Jacob Batalon (born October 9, 1996) is an American actor best known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He will reprise his role as Ned in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Batalon at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
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Early life and educationEdit
Batalon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Filipino parents. Upon graduating from the private and Catholic Damien Memorial School, 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 New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Batalon made his acting debut in 2016, when he made an appearance in the film North Woods.
Batalon has one older sister, who is married.
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- "In 'Spider-Man,' Jacob Batalon Plays a 'Fan Getting to Live His Dream'". NBC News.
Acting wasn't always the Filipino American's first choice of profession. A former aspiring musician, Batalon got his start performing at family gatherings in his native Hawaii at the urging of his mother.
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