-rated comedy Good Boys co-starring with Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams. Good Boys earned $21 million during its opening weekend, becoming the first R-rated comedy since The Boss, which was released in April 2016, to finish first at the box office.

Tremblay brought his fellow actors to tears with his cameo performance in Doctor Sleep, the 2019 sequel to The Shining,[17] as a kidnapped boy who is tortured to death in a scene which director Mike Flanagan initially feared would be too traumatic to include in the final cut.[18] Commenting on the performance, Flanagan said "he's one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with in my entire life."[19]

In July 2019, it was announced that he will be voicing Flounder in the live-action adaptation of Disney's The Little Mermaid, directed by Rob Marshall.[20][21] Tremblay voices Robin in the DC Universe adult animation series Harley Quinn.[22] On October 16, 2020, he was featured in the video for Justin Bieber's new track "Lonely" with record producer Benny Blanco.[23]

Tremblay provided the voice of the titular character in the Pixar film Luca.

Personal life[edit]

Tremblay resides in Langley, British Columbia with his family.[24] An avid fan of the Star Wars franchise, he named his dog after Daisy Ridley's character, Rey.[25] His excitement at the characters C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8's appearance at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony was considered a highlight of the evening.[26][27][28]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 The Smurfs 2 Blue Winslow
The Magic Ferret Sam Short film
2014 Extraterrestrial Matty Uncredited
2015 Gord's Brother Young Gord Short film
Room Jack Newsome
2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Kid 4
Before I Wake Cody Morgan
Burn Your Maps Wes Firth
Shut In Tom Patterson
2017 The Book of Henry Peter Carpenter
Wonder August "Auggie" Pullman
2018 The Predator Rory McKenna
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan Young Rupert Turner
2019 Good Boys Max Newman
Doctor Sleep Bradley Trevor
2020 Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Finn (voice) Short film [29]
2021 Luca Luca Paguro (voice)
Ciao Alberto Short film
2022 My Father's Dragon Elmer Elevator (voice)
2023 The Little Mermaid Flounder (voice) Post-production
TBA Wildwood dagger (voice) Filming
Queen of Bones Sam [30]
Cold Copy [31]
The Toxic Avenger Post-production


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Motive Riley Stanwyck Episode: "Undertow"
Mr. Young Young Tater Episode: "Mr. Finale Part 1"
2014 My Mother's Future Husband Connor Television film
Santa's Little Ferrets Todd Collins Television short
2016 The Last Man on Earth Young Phil Miller Episode: "Pitch Black" [32]
Billy on the Street Himself Episode: "Billy's Holiday Wonderland With Jacob Tremblay"
2017 American Dad! Young Charles Lindbergh (voice) Episode: "Fight and Flight"
2017–present Pete the Cat Pete the Cat (voice) Main Role
2018 Animals Nuke (voice) Episode: "Roachella"
2019 The Twilight Zone Oliver Foley Episode: "The Wunderkind" [33]
2019–2022 Harley Quinn Damian Wayne / Robin (voice) Recurring role; 3 episodes

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist
2020 "Lonely" Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Tremblay, Jacob [@jacobtremblay] (October 5, 2020). "My face decided I was 14 today. Happy Birthday to me" (Tweet). Retrieved March 5, 2021 – via Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Coggan, Devan (October 5, 2015). "Brie Larson serenades her Room costar Jacob Tremblay for his 9th birthday". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Staff, BarDown (June 22, 2017). "Vancouver actor Jacob Tremblay roasted his hometown Canucks at the NHL Awards - Article". BARDOWN. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  4. ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 12, 2015). "Hollywood's 'It' Kid: A Blast of Fresh Air on the Oscar Trail". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "The Smurfs 2 (2013) LA Premiere - Jacob Tremblay". Trailer Addict. July 29, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Smurfs 2 (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (November 10, 2014). "AFM: William H. Macy, Joan Allen Join Brie Larson's 'Room'". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (July 29, 2015). "Brie Larson's 'Room' Set for Oct 16 Release". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Snierson, Dan (January 20, 2016). "Room star Jacob Tremblay to guest on Last Man on Earth". Entertainment Weekly.
  10. ^ Roxborough, Scott (November 7, 2013). "Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane Will Star in Horror Pic 'Somnia'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  11. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 18, 2015). "Oliver Platt Joins Naomi Watts In 'Shut In' For EuropaCorp & Lava Bear". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (March 6, 2015). "Naomi Watts' 'Shut In,' Sullivan Stapleton's 'The Lake' Set 2016 Release Dates". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (July 23, 2015). "Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen Starring in Comedy-Drama 'Burn Your Maps'". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 19, 2015). "Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher to Co-Star in Colin Trevorrow's Book of Henry (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  15. ^ "Will 'Justice League' Perform Like 'Wonder Woman' or 'Suicide Squad' at the Box Office?". TheWrap. November 14, 2017.
  16. ^ "Wonder (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "How Doctor Sleep's Incredibly Disturbing Baseball Boy Sequence Came Together". Cinemablend. November 11, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  18. ^ "Why Jacob Tremblay's 'Doctor Sleep' cameo was one of the hardest scenes for the cast and crew to film". November 9, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  19. ^ "The Most Terrifying Scene In 'Doctor Sleep' Was Just As Disturbing To Film". Bustle. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  20. ^ Kit, Borys (July 1, 2019). "Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina in Talks for Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  21. ^ Yep, Kristin (July 30, 2020). "Voice Work Begins for Live-Action 'The Little Mermaid'". Inside the Magic. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  22. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 23, 2019). "DC Universe's 'Harley Quinn' Starring Kaley Cuoco Eyes New Perspectives On Familiar Caped Crusaders – TCA". Deadline.
  23. ^ "Jacob Tremblay stars as young Justin Bieber in raw, emotional 'Lonely' music video". EW.com. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  24. ^ "Langley actor Jacob Tremblay helped release seven rehabilitated seal pups". Aldergrove Star. December 31, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  25. ^ "Jacob Tremblay names his new puppy after Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  26. ^ Chen, Joyce (February 29, 2016). "How Jacob Tremblay Won Oscars 2016 Night With His Cuteness". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  27. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (February 29, 2016). "A chronological timeline of Jacob Tremblay adorably winning Oscar night". USA Today. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  28. ^ "Jacob Tremblay's cutest moments at the Oscars". CBC News. February 29, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  29. ^ Knight, Chris (April 16, 2020). "Here We Are is a cosmology primer for the very young, says Chris Knight". National Post. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  30. ^ Grobar, Matt (August 30, 2022). "Julia Butters, Jacob Tremblay, Martin Freeman & Taylor Schilling Set For Horror 'Queen Of Bones'; Robert Budreau Directing For Appian Way, Lumanity Productions And Productivity Media".
  31. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 28, 2022). "Bel Powley, Tracee Ellis Ross & Jacob Tremblay Lead Thriller Pic 'Cold Copy'".
  32. ^ "Tthhe Last Man on Ear - Fart Face from "Pitch Black" - Fox Broadcasting". YouTube. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  33. ^ Petski, Denise (December 3, 2018). "'The Twilight Zone': John Cho, Allison Tolman & Jacob Tremblay To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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