Robert Capron

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Robert Capron
Robert Capron 2011 (cropped).jpg
Capron in 2011
Born
Robert B. Capron Jr.

(1998-07-09) July 9, 1998 (age 21)
ResidenceScituate, Rhode Island, U.S.
Alma materBrown University
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present

Robert B. Capron Jr. (born July 9, 1998)[1] is an American actor, who is best known for starring as Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley's best friend, in the first three installments of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.

Career[edit]

He started off with a role in Bride Wars, and later had small parts in Hachiko: A Dog's Story and the film by Disney, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. His mother, Kaye Capron, played his character's mother in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Capron lives in Scituate, Rhode Island, and has also been billed as Robert B. Capron. He currently attends Brown University for theater, film studies and screenwriting.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Bride Wars Student No. 2 Short speaking role
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Student
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rowley Jefferson Secondary main character
Won–Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Young Ensemble Cast)
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Young Actor)[2]
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Oliver Secondary character
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Rowley Jefferson Tertiary main character
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Actor)
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Marty, Lex 2 episodes
Best Player Boy playing laser tag
2012 The Three Stooges Young Curly Short role
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Rowley Jefferson Secondary main character
Won–Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Young Actor)
Won–Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Ensemble Cast)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Class Clown Rowley Jefferson Voice role
Frankenweenie[3] Bob
2013 Tarzan Derek
The Way, Way Back Kyle
2014–2017 Elementary Mason 7 episodes
2016 Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket Bailey Isgett
2017 The Polka King David Lewan
2019 The Thomas Steen Movie Thomas Steen

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Diary of a Wimpy Kid Won
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Nominated
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beloved wimp back for more sweet-natured fun – phillyBurbs.com : Local Entertainment". Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Janusonis, Michael. The Providence Journal, March 25, 2011, "Being 'Wimpy' pays off for Scituate's Robert Capron". Accessed March 31, 2011.

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