Actor: Taylor Lautner
Character: Jacob Black
Birthday: Feb. 11, 1992
City and State: Los Angles, CA
Born February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taylor began his martial arts career at 6 years old. He has a black belt and has won 3 Junior World championships. Taylor also participates in track, football where he plays middle line backer and running back as well as baseball where he plays centerfield and second base. And also belongs to LA Hip Kids, hip hop dance group, and a jazz dance group.
Taylor competed in his first martial arts tournament at the age of 7. At that tournament he met Mike Chat, a 7-time World Champion under whom he began training. At age 8 Taylor became the Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion triple gold medal winner in the 12 and under division. Taylor finished 2003 ranked #1 in the World for NASKA’s Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms.
His first auditioned was at the age of 9 for a Burger King commercial from there he found a love for acting. The whole family moved from Michigan to LA, when Taylor was 10, so that the young champion could pursue acting. Taylor has booked roles on My Wife and Kids, Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show, and the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour Show. He also has done extensive voice over work. you can be hear him in a recurring role as “Youngblood” on the cartoon “Danny Phantom”, as well as two episodes of “What’s New Scooby Doo” along with "Kick the Football Charlie Brown" and "He’s A Bully Charlie Brown" with Taylor playing the role of the bully.
Taylor’s film credits include “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl”, in which Taylor played the title role of Shark Boy. He was also in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 where he played Eliot Murtaugh, a member of the rival family to Steve Martins Baker family. Taylor can next be seen in Twilight where he will be playing Jacob Black. The highly anticipated movie, based on Stephenie Meyer’s NY Times best seller, will be released on December 12, 2008.
– Has 3 Junior World Martial Arts Championships
– Taylor was a guest Dj on Kiis 102.7 in LA
– Taylor has done voice over work for Danny Phantom and Charlie Brown
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This actor bio was prepared by: Be My Escape