• Dakota Avery Goyo was born in 1999 in Canada and is an actor.
• He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
• His first acting role was in 2005 in the show “JoJo’s Circus”.
• He rose to fame in 2011 when he starred in the film “Real Steel”.
• He is active on social media, but hasn't posted since 2018.

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FactHas two older brothers: Dallas Goyo and Devon Goyo.

Who is Dakota Goyo?

Dakota Avery Goyo was born on 22 August 1999, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and is an actor, best known for his role in the film “Real Steel” in which he played the character Max Kenton. He was also a part of the film “Dark Skies” playing the character Jesse Barrett.

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The Riches of Dakota Goyo

How rich is Dakota Goyo? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is close to $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s was active in the entertainment industry from  2005, and continuously worked on projects until 2014. Since then, he’s been quiet, and the current status of his career is unknown. Nevertheless, all of his efforts have helped put him in the financial position he’s in today.

Early Life and Acting Beginnings

Dakota is the son of a former singer and model, and grew up with two older brothers; his mother Debra became his manager for most of his life. As an infant, he already received exposure to acting, appearing in commercials. Not a lot of information is known about his education and upbringing, but shortly after his commercial work, he started receiving roles on television and in animated series.

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His acting career kicked off in 2005, when he became a part of the Disney show entitled “JoJo’s Circus”. The Canadian stop motion series was created for pre-school children and was produced by two companies. The show is written by Douglas Wood, known for his work in “Animaniacs”, and first aired on Disney as a part of the Playhouse Disney Lineup from 2003 to 2007. The following year, he worked on the film entitled “Ultra”, before a string of projects from 2007.

Continued Acting Work

Goyo then appeared in the film “Resurrecting the Champ” in which he played the character Teddy, the son of Josh Hartnett’s character. The sports drama film was based on the “Los Angeles Times Magazine” article of the same name, following the life of a former athlete, played by Samuel L. Jackson, trying to impersonate the life and career of a former professional heavyweight boxer. The film received positive reviews from critics. During the same year, he played the grandson of Susan Sarandon’s character in “Emotional Arithmetic” – the Canadian film is based on the novel of Matt Cohen, following three survivors of the Holocaust when they are reunited decades later.

He continued his string of acting projects in 2008 with “Super Why!” which is an interactive CGI show. He then worked on the Canadian drama series entitled “Murdoch Mysteries” which aired on Citytv and CBC Television, and follows characters from the “Detective Murdoch” novels written by Maureen Jennings. The following year, he had a role in “The Listener” (2009) which is a fantasy series centered on a paramedic with telepathic powers which he uses to help others. He also had a role in the television movie “My Neighbor’s Secret” aired on the Lifetime channel.

Rise to Fame

Dakota had a lead role in the show “Solving Charlie” the pilot of which was aired through ABC. He played the titular orphaned child who has an IQ of 190, who helps his brother who is an aspiring detective, solve crimes. In 2010, he was given a recurring role in the educational series entitled “Arthur”, in which he played Timmy Tibble. The show is based on the book series of Marc Brown entitled “Arthur Adventure”, and was one of the highest rated shows on PBC Kids for several years, averaging around 10 million viewers weekly.

In 2011, he appeared in his most notable role in the film “Real Steel”, playing the son of Hugh Jackman’s character. The film was in development for several years, and is based on the short story entitled “Steel” which was published in 1956 as a part of “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction”. Actual animatronic robots were built for the film. He then had the role of young Thor in the Marvel film “Thor”, and then voiced the character Jamie in “Rise of the Guardians”. In 2013, he starred in the science fiction horror film entitled “Dark Skies” which was directed by Scott Stewart, appearing alongside Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Goyo’s romantic relationships. Several sources believe that he’s single as he’s still young and apparently focused on developing his career. He follows a vegan diet. and loves to keep himself physically fit, often seen actively participating in sports such as golf and snowboarding. Since the time of his inactivity from the industry, he’s still been active in following films, and is still close friends with several actors. He’s expressed a desire to become a director , and is inspired by the career of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Similar to numerous actors, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on the website Instagram, using the platform to give a bit of insight into his life away from acting work. He also has a Twitter account, but hasn’t been active on it since 2018. Another account he has is on Facebook, with over 85,000 followers there, but this account is also inactive, as he last posted photos in 2017.

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General Info

Full NameDakota Goyo
ProfessionVoice Actor, Stunt Performer


ParentsDavid Goyo, Debra Goyo
SiblingsDallas Goyo, Devon Goyo


MoviesThe Journey Home, Noah, Dark Skies, Rise of the Guardians, Real Steel, Thor, My Neighbor's Secret, Defendor, Emotional Arithmetic, Resurrecting the Champ, Solving Charlie

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