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Jordan Nagai

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Jordan Nagai
Born Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 2009–2010

Jordan Nagai is an American former child voice actor. He is best known for his voice role as Russell in Up.[1]


Nagai's older brother Hunter Nagai originally auditioned for Russell in Up.[2] Director Pete Docter has said, "[a]s soon as Jordan's voice came on we started smiling because he is appealing and innocent and cute and different from what I was initially thinking."[2] About 400 children had shown up for the auditions, but Nagai stood out because he wouldn't stop talking the whole time.[1] Nevertheless, he was sometimes very shy and Docter found it difficult getting him to say all of his lines.[2]

Nagai's character in Up is the first Asian-American figure in a Pixar movie.[1] He also lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons called "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" as the voice of Charlie, an orphan who befriends Bart in his quest for a baby brother. The program aired on December 13, 2009.[3]


Awards and nominations[edit]

2010 Breakout Performance Award[4][5]


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