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Zachary Gordon

Zach Gordon 2016.jpg

Gordon at the Dead of Summer and Pretty Little Liars summer premier in June 2016


February 15, 1998 (age 21) in Oak Park, California, United States

Occupation Actor (voice and live-action)
Active  2006–Present
Role Greg Heffley (2009-2012)[1]


5'9" (1.75 m)

Zachary Alan "Zach" Gordon (born February 15, 1998) is an American actor (formerly a child actor) who works on movies and television programs. He is best known for playing the role of Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Film Series.

Personal life[edit]

Zach was born on 15 February 1998 and raised in Oakpark,California. He has two siblings named Josh and Kyle. He is Jewish from a practicing family and graduated from a public highschool in Oak Park.


Gordon has many television appearances,such as in shows like All of Us and also How I Met your Mother. He has also appeared in the 2008 opening of the show, Desperate Housewives , and also appeared in an episode of the show.

His film credits (2007–2008) include Sex and Death 101, Lower Learning, the Garry Marshall film Georgia Rule (for which he won the "Young Artist Award" for his portrayal of the character Ethan), The Brothers Bloom, as Young Bloom, and alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). Gordon has been credited with numerous voice-over roles including "Brad Spolyt" in The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas, "Ricky Garcia" in Project Gilroy, "San San" in Nick Jr.'s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and The Mighty B! He is a series regular as the voice of Gil in the Nickelodeon series,Bubble Guppies. Gordon has voice acted as Baby Melman in the animated film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Kotaro in Afro Sumurai: Resurrection, and Young Tony Stark in The Super Hero Squad Show. In 2010 he made a birthday wish to get the role of Greg Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film) and he ended up getting the role too, after he went to a casting call for it and said "Hola, mi soy Greg Heffley" and landed the part. In 2011, he also as Papi Jr. in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. In June 2010, 20th Century Fox announced a sequel to the Wimpy Kid film, named Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film), it was released on March 25, 2011 and he once again played the role of Greg Heffley. In 2011, he did voice acting as Charlie Brown in the show Robot Chicken. In 2012, a sequel to Rodrick Rules film,Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film) was made and he once again reprised the role of Gregory Heffley.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Year Film/TV Show Role Notes
2002, 2009 How I Met Your Mother Boy, Grant 2 episodes
2006–2007 All of Us Richie
2007 Because I said So Little Arthur
Sex and Death 101 Barbeque Brat
Georgia Rules Ethan
The ChubbChubbs save Xmas Brad Spoylt
N ational Treasure: Book Of Secrets Lincoln Conspiracy Kid
Robot Chicken Charlie BrownLinus 1 episode; voice
2008 David's Solution Little David TV
D esperate Housewives Little Robin Hood 1 episode
The Mighty B Gwen's Brother #4 1 episode; voice
Handy Manny Little Lopart
Madtv The Joker 1 episode
Lower Learning  Frankie Fowler
Madagascar:Escape 2 Africa Baby Melman Voice
Four Christmasses Kid #6 In Jump-Jump
Special Agent OSO Tyler Voice
2008, 2010 Batman: The Brave and the bold Young Bruce WayneYoung Aqualad 3 episodes; voice
2008–2009 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan San San 15 episodes
2009 The Brothers Bloom Young Bloom
24 8 Year-Old Boy 2 episodes
Afro Samurai: Resurecttion Kotaro Voice
Santa Buddies Puppy Paws Voice; main role
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film) Greg Heffley Lead Role
The Search for Santa Paws Puppy Paws Voice; main role
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Papi Junior
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film) Greg Heffley Lead role
Children's Hospital Cody/Mike 1 episode
2011–2016 Bubble Guppies Gil Voice; main role
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film) Greg Heffley Lead role
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Seth


2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Will
Pete's Christmas Pete Post- Production
2017 The Good Doctor Brandon 1 episode


  • Zachary Gordon's birthday wish was to get the role of Greg Heffley.
  • He made a drawing showing his ambition for the role of Greg Heffley and when brought to Canada for casting.


  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid one's filming was completed in 2009,Rodrick Rules's was completed in 2010 and Dog Days's was completed in 2011,so he officialy played Greg until 2011

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