Jonah Bobo

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Jonah Bobo
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Bobo in 2012
Born (1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 20)
Roosevelt Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2004–present

Jonah Bobo (born January 24, 1997)[1] is an American actor and comedian.

Early life[edit]

Bobo was born in Roosevelt Island, New York on January 24, 1997.[2] He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home.[3][4] His paternal great-grandmother was businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.[5]


His first film role was in The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred in Around the Bend, portraying the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in Zathura as Danny Budwing.[citation needed]

Bobo's next role was in Strangers with Candy. He portrayed young Victor Mancini in Choke. He has also made an appearance on 30 Rock as a paparazzo named Ethan. He appeared on Roosevelt Island in the play Seussical, Jr. at the Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. He was also on the 5th episode of Royal Pains.[citation needed]

He also voiced Austin on Nickelodeon's The Backyardigans. In 2011, he appeared in Crazy, Stupid, Love as Robbie.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Best Thief in the World Sam Zaidman
Around the Bend Zach Lair
2005 Strangers with Candy Shamus Noblet Uncredited
Zathura Danny Budwing
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Tod Voice
2008 Choke Young Victor Mancini
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Robbie Weaver
2012 Disconnect Ben Boyd


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2009 The Backyardigans Austin Voice

Guest appearances[edit]

Guest appearances
Year Title Role Episodes
2009 30 Rock Ethan Episode: "Jackie Jormp-Jomp"
Royal Pains Arlo Grant Episode: No Man Is an Island

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Zathura
2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[6] Nominated Crazy, Stupid, Love.


  1. ^ "Movie Review: Around the Bend". Entertainment Weekly. October 6, 2004. 
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  3. ^ "Ain't It Cool News". Quint interviews Dax Shepard about ZATHURA, teenage girls and Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY!!!. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Date, BILL ZWECKER (October 17, 2004). "Chris Walken embraces his lucky star". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  6. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 

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