Elijah Wood

Elijah Jordan Wood [ ɪlaɪdʒə ] ( born January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ) is an American actor.


Elijah Wood parents Warren and Deborah Wood are divorced since 1996. He has an older brother named Zachariah ( b. 1974 ) and a younger sister named Hannah (born 7 October 1983).

After Wood had appeared in commercials, he had at the age of eight years into the future II The following years he played a cameo of 30 seconds in back some children's roles. Well-known films have included Forever Young ( 1992) with Mel Gibson, The second face (orig. The Good Son, 1993) with Macaulay Culkin, The Adventures of Huck Finn ( 1993), The Ice Storm ( 1997) by Ang Lee, Deep Impact (1998) and The Faculty (1998) with Josh Hartnett.

Wood is best known for the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003), in which he plays the hobbit Frodo, doped with a fee of three million U.S. dollars.

The years after that he worked with, among others, in the films Sin City, starring Bruce Willis, hooligans and Happy Feet, in which he lent his voice the penguin Mumble. In addition, the 1.68 m great actor in 2005 has also been musically active and founded the label Simian Records. This produces the band The Apples In Stereo and Heloise and the Savoir Faire.

On television, Wood speaks the character Ethan in the U.S. animated series American Dad, which is also broadcast in Germany.

In the three-part film adaptation of Tolkien 's novel The Hobbit again he plays the role of Frodo Baggins.

Since 1999, Timmo Niesner is the German dubbing voice of Elijah Wood.

Since 2011, Wood plays alongside Jason Gann starring in the American television series Wilfred.

Filmography (selection)

Music videos

Video Games

  • 2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; speaks Frodo Baggins
  • 2006: The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning; speaks Spyro
  • 2007: The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night; speaks Spyro
  • 2008: The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon; speaks Spyro
  • 2010: God of War: Ghost of Sparta; speaks Deimos
  • 2014: Broken Age; speaks Shay

Awards (selection)

German dubbing voice

The German voice in the films of Elijah Wood is Timmo Niesner.