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Jacob Batalon

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Jacob Batalon
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Batalon at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2016
Years active2016–present

Jacob Batalon (/ˌbɑːtəˈlɒn, ˈbætəˌlɒn/[1][2]) is an American actor. He had his breakout role as Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beginning with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and its sequels, Far From Home (2019) and No Way Home (2021), along with cameo appearances in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Early life

Jacob Batalon was born in Hawaii, to Filipino parents.[3] Batalon has seven half-siblings: a brother and a sister from his mother, and three brothers and two sisters from his father.[2]

Upon graduating from the private Catholic school St. Anthony's School, he went to Damien Memorial School, then Batalon attended Kapi'olani Community College to study music theory, but later dropped out. He then took a two-year program to study acting at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.[4]


Batalon made his acting debut in the 2016 film North Woods.[5]

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 that Batalon would play Peter Parker's best friend Ned in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).[6][7] It was Batalon's first major role.[8] He reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home.[9]

In 2018, Batalon played one of the bodies inhabited by spirit A in the young-adult film Every Day.[10]

In 2021, Batalon was cast as the titular Reginald in Syfy's dramedy series Reginald the Vampire.[11]

Personal life

In 2020, Batalon lost 102 pounds (46 kg) for his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 North Woods Cooper
Spider-Man: Homecoming Ned Leeds
2018 Every Day James
Blood Fest Krill
Banana Split Jacob
Avengers: Infinity War Ned Leeds Cameo
2019 Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The True Don Quixote Sancho Panza
Let It Snow Keon
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Ned Leeds


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Bubble Gang "Need Money" "Squatterman" sketch (2 episodes)
2020 Day by Day Lucas Episode: "#Annabelle ClarkeIs Over Party"
50 States of Fright Simon Episode: "Red Rum (Colorado)"
2021 Reginald the Vampire Reginald

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2019; 2021 Ned Leeds Far From Home campaign cameo; 2 episodes


  1. ^ As pronounced by Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland in "Tom Holland, Zendaya & Jacob Batalon Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions" (Wired, June 25, 2019) – via YouTube.
  2. ^ a b "Jimmy Kimmel & Jacob Batalon Surprise FaceTime with Tom Holland". Jimmy Kimmel Live!. July 13, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 7, 2017). "Jacob Batalon Ready for Big Time With 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Debut". TheWrap. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (March 28, 2017). "Jacob Batalon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Holmes, Martin (August 6, 2021). "'Spider-Man' Favorite Jacob Batalon to Headline Syfy's 'Reginald the Vampire'". TV Insider. Archived from the original on August 6, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Collura, Scott (April 3, 2017). "17 Things We Learned on the Set of Spider-Man: Homecoming". IGN. Archived from the original on January 3, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Strom, Marc (July 23, 2016). "SDCC 2016: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Introduces Its Villain". Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Erbland, Kate (July 7, 2017). "How 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Star Jacob Batalon Went From College Dropout to Blockbuster Star". IndieWire. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (July 15, 2018). "Peter's Classmates Return in Spider-Man: Far From Home Set Photo". Screen Rant. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 7, 2017). "Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jacob Batalon & More Join 'Every Day' From MGM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 5, 2021). "'Spider-Man' Breakout Jacob Batalon to Star in Syfy Series 'Reginald the Vampire' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 24, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Hickson, Colin (October 30, 2020). "Spider-Man 3's Jacob Batalon Shares His (and Ned's) Incredible Weight Loss". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2021.

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