A child actor considered wise above his years, Jonah Bobo does not only deliver his lines well but has also been able to bring life to his characters. He was catapulted to stardom following his role in 2005’s Zathura: A Space Adventure. Though Bobo has since followed up with other impressive credits on TV and films, he has been conspicuously absent from our screens in recent years. Both on and offscreen, here’s everything you need to know about the talented actor.
Background Details and How He Rose to Fame
A New York native born on January 24, 1997, Jonah Bobo is the first of his parents’ two children. The American actor has a Jewish kid look about him which is explained by his Semitic cultural heritage. Bobo who is of mixed ethnicity has his Jewish roots traced to Syria, Egypt, and Eastern Europe. Jonah and his sister, Georgia were bred in their hometown.
Jonah Bobo may have been considered a genius while still a toddler. He surprised the entire Bobo family when he learned to read even before age three. In addition to his brilliant mind, Jonah’s flair for acting was also evident from an early age. Thankfully, the actor had supportive parents – Scott and Denise Raimi who helped guide him in his career path.
Bobo debuted on the entertainment scene as a child actor at age 7. On TV and films, the talented actor has brought several roles to life, winning the hearts of many with his sweet young charm. His first movie role was that of Sam Zaidman in the 2004 movie The Best Thief in the World. Bobo’s outstanding performance in the movie quickly paved the way for another role as Zach Lair in Around the Bend, which was also released that same year.
Jonah’s breakout role came barely a year after with the hit sci-fi movie, Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). It was Jonah’s character (Danny Budwing) in the epic space adventure that established him as a budding star and a fan favorite. Between 2005 and 2012, Jonah Bobo was very active in Hollywood, making appearances in various notable films. He is recognized for portraying Shamus Noblet in Strangers with Candy (2005), Tod in The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), Young Victor Mancini in Choke (2008), Robbie Weaver in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and Ben Boyd in Disconnect (2012).
On TV, Bobo has a handful of impressive credits that include guest appearances in 2009 episodes of Royal Pains and 30 Rock. Jonah’s most remarkable work on TV yet was between 2004 and 2009 when he voiced and brought life to the animated character, Austin, in the series The Backyardigans.
Where Is Jonah Bobo Now?
The last time Jonah Bobo graced our screens was in 2012. In less than a decade during his active years, the actor established himself as a talented and versatile star with top-notch prospects. He took a self-imposed long hiatus from acting as a teenager to presumably focus more on his studies and other interests.
Though it remains unclear if and when Bobo will ever grace our screens again, his fans are keeping hope alive. Jonah who is perhaps in the happiest place of his life right now lives with his parents in their New York home.
Other Things To Know About The Actor
- Does Jonah Bobo Have A Girlfriend?
The Zathura: A Space Adventure star was catapulted to the limelight as a child actor when he was considered too young to be in any relationship. But the actor has since morphed into a fine gentleman and female fans have been curious about his relationship status. Offscreen, Bobo has mostly been living under the radar since he took a break from his acting career. Hence, not much is known about his love life. The actor who is yet to be romantically linked to anyone is presumed to be more focused on other important interests.
- Has He Won Any Awards?
Jonah Bobo’s active years in Hollywood may be considered brief by some, but it may have been just enough for the actor to establish himself as a talented star. Among other honors, his outstanding performances in Zathura and Crazy, Stupid, Love earned him nominations for the Young Artist Award, respectively in 2006 and 2012.
- Is He On Social Media?
For reasons best known to him, Jonah Bobo has been media evasive since his last film credit in 2012. But like most of his peers in this digital era, the actor is active on social media. Fans can connect with Bobo on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
- How Tall Is He?
Jonah literally grew up in the public eye. Though still a young and budding gentleman, the actor’s physical features are quite impressive. He currently stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, complemented by the bodyweight of about 55 kg.