Walker Scobell, an American child actor took off instantly with back-to-back acting success. Within a year of his on-screen debut in 2022, Scobell grabbed another promising role; he will play the titular character Percy Jackson in the upcoming TV series Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2023).
The LA-native currently in his early teens made his reel-life debut through the sci-fi movie The Adam Project (2022) featuring Ryan Reynolds. There is no denying his first became the best bet. Want to know more about this young actor- let’s look into his personal life & more.
How Old Is Walker Scobell In 2022? Details On Family Here
Born on January 5, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, the USA, Walker is 13 years old as of 2022. Besides his hometown, Scobell spent some time in Colorado while growing up.
‘The Adam Project’ actor comes from a military family and is the youngest of two children to Peter Scobell and Heather Melissa Scobell. His Instagram post features his parents and his elder sister Leena Scobell.
The 4 feet 11 inches tall charming young actor attends 7th grade at Fairview Middle School in Boulder, Colorado. Well, sparkling blue eyes and blond hair of Walker is an inheritance from his mother.
Walker Scobell As Percy Jackson In ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’
The year 2023 is all set for Scobell with TV series in action, ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘.
The teen American actor will appear in the titular role of Percy Jackson. The series will also star Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullaly, Virginia Kull, Leah Jeffries, and Charlie Bushnell, to name a few.
The ‘Percy Jackson’ novel series author Rick Riordan, himself, confirmed via Twitter in April 2022 that Walker is the new demi-god, the son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson.
Reportedly, the casting of Walker as Percy was official on January 28, 2022, but kept it low-key for the time period.
Earlier, its two-film series were released: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). In the movie adaptation, actor Logan Lerman portrayed Percy Jackson, while Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario completed the main trio.
First-Ever Work In Superhero Film
While the actor’s anticipation for the upcoming TV series is on, he already set delivery of another on-screen project.
He portrays Charlie Kincaid in the action-adventure superhero film Secret Headquarters. Its release date is August 12, 2022, and co-stars Owen Wilson, Jesse Williams, Michael Peña, and Momona Tamada.
Why Did Walker Want To Become An Actor?
From his days in elementary school, Walker was fond of acting- it turned into a passion later. After watching the Avenger films, he too wanted to become a super-hero Avenger, who kid won’t want that, right?
As per his interview, Scobell heard someone saying Tony Star (Iron-Man) as Robert Downey Jr.; later he learned that Downey Jr. is an actor. It urged him to catch the urge to become an actor- or let’s say a path to portray an Avenger.
Thanks to the young star’s supportive parents, Walker would audition for on-screen works.
Scobell Made Acting Debut From ‘The Adam Project’
In 2022, Walker Scobell earned his professional acting debut through The Adam Project, a sci-fi adventure film. In the movie, he portrayed young Adam- the younger version of Adam Reed by actor Ryan Reynolds.
It co-starred famous Hollywood figures: Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaña.
The movie ($116 million budget) was released on March 11, 2022, and received positive reviews, a 6.1/10 rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Fun Fact: On the set of ‘The Adam Project’, Scobell would often go for candies at craft services, but it cost him his milk teeth. Reportedly, he had lost 4 teeth by the end of the filming.
A Big Ryan Reynolds and ‘Deadpool’ Fan
In an interview with The First Time in April 2022, Walker opened up about his new experiences. The movie ‘The Adam Project’ was his first-ever movie audition, and met Ryan Reynolds for the first time via zoom before on the set.
He even talked about his love for Deadpool movie, and watched its sequel ‘Deadpool 2’ on a movie night with his dad- later, he would watch it 3 more times that night on OTT. Reportedly, his parents restricted him to watch the first installment of ‘Deadpool’, so Walker memorized the trailer before going for its sequel.
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