Daryl Sabara is one of the actors in the Spy Kids series. He is known for playing the character Juni Cortez in all Spy Kids films.
Life and career
Sabara was born in Torrance, California, the son of Sandy Krebs, an L.A. social worker. He is the fraternal twin brother of actor Evan Sabara. He is of Russian Jewish and German descent. Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet. 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 series of family films, which became popular among pre-teen audiences.
Sabara 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 the Criminal Minds episode, "P911". He also provides the voice for Rex in the new Cartoon Network series Generator Rex.
Sabara next appeared in the films Her Best Move and the interactive DVD Choose Your Own Adventure, played Ben on The Last Chance Detectives radio dramas by Adventures in Odyssey & Focus on the Family, and also appeared as school bully Wesley Rhoades in Rob Zombie's Halloween. He then played Irwin in the theater play "The Catskills Sonata", about a young Jewish busboy in the late '50s.
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. Recently, he appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. He appeared in the 2010 movie Machete, as well as the MTV movie "Worst. Prom. Ever." which premiered Tuesday, May 10, and will co-star in 2012's John Carter of Mars.
|1999||Hôhokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun||Noburu||Voice|
|2001||Spy Kids||Juni Cortez||Main|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams||Juni Cortez||Main|
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Juni Cortez||Main|
|2004||Murder Without Conviction||James Talley (age 10)||TV Movie|
|The Polar Express||Hero Boy||Voice|
|2006||Lolo's Cafe||Mikey||TV Movie / Voice|
|Maybe It's in the Water||Unknown Role|
|Keeping Up with the Steins||Benjamin Fielder|
|Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman||Marco North||Direct-to-video / Voice|
|2007||Her Best Move||Doggie|
|Normal Adolescent Behavior||Nathan||Supporting|
|World's Greatest Dad||Kyle|
|A Christmas Carol||Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler|
|2011||Worst. Prom. Ever.||Clark Peterson||Main|
|2011||Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World||Juni Cortez||post-production|
|2012||John Carter||Edgar Rice Burroughs||post-production|
|1992||Murphy Brown||Baby Brown||Recurring|
|1996||Life's Work||Toby||1 episode|
|1999||Love & Money||Roger|
|2000||Will & Grace||Broccoli Boy|
|2002||All That||Spy Kids|
|John Doe||Wesley Silver|
|One on One||Jeffy|
|What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Tommy||Voice|
|2004||Century City||Frank "Auggie" Wood|
|Dr. Vegas||Jesse Selznick||1 episode|
|2004–2005||Father of the Pride||Hunter|
|2005||House M.D.||Gabriel Reilich||1 episode|
|2006||American Dragon: Jake Long||Hobie||1 episode|
|What About Brian||Lil' Adam|
|2007||The Boondocks||Butch Magnus Milosevic||Voice|
|2007–2008||The Batman (TV series)||Various||Voices|
|2007–2009||Wizards of Waverly Place||T.J. Taylor||Recurring|
|2008||Miss Guided||Russell||1 episode|
|The Closer||Jason Hetner|
|2009||Easy to Assemble||George||Recurring|
|2010–Present||Generator Rex||Rex Salazar||Voice|
|2004||Polar Express||Hero Boy||Voice|