Who is Jonah Bobo?
Jonah Bobo was born on 24 January 1997 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Roosevelt Island, New York State USA. He is a 24-year-old former child actor, probably best recognized for providing the voice to Austin in the Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. computer-animated musical children’s series “The Backyardigans” (2004-2013) and starring in the role of Danny Budwing in the sci-fi adventure film “Zathura: A Space Adventure” (2005). He is now a well-known musician, composer and producer.
How rich is he, as of now? Jonah Bobo Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Jonah Bobo’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, earned largely through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry during his acting career from 2004 to 2014. He now increases his fortune through his music career.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Jonah Bobo spent his early years in his hometown of Roosevelt Island, where he was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family by his father Scott Bobo, who works in software, and his mother, Denise Raimi, a personal trainer and physical therapist.
He has a younger sister named Georgia Bobo, and is the great-grandson of businesswoman and philanthropist Salha ‘Mama’ Bobo. He holds American nationality, and belongs to a mixed ethnic group since his father is of Egyptian Jewish and Syrian Jewish ancestry, while his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Regarding his education, Jonah attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.
Rise to Fame
Jonah Bobo started pursuing his professional acting career in 2004, when he made his debut feature film appearance in the role of Sam Zaidman in the comedy-drama film “The Best Thief In The World”, alongside Mary-Louise Parker and David Warshofsky – the film was written and directed by Jacob Kornbluth, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
During the same year, he was chosen to play Zach Lair in Jordan Roberts’ road film “Around The Bend”, sharing the screen with Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas.
Thereafter, he joined the main cast of the critically acclaimed computer-animated musical children’s TV series “The Backyardigans”, in which he provided his voice to Austin from 2004 to 2013. The first three seasons were broadcast on Nickelodeon, while the fourth and final season was aired on Nick Jr. channel. He reprised the role in two film titles, “The Backyardigans: The Snow Fort” (2005) and “The Backyardigans: Mighty Match-Up!” (2008).
Concurrently with filming “The Backyardigans”, Jonah Bobo continued to work on other film and TV projects. In 2005, he portrayed Shamus Noblet in the comedy film “Strangers With Candy”, but it went uncredited. Later that year, he gained enormous popularity when he landed his first major role as Danny Budwing in the sci-fi adventure film “Zathura: A Space Adventure”, directed by Jon Favreau, and based on the illustrated children’s book “Zathura” by Chris Van Allsburg – it follows two brothers who find a magical board game in the basement which transforms their house into a cosmic space.
Crazy, Stupid, Love.(L-r) JONAH BOBO as Robbie and JULIANNE MOORE as Emily in Warner Bros. Pictures’ comedy “CRAZY,…
For his performance, Jonah received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger. In the same year, he reprised the role in the “Zathura” video game.
In 2006, Jonah Bobo did the voice-over of Tod in the Disney animated direct-to-video film “The Fox And The Hound 2”, which is a follow-up to the 1981 film “The Fox And The Hound”. It was followed by his portrayal of young Victor Mancini in the 2008 black comedy film “Choke”, written and directed by Clark Gregg.
He then had guest parts as Ethan in the episode “Jackie Jormp-Jomp” of the NBC satirical sitcom “30 Rock”, and as Arlo Grant in the episode “No Man Is An Island” of the USA Network “Royal Pains”, both in 2009. At the time, he also performed in the play “Seussical, Jr.” at the Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance on Roosevelt Island.
In 2011, Jonah Bobo shared the screen with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore in the romantic comedy film “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, in which he starred in the role of Robbie Weaver, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor.
The film was a huge commercial success, since it grossed more than $140 million against the budget of $50 million. In the next year, he was cast as Ben Boyd in the thriller drama film “Disconnect”, starring opposite Jason Bateman and Hope Davis, while his most recent role was in the 2014 short romantic film “To Instigate Blue”, in which he played Jonah.
Where is Jonah Bobo now?
Since 2014, Jonah Bobo hasn’t been active at all in the world of acting. He went on hiatus from acting to focus on his education, and to pursue other interests. Over time, he established himself as a successful music artist, composer and producer – in 2019, he composed music for the short comedy film “The Pickle Aisle”, starring his sister Georgia Bobo.
He also co-founded a band called Be My Band. Most recently, he released his debut studio album entitled “Newgrass Suite”, which consists of nine songs, such as “Cardinal”, “Woods”, and “Party (All By Myself)”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Jonah Bobo has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.74m), while his weight is around 140lbs (64kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Since he is no longer present in the media, little is known about his personal life. According to his social media account, Jonah Bobo doesn’t share many details about it, mostly just photos of himself surrounded by various musical instruments. It’s clear that he’s currently more focused on his professional career than on his love life. His residence is in New York City.