Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada. Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS pilot Ultra (2006) His natural acting, emotional range and ability to memorize scripts at such a young age landed him roles in numerous television and animation series. Not new to acting, Goyo continued at a steady pace and achieved principal and leading roles in both film and television. Happiest when performing, young Goyo displays a confidence and maturity that is beyond his years.
His featured television work includes: Disney's JoJo's Circus (2003), Ultra (2006), Super Why (2007), The Murdoch Mysteries (2008), The Listener (2008), My Neighbors Secret (2009), Happy Town (2009) and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the popular children's television series: Arthur (2009---). Dakota also completed a series lead role in the ABC Pilot: Solving Charlie (2009). Goyo played (Charlie). An orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long lost brother, an aspiring detective (Jimmy Wolk) to solve crimes.
Dakota has an extensive and impressive list of credits in Feature Films. His first lead role in a feature was completed at the tender age of 6 as Teddy Kernan in Resurrecting the Champ (2007) for which he received accolades, rave reviews and was nominated for a Young Artist Award. By age 7 Goyo was starring alongside Susan Sarandon and Christopher Plummer in the Feature film: Emotional Arithmetic (2008). By age 9, Dakota appeared as Jack Carter in the Feature Film Defendor (2009) opposite Woody Harrelson.
After a nationwide search by Dreamworks Studios in early 2010, at the age of 10, Dakota was chosen to play the lead role of MAX in the Feature Film: Real Steel, co-starring Hugh Jackman. Set for release in October 2011, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Shawn Levy.
By late September 2010, Goyo had finished filming Real Steel and was cast in the highly anticipated Marvel Feature THOR, set for release in May 2011. Goyo plays the role of Young Thor opposite Sir. Anthony Hopkins and directed by Kenneth Brannah.
No stranger to voice work, then 11 year old Goyo was cast as Jamie in the Dreamworks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians (2012). Also starring Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher.
Judging by such notable performances, stellar reviews and upcoming projects, this sweet-faced child is emerging as one the most exceptional and intriguing young actors of our time. Reportedly, with his remarkable work ethic and natural talent, this child will not be forgettable any time soon and undoubtedly will be one to watch for many years to come.