|Born||November 11, 2004|
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Person of Interest
Oakes Fegley (/ /; born November 11, 2004) is an American actor. He is best known for his supporting roles as Paul Swann in Fort Bliss (2014), as Pete in Pete's Dragon (2016), and as young Theo Decker in the adaptation of The Goldfinch (2019), opposite Ansel Elgort.
Life and career
In 2014, Fegley made his acting debut with the drama film Fort Bliss, playing Paul Swann along with Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston. The film was directed by Claudia Myers, and had premiered in 2014. He played the Young Judd Altman, played as an adult by Jason Bateman, in the comedy-drama film This Is Where I Leave You, directed by Shawn Levy and released on September 19, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Later he appeared as Young Elias "Eli" Thompson in the fifth season of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He also appeared in CBS' Person of Interest as Gabriel Hayward.
Fegley played the lead role of Pete in Walt Disney Pictures' fantasy comedy-drama film Pete's Dragon, opposite Oona Laurence, Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford. The film was directed by David Lowery and released on August 12, 2016.
|2013||Children of the Moon||Michael||Short film, alongside his father|
|2014||Fort Bliss||Paul Swann|
|This Is Where I Leave You||Young Judd Altman|
|The Truth About Lies||Boy|
|2019||The Goldfinch||Young Theo Decker|
|2020||The War with Grandpa||Peter Decker|
|TBA||When the Moon Was Twice as Big||Jeffrey||Post-production|
|2014||Boardwalk Empire||Young Elias "Eli" Thompson||3 episodes|
|2014–16||Person of Interest||Gabriel Hayward||3 episodes|
Nomination and Awards
|2017||Pete's Dragon (2016 film)||38th Young Artist Awards
Best performance in a Feature Film - leading Young Actor
|2018||Wonderstruck (film)||39th Young Artist Awards
Best performance in a Feature Film -leading Young Actor
- Sarah Paulson & Oakes Fegley Talk Character Transformation in The Goldfinch. IMDb (YouTube). September 6, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- "Oakes Fegley Young Allentown actor lands starring role in Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' feature film | Whitehall-Coplay Press". whitehallcoplay.thelehighvalleypress.com. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
- Kroll, Justin (September 19, 2014). "Disney Finds Its Pete For 'Pete's Dragon' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)". variety.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Dargis, Manohla (September 18, 2014). "At Home in War. In War at Home". nytimes.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- "This is Where I Leave You (2014)". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- "Allentown boy to appear in CBS "Person of Interest"". mcall.com. December 15, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Lesnick, Silas (January 13, 2015). "Pete's Dragon for Set for 2016, Ghost in the Shell for 2017". comingsoon.net. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
- Amanda, N'Duka. "Oakes Fegley To Co-Star In 'The War With Grandpa'". Deadline. Retrieved 5 May 2017.