Zachary Gordon

Zachary Adam Gordon (born February 15, 1998) is an American actor. Gordon began his professional acting career at the age of eight and as a child came to prominence playing Greg Heffley in the first three films of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. Transitioning into acting roles as an adult, he has played Tate Wilson in Good Trouble and Jason Cohen in Dead of Summer.

Zachary Gordon
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Gordon in 2018
Born
Zachary Adam Gordon

(1998-02-15) February 15, 1998 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

Early lifeEdit

Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, to Linda and Kenneth Gordon.[1] He has two older brothers and was raised in Southern California.[2][3][4] He graduated from a public high school in Oak Park.[1][5][6] He is Jewish.[7]

CareerEdit

Gordon has made multiple television appearances on programs such as How I Met Your Mother and All of Us.[8] He also appeared in the 2008 pilot of Desperate Housewives, plus two other episodes, and in two episodes of 24 that aired in January 2009. He appeared in three episodes as a guest star on Last Man Standing, where he played Tim's daughter's boyfriend.

His film credits include Sex and Death 101, Lower Learning, the Garry Marshall film Georgia Rule (for which he won the Young Artist Award for his portrayal of Ethan), The Brothers Bloom, as young Bloom, and in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

Gordon has been credited with numerous voice over roles including Brad Spolyt in The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas, Ricky Garcia in Project Gilroy, San San in Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and The Mighty B! He is a series regular as the voice of Gil in the Nickelodeon series Bubble Guppies.

Gordon has had voice cameo roles as Baby Melman in the animated film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kotaro in Afro Samurai: Resurrection, and young Tony Stark in The Super Hero Squad Show. In 2010, he played Greg Heffley in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In 2011, he voiced Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and as Paws in Disney's The Search for Santa Paws.

In June 2010, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Gordon returned as Greg Heffley and the film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released on March 25, 2011.[9]

In 2011, Gordon provided voices for Charlie Brown, Linus and Franklin on the comedy show Robot Chicken, and in 2012, he reprised the role of Greg Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. In the fourth film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, he was replaced by Jason Drucker. In October 2013, Gordon was chosen to host a miniseries for Nintendo, titled Skylander's Boomcast, on YouTube channel SkylandersGame, reviewing and talking about the video game series Skylanders.[10]

Additional films for 2013 included The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and a role as Pete Kidder in Walden Media's and Hallmark Channel's Pete's Christmas.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2007 Because I Said So Little Arthur Uncredited
The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas Brad Spoylt Short film
Georgia Rule Ethan [11]
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Lincoln conspiracy kid [11]
Sex and Death 101 Barbeque brat
2008 The Brothers Bloom Young Bloom
Four Christmases Kid #6 in Jump-Jump
Lower Learning Frankie Fowler [12]
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Baby Melman (voice) Cameo [12]
2009 The Search for Santa Paws Paws (voice) Direct to video [11]
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley [12]
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Papi Junior (voice) Direct to video [11]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Greg Heffley [13]
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Greg Heffley
Young Paul Ryan Young Paul Ryan Short film
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Class Clown Greg Heffley (voice) Short film
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Will
2014 The Boxcar Children Henry Alden (voice)
Yellowbird Max (voice) English dub
2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Rolo (voice) English dub
Killing Animals Jeremy
2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Young Ravus (voice) English dub
Norm of the North Norm cub (voice) Uncredited
2017 The Gettysburg Address Daniel Skelly (voice)
2020 American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules Emmett Direct to video
2021 Violet Bradley [14]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2006–2007 All of Us Richie 2 episodes
2006, 2009 How I Met Your Mother Stacy's son, Tyler Stinson (Grant), Ted's nephew 3 episodes [11]
2007, 2011 Robot Chicken Charlie Brown / Linus (voice) 2 episodes
2008 David's Solution Little David Television film
Desperate Housewives Little Robin Hood Episode: "Now You Know"
MADtv The Joker 1 episode
The Mighty B! Gwen's brother #4 (voice) Episode: "Bee My Baby" [12]
Special Agent Oso Tyler/Rasheed (voice) Episodes: "License to Chill/GoldenFly", "The Man with the Golden Retriever/The Chairs Are Not Enough"
2008–2009 Handy Manny Little Lopart (voice) Episodes: "Abuelito's Telescope/Little Lopart", "Lyle & Leland Lopart/Blackout on the Block"
Ni Hao, Kai-lan San San 15 episodes
2008, 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Young Bruce Wayne / Young Aqualad (voice) 3 episodes
2009 24 Eight year old boy 2 episodes
Afro Samurai: Resurrection Kotaro (voice) Television film
2011 Childrens Hospital Cody/Mike 1 episode
Family Guy Homeless little boy 1 episode
2011–2012 Bubble Guppies Gil (voice) Main role
2012 The Haunting Hour: The Series Seth/Seti 1 episode [15]
The Unprofessional Dylan Television film
2013 Pete's Christmas Pete Kidder Television film
Uncle Grandpa Belly Kid (voice) 1 episode
2014 Last Man Standing Andrew 3 episodes
2016 Dead of Summer Jason "Blotter" Cohen Recurring role
Pals Himself Director; television film
2016–2018 Star Wars Rebels Mart Mattin, Imperial technician #1 (voice) 3 episodes
2017 The Good Doctor Brandon Episode: "Apple"
2019–2020 Good Trouble Tate Wilson 5 episodes
2020 The Resident Aaron Meuser Episode: "The Last Shot"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Hayner
2020 Mafia: Definitive Edition Additional voices

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor (Comedy or Musical) Georgia Rule Won
2010 Sierra Award Youth in Film Diary of a Wimpy Kid Nominated
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Diary of a Wimpy Kid Won
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Nominated
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fischer, Sophia (June 26, 2008). "Child actor learning Hollywood ways". The Acorn. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Baylen, Ashley (August 21, 2012) Top 20 Under 40 Los Angeles- Zachary Gordon – Page1. Shalom Life. Retrieved on March 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Miller, Gerri (February 2012). "Zachary Gordon: The Wimpy Kid". Buzzyquote. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Lara, Monica (December 9, 2012) Chabad hosts Hanukkah celebration in Oak Park » Ventura County Star. Vcstar.com.
  5. ^ Fischer, Sophia (March 11, 2010). "Oak Park boy stars in 'Wimpy Kid' film". The Acorn. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.shalomlife.com/culture/17783/top-20-under-40-los-angeles-zachary-gordon/?PageSpeed=noscript
  7. ^ http://archive.vcstar.com/news/chabad-hosts-hanukkah-celebration-in-oak-park-ep-362761982-351871801.html/
  8. ^ Cammila Albertson (2012). "Zachary Gordon". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009.
  9. ^ Kit, Borys (June 23, 2010). "David Bowers to direct 'Wimpy' sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. e5 Global Media. Archived from the original on June 27, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  10. ^ Martin, John Llewellyn (October 4, 2013). "Skylander: Swap Force Video: The Boomcast Premieres". Screen Crush. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Zachary Gordon: Credits". TVGuide. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d "Zachary Gordon New York Times Film Credits". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  13. ^ Hale, Mike (March 24, 2011). "The Sequel to 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  14. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 9, 2019). "'Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring, Zachary Gordon Cast In 'Violet' Drama Starring Olivia Munn". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  15. ^ ""Wimpy Kid" Zachary Gordon wants his "Mummy" in a new episode of "The Haunting Hour"". Retrieved February 23, 2012.

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