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Dakota Goyo

Biography

Canadian child actor who was simply 1st introduced to film audiences as Max Kenton in the 2011 film Genuine Metal. In 2013, he performed Jesse Barrett in the sci-fi/horror film Dark Skies. He made an appearance in a tv commercial as a child. He played youthful Thor in the 2011 film Thor and youthful Noah in the 2014 film Noah. He offers two brothers called Devon and Dallas. He and Chris Pine both tone of voice personas in the 2012 cartoon feature Rise from the Guardians.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dakota Goyo
Date Of Birth August 22, 1999
Place Of Birth Toronto, Canada
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality Canadian
Parents Debra Goyo, David Goyo
Siblings Dallas Goyo, Devon Goyo
Movies The Journey Home, Noah, Dark Skies, Rise of the Guardians, Real Steel, Thor, My Neighbor's Secret, Defendor, Emotional Arithmetic, Resurrecting the Champ, Solving Charlie
TV Shows R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Worked with real bears for his role in Midnight Sun.
2Dakota's father (David) is Italian/Canadian, his mother (Debra) is Scottish/Canadian.
3Has said that he would love to be a director.
4Has publicly stated that he has been inspired by one of his favorite actors Leonardo DiCaprio.
5The name Goyo is of Italian descent and was originally spelled Goio.
6Has starred with Hugh Jackman in Real Steel (2011) and Rise of the Guardians (2012).
7Appeared in The Listener (2009) and Thor (2011) with Colm Feore although they did not work on the same days. They do however, share the same birthday.
8Is related to Season #1 Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm although they have never met.
9Screen tested with Viggo Mortensen for the role of The Boy in the feature film The Road (2009). Dakota made it to the final two but lost to Kodi Smit-McPhee.
10Loves golf and chess.
11Dakota appeared in his first commercial at the tender age of 2 weeks old.
12Has two older brothers: Dallas Goyo and Devon Goyo.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Journey Home2014/IILuke
Noah2014Young Noah
Dark Skies2013Jesse Barrett
Rise of the Guardians2012Jamie Bennett (voice)
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour2011TV SeriesJosh
Real Steel2011Max Kenton
Thor2011Young Thor
Arthur2010TV SeriesTimmy Tibble
Happy Town2010TV SeriesYoung Tommy Conroy
My Neighbor's Secret2009TV MovieAustin Hest
Defendor2009Jack Carter - 9
Murdoch Mysteries2009TV SeriesAlwyn Jones
The Listener2009TV SeriesNicki
Solving Charlie2009TV MovieCharlie Hudson II
Super Why!2008TV SeriesLittle Boy
Emotional Arithmetic2007Timmy Winters
Resurrecting the Champ2007Teddy Kernan
Ultra2006TV MovieBrett
JoJo's Circus2005TV SeriesLittle Blue

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Neighbor's Secret2009TV Movie stunt actor
The Listener2009TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Ultra2006TV Movie stunt actor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Troldspejlet2014TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Max Kenton
Entertainment Tonight Canada2007-2013TV SeriesHimself / Reporter / Interviewer / ...
eTalk Daily2012TV SeriesHimself
Electric Playground2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast Television2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Circuit2012TV SeriesHimself
One 2 One2012TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Real Steel: Building the Bots2012Video shortHimself
Disney XD XTRA2011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Mezamashi terebi2011TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2011TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorReal Steel (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger ActorReal Steel (2011)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesR.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010)
2012Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010)
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerResurrecting the Champ (2007)


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#Quote
1The hardest part of acting is not when I'm acting, It's when I'm not.


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