Jack DeSena

John Patrick De Sena (born December 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Jack DeSena, is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy series All That, for the voice work of Sokka on the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and for the voice work of Callum on the Netflix series The Dragon Prince.

Jack DeSena
Jack De Sena.jpg
DeSena in 2006
Born
John Patrick De Sena

(1987-12-06) December 6, 1987 (age 32)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2002–present

BiographyEdit

De Sena was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Irvine, California in 1999 and he attended UCLA. He was a very active member of the international ComedySportz troupe (a comic improvisation team that participates in games as seen on Whose Line is it Anyway?). Having joined All That's cast at the start of its 7th season in 2002, he subsequently tied with Logan Lerman for the 2005 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor. He rapidly gained recognition for his skilled and clever ad-libbing from his work as Sokka on Avatar and also guest starred as Jimmy Olsen in The Batman.

De Sena worked on the online mockumentary web series Dorm Life, a 2008 Webby Honoree for Best Writing and Comedy: Individual Short or Episode. De Sena appeared on an episode of King of the Hill, "Luanne Gets Lucky." De Sena has also appeared in an episode of Generator Rex, "Crash and Burn." In 2012, De Sena appeared on the Hulu original series Battleground.[1] In 2013, he appeared as the judge of the texting competition and later as an airport investigator on the Nickelodeon sitcom Sam & Cat. In 2014, he voiced Robin in the animated film JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time.

He is also known as "Mr. Roberts" in the TV series 100 Things to Do Before High School, a role he played from 2014 to 2016.

Since January 19th, 2016, he and his long time friend Chris W. Smith have been creating and starring in comedy sketches on their YouTube channel "Chris and Jack". New sketches are uploaded to the channel on the first Thursday of every month.[2]

He is currently the voice of Callum on the Netflix animated series The Dragon Prince, which premiered on September 14, 2018.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Wild Eze
(voice)
2008 Dorae the Movie: Nobia and the Green Giant Legend Shiraa (voice) English dub
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Robin (voice) Direct-to-video
2015 Movies in Space The CORPLOX Race Short film
2016 The White Room Mysterious Man Short film; Also Co-Director / Co-Producer
2016 The Veil Christian
2018 I Got This Chris Short film
2018 Missing Words Unknown Short film
2019 They Won't Last Alex Short film
2019 How To Get Out of Jury Duty Unknown Short film
2020 Too Late David Zeller Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002–05 All That Regular Performer 35 episodes
2004 Grounded for Life Jack / Jimmy's Friend Episodes: "Beat on the Brat", "Get a Job"
2005–08 Avatar: The Last Airbender Sokka (voice) Main role
2007 King of the Hill Kevin (voice) Episode: "Luanne Gets Lucky"
2007 The Batman Jimmy Olsen (voice) Episode: "The Batman/Superman Story: Part 1"
2008–09 Dorm Life Shane Reilly 46 episodes; Also writer
2011 Generator Rex Rand / Lance (voices) Episode: "Crash & Burn"
2012 Battleground Cole Graner 13 episodes
2013 Sam & Cat Head Judge Episode: "#TextingCompetition"
2014 Melissa & Joey James Episode: "My Roof, My Rules"
2014–16 100 Things to Do Before High School Mr. Roberts 22 episodes
2016 House of Lies Bruce Episode: "Violent Agreement"
2016 Legendary Dudas Wizard Waiter Episode: "King Sam/Karate Kids"
2016–present Chris & Jack Jack / Paul / Agent Seventeen / Holfax 28 episodes (web series)
2017 Veep Hayden Episode: "Omaha"
2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios Writer Episode: "The Rock/s Independence Day Backyard Brawl with Wonder Woman's Samantha Jo"
2018 Sorry for Your Loss Unknown Episode: "A Widow Walks into a Wedding"
2018–present The Dragon Prince Callum (voice) Main role
2020 Monkie Kid MK (voice) Main role
TBA The Coop Writer 2 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Sokka
2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth Sokka
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno Sokka
2011 Nicktoons MLB Dudley Puppy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jack De Sena". IMDB. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Chris and Jack". YouTube.
  3. ^ Melrose, Kevin (September 13, 2018). "REVIEW: THE DRAGON PRINCE IS A CHARMING FANTASY, BUT IT'S NO AVATAR". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 14, 2018.

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