Dakota Avery Goyo (born August 22, 1999) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Max Kenton in the film Real Steel (2011) and Jesse Barrett in the film Dark Skies (2013). He also voices Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation film, Rise of the Guardians which was released on 21 November 2012.
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Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant, after which he landed various roles in television and animation series. His featured television work includes Disney's JoJo's Circus in 2005, Ultra in 2006, Super Why! in 2008, Murdoch Mysteries in 2008, The Listener in 2009, My Neighbor's Secret in 2009, Happy Town in 2010 and a recurring role as Timmy Tibble on the children's television series Arthur in 2010.
Goyo completed a series lead role in the ABC pilot Solving Charlie in 2009, playing Charlie, an orphaned child who has an IQ of 190 and helps his long-lost brother, an aspiring detective, to solve crimes. Goyo played Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett's character, in the 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ and played Timmy, grandson of Susan Sarandon's character, in the 2007 film Emotional Arithmetic.
In 2011, Goyo starred in Real Steel as Max Kenton, the estranged son of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), and also played young Thor in the superhero film Thor. In 2012, Goyo voiced Jamie in the DreamWorks Animation feature Rise of the Guardians, and in 2013, he starred in the science fiction thriller film Dark Skies.
|2007||Resurrecting the Champ||Teddy Kernan||Nominated-Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger|
|Emotional Arithmetic||Timmy Winters|
|2011||Real Steel||Max Kenton||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
Nominated-Best Performance by a Younger Actor
|2012||Rise of the Guardians||Jamie Bennett||Voice|
|2013||Dark Skies||Jesse Barrett|
|2014||The Journey Home||Luke|
|2005||JoJo's Circus||Little Blue (voice)||"The Thanksgiving Parade"|
|2008||Super Why!||Little Boy (voice)||"Twas the Night Before Christmas"|
|2009||Solving Charlie||Charlie Hudson II|
|The Listener||Nicki||Season 1 - 1 episode - "I'm an Adult"|
|Murdoch Mysteries||Alwyn Jones||Season 2 - 3 episodes|
|My Neighbor's Secret||Austin Hest|
|2010||Happy Town||Young Tommy Conroy||Season 1 - 1 episode - "Questions and Antlers"|
|Arthur||Timmy Tibble (voice)||Season 14 - 4 episodes|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Josh||Season 2 - 1 Episode - "Flight"|
|Young Artist Award||2008||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger||Nominated||Resurrecting the Champ|
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor||Won||Real Steel|
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13||Nominated||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour|
|Saturn Awards||2012||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Nominated||Real Steel|
|Daytime Emmy Awards||2012||Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series||Nominated||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour|