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Exclusive Portrait: Zachary Gordon for ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’

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CHICAGO – We’ve seen him grow from a “Wimpy Kid” to a teenage movie star. Zachary Gordon stars as Greg Heffley in the latest film in a popular series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.” Gordon was in Chicago promoting the film on opening weekend, and is making appearances at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville, Ill, and Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge.

Zachary Gordon was born in Oak Park, California, and was already a veteran TV and film actor when in 2010 he landed the role of Greg Heffley, the put-upon hero of the Wimpy Kid series of films. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” finds Greg in 7th grade, so Gordon has grown with the character.

Joe Arce was able to photograph Gordon in Chicago, while appearing on the “Windy City Live” talk show promoting the film. Zachary Gordon will introduce his current film, plus the first “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” at his appearances in Naperville and Woodridge.

Zachary Gordon
Zachary Gordon in Chicago, August 2nd, 2012
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” opens everywhere August 3rd. Featuring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn. Rated “PGClick here for more information regarding Zachary Gordon’s appearances at the Hollywood Palms (Napervillle, Ill) and Hollywood Blvd. Cinema (Woodridge)

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Senior Staff Writer

© 2012 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

Mary S.'s picture

Great Actor - Zach Gordon

We have been following Zach Gordon’s career through his early films thru his many voice over roles and in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series.

He is just a Great Actor! He is going to have a long and elustrious career in the movie industry. We look forward to watching his career blossom for many years to come. Whether serious or comedic, voice-over or animated - Thanks Zach for being a great entertainer….

Diane T.'s picture

Zachary Gordon - A Bright Future for this Fine Actor

My whole family has been watching Zach Gordon’s career from his earlier movies such as “Georgia Rule”, “The Brothers Bloom”, “National Treasure - Book of Secrets” thru his TV, voice over, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movies, and many others.

He is never the same kid in any of his roles which is an unusual ability for such a young actor. We really feel like we’ve watched him rise from an adorable and fine kid actor, to blossom into an excellent accomplished Teen Actor & Teen Heart-throb.

We see him nominated for Best Actor in the 2013 Kids Choice Awards against the likes of Johnny Depp, Will Smith, and Andrew Garfield - no easy accomplishment over all the other teen/kid actors in Hollywood. It’s obvious that there are Producers and alot of kids and adults see his far-reaching talent.

There is something about this actor that endears us to him as fans and it is clear that the future holds a long and very promising career for him. We look forward to following him into great success in the many years to come.

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