Biography

Monday, Jun 29, 2015

Nick Robinson was born on March 22, 1995, in Seattle, Washington, to Michael Robinson and Denise Podnar. He is the eldest of the five children of his parents, and also has two older step-siblings. He graduated from Campbell Hall School in 2013.

Nick was a just a 9-year old boy when his parents got him admitted in Broadway Boun’—a neighborhood theater group for kids. He debuted as a professional actor at the age of 11, when he performed in a theatrical adaptation of the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ penned by Charles Dickens. In 2008, a theater colleague recommended Michael and Denise, Nick’s parents, to schedule a rendezvous with Matt Casella, an eminent talent scout for Hollywood.

Castella was of the opinion that Nick was an extraordinarily talented youngster with a gentle disposition and had it in him to succeed in tinsel-town. Castella then referred Nick to some agencies and The Savage Agency ultimately signed him. However, Nick was unable to make the most of his registration with the agency owing to the strike called by the ‘Writers Guild of America’ in 2007–2008.

Left with no other option, he came back to Seattle with his parents and resumed his stage performances in the city. In 2009, he was selected to play the part of Ryder Scanlon in the family sitcom series Melissa & Joey. As Ryder Scanlon, Nick Robinson acted as a nephew of Melissa and performed this role until the show’s conclusion in 2015.

In 2011, during a lull in the filming of Melissa & Joey, Nick started shooting for Disney’s film Frenemies where he portrayed the character of Jake Logan. Nick played the protagonist Joe Toy in the film The Kings of Summer. He made a guest appearance as Rowland Smith in the 3rd season of the film series Boardwalk Empire produced by HBO.

Nick also featured in a succession of television advertisements for promoting Buffer Time is Bonding Time endorsed by ‘Cox Communications’ in the summer of 2012. Towards the latter part of 2013, Nick was selected as a cast member for Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. The movie was released in 2015.

Nick Robinson played the character of Ben Parish in the 2016 movie The 5th Wave, based on the novel of the same name. He played the lead role in the movie Being Charlie, a semi-autobiographical feature about director Rob Reiner’s relationship with his son that was screened for the first time at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 before being released commercially in May 2016.

Later in 2016, he was one of the many actors who auditioned for the role of Han Solo for Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story before the part was cast to Alden Ehrenreich. In 2017, he appeared as Olly Bright in Everything, Everything – an adaption of the eponymous novel. That same year, it was announced that he would starring as the titular Simon Spier in the gay coming-out teen drama film Love, Simon. The film was considered ground-breaking as it was the first major-studio film to focus on a gay, teenage romance.

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