More Taylor Lautner Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D)At 13 years old, Taylor Lautner is a very busy kid. In addition to his acting career, Taylor has also accomplished much in the martial arts industry. He has three Junior World Championships under his black belt. He also currently performs for the LA Hip Kids, a Hip Hop Dance Performance Group, as well as Hot Shots, a Jazz dance group. In addition, he plays both football and baseball.
Taylor has appeared on the television shows My Wife and Kids, Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show and the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour Show. In addition, Taylor has lent his voice to a recurring role on the cartoon Danny Phantom. He has recorded two episodes of What's New Scooby Doo along with Kick the Football Charlie Brown and He's A Bully Charlie Brown.
Born February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taylor began his martial arts career at 6 years old, training at Fabiano's Karate school in Holland, Michigan. After winning in local tournaments, Taylor was looking for something more. He competed in his first national karate tournament at 7 years old and came home with three first place trophies. More importantly than the trophies won at that tournament, he met someone who would challenge and develop his martial arts skills. At 7 years old, he met and began training with 7-Time World Champion, Mike Chat. During the next year, Taylor continued to compete on the NASKA Karate Tournament Circuit and train with Mike Chat. When Taylor was 8 years old, he was invited to represent the United States for the 12 and under age division for the World Karate Association. Taylor became the Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion, triple gold medal winner.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D" (16-Jul-2005)