Reuben Dodd is a 12 year old actor born in Santa Monica, CA. At age 10, Reuben was discovered by Zuri Model and Talent for their Diversity Division, launching him into his first role, which he won on his very first theatrical audition, for sitcom Teachers (2016). Shortly after, Reuben was cast as himself in the Democratic Party’s public service announcement, “I Will Vote” for the 2016 midterm elections. In 2019, Reuben’s breakthrough feature film role came when cast as Josh Camp in the movie I Still Believe (2020), which is based on the true story of Christian music mega star Jeremy Camp. Reuben joins an incredible cast including K.J. Apa, Gary Sinise and Shania Twain. In the same week Reuben was cast in the lead role of Danny, in Mercedes Mason’s directorial short film debut, The Bridge. Reuben has CHARGE Syndrome, one of the most complex medical and multi sensory diagnosis. He has endured 21 surgeries include two open hearts, tracheotomies and a gtube. He has spent more than a year in the ICU battling these medical challenges. Reuben is severely-profoundly deaf and uses a Cochlear implant. His first language was ASL. When he’s not on set, Reuben’s a dedicated student with a passion for math. He started classical training for piano at age 6. Reuben loves to play chess, dance, sing and entertain with his unique and mature approach to stand up comedy, a talent which has no doubt seen him through his traumatic medical challenges. For sport, Reuben relishes winter in LA and skiing through the USARC adaptive program. He enjoys soccer through AYSO, swimming and snorkeling. Reuben is a born, curious explorer and world traveler, having toured 25 countries to date with his family. He lives in Los Angeles.
Drama, Music, Romance