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Daryl Sabara

Daryl Sabara, 2007
Born Daryl Christopher Sabara
June 14, 1992 (1992-06-14) (age 17)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995 ─ present

Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, as well as for a variety of television and film appearances, including Wizards of Waverly Place, Father of the Pride, The Polar Express, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween, and the reality show America's Most Talented Kids on which he was a judge.



Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.[1] He began acting during the mid 1990s, appearing on episodes of Murphy Brown, Life's Work, Will and Grace, and Friends before being cast as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy of family films, which became popular among pre-teen audiences.

Sabara has since provided the voice of Hunter, the male lion cub on the NBC animated sitcom Father of the Pride. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Weeds, House, Dr. Vegas, and was one of the judges on America's Most Talented Kids. Sabara also voiced the main character, Hero Boy, in the 2004 animated version of The Polar Express. And then, he played a Jewish young boy trying to have a nice Bar Mitzvah in Keeping Up with the Steins (formerly known as Lucky 13), which received a limited release on May 12, 2006. He also guest starred in Criminal Minds episode "P911" for one episode only.

Sabara next appears in the films Her Best Move, the interactive DVD Choose Your Own Adventure. He plays Ben on The Last Chance Detectives radio dramas by Adventures in Odyssey & Focus on the Family,[2] and also appeared as school bully Wesley Rhoades in Rob Zombie's Halloween. He then played Irwin in the theater play "The Catskills Sonata", a young Jewish busboy in the late 50's. His newest cartoon is due to be released on Cartoon Network in the spring. He is a teen Superhero/Alien "Rex" in "Generator Rex".

Sabara has also guest starred in an episode of Friends, when he was younger, where Chandler accidentally reveals to him that he is adopted. He also gained a recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place as T.J. Taylor, a wizard who ignores the rules and uses magic the way he wants, often getting him into trouble. He was also in The Boondocks as the voice of Butch Magnus Milosevic in the episode Shinin'. He appeared in an episode of The Batman as Scorn, the sidekick of the villain Wrath. The role was opposite his brother, who played "Robin".

He recently costarred in the film April Showers, a movie written and directed by a Columbine High School survivor. He also played "Kyle" a misanthropic and rude teenager in World's Greatest Dad, with Robin Williams, and Peter Cratchit in the 2009 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He is currently in Texas filming the upcoming movie Machete with Robert Rodriguez.

Recently, he also appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. He's also scheduled to appear in the 2012 movie "John Carter Of Mars".


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Machete Julio
2009 World's Greatest Dad Kyle
A Christmas Carol Peter Cratchit
April Showers Jason Gates
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place T.J. Taylor "Disenchanted Evening" (Season 1, Episode 5)
"Art Teacher" (Season 2, Episode 15)
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Nathan Supporting role
Halloween Wesley Rhoades Small role
Her Best Move Doogie
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Benjamin Fiedler
Criminal Minds Kevin
2005 House, M.D. Gabe Reillich 1 episode "Cursed"
2004 The Polar Express Hero Boy Voice
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Juni Cortez Star
2003 Friends Owen 1 episode
2003 Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls Himself Episode: Siblings "Eli vs. Kali" / Appeared With Alexa Vega
2002 Spy Kids 2 Juni Cortez Star
2001 Spy Kids Juni Cortez Star


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