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Jonah Bobo (born January 24, 1997) is an American Child actor.


Bobo was born in New York City, New York to an Orthodox Jewish family;[1] his father, Scott, works in software[2] and his mother, Denise, is a physical therapist and personal trainer. He has a younger sister named Georgia. His great-grandmother was Tampa's businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.

His first film role was in the 2004 independent film, The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred opposite Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas in the 2004 drama, Around the Bend, playing the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in the big-budget fantasy film, Zathura, which opened in November 2005 to moderate box office, grossing $28 million in the United States.[3]

Bobo's most recent role was in another independent film, Strangers with Candy, which opened on June 28, 2006.

Bobo will be playing young Victor Mancini in the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Choke.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Tod voice only
direct to video
Strangers with Candy Shamus Noblet
2005 Zathura Danny Lead Role
2004 Around the Bend Zach Lair
The Backyardigans Austin lead voice only
television series

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