Sean Giambrone | Biography 2021
Sean Giambrone | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Sean Giambrone
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Michigan, USA
  • Born Year And Birthday May 30, 1999
  • Age 22 Years, 0 Months
Cast of 'The Goldbergs'

Sean Giambrone | Biography 2021

Actor, Voice Actor

'The Goldbergs' is an American, semi-autobiographical television sitcom that premiered on ABC on 24 September 2013. Adam F. Goldberg, wanted a Fred Savage-type kid, who is legitimate, marginally clumsy, and the polar opposite of the stereotypical, oh-so-precocious child actor, to play his real life character and finally chose Giambrone. Explained his experience on playing the fictionalized version of his boss on set, Giambrone said, "It's the story of his life so he would be, but there's only so much of Adam that can go around. He shares home videos of himself interacting with his friends and family and guides me with certain key shot-for-shot remakes of his memories as much as he can. He's just a great guy and I love him. Even though he may be my boss and I'm playing his life, he's never intimidated me."

Quick Information
  • Full Name Sean Giambrone
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Michigan, USA
  • Profession Actor, Voice Actor
  • Birth Date May 30, 1999
  • Age 22 Years, 0 Months

Sean Giambrone is an American actor well-known for portraying Adam F. Goldberg in the sitcom The Goldbergs. He is also an accomplished voice actor, best known for voicing Travis in The Emoji Movie and Eboy in Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Who is Sean Giambrone?

Sean Giambrone got the ball rolling by starring in various television commercials at a very young of 9 like McDonald's, Friendly's Restaurants, etc. One among the commercials was the Sea World, which gave him a big break. It achieved immense amplitude of national recognition and even was discussed on the parody segment of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Giambrone made his feature film debut in 2012 with I Heart Shakey, an autonomous 3D comedy shot in Chicago. It was followed shortly to voice Jeff Randell's character in the Creative Arts Emmy Awards -nominated animated series Clarence. Amidst this project, he gained popularity through the comedy TV series The Goldbergs (2013-2021), where he portrayed the role of Adam Goldberg. Additionally, he began voicing Ben Pincus in the series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous in 2020.

Early Life, Family & Education

Sean Giambrone was born on 30 May 1999, in St. Joseph, a city in the U.S state of Michigan. Giambrone was brought up in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois, in an Italian and German family. His father is David Giambrone, and his mother, Vonda Giambrone. Giambrone has one elder brother Luke Giambrone. 

"Actually, my family was just visiting St. Joseph, Michigan from Chicago when I was born," he responded to a tweet. "I came a little earlier than expected in this world," he added.

Giambrone graduated from Lincoln Middle School and Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. Giambrone experienced a preface to his acting career in his elementary school at Park Ridge, Illinois. He retained the passion by starring in and producing short home videos with his brother. It allowed him to play a variety of characters and develop versatility within. Giambrone recalled those days as a positive experience that helped him embrace his interest and pursue it further. 

"I always had a blast (making those movies), dressing up in the costumes and stuff," Giambrone said to Chicago Tribune in 2014, reminiscing a film with a bounty hunter storyline and another in which he played an Austin Powers-like part. "I loved the whole idea of getting into character. Then, when I was in elementary school, there was a variety of shows that I acted in. That's when I started thinking that I wanted to pursue it," he added.

Realizing his interest and potential, Giambrone's mother took him to a talent agent, Brooke Tonneman, the co-owner of Chicago-based Big Mouth Talent. He immediately got scheduled for several high-profile television advertisements and began his acting career at nine.

Early Career

Giambrone took a flight in acting through advertisements. Amongst his advertisements, McDonald's, Friendly's Restaurants, Sea World became very popular that it was the subject of a parody segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


Giambrone gradually rose to stardom ever since his feature film debut in 2012 with I Heart Shakey, where he portrayed Toledo Kid 3 (Afro Boy). Followed by it, he voiced the titular character in Russell Madness in 2015, simultaneously creating his image as a voice actor. The same year, he portrayed the role of Russell in the Disney XD movie, Mark & Russell's Wild Ride. In 2017, Giambrone voiced Travis's character in the American computer-animated comedy film The Emoji Movie, based on emoji faces, smileys, and graphics used in electronic messages. 

In 2018, Giambrone contributed his voice to the character Eboy in the computer-animated comedy film Ralph Breaks the Internet. Similarly, in 2019, he starred in Kim Possible as Ron Stoppable and lent his voice for Cotton in The Secret Life of Pets 2.

TV series

Giambrone emerged to the public's attention through his first sitcom, The Goldbergs (2013-2021), playing the main character, Adam Goldberg. From 2013 to 2018, he further voiced for Jeff Randell's character for about 88 episodes of the American animated television series Clarence. The series was created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. He next got featured on R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series as Sean for the episode, I'm Not Martin, in 2014. 

Additionally, in 2018 he voiced Richardson Mole in the American superhero comedy Big Hero 6: The Series for about 8 episodes and in the same year voiced Shermy on Adventure Time for the episode, Come Along with Me.

Continuing his career as a voice actor, Giambrone became the voice of Benny on The Loud House (2019–2021) and worked in about 3 episodes of the animated television series. Alongside The Loud House, he was busy voicing another character, Joshua Cobblepot, on Harley Quinn (2019-2020). Successively, in 2019, Giambrone appeared on the game show Celebrity Family Feud in the episode, Black-ish vs. The Goldbergs. In the same year, he did a voice-over for the teenage character of Eugene on Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure in the episode, No Time Like the Past. Between 2020– 2021, Giambrone did voice-overs for Yumyulack on Solar Opposites and subsequently landed in voicing to Ben Pincus on Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.

'The Goldbergs'

The Goldbergs is an American, semi-autobiographical television sitcom that aired on ABC on 24 September 2013. Adam F. Goldberg created the series, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, and the late George Segal.

This ABC show was based on the creator Goldberg's childhood and family in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in the 1980s and included his child version. It had already aired eight seasons, with an average of 23 episodes in each season, and had been renewed for the ninth season. 

Goldberg produced episodes based on true events that happened in his life. The sitcom broadcasted the original archived footage that inspired the episode at the end of each episode.

The Audition

When the creator, Adam F. Goldberg set out to select an 11-year-old lead in his autobiographical sitcom The Goldbergs, he wanted a Fred Savage-type kid - legitimate, marginally clumsy, and the polar opposite of the stereotypical, oh-so-precocious child actor.

Adam encountered many thrivers during the audition. But he felt their presentations were framed and manipulated. He just wanted a normal school kid.

"The actors felt like they had been very rehearsed, very practiced," Goldberg said. "The acting was broad and cartoony. … We just wanted a normal kid who went to school, who hadn't been trained," he told Chicago Tribune.

Unlike others, Giambrone changed the vibrance in the audition room and presented himself as a perfect match for the character Adam Goldberg.

"He talked about video games," Goldberg said, remembering Sean's tryout. "He really was just a normal kind of sweet, awkward kid, which reminded me of how I would have gone into an audition at that age, just totally clueless and not knowing what I was walking into. It was a slam dunk-right when he walked in," he continued.

Giambrone went through two rounds of auditions before being chosen as the cast in the show. "It was really a whirlwind," Giambrone told the Chicago Tribune during the phone interview and added, "It was just excitement and awe and kind of an unknown feeling because this was all happening so fast, but when we started filming, I just loved the whole experience."

Sean Giambrone on 'The Goldbergs'

Sean Giambrone played the role of Adam Goldberg, The Goldbergs' amiable, decent youngest child. He is very fond of recording on a VHS camcorder, and he frequently records his family's activities. Adam, in the sitcom, is recurrently forced to use his middle initial to distinguish from another schoolboy of the same name. 

"Adam is a guy who really likes to have fun and what he finds most fun is annoying his family and getting it on video. Also, he loves to live in his imagination", Giambrone said about his character Adam in an interview with YEM.

"The thing is Adam is hands-on with every aspect of The Goldbergs. It's the story of his life so he would be, but there's only so much of Adam that can go around. He shares home videos of himself interacting with his friends and family and guides me with certain key shot-for-shot remakes of his memories as much as he can. He's just a great guy and I love him. Even though he may be my boss and I'm playing his life, he's never intimidated me," Giambrone explained his working experience on playing the fictionalized version of a real person who is his boss on set.

Death of George Segal

George Segal portrayed Albert 'Pops' Solomon, Adam Goldberg's maternal grandfather on The Goldbergs, for 8 seasons straight. He died on 23 March 2021, to which Giambrone came up to Twitter to express his grief and condolences.

"My heart is broken. I lost a dear friend. Working with George was an honor and one of the happiest moments of my life. What a sweet & wonderful man. He was my confidant & teacher. When he smiled it changed my day. I wish everyone could have met him. Prayers are with the family", he wrote.


Sean Giambrone is believed to have a net worth of $6 million, considering his contribution as an actor and voice actor.

New Projects and Current Work

One of Giambrone's recent portrayals includes voicing the recurring guest role of Riley, a gruff packrat on Chicken Squad. The Disney Junior series Chicken Squad officially debuted on 14 May 2021. 

Giambrone currently voices Ben Pincus for the third season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and of Yumyulack for the second season of Solar Opposites.

Personal Life

Giambrone is a huge fan of the Michigan Wolverines. His favorite subjects include art and history, and he enjoys playing soccer and basketball. His favorite personalities are Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr., and the late Heath Ledger.

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