Elijah Wood Biography (1981-)

Full name, Elijah Jordan Wood; born January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, IA; son of Warren (a delicatessen operator) and Debbie (a delicatessen operator) Wood; brother of Zachariah Wood (an actor and video game producer) and Hannah Wood (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Nicole David, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Publicist: KellyBush, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Birth Details
January 28, 1981
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Mickey (the video game boy), Back to the Future, Part II, Universal, 1989
  • Michael Kaye, Avalon, TriStar, 1990
  • Sean Stretch, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990
  • Willard Young, Paradise, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Mike, Radio Flyer, Columbia, 1992
  • Nat Cooper, Forever Young, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, The Adventures of Huck Finn (also known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Mark Evans, The Good Son, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Title role, North, Columbia, 1994
  • Stuart "Stu" Simmons, The War, Universal, 1994
  • Sandy, Flipper, Universal, 1996
  • Mikey Carver, The Ice Storm, Fox Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Casey Connor, The Faculty (also known as Feelers), Miramax,1998
  • Leo Biederman, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998
  • Wren, Black and White, Screen Gems, 1999
  • Mikey, Chain of Fools, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (also known as The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring; The Motion Picture), New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as The Two Towers and Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Tuerme), NewLine Cinema, 2002
  • Sean Sullivan, Ash Wednesday, Focus Features/IFC Films, 2002
  • Voice of Tom Thumb, The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (animated), Miramax, 2002
  • Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (alsoknown as The Return of the King and Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema, 2003
  • The guy, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Dimension Films, 2003
  • Patrick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004
  • Jonathan, Everything Is Illuminated, Warner Independent Pictures,2005
  • Kevin, Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"),Dimension Films, 2005
  • Matt Buckner, Hooligans (also known as Green Street, Green Street Hooligans, and The Yank), Freestyle Releasing, 2005
  • Voice of Mumble, Happy Feet (animated musical), Warner Bros., 2006
  • William, Bobby, Arclight Films, 2006
  • Film Work
  • First assistant director, The Long and Short of It (short film), 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Luke Winfield, Child in the Night (also known as Murder in theFamily and Testimone oculare), CBS, 1990
  • Title role, Dayo (also known as Day-O), NBC, 1992
  • Little boy, "The Witness," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1993
  • The Artful Dodger, "Oliver Twist," The Wonderful World of Disney,ABC, 1997
  • Barney Snow, The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Starz!, 2000
  • Jones, Try Seventeen (also known as All I Want), Starz!, c.2003
  • Specials
  • Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (also known as Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra Special), The Disney Channel, 1994, 2004
  • Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998
  • Himself, Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Himself and Frodo Baggins, A Passage to Middle-Earth: Making of "Lordof the Rings," Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Himself and Frodo Baggins, Quest for the Ring, Fox, 2001
  • Himself, Making the Movie (also known as Making the Movie: TheLord of the Rings), MTV, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Frodo Baggins, Lord of the Piercing, MTV, 2002
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Return to Middle Earth, TheWB, 2002
  • Himself, The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled, 2003
  • Himself, National Geographic: Beyond the Movie--The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King, 2003
  • Himself, The Independent Spirit Awards Nomination Show, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Himself, Introducing Graham Norton, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Himself, A Look inside "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," 2004
  • Himself and (in archive footage) Frodo Baggins, DNZ: The Real Middle Earth, TVNZ (New Zealand), 2004
  • (In archive footage) Frodo Baggins, Unsere Besten-Das grosse Lesen, 2004
  • Journey to Middle Earth: The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, MTV Presents: Xbox, the Next Generation Revealed (also known as MTV Presents: Xbox 360 Revealed), MTV, 2005
  • Himself, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, VH1, 2005
  • Himself, Sin City: The Premiere, Independent Television 2, 2005
  • Voices of Klaus Langer and Dawid Rubinowicz, I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived during the Holocaust, MTV, 2005
  • Also appeared in The Hollywood Christmas Parade.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996
  • Presenter, The Ninth Annual Kids Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1996
  • AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2001
  • Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002
  • The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, E! Entertainer of the Year 2003, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Himself, G-Phoria, G4techTV, 2003
  • 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003
  • Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Presenter, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Voice of Ethan, "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1994
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • McPhee Broadman, "The True Test," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Icarus, "Responsibility," Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS, 1996
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 2003
  • Guest, SM:TV Live, Independent Television, 2001
  • Guest, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Himself, "Bark at the Moon," The Osbournes, MTV, 2002
  • Himself, "Young Hollywood: Players or Played Out?," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Himself, The Buzz, YTV, 2002
  • Electric Playground, 2002
  • Himself, "E3 03, Playa," Player$, G4techTV, 2003
  • Himself, "Filmland Special--Ringenes Herre: Kongen vender tilbage," Filmland, 2003
  • Himself, "Grind," Player$, G4techTV, 2003
  • Himself, "Voodoo That You Do ... with Hobbits!," Player$, G4techTV, 2003
  • Himself, "Wetten, dass ... ? aus Freiburg," Wetten, dass...?, 2003
  • Guest, "Kuninkaan paluu--tarun paeaetoes," 4Pop, 2003
  • Guest, "Taru lehdistoen herrasta," 4Pop, 2003
  • Himself, Frids film, TV3 (Denmark), 2003
  • Himself, Kod kveld Norge, 2003
  • Himself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Himself, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "SaturdayNight," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2003
  • Guest, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2005
  • Voice of Jason, "Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2004
  • Himself, Smap x Smap, Fuji Television Network, 2004
  • Guest, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), ComedyCentral, 2004
  • Guest, NY Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2004
  • Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellenand The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004, 2005
  • Himself, The Bigger Picture, BBC, 2005
  • Himself, Corazon de ... , Television Espanola (Spain), 2005
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2005
  • Appeared in episodes of other series, including The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated; and The Late Show with David Letterman (also known asThe Late Show), CBS.
  • Videos
  • Student in "Forever Your Girl" music video, Paula Abdul: Straight Up, Atlantic Records, 1989
  • Himself and (in archive footage) Frodo Baggins, The Making of "The Lord of the Rings," 2002
  • Performer in "Ridiculous Thoughts" music video, The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-2002 (also known as Stars: The Cranberries--The Best Videos of 1992-2002), Universal Music, 2002
  • Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, Planet BB Entertainment, 2005
  • Student in "Forever Your Girl" music video, Video Hits: Paula Abdul, EMI Distribution, 2005
  • Appeared in educational videos on safety and health matters.
  • Music Videos
  • Paula Abdul, "Forever Your Girl," 1989
  • The Cranberries, "Ridiculous Thoughts," 1995
  • Video Games
  • (From archive material) Voice of Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings:The Two Towers, Electronic Arts, 2002
  • (From archive material) Voice of Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King, Electronic Arts Games, 2003

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2002
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 2, 1993, p. 61; November 25, 1994, pp.38-39, 41
    • Independent, April 30, 2004
    • Interview, October, 1999; December, 2001, pp. 103-104
    • Midwest Today, summer, 1992
    • Movieline, December, 2001, pp. 64, 68
    • Now, December 26, 2001, pp. 8-9
    • Nylon, December, 2003
    • Parade, December 15, 2002, pp. 8-10
    • Teen, June, 1996, pp. 68-69
    • TV Guide, December 12, 2004, pp. 34-36
    • US, January 28, 2002
    • USA Today, November 4, 1994

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