Dakota Goyo
Name Dakota Goyo
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth August 22, 1999
Role on Haunting Hour Josh Purger 12
Dakota Goyo played Josh in the season 2 episode Flight and Purger 12 in the season 6 episode The Purging: Anarchy

Dakota Avery Goyo (born August 22, 1999) is a Canadian child actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton from Real Steel that was released on 2011. It was announced that he will be playing Jamie on the upcoming Dreamworks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians (2012).

Early and personal life

Goyo was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Debra, a former model and singer who manages his career, and David Goyo.[1] He has two siblings, Devon (16) and Dallas (18) .[1]


Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010. Goyo also completed a series lead role in the ABC Pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic. By late September 2010, Goyo had finished filming Real Steel and was cast as Young Thor in the Marvel feature Thor, released in May 2011.

At the age of 11, Goyo was cast as Jamie in the Dreamworks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians (2012).



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Ultra Brett Television Movie
2007 Resurrecting the Champ Teddy Kernan
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Timmy Winters
2009 Solving Charlie Charlie Hudson II Television Movie
2009 Defendor Jack Carter
2009 My Neighbor's Secret Austin Hest Television Movie
2011 Thor Young Thor Supporting Role
2011 Real Steel Max Kenton Main Role
2012 Rise of the Guardians Jamie Main Role; Post-production


Year Television Series Role Episode/Notes
2005 JoJo's Circus Little Blue "The Thanksgiving Parade" voice
2008 Super Why! Little Boy "Twas the Night Before Christmas" voice
2009 The Listener Nicki "I'm an Adult"
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Alwyn Jones "I, Murdoch", "Convalescence", "Werewolves"
2010 Happy Town Young Tommy Conroy "Questions and Antlers"
2010 Arthur Timmy 4 Episodes, Voice Role
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Josh

Purger 12

"Flight" Lead Role

"The Purging: Anarchy"

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 Pending Real Steel
Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Nominated R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour


  1. ^ a b Demara, Bruce (August 24, 2007). "Dakota Goyo reaches for the stars". The Star. Retrieved August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2012-05-07.

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