Jack Dylan Grazer may not be old enough to legally drink, drive or vote, but he is already a movie star. The talented young man is one of the breakout kid actors in Hollywood. He has featured in several notable movies and TV series and has received some awards, all in the course of a relatively short career. Bursting with energy, determination and hard work, Grazer certainly has all it takes to get to the top.
Who Is Jack Dylan Grazer?
Jack Dylan Grazer was born on the 3rd of September 2003 in Los Angeles. His father’s name is Gavin Grazer and his mother’s name is Angela LaFever. The actor is of Jewish, Latvian, English, German, Irish, and Russian descent, and his father is a screenwriter.
Grazer spent his formative years in L.A. during which his mom enrolled him in several activities so as to spark his interest. The young boy took part in sports as well as drawing but never really loved either of the two. Things, however, took a different turn when Grazer’s mom enrolled him in the theatre program at The Adderley School for the Performing Arts. Grazer took part in multiple productions staged by the school and increasingly fell in love with acting. He also discovered that performing on stage, or just making up characters in the mirror, gave him an absolute feeling of freedom and happiness and he decided to pursue a career in acting.
What Movies Did He Play In?
Jack Dylan Grazer commenced his career on a humble note, appearing in several commercials as well as TV shows. He later made his big-screen debut in 2015 in the film, Tales of Halloween. Since then, the L.A. native has appeared in some highly-acclaimed movies. One of them is Scales: A Mermaid’s Tale. This is a 2017 adventure/fantasy film about an ordinary young girl, Siren Philips, who is destined to turn into a mermaid on her 12th birthday. Siren struggles to cope with her new reality whilst evading a group of hunters who are on her trail.
In the movie, Grazer played the role of a disabled boy named Adam. Adam becomes very good friends with Siren and assists her to evade her hunters.
Jack Dylan Grazer also portrayed a disabled character in another 2017 film, IT. IT is a supernatural horror about seven bullied children who join forces to battle an evil clown that is responsible for the disappearance of several kids in their town. In the movie, Grazer played the role of one of the seven bullied children named Eddie. Eddie is an asthmatic germaphobe and always has his inhaler at hand.
Another popular movie that Grazer has featured in is Shazam!. Shazam! is a DC superhero film about a streetwise teenage foster kid, Billy, who can transform into an adult superhero courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, Billy revels in the adult, ripped version of himself and uses his superpowers to satisfy his teenage wishes. He later sits up and uses his powers to defeat an evil villain named Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Shazam! featured actors such as Zachary Levi and Mark Strong while Jack Dylan Grazer played the role of Freddy. Freddy is a comic book aficionado and uses his superhero knowledge to assist Billy in harnessing his powers for good. Shazam! received positive reviews with Grazer earning extra praise for his excellent performance. The movie was also a commercial success, grossing $364.5 million at the box office.
Is Jack Dylan Grazer Related To Brian Grazer?
Before we answer this question, it is pertinent to get some background information on the man himself. Brian Grazer is an accomplished Hollywood producer and screenwriter. He was born on the 12th of July 1951 and attended the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. He later commenced his career as an executive producer on TV before striking up a partnership with award-winning actor/director, Ron Howard.
Brian Grazer has produced several acclaimed movies and TV shows including A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Parenthood, The Dilemma, Intolerable Cruelty, Cowboys & Aliens, Angels & Demons, American Gangster, The Da Vinci Code, Sports Night, 24, and Arrested Development.
He is also the co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, one of the most successful production companies in Hollywood. The ace producer has received several accolades in the course of his career. They include the 2001 Oscar for best picture as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Producers Guild of America.
As to whether Jack Dylan Grazer is related to the illustrious producer, the answer is yes. Brian Grazer is the elder brother of Grazer’s dad, Gavin; and as such, he is the actor’s paternal uncle.