Jacob Batalon

Jacob Batalon (/ˌbɑːtəˈlɒn, ˈbætəˌlɒn/;[1][2] born October 9, 1996) is an American actor. Batalon achieved international recognition playing Ned Leeds in five Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, beginning with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

Jacob Batalon
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Batalon at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2016
Born (1996-10-09) October 9, 1996 (age 26)
OccupationActor
Years active2016–present

Early lifeEdit

Jacob Batalon was born on October 9, 1996,[3][4][5] in Hawaii, to Filipino parents.[6] Batalon has seven half-siblings: a brother and a sister from his mother, and three brothers and two sisters from his father.[2]

Upon graduating from the private Catholic school St. Anthony's School, he went to Damien Memorial School, then Batalon attended Kapi'olani Community College to study music theory, but later dropped out. He then took a two-year program to study acting at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.[7]

CareerEdit

Batalon made his acting debut in the 2016 film North Woods.[8]

As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he first appeared as Peter Parker's best friend Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).[9][10] It was Batalon's first major role.[11] He reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018),[12] Avengers: Endgame,[13] Spider-Man: Far From Home, (both 2019)[14] and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).[15]

In 2018, Batalon played one of the bodies inhabited by spirit A in the young-adult film Every Day.[16]

In 2021, Batalon was cast as the titular Reginald in Syfy's dramedy series Reginald the Vampire.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2020, Batalon lost 102 pounds (46 kg) for his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.[18]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes projects that have not yet been released

FilmEdit

Jacob Batalon's film credits
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 North Woods Cooper
Spider-Man: Homecoming Ned Leeds [9]
[10]
2018 Every Day James
Blood Fest Krill
Banana Split Jacob
Avengers: Infinity War Ned Leeds Cameo [12]
2019 Avengers: Endgame Ned Leeds Cameo [13]
Spider-Man: Far From Home Ned Leeds [14]
The True Don Quixote Sancho Panza
Let It Snow Keon
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Ned Leeds [15]
TBA Shortcomings   TBA Post-production [19]
TBA Horrorscope   TBA In production [20]

TelevisionEdit

Jacob Batalon's television credits
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Bubble Gang Need Episode: "The Scavengers two-part anniversary special" [21]
[22]
2020 Day by Day Lucas Episode: "#Annabelle ClarkeIs Over Party"
50 States of Fright Simon Episode: "Red Rum (Colorado)"
2022 Reginald the Vampire Reginald [17]

Web seriesEdit

Jacob Batalon's web series credits
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019; 2021 The Daily Bugle Ned Leeds Far From Home campaign cameo [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ As pronounced by Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland in "Tom Holland, Zendaya & Jacob Batalon Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" (Wired, June 25, 2019) – via YouTube.
  2. ^ a b "Jimmy Kimmel & Jacob Batalon Surprise FaceTime with Tom Holland". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. July 13, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Guno, Niña V. (October 12, 2020). "Look: 'Spider-Man' star Jacob Batalon reveals transformed, fit body on birthday". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on May 22, 2022. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  4. ^ Santos, Kara (October 11, 2020). "Fil-Am 'Spider-Man' star Jacob Batalon posts new look on Instagram". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on May 22, 2022. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019". United Press International. October 9, 2019. Archived from the original on October 9, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  6. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 7, 2017). "Jacob Batalon Ready for Big Time With 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Debut". TheWrap. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  7. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (March 28, 2017). "Jacob Batalon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Holmes, Martin (August 6, 2021). "'Spider-Man' Favorite Jacob Batalon to Headline Syfy's 'Reginald the Vampire'". TV Insider. Archived from the original on August 6, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Collura, Scott (April 3, 2017). "17 Things We Learned on the Set of Spider-Man: Homecoming". IGN. Archived from the original on January 3, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Strom, Marc (July 23, 2016). "SDCC 2016: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Introduces Its Villain". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Erbland, Kate (July 7, 2017). "How 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star". IndieWire. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Francisco, Eric (October 9, 2017). "'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Star Wants Ned to Become a Villain". Inverse. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Allen, Ben (April 25, 2019). "All of the cameos in Avengers: Endgame". Radio Times. Archived from the original on April 25, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  14. ^ a b Alexander, Julia (October 5, 2017). "Peter Parker's best friend, Ned, may show up in an Avengers movie". Polygon. Archived from the original on October 5, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  15. ^ a b Newby, Richard (December 17, 2021). "All the Comics, Video-Game, and MCU Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Spider-Man: No Way Home". Vulture. Archived from the original on December 18, 2021. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 7, 2017). "Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon & More Join 'Every Day' From MGM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  17. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (August 5, 2021). "'Spider-Man' Breakout Jacob Batalon to Star in Syfy Series 'Reginald the Vampire' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  18. ^ Hickson, Colin (October 30, 2020). "Spider-Man 3's Jacob Batalon Shares His (and Ned's) Incredible Weight Loss". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  19. ^ "Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon & More Join 'Every Day' From MGM". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  20. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 28, 2022). "Jacob Batalon, Alana Boden, Adain Bradley and Avantika To Star In Screen Gems' 'Horrorscope'". Deadline. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  21. ^ Arcadio, Ryan (September 24, 2019). "Look: 'Spider-Man' co-star Jacob Batalon to guest in 'Bubble Gang' 24th anniversary". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on May 18, 2022. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  22. ^ Iglesias, Iza; TMT (November 8, 2019). "Yorme Isko, Spider-Man's Ned join Michael V et al in 'ScAvengers'". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on January 16, 2022. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  23. ^ Burwick, Kevin (July 20, 2018). "Spider-Man Cast Celebrates Spider-Man: Far From Home Reunion on Instagram". MovieWeb. Archived from the original on December 4, 2020. Retrieved May 18, 2022.

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