Elijah Wood

BirthDay:

28 Jan 1981

BirthPlace:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

BirthName:

Elijah Jordan Wood

Bio:

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising (2012).

Born Elijah Jordan Wood on 28 January, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wood is the son of Debbie (Krause) and Warren Wood, who ran a delicatessen. He has an older brother, Zack, and a younger sister, Hannah Wood. He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent. Demonstrating a gift for performing at a young age, Wood's natural talent inspired his mother to take him to an International Modeling and Talent Association annual convention in Los Angeles. Soon after, he began to get bookings for small parts on television.

Although he has a small credit in Back to the Future Part II (1989), Wood's first major film role was in the 'Barry Levinson' historical family drama Avalon (1990). Following that, Wood became an in-demand child actor, appearing in a number of major films such as Paradise (1991), Radio Flyer (1992) and The Good Son (1993), in which he co-starred with Macaulay Culkin. This was followed by the first role for which he received top-billing, North (1994). Although the film was widely condemned and a disaster at the box office, Elijah was praised as the only good thing to come out of it.

In 1996 Elijah starred in a movie remake of an old TV show, Flipper (1996). Many critics wondered if his ability as a child actor to capture an audience was wearing thin, as had many child actors', but Wood deftly transitioned into a versatile performer with roles such as the endlessly curious Mikey Carver in Ang Lee' ensemble film The Ice Storm (1997), as well as parts in popcorn flicks like Deep Impact (1998) and The Faculty (1998). In 1999, Elijah was in three movies that never made it into wide release: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) (released on satellite TV), Black & White (1999) (released on home video) and Chain of Fools (2000).

Wood's work in Peter Jackson's film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), provided a major boost to his career. The actor followed his work in the astronomically successful trilogy with a broad range of interesting screen roles and voice work, including a supporting role in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), as well as the part of a sinister mute sociopath in Sin City (2005). His voice work has been featured in such animated films as Happy Feet (2006) and 9 (2009), as well as on television series including American Dad! (2005) and Robot Chicken (2005). Wood also played Ad-Rock in the Beastie Boys' comedic video for Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011).

An avid music fan, Wood founded Simian records and released its first album, New Magnetic Wonder by The Apples in Stereo, in 2007.
Filmography

Actor ( 162 credits )

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) Tony
The Trust (2016) David Waters
Dirk Gently (2016)  Todd (8 episodes, 2016)
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Dolan
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Bryan Blue Show (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
Set Fire to the Stars (2014) John M. Brinnin
Open Windows (2014) Nick Chambers
Cooties (2014) Clint
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself - Set Fire to the Stars (1 episode, 2014)
Screen Junkies Movie Fights (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Wind Rises (2013) Sone (voice)
Grand Piano (2013) Tom Selznick
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) Johnny Shaw
Peter Panzerfaust (2013)  Peter (1 episode, 2013)
Knife Fight (2013)  Actor / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
The Nerdist (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Vespre a la 2 (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Frodo
Maniac (2012) Frank
A Band Called Death (2012) Himself / Interviewee
Revenge for Jolly! (2012) Thomas
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012) Scott
TRON: Uprising (2012)  Beck (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Comix from the Underground (2012)  Huck Finn (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Evening Urgant (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Happy Feet 2 (2011) Mumble (voice)
Wilfred (2011)  Ryan Newman (49 episodes, 2011-2014)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Beyond the Marquee (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Instant Movie Review (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
7 Minutes in Heaven (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Romantics (2010) Chip Hayes
Conan (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Frodo Baggins / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  James (segment "Boobie") (1 episode, 2011)
9 (2009) #9 (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2013)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Chester Chislehurst (1 episode, 2010)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Animation Lookback (2009)  Mumble (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Oxford Murders (2008) Martin
Day Zero (2007) Feller
Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2011)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
On the Lot (2007) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Frodo Baggins (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008)
Switch: Reloaded (2007)  Frodo (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Operation Filmmaker (2007) Himself
Happy Feet (2006) Mumble (voice)
Bobby (2006) William
Paris, je t'aime (2006) Le garçon (segment "Quartier de la Madeleine")
Freak Show (2006)  Freak Mart Squirrel (1 episode, 2006)
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
A Taste of My Life (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Everything Is Illuminated (2005) Jonathan Safran Foer
Sin City (2005) Kevin
Green Street Hooligans (2005) Matt Buckner
Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005) Himself
American Dad! (2005)  Ethan (1 episode, 2006)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 2011-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
20 to 1 (2005)  Frodo (1 episode, 2010)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Bailiff / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2011)
Video on Trial (2005)  Frodo Baggins (1 episode, 2006)
The Friday Night Project (2005)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 2008)
Buenafuente (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Bigger Picture (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Instant Talk Show (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Patrick
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2012)
Miradas 2 (2004)  Jonathan Safran Foer (1 episode, 2006)
NY Graham Norton (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Frodo
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) The Guy
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2011)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Punk'd (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
Unsere Besten (2003)  Frodo (1 episode, 2004)
Filmland (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Get Out (2003)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
Storyline Online (2003) (1 episode, 2003)
Try Seventeen (2002) Jones
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Frodo Baggins
Ash Wednesday (2002) Sean Sullivan
The Osbournes (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Player$ (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Silenci? (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Buzz (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Frids film (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Frodo Baggins
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rank (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
+ de cinéma (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Chain of Fools (2000) Mikey
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) Barney Snow
Black & White (1999) Wren
Family Guy (1999)  Elijah Wood (1 episode, 2010)
The Faculty (1998) Casey Connor
Deep Impact (1998) Leo Biederman
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2005)
SM:TV Live (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
God kveld Norge (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Ice Storm (1997) Mikey Carver
King of the Hill (1997)  Jason (1 episode, 2004)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Electric Playground (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Flipper (1996) Sandy Ricks
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)  Icarus (1 episode, 1996)
E! News Live (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Smap×Smap (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The War (1994) Stu Simmons
North (1994) North
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Good Son (1993) Mark Evans
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) Huck Finn
Frasier (1993)  Ethan (1 episode, 1994)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  McPhee Broadman (1 episode, 1996)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-2006)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1998-2006)
Forever Young (1992) Nat Cooper
Radio Flyer (1992) Mike
HBO First Look (1992)  Mumble (1 episode, 2006)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Paradise (1991) Willard Young
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Avalon (1990) Michael Kaye
Internal Affairs (1990) Sean Stretch
Back to the Future Part II (1989) Video Game Boy
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Boy George / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2009)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)

Producer ( 14 credits )

Bitch (2017) producer
The Greasy Strangler (2016) producer
Set Fire to the Stars (2014) co-producer
Open Windows (2014) executive producer
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) executive producer
Cooties (2014) producer
LFO (2013) executive producer
Toad Road (2012) executive producer
The Boy (0) producer
Curse the Darkness (0) producer
The Home (0) co-producer
It Was Cruel (0) producer
Harrow (0) producer
The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes (0) producer