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Taylor Lautner

Born on February 11th, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taylor Daniel Lautner has shown he was destined for a successful life from a very young age. He began studying karate at the age of six, training at Fabiano's Karate School and, by the following year, he was already winning tournaments. He was soon invited to train with seven-time world karate champion Michael Chaturantabut (aka Mike Chat) and, when he was eight, he was asked to represent his country in the twelve years and under division in the World Karate Association where he proved himself by becoming the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. He continued to flourish in the martial arts circuit; in 2003, at only eleven years old, he was ranked number one in the world for NASKA's Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms and and, by the age of twelve, he had three Junior World Championships under his "black belt". However, in addition to his love for karate, Taylor was bitten by the acting bug when he was seven years old, after his martial arts instructor persuaded him to audition for a part in a Burger King advert in Los Angeles. Although he was unsuccessful, he enjoyed the experience so much that he told his parents he wanted to pursue a career in acting. Soon, he and his family were traveling back-and-forth from their home in Michigan to California so Taylor could audition for acting roles on a regular basis. When he was ten, with the frequent traveling and air fares starting to drain them out, his family made the hard decision to relocate to Los Angeles where Taylor would have the advantage of being able to audition on a full-time basis. Although it was a wrench to leave behind friends and family, the move gave him the added bonus of being able to compete on a more intense level in football and baseball. Since moving to Los Angeles, Taylor has booked roles on "My Wife and Kids" (2001), "Summerland" (2004), "The Bernie Mac Show" (2001), and the The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour (2004) (TV). In addition to television, Taylor has been very successful in the voice over work. Taylor has booked a recurring role as Youngblood on the cartoon "Danny Phantom" (2004) as well as he has recording two episodes of "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" (2002) and 'Charlie Brown'. Taylor has also booked a series regular of a pilot presentation called Which Way Is Up? (1977) along with the voice of Silas in an animation series entitled 'Silas and Brittany'. His big break came in 2005 when, at the age of thirteen, Taylor won the role of Shark Boy in the Robert Rodriguez film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005). He spent three months on location in Austin, Texas filming, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Within months, he then successfully auditioned to play Eliot, the son of the Bakers' rival, in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005). In his spare time, Taylor loves playing football and baseball, both sports which he is very strong in. In football, he running back on offense and middle line backer on defense and, in baseball, he takes part in the Hart Baseball Program where he is positioned at center field and second base. He also participates in the LA Hip Kids, a hip-hop dance group. Taylor also enjoys making home movies with his friends, including "Sharkboy and Lava Girl" co-star Taylor Dooley, who lives near his Los Angeles home. Although, he wants to continue acting into adulthood, he wouldn't mind becoming a film scriptwriter and director. Certainly, this is one young boy who is bound to do well in whatever he sets his mind to!


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Born:
Feb 11, 1992 In Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the series Teen Choice Awards 1999-08-12
Latest Project:
Movie Run the Tide 2016-12-02
Known For
Poster of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Poster of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Poster of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Poster of The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Filmography
Movie Run the Tide Reymund Hightower 2016-12-02
Movie The Ridiculous 6 Lil' Pete 2015-12-11
Series Scream Queens Dr. Cassidy Cascade 2015-09-22
Movie Tracers Cam 2015-01-15
Movie Grown Ups 2 Frat Boy Andy (uncredited) 2013-07-11
Movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Jacob Black 2012-11-13
Series Cuckoo Dale Jr. 2012-09-25
Movie Abduction Nathan Harper 2011-09-22
Movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Jacob Black 2011-03-15
Movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Jacob Black 2010-06-23
Movie Valentine's Day Willy Harrington 2010-02-10
Movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon Jacob Black 2009-03-15
Movie Twilight Jacob Black 2008-11-20
Movie Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Eliot Murtaugh 2005-12-21
Series Love, Inc. Oliver 2005-09-22
Movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Sharkboy 2005-06-10
Series Summerland Boy on Beach 2004-06-01
Series Danny Phantom Unknown 2004-04-03
Series Duck Dodgers Reggie Wasserstein 2003-08-23
Series U-Pick Live Unknown 2002-10-14
Series What's New, Scooby-Doo? Dennis 2002-09-14
Series The Bernie Mac Show Aaron 2001-11-14
Movie Shadow Fury Kismet (Child) 2001-10-30
Series My Wife and Kids Tyrone 2001-03-28
Series Teen Choice Awards Himself 1999-08-12