Jonah Bobo (born January 24, 1997) is an American actor.

Life and career

Bobo was born in Roosevelt Island, New York[1] to an Orthodox Jewish family.[2][3] His mother, Denise Raimi, is a physical therapist and personal trainer (she played his character's foster mother in Choke).[4] He has a younger sister named Georgia. His great-grandmother was Tampa businesswoman and philanthropist Salha "Mama" Bobo.

His first film role was in the 2004 independent film, The Best Thief in the World. He co-starred opposite Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas in the 2004 drama Around the Bend, playing the youngest of a four-generation family. Bobo was subsequently cast in the big-budget fantasy film Zathura, which opened in November 2005 to a disappointing box office, grossing $28 million in the United States.[5]

Bobo's next role was in another independent film, Strangers with Candy, which opened on June 28, 2006. Bobo played young Victor Mancini in the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Choke. He has also made an appearance on 30 Rock as a paparazzo named Ethan. His most recent work was on Roosevelt Island in the play Suessical Jr. at the Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. He was also on episode 5 of Royal Pains.

In 2007, he began attending Camp Tranquility located in Earlton, New York. There he performed in the weekly performances, such as "The Wizard of Oz".


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Best Thief in the World Sam Zaidman
Around the Bend Zach Lair
The Backyardigans Austin Lead voice only
Television series
2005 Zathura Danny Lead role
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 Todd Voice only
Direct to video
Strangers with Candy Shamus Noblet
2008 Choke the young Victor Mancini
2009 30 Rock Ethan Episode 3.18 "Jackie Jormp-Jomp"
Royal Pains Arlo Grant Episode 1.05 "No Man Is an Island"


  2. "Ain't It Cool News". Quint interviews Dax Shepard about ZATHURA, teenage girls and Mike Judge's IDIOCRACY!!!. Retrieved March 14, 2006. 
  3. Date, BILL ZWECKER (October 17, 2004). Chicago Sun-Times  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Jonah Bobo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  5. "Business Data for Zathura: A Space Adventure". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 14, 2006. 

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