Lord of the Rings Hobbit Elijah Wood at Montreal Comiccon 2019

Elijah Wood — best known for portraying ‘Frodo Baggins’ in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy (2001–2003) and in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012), and recently for playing Todd Brotzman in “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” — discusses his career, shares behind-the-scenes stories and answers fan questions at his enjoyable 2019 Montreal Comiccon Q&A panel.

Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28th, 1981) is an American actor, film producer and DJ who made his film debut in 1989 with a small part in “Back to the Future Part II” (1989). He went on to achieve recognition as a child actor with roles in “Avalon” (1990), “Paradise” (1991), “Radio Flyer” (1992), “Forever Young” (1992), “The Adventures of Huck Finn” (1993) and “The Good Son” (1993). As a teenager, he starred in films such as “North” (1994), “The War” (1994), “Flipper” (1996), “The Ice Storm” (1997), “Deep Impact” (1998) and “The Faculty” (1998). Following the success of “Lord of the Rings,” Wood has appeared in a wide range of films, including “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004), “Sin City” (2005), “Green Street” (2005), “Everything is Illuminated” (2005), “Paris, je t’aime” (2006), “Bobby” (2006), “Celeste and Jesse Forever” (2012), “Maniac” (2012), “Grand Piano” (2013), “The Last Witch Hunter” (2015), “The Trust” (2016) and “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” (2017).

Wood’s voice work includes the role of ‘Mumble’ in “Happy Feet” (2006) and its sequel, the title character in “9” (2009) and ‘Spyro’ in “The Legend of Spyro” video game trilogy (2006–2008). In addition, he provided the voice of ‘Beck’ on Disney XD’s “Tron: Uprising” (2012–2013), and ‘Wirt’ in the Cartoon Network miniseries “Over the Garden Wall” (2014). From 2011 to 2014, Wood played the role of ‘Ryan Newman’ on the FX television series “Wilfred” for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. From 2016 to 2017, he starred as ‘Todd Brotzman’ on the BBC America series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.”

Wood has his own record label, Simian Records, which he founded in 2005. In 2010, he founded the production company SpectreVision, which specializes in producing horror films.

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