Young Boba Fett
“I hope I’m going to act for the rest of my life. What scares me is that if I get a big head, my mum said she would take me out of the business instantly - and if you knew my mum, she would do it!” Daniel Logan
A Maori actor from New Zealand who got his acting break by playing the role of a small kid who gets knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones in a television commercial, Daniel Logan rose to fame as Young Boba Fett in the George Lucas-directed Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002). For his fine effort, he received a Young Artist nomination in 2003. His television credits include a guest starring role in an episode of the international popular series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” (1999) and a staring role in the animated series “TakaPu: A Gannet in the South Seas” (2003, the voice of TakaPu).
Childhood and Family:
In New Zealand, Daniel Logan was born on June 6, 1987. The Māori actor began acting at age 10 in a TV commercial. Daniel currently lives in Los Angeles and is a personal friend of Devon Murray, who portrays Seamus Finnegan in the Harry Potter movies.
The Legend of Johnny Lingo
A New Zealand native, Daniel Logan got his professional career start at the tender age of 10, when he was chosen among hundreds of young rugby players to star in a television commercial, opposite the Auckland rugby star Michael Jones. “I played a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by (Auckland rugby star) Michael Jones,” Logan recalls.
His natural performance soon won Logan an agent and he began to appear in more commercials. He also started to take on roles in television series, including a recurring stint in the New Zealand medical series “Shortland Street” (1992) and a guest role in a 1999 episode of the worldwide hit series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” starring Kevin Sorbo.
“It’s quite strange to me... because you wouldn’t think a film company in a big country like America would want to come to a small place like New Zealand to audition for people. But, I am glad they did!” Daniel Logan
In 2002, Logan received his big breakthrough when he landed the coveted role of young Boba Fett in the movie Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, directed and written by George Lucas. The role brought Logan a 2003 Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor.
The 5’ 8” tall actor followed the victory with a voice-over work in the animated television series “TakaPu: A Gannet in the South Seas” (2003), voicing the title character. His most recent movie project is The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003), an adventure/family helmed by Steven Ramirez. The New Zealand movie starred George Henare in the title role.