Education Stuyvesant High School
|Name Jonah Meyerson|
Years active 2001–present
|Born September 20, 1991 (age 24) (1991-09-20) New York City, New York|
Nominations Young Artist Award for Best Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Movies The Royal Tenenbaums, Griffin and Phoenix, The Matador, Little Manhattan, From Other Worlds
Similar People Grant Rosenmeyer, Irene Gorovaia, Stephen Lea Sheppard, Richard Shepard, John Dossett
Jonah Meyerson (born September 20, 1991) is an American actor. He has worked with actors such as Gene Hackman, Pierce Brosnan, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Dermot Mulroney, Alison Pill, and Aidan Quinn. He was born in New York City, where he currently lives. He is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, and the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the class of 2013. At UPenn, he was the head writer for and a cast member of Penn's Mask and Wig Club, the nation's oldest collegiate all-male musical comedy troupe. Meyerson also performed with Penn's improv comedy troupe, Without a Net. and was a 2013 member of Penn's Friars Senior Society.
Meyerson made his acting debut in Wes Anderson's 2001 award-winning film The Royal Tenenbaums. He played Uzi, the red-suited older son of Chas, played by Ben Stiller, and the grandson of characters played by Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston. Meyerson was nominated for a Young Artists' award for his work on that film. He also starred in Griffin and Phoenix, a new movie shown on the Lifetime channel and released on DVD. His work on that film earned him his second Young Artist Award nomination. In 2005, he was in the movies Little Manhattan and The Matador, and in 2004, David Duchovny's House of D. Playing computer genius Yoda who helps Alison Pill's character in Book of Daniel (2006), Jonah was set to appear in eight episodes, but only one of his episodes aired before the series was cancelled. His work on that series is available on the show's DVD.
He is represented by [Paradigm] in New York City.