Dakota Goyo

Date of Birth: August 22, 1999

Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada. Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS pilot Ultra (2006) His natural acting, emotional range and ability to memorize scripts at such an early age landed him roles in numerous television and animation series. Not new to acting, Goyo continued at a steady pace and achieved principal and leading roles in both film and television.  Dakota has an extensive and impressive list of feature film credits. His first lead role in a feature was completed at the tender age of six as Teddy Kernan in Resurrecting the Champ (2007), for which he received a Young Artist Award. By age seven he starred alongside Susan Sarandon and Christopher Plummer in Emotional Arithmetic (2008). At nine, Dakota appeared as Jack Carter in Defendor (2009) opposite Woody Harrelson.

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Ultra Brett TV movie
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Teddy Kernan
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Timmy Winters
2009 Solving Charlie Charlie Hudson II TV movie
2009 Defendor Jack Carter
2009 My Neighbor’s Secret Austin Hest TV movie
2011 Thor Young Thor
2011 Real Steel Max Kenton
2012 Rise of the Guardians Jamie Voice
2013 Dark Skies Jesse
2014 Noah Young Noah


Year Television series Role Episode(s)
2005 JoJo’s Circus Little Blue (voice) “The Thanksgiving Parade”
2008 Super Why! Little Boy (voice) “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
2009 The Listener Nicki “I’m an Adult”
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Alwyn Jones 3 episodes
2010 Happy Town Young Tommy Conroy “Questions and Antlers”
2010 Arthur Timmy (voice) 4 episodes
2011 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour Josh “Flight”

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger Nominated Resurrecting the Champ
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor[2] Won Real Steel
Young Artist Award 2012 Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13 Nominated R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
Saturn Awards 2012 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated Real Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series Nominated R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
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