Five Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Lautner

We are ecstatic to announce that Taylor Lautner will retain his role as Jacob Black in “New Moon,” the second movie in the “Twilight” series. Lautner hasn’t had many roles as a teenager, but he has worked consistently since he landed his first role in 2001. More facts about him after the jump. 1. If you need to see Lautner before “New Moon” is released, you can watch him in “My Own Worst Enemy” as Jack Spivey.
2. He has worked as a voice actor for much of his career. He’s lent his voice to “He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown,” “Danny Phantom,” “What’s New Scooby-Doo?” and “Duck Dodgers.”
3. In addition to starring in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D,” his big break, he also lent vocals to the soundtrack.
4. Acting is not Lautner’s only passion. He has won several karate awards and medals. At eight years old, he represented the U.S. at the World Karate Association, where he won three gold medals and became the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion.
5. If acting and karate don’t pan out for Lautner, he could have a career as a director. He’s directed two videos for his video class at Valencia High. They’re, um, impressive-ish.