Jonah Bobo Biography, Family, Acting Career, Where Is He Now?

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Jonah Bobo is an American actor whose acting skills and dedication will have you questioning his age. He was nicknamed JB by his friends, family, and fans alike. Bobo was reported to have lost seven teeth and worn flippers (fake teeth) on the set of the movie Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). He can be described as an epitome of resilience, a fast dying character trait amongst today’s youth. Loved by many and adored by some, Jonah Bobo is indeed an actor worth writing on.


Jonah Bobo, the sheen American actor-cum-comedian, was born on the 24th of January 1997 in Roosevelt Island, New York, United States of America. Bobo has an American, Egyptian Jewish, Syrian Jewish, and Ashkenazi Jewish origin. He has a sister by the name Georgia Bobo. They were brought up by their parents Denise Raimi and Scott Bobo.

Bobo started reading when he was three years old. He was very close to his mother when he was a child and he takes counsel from her. As a child, he developed an interest in acting which eventually propelled him to take acting as a career. His parents are ardent followers of the Jewish faith. Therefore, he grew up believing the orthodox Jewish doctrine. His paternal great-grandmother happens to be a businesswoman and a philanthropist, whose name is Salha Bobo.

Acting Career

Jonah Bobo began his acting profession in the year 2004. He has clinched several acting roles and performances throughout his acting career. He got his first film role in a film titled The Best Thief in the World (2004). He played the character of Sam Zaidman in this film which was promoted and gained recognition at the Sundance Film Festival. In that same year, he played the character of Zach Lair in Around the Bend (2004), another intriguing film.

Later on, in the year 2005, Jonah became popular after featuring in an epic space adventure film, Zathura: A Space Adventure. This is the film that eventually catapulted him to stardom. In the same year of 2005. Jonah also starred as Shamus Noblet in the Comedy Central TV series Strangers with Candy. However, this role remains uncredited to him. He was the voice of Tod in the DisneyToon animated comedy-drama titled The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006). Jonah would also go on to star as Young Victor Mancini in Clark Gregg’s American black comedy film titled Choke (2008).


He was Robbie Weaver in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s romantic comedy titled, Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and most recently, he played the role of Ben Boyd in Henry Alex Rubin’s drama film, Disconnect (2012). Apart from his film roles, he also voiced Austin in Nickelodeon’s CGI-animated cartoon series Backyardigans which began in 2004 and lasted till 2009. Also in 2009, he made guest appearances on 30 Rock as well as Royal Pains. Despite the fact that he is young, his acting dexterity is wonderful and can be compared to that of an established actor. So we are positive that we will see more filmography credits from him.

Jonah Bobo’s Net Worth, Cars, and Houses

Consequently, the performance of Jonah has been an outstanding one as he has earned handsome remuneration each time he stars in any film. Recently, his net worth is estimated to be around half a million dollars. It is not known whether the comely actor has cars and houses. He resides with his parents in New York.


No information has been disclosed about his relationship status. Despite the fact that Jonah Bobo has been able to attract girls with his charming looks. Rumors have it that the resplendent actor is still single. Jonah has been able to keep his private life away from the public. He has been able to avoid any form of controversy from the media. Therefore, no recent criticisms and controversies have been affiliated with him, because he has been able to avoid scandals.

Height and Weight

The actor has a height of 5 ft 8.5 inches. He weighs 55 kg, has brown hair, and his eye color is dark brown.

Awards and Nominations

He was nominated in the Young Artist of the Year category in 2006. He also got nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Actor Age Ten or Younger.

Social Media

The blooming actor is currently not an ardent user of various social media platforms, as he has about 438 followers on Twitter. However, he is not active on Instagram and Facebook. He always appreciates the love shown to him by his followers on Twitter.

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