Who is Oakes Fegley?

Oakes Fegley was born on 11 November 2004 under the sign of Scorpio, in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, and is still a child actor at 15-years-old, probably best recognized for playing Paul Swann in “Fort Bliss”, starring in the title role of Pete in “Pete’s Drago”, and featuring as Ben in “Wonderstruck”.

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How rich is he, as of now? Oakes Fegley Net Worth

Oakes Fegley’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of early 2020, acquired through his successful career as a child actor both in film and on television, since his started back in 2009. He has starred in more 15 TV and film titles so far.

Oakes Fegley attends the Journey Gala & UK Premiere of Wonderstruck Movie.© Chris J Ratcliffe

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Oakes Fegley spent his early years in his hometown of Allentown, where he was raised the middle child born to his father, Michael Fegley, and his mother, Mercedes Tonne Fegley – he is the younger brother of August Kiss Fegley and elder brother of Winslow Fegley. All members of his family are also involved in the film industry as actors. Oakes’ nationality is American, and he’s of caucasian ethnicity, and of mixed German and Irish descent.

Career Beginnings

Oakes Fegley’s acting talent was discovered very early by his parents, so he began attending acting classes at the age of two.

He started his career on stage, and performed as Tiny Tim in the 2009 stage production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Civic Theatre of Allentown. In 2011, he appearead in a small role in the short drama film “Glass”, written and directed by Courtney Hope Thérond. Two years later, Oakes portrayed Michael in the short family drama “Children Of The Moon”, starring alongside his father Michael Fegley, directed by Daniel DiBella and written by Joseph Pellegrino. During the same year, he also starred as Chicken Soup in the production of “Really Rosie” at the Bucks County Playhouse, located in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and played Pud in the production of “On Borrowed Time” at the Two River Theater, located in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Rise to Fame

In 2014, Oakes Fegley made his debut on the big screen with the supporting role of Paul Swann in the military-based drama film “Fort Bliss”, written and directed by Claudia Myers, starring next to Ron Livingston and Michelle Monaghan. This was followed by his portrayal of young Judd Altman, a younger version of Jason Bateman’s character, in the comedy-drama film “This Is Where I Leave You” (2014), directed by Shawn Levy, based on Jonathan Tropper’s book of the same title. During the same year, Oakes featured in the recurring role of young Elias ‘Eli’ Thompson in the fifth season of the period crime drama series “Boardwalk Empire”, created by Terence Winter and aired on the HBO network.

Continued Success

Between 2014 and 2016, Oakes guest-starred as Gabriel Hayward in three episodes of Jonathan Nolan’s sci-fi crime drama series “Person Of Interest”, aired on the CBS network. In 2015, he landed the role of young Bryan in the family drama mystery “Prism”. Thereafter, Oakes gained international fame with the title role of Pete in Disney’s fantasy comedy-drama film “Pete’s Dragon”, starring next to Bryce Dallas Howard, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford, directed by David Lowery and released in 2016.

His next major role came in the following year, when he played Ben in Todd Haynes’ mystery drama film “Wonderstruck”, starring alongside Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, and which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. It follows the story of two children who are separated by fifty years, and is based on the novel of the same title by Brian Selznick.

Recent Projects

In 2018, Oakes Fegley featured as a boy in the romantic comedy “The Truth About Lies”, followed by his portrayal of Lil’ Josh in the 2019 drama “Billboard”, directed by Zeke Zelker.

Most recently, Oakes landed the role of young Theo Decker in the drama “The Goldfinch”, along with Nicole Kidman. The film is based on Donna Tartt’s novel of the same title, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014.

Upcoming Film Titles

It’s been announced that Oakes will be featured as Peter in the upcoming family comedy “The War With Grandpa”, alongside Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Christopher Walken, set to be released late in 2020.

He’s also landed the role of Jeffrey in Bill Jacobs’ upcoming adventure-drama “When The Moon Was Twice As Big”, and the title role in Harry Kellerman’s drama “Who Framed Tommy Callahan”, both currently under post-production.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The popular child actor has short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He is still growing, and currently stands at a height of 4ft 11ins (1.50m), while his weight is around 110lbs (50kgs) – his body type is mesomorph. His shoe size is 5 (US).

Personal Life, Hobbies, Favorites

  • Even though he may have a crush on someone, Oakes is too young to be involved in a relationship.
  • His favorite film is “The Jungle Book”.
  • Oakes knows to play the violin.
  • He enjoys dancing hip hop.
  • He is an avid fan of video games and his favorite console is the Xbox One.
  • Oakes would like to be an architect or electrical engineer when he reaches maturity.
  • His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

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