Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor.
He's had a strong career as a child actor (even appearing alongside another well-known child actor, Macaulay Culkin), and averted issues with aging out of his audience by transitioning to teenage and later young adult roles. His landmark role was the hobbit Frodo Baggins in the live-action The Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. He also starred in the American version of Wilfred.
He's also known for being something of an entrepreneur, founding both a record label called Simian Records, and an indie horror company called SpectreVision, known for producing films such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and Mandy.
- Back to the Future Part II: bit part as a child playing the video game in the diner
- Radio Flyer: Mike
- Forever Young: Nat Cooper
- You and Your... Five Senses: Pinocchio (1990 update)
- The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993 Disney film): Huckleberry Finn
- The Good Son: Mark Evans
- North: North
- The War: Stu Simmons
- Flipper (1996 film): Sandy Ricks
- The Ice Storm: Mikey Carver
- Oliver Twist (1997 TV Movie): Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins
- Deep Impact: Leo Biederman
- The Faculty: Casey Connor
- The Lord of the Rings and its prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Frodo Baggins, his most famous role and personal favorite role.
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over: The Guy
- Bobby: William Avary
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Patrick
- Sin City: Kevin
- Everything Is Illuminated: Jonathan Safran Foer
- Green Street Hooligans: Matt Buckner
- 9: 9
- Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two (Voice): Mumble
- Revenge for Jolly!: Thomas
- Maniac (2012): Frank Zito
- Grand Piano: Tom Selznick
- Cooties: Clint Hadson
- The Last Witch Hunter: 37th Dolan
- I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore: Tony
- Come To Daddy: Norval Greenwood
- No Man of God: Bill Hagmaier
- Frasier (Guest Star Voice): Ethan
- Wilfred: Ryan Newman
- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Todd Brotzman
- Home Movie: The Princess Bride: Prince Humperdinck
- Homicide: Life on the Street: McPhee "Cheeks" Broadman
- God of War III: Uncredited Voice in the Sea of Blood, revealed in Ghost of Sparta as Deimos.
- The Legend of Spyro: Spyro
- Broken Age: Shay, the lead male protagonist.
- Psychonauts 2: Nick Johnsmith / Gristol Malik
- TRON: Uprising (Voice): Beck
- Over the Garden Wall (Voice): Wirt
- Star Wars Resistance (Voice): Jace Rucklin
Tropes Associated with Elijah Wood's roles:
- Big "NO!": He's very good at this.
- Fake Brit: Has a British accent as Frodo for the Translation Convention/The Queen's Latin in The Lord of the Rings.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Just made to be typecast.
- Older Than They Look: His small frame and boyish features have made him look younger than his true age throughout his career.
- The Other Darrin: Currently, he's the fourth of seven voices for Spyro; the PS1/PS2 era games had Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, and Jess Harnell (with Kenny reprising his role for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy); Josh Keaton and then Matthew Mercer took the role for the Skylanders games, and Justin Long took over for Skylanders Academy.
- Playing Against Type: Usually cast as innocent, childish or otherwise "soft" characters, his turns as Kevin in Sin City and Frank in Maniac cast him as psychopaths.
- Promoted Fanboy: He stated that becoming a part of Broken Age was quite an honor, since he grew up on Tim Schafer games, such as Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle.
- Special Guest: Was brought in as a contestant in the Screen Junkies' movie debate show, Movie Fights.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Many people have made note of his huge, extremely blue eyes.
- Sean Astin even gave this very poetic description of his eyes during filming of The Lord of the Rings:Sean: If you look really closely, it looks like an eclipse; the pupil has gone in front of the sun, and from behind the dark pupil are these kind of rays of golden light coming through the pools of blue water.
- Also counts as Awesome, but Impractical, since he's virtually blind without contact lenses or glasses — in this other behind the scenes video, both Sean and Billy Boyd note the irony that he has these big beautiful eyes that don't actually work properly.
- Sean Astin even gave this very poetic description of his eyes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: