Zachary Gordon
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Name Zachary Gordon
Birthplace California, U.S.
Date of Birth February 15, 1998
Role on Haunting Hour Seth Harry
Zachary Gordon played Seth in the Season 2 episode Night of the Mummy and Harry in the Season 6 episode The Purging: Anarchy.

Zachary Adam Gordon[1] (born February 15, 1998) is an American film and television child actor, best known for playing Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films which are based on Jeff Kinney's #1 New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Life and career

Gordon was born in California, to Linda and Ken Gordon.[2] He has two siblings, Josh and Kyle, and was raised in Southern California. He is Jewish, from a practicing family,[3] and attends a public middle school in Oak Park, California.[2][4]

Gordon's résumé includes many television appearances, such as All of Us, and How I Met Your Mother. He has also appeared in the 2008 opening of Desperate Housewives, and 24, which aired in January 2009.

His film credits (2007–2008) include Sex and Death 101, Lower Learning, the Garry Marshall film Georgia Rule (for which he won the "Young Artist Award" for his portrayal of Ethan), The Brothers Bloom, as Young Bloom, and alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). Gordon has been credited with numeous voice-over roles including "Brad Spolyt" in The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas, "Ricky Garcia" in Project Gilroy, "San San" in Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and The Mighty B! He is a series regular as the voice of Gil, one of the lead roles in the Nickelodeon series, Bubble Guppies. Gordon has voice acted as Baby Melman in the animated film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kotaro in Afro Sumurai: Resurrection, and Young Tony Stark in The Super Hero Squad Show. In 2010, he played Greg Heffley in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and in 2011 appeared as Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.

In June 2010, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Gordon returned as Greg Heffley and the film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released on March 25, 2011. He starred, alongside Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Connor and Owen Fielding, Peyton List, Laine MacNeil, Karan Brar, Andrew McNee, and Grayson Russell.[5] In 2011 he did voice acting as Charlie Brown on the comedy show Robot Chicken


Year Film Role Notes
2006, 2009 How I Met Your Mother Boy, Grant 2 episodes
2006–2007 All of Us Richie
2007 Because I Said So Little Arthur
Sex and Death 101 Barbeque Brat
Georgia Rule Ethan
The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas Brad Spoylt
National Treasure: Book of Secrets Lincoln Conspiracy Kid
Robot Chicken Charlie Brown, Linus 1 episode; voice
2008 David's Solution Little David TV
Desperate Housewives Little Robin Hood 1 episode
The Mighty B! Gwen's Brother #4 1 episode; voice
Handy Manny Little Lopart
MADtv The Joker 1 episode
Lower Learning Frankie Fowler
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Baby Melman Voice
Four Christmases Kid #6 In Jump-Jump
Special Agent Oso Tyler Voice
2008, 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Young Bruce Wayne, Young Aqualad 3 episodes; voice
2008–2009 Ni Hao, Kai-lan San San 15 episodes
2009 The Brothers Bloom Young Bloom
24 8 Year-Old Boy 2 episodes
Afro Samurai: Resurrection Kotaro Voice
Santa Buddies Puppy Paws Voice; main role
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley Main role
The Search for Santa Paws Puppy Santa Paws Voice; main role
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Papi Junior
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Greg Heffley Main role
Childrens Hospital Cody/Mike 1 episode
2011–present Bubble Guppies Gil Voice; main role
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Greg Heffley Filming-Main role
Ted Young John

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Work
Young Artist Award 2008 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor (Comedy or Musical) Won Georgia Rule
Sierra Award 2010 Youth in Film Nominated Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Young Artist Award 2011 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Won


  1. ^ Gordon, Zachary (2010-03-27). "The Official Zachary Gordon Fan Page". Facebook. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  2. ^ a b Fischer, Sophia (2008-06-26). "Child actor learning Hollywood ways". The Acorn. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  3. ^ Miller, Gerri (February, 2011). "Zachary Gordon: The Wimpy Kid". BabagaNewz. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  4. ^ Fischer, Sophia (2010-03-11). "Oak Park boy stars in ‘Wimpy Kid’ film". The Acorn. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (June 23, 2010). "David Bowers to direct 'Wimpy' sequel". The Hollywood Reporter (e5 Global Media). Retrieved August 28, 2010.[dead link]

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