Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992)[1] is an American actor, known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids film series, as well as for a variety of television and film appearances, including Generator Rex, Wizards of Waverly Place, Father of the Pride, The Polar Express, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween, Green Inferno, World's Greatest Dad, Grimm, and America's Most Talented Kids (on which he was a judge).

Daryl Sabara
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Sabara in 2006
Daryl Christopher Sabara

(1992-06-14) June 14, 1992 (age 27)
Years active1997–present
Meghan Trainor (m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Sabara was born in Los Angeles County, California. His mother's maiden name is Krebs.[1] He graduated from West Torrance High School in 2010.[2] He has a fraternal twin brother, Evan, who is also a voice actor. He is of Russian-Jewish descent from his mother, and Polish descent from his father, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.[3][4] Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.[5]


Sabara began acting during the mid-1990s, appearing on episodes of Murphy Brown, Life's Work, and Will and Grace before being cast as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids series of family films, which became popular among pre-teen audiences.

Sabara provided the voice of Hunter in Father of the Pride. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Weeds, House, Dr. Vegas, and was one of the judges on America's Most Talented Kids. Sabara also voiced the main character, Hero Boy, in the 2004 animated version of The Polar Express. He then played a Jewish young boy trying to have a nice Bar Mitzvah in Keeping Up with the Steins (formerly known as Lucky 13), which received a limited release on May 12, 2006. He also guest starred in the Criminal Minds episode, "P911" where he played as a sexually molested child. He also provided the voice for Rex in Generator Rex.

He next appeared in the films Her Best Movie and the interactive DVD Choose Your Own Adventure, played Ben on The Last Chance Detectives radio dramas by Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family,[6] and also appeared as school bully Wesley Rhoades in Rob Zombie's Halloween. He then played Irwin in the theater play The Catskills Sonata, about a young Jewish busboy in the late 1950s.

In 2003, Sabara made a guest appearance as the character Owen on an episode of Friends, during which Matthew Perry's character Chandler accidentally reveals to Owen that he is adopted. He also gained a recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place as T.J. Taylor, a wizard who ignores the rules and uses magic the way he wants, often getting him into trouble. He was also in The Boondocks as the voice of Butch Magnus Milosevic in the episode "Shinin'". He appeared in two episodes of The Batman: first as Harris, a middle schooler; then as Scorn, the sidekick of the villain Wrath. Both roles were opposite his brother, who played "Robin".

He costarred in the 2009 film April Showers, a movie written and directed by a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. He played Kyle, a misanthropic teenager in World's Greatest Dad, with Robin Williams, and Peter Cratchit in the 2009 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. In 2010, he appeared in the movie Machete, and the MTV movie Worst. Prom. Ever. which premiered May 10. In 2012, he co-starred in John Carter as Edgar Rice Burroughs.

He portrayed the recurring role of Tim Scottson in seven episodes (spanning from 2005–2012) of Weeds.

In 2014 he starred alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in the off-Broadway play The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh.[7][8][9]

Personal lifeEdit

Daryl Sabara started dating singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor in July 2016.[10] They became engaged on December 21, 2017,[11] and married on December 22, 2018 (also Trainor's 25th birthday).[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Noburu (voice)
2000 Dinosaur Young Zini (voice)
2001 Spy Kids Juni Cortez
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2003 Finding Nemo Various (voice)
2004 The Polar Express Hero Boy (voice)
2006 Solace Gunther Short film
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Benjamin Fielder
2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Marco North (voice) Direct-to-video
2007 Her Best Move Doggie
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Nathan
2007 Halloween Wesley Rhoades
2009 April Showers Jason
2009 World's Greatest Dad Kyle Clayton
2009 A Christmas Carol Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler (voices) Also motion-capture
2010 Machete Julio
2011 Blacktino Evan
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Juni Cortez
2012 John Carter Edgar Rice Burroughs
2013 After the Dark Chips
2013 The Green Inferno Lars
2014 Teen Lust Matt


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Murphy Brown Baby Brown
1996 Life's Work Toby 1 episode
1999 Love & Money Roger 1 episode
1999 Roswell Corey 1 episode
2000 Will & Grace Broccoli Boy 1 episode
2002 Total Access 24/7 Spy Kids 2 1 episode
2002 All That Spy Kids 1 episode
2002 John Doe Wesley Silver 1 episode
2002 One on One Jeffy 1 episode
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Tommy / Steve (voice) 1 episode
2003 The O'Keefes Daryl Recurring role
2003 Gamefarm Himself / Special Guest 1 episode
2003 Friends Owen 1 episode
2004 Century City Frank "Auggie" Wood 1 episode
2004 Fatherhood Larry Keating (voice) unknown episodes
2004 Dr. Vegas Jesse Selznick 1 episode
2004 Murder Without Conviction James Talley (age 10) TV movie
2004–2005 Father of the Pride Hunter (voice) Main role
2005 House M.D. Gabriel Reilich 1 episode
2005 Grounded For Life Garth 1 episode
2005–2012 Weeds Tim Scottson Recurring role
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Hobie (voice) 1 episode
2006 Criminal Minds Kevin Rose 1 episode
2006 What About Brian Lil' Adam 1 episode
2006 Lolo's Cafe Mikey (voice) TV movie
2006 Boys Life Scott Morrow 1 episode
2007 The Boondocks Butch Magnus Milosevic (voice)
2007–2008 The Batman Andrew Mallory / Scorn (voice) 2 episodes
2007–2009 Wizards of Waverly Place T.J. Taylor Recurring role
2008 Miss Guided Russell 1 episode
2008 The Closer Jason Hetner 1 episode
2009 Easy to Assemble George Recurring role
2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Jason / British Nerd (voices) 1 episode
2010–2013 Generator Rex Rex Salazar (voice) Main role
2011 Worst. Prom. Ever. Clark Peterson TV movie
2012 Grimm Hanson 1 episode
2012 Gravity Falls Son on Pier (voice) 1 episode
2013 Marvel's Avengers Assemble Aaron Reece (voice) 1 episode
2013–2015 Ultimate Spider-Man Alex O'Hirn (voice) Recurring role
2015 Resident Advisors Leslie Recurring role
2015 Zombie Basement Joel Recurring
2016–present Ben 10 Heatblast (voice) Recurring role

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2004 The Polar Express Hero Boy
2011 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Rex Salazar
2011 Generator Rex: Agent of Providence Rex Salazar
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrian and Character Voices
2017 Ben 10 Heatblast


  1. ^ a b "The Birth of Daryl Sabara". California Birth Index. Retrieved December 23, 2018. Daryl Christopher Sabara was born on June 14, 1992 in Los Angeles County, California. His ... mother's maiden name is Krebs.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Janet (December 3, 2001). "'Spy Kids' stars help less fortunate kids". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ Aushenker, Michael (September 5, 2002). "Chabad rocks!". Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Tribe Media Corp. Archived from the original on November 19, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  4. ^ Klein, Amy (August 18, 2005). "Spy Kids' Bar Mitzvah". Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Tribe Media Corp. Archived from the original on December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Brett, Anwar. "Daryl Sabara. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over". BBC Films. BBC. Retrieved June 14, 2006.
  6. ^ "Meet the Actors". Clubhouse Magazine. Focus on the Family. Archived from the original on July 10, 2004. Retrieved February 1, 2007.
  7. ^ "The Library". Public Theater. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Healy, Patrick (January 16, 2014). "Soderbergh to Direct New Play at Public Theater". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  9. ^ Rooney, David (January 16, 2014). "Steven Soderbergh to Direct Off-Broadway Play Starring Chloe Grace Moretz". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  10. ^ Spencer, Amy (April 6, 2017). "Meghan Trainor: I Wrote My Boyfriend a Song Called "Marry Me"". Cosmopolitan. Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Swertlow, Meg (December 21, 2017). "Meghan Trainor Is Engaged to Spy Kids Star Daryl Sabara". E! Online. E! News. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  12. ^ Nelson, Jeff (December 22, 2018). "Meghan Trainor Marries Daryl Sabara in Backyard Wedding: 'I Got Way More Than I Ever Wished For'". People. People. Retrieved December 23, 2018.

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