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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.

Life and career

Sabara was born in Torrance, California, the son of Sandy Krebs, an L.A. social worker.[1] He was raised Jewish.[2]

Sabara began performing with the regional ballet company, South Bay Ballet.[3] 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 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. 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,[4] 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 also appeared in the comedy series Easy To Assemble, where he played a character named George. He appeared in the 2010 movie Machete and will co-star in John Carter of Mars. Daryl Sabara is also said to be returning for spy kids 4 as Juni Cortes as a supporting role.


Year Film Role Notes
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
Finding Nemo Various Voices
2004 Murder Without Conviction James Talley (age 10) TV Movie
The Polar Express Hero Boy Voice
2006 Lolo's Cafe Mikey TV Movie / Voice
Solace Gunther
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
Halloween Wesley Rhoades Minor
2009 April Showers Jason
World's Greatest Dad Kyle
A Christmas Carol Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler
2010 Machete Julio
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Murphy Brown Baby Brown Recurring
1996 Life's Work Toby 1 episode
1999 Love & Money Roger
Roswell Corey
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
2003 Friends Owen 1 episode
2004 Century City Frank "Auggie" Wood
Fatherhood Larry Keating
Dr. Vegas Jesse Selznick 1 episode
2004-2005 Father of the Pride Hunter
2005 House M.D. Gabriel Reilich 1 episode
2005-2007 Weeds Tim Scottson Recurring
2006 American Dragon: Jake Long Hobie 1 episode
Criminal Minds Kevin
What About Brian Lil' Adam
2007 The Boondocks Butch Magnus Milosevic Voice
2008-2008 The Batman 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 Voice
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Polar Express Hero Boy Voice


  1. Jacobs, Janet (2001-12-03). "'Spy Kids'stars help less fortunate kids". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  2. "An Interview with the Cast of Keeping up with the Steins". MovieWeb. 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. "BBC Films". Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Retrieved June 14, 2006. 
  4. "Clubhouse Magazine". Retrieved February 1, 2007. [dead link]

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