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Elijah Wood

Born: 1981

Biography

Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Wood made his film debut with a small part in Back to the Future Part II (1989). He went on to achieve recognition as a child actor with roles in Avalon (1990), Paradise (1991), Radio Flyer (1992), Forever Young (1992), The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), and The Good Son (1993). As a teenager, he starred in films such as North (1994), The War (1994), Flipper (1996), The Ice Storm (1997), Deep Impact (1998), and The Faculty (1998). Following the success of The Lord of the Rings, Wood has appeared in a wide range of films, including Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sin City (2005), Green Street Hooligans (2005), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Paris, je t'aime (2006), Bobby (2006), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Maniac (2012), Grand Piano, Cooties, The Last Witch Hunter (2015), The Trust (2016), I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017), and Come to Daddy (2019). Wood's voice roles include Mumble in Happy Feet (2006) and its sequel (2011), the title character in 9 (2009), Spyro the Dragon in the Legend of Spyro video game trilogy (2006–2008), Beck on Disney XD's Tron: Uprising (2012–2013), and Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014). He also played Ryan Newman on the FX dark comedy series Wilfred (2011–2014), for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor, and Todd Brotzman in the BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016–2017).
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Resources

Actor Movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Everything Is Illuminated

Jonathan Safran Foer in Everything Is Illuminated

North

North in North

Green Street Hooligans

Matt Buckner in Green Street Hooligans

The Oxford Murders

Martin in The Oxford Murders

9

9 (voice) in 9

Happy Feet

Mumble (voice) in Happy Feet

The Adventures of Huck Finn

Huck Finn in The Adventures of Huck Finn

Flipper

Sandy Ricks in Flipper

Try Seventeen

Jones in Try Seventeen

Fight for Your Right Revisited

Ad-Rock (B-Boys 1) in Fight for Your Right Revisited

Day Zero

Aaron Feller in Day Zero

Happy Feet Two

Mumble (voice) in Happy Feet Two

The War

Stu Simmons in The War

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

Barney Snow in The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

Maniac

Frank in Maniac

Grand Piano

Tom Selznick in Grand Piano

Setup, Punch

Reuben Stein in Setup, Punch

Open Windows

Nick Chambers in Open Windows

Set Fire to the Stars

John M. Brinnin in Set Fire to the Stars

Made in Japan

Himself (voice) in Made in Japan

Cooties

Clint in Cooties

The Narrative of Victor Karloch

William Merriwether in The Narrative of Victor Karloch

A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings'

Self in A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings'

The Panama Papers

John Doe (voice) in The Panama Papers

Come to Daddy

Norval Greenwood in Come to Daddy

No Man of God

Bill Hagmaier in No Man of God

L.A. Rush

in L.A. Rush

Bookworm

Strawn Wise in Bookworm

I'm No Fool on Wheels

Pinocchio in I'm No Fool on Wheels

The Good Son

Mark Evans in The Good Son

The Faculty

Casey Connor in The Faculty

The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

Tom Thumb (voice) in The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

The Witness

Little Boy in The Witness

Oliver Twist

The Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist

Paradise

Willard Young in Paradise

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Johnny Shaw in Pawn Shop Chronicles

Day-O

Day-O in Day-O

The Trust

David Waters in The Trust

Mundos virtuales

in Mundos virtuales

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Tony in I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Boobie

James in Boobie

Behind Over the Garden Wall

Himself in Behind Over the Garden Wall

Henry

in Henry

Disney's Safety Hits Volume 1: Bike Safety With Bill Nye The Science Guy & I'm No Fool On Wheels

Pinocchio in Disney's Safety Hits Volume 1: Bike Safety With Bill Nye The Science Guy & I'm No Fool On Wheels

Forever Young

Nat Cooper in Forever Young

Chain of Fools

Mikey in Chain of Fools

Deep Impact

Leo Biederman in Deep Impact

Ringers: Lord of the Fans

Self in Ringers: Lord of the Fans

The Heart is a Drum Machine

Himself in The Heart is a Drum Machine

Revenge for Jolly!

Thomas in Revenge for Jolly!

Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody

Wirt (voice) in Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody

The Last Witch Hunter

Dolan 37th in The Last Witch Hunter

Quest for the Ring

Self in Quest for the Ring

The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision

Self in The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision

Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring

Self in Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring

Maniac: The Making of Documentary

in Maniac: The Making of Documentary

Radio Flyer

Mike in Radio Flyer

Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!

Himself in Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!

The Toxic Avenger

Fritz Garbinger in The Toxic Avenger

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Patrick in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Internal Affairs

Sean Stretch in Internal Affairs

Ash Wednesday

Sean Sullivan in Ash Wednesday

WWII in HD: The Air War

Andy Rooney (voice) in WWII in HD: The Air War

A Band Called Death

Self in A Band Called Death

The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

Self in The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

The Romantics

Chip in The Romantics

The Ice Storm

Mikey Carver in The Ice Storm

Celeste & Jesse Forever

Scott in Celeste & Jesse Forever

Child in the Night

Luke in Child in the Night

I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust

Klaus Langer / Dawid Rubinowicz (voice) in I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust

This Must Be the Only Fantasy

Trevor in This Must Be the Only Fantasy

The Cranberries - Stars: The Best Videos 1992-2002

Boy with Hearphones (segment "Ridiculous Thoughts") in The Cranberries - Stars: The Best Videos 1992-2002

78/52

Self in 78/52

Avalon

Michael Kaye in Avalon

Operation Filmmaker

Himself in Operation Filmmaker

Nightmare Factory

Self in Nightmare Factory

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

The Guy in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

The Making of The Fellowship of the Ring

Self in The Making of The Fellowship of the Ring

Film Collectibles: Capturing Movie Memories

Himself in Film Collectibles: Capturing Movie Memories

Back to the Future Part II

Video Game Boy in Back to the Future Part II

Sin City

Kevin in Sin City

Black and White

Wren in Black and White

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Beyond All Boundaries

Corp. Wilfred Hanson / Capt. John C. Chapin in Beyond All Boundaries

The Hobbit: M4's Book Edit

Frodo Baggins (archive footage) in The Hobbit: M4's Book Edit

Bobby

William Avary in Bobby

Solar Noise

Self (archive footage) in Solar Noise

Why Horror?

Animation VO (voice) in Why Horror?

Paris Je T'aime

Le garçon (Quartier de la Madeleine) in Paris Je T'aime

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Actor TV Shows

Family Guy

Elijah Wood (voice) in Family Guy

American Dad!

Ethan (voice) in American Dad!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

King of the Hill

Jason (voice) in King of the Hill

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie

in Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Freak Show

Freak Mart Squirrel in Freak Show

Funny or Die Presents

James in Funny or Die Presents

TRON: Uprising

Beck in TRON: Uprising

Red vs. Blue

Sigma in Red vs. Blue

The Friday Night Project

in The Friday Night Project

Punk'd

Self in Punk'd

Frasier

Ethan (voice) in Frasier

The Colbert Report

in The Colbert Report

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Yo Gabba Gabba!

in Yo Gabba Gabba!

Glenn Martin, DDS

Chester Chislehurst in Glenn Martin, DDS

TRL

in TRL

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

Peter Panzerfaust

Peter in Peter Panzerfaust

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

Wilfred

Ryan Newman in Wilfred

Wetten, dass..?

Self in Wetten, dass..?

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

Himself in Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

Over the Garden Wall

Wirt (voice) in Over the Garden Wall

Treasure Island

Ben Gunn in Treasure Island

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Todd Brotzman in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

Double Fine Adventure

Himself in Double Fine Adventure

Star Wars Resistance

Jace Rucklin (voice) in Star Wars Resistance

Saturday Night Live

Self in Saturday Night Live

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

Summer Camp Island

Saxophone (voice) in Summer Camp Island

Taff

self in Taff

Conan

Self in Conan

Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin

self in Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Hot Ones

Self in Hot Ones

Made in Hollywood

Self in Made in Hollywood

Homicide: Life on the Street

in Homicide: Life on the Street

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

The Wonderful World of Disney

The Artful Dodger in The Wonderful World of Disney

Home Movie: The Princess Bride

Prince Humperdinck in Home Movie: The Princess Bride

Adventures from the Book of Virtues

Icarus (voice) in Adventures from the Book of Virtues

Primetime Glick

in Primetime Glick

Yellowjackets

Walter in Yellowjackets

Talking with Chris Hardwick

Self in Talking with Chris Hardwick

Yellowjackets

Self - Walter in Yellowjackets

The Afterparty

'Yasper' in The Afterparty

Eli Roth's History of Horror

in Eli Roth's History of Horror