How Spy Kids’ Daryl Sabara Sneaked into Avengers Unnoticed
The Spy Kids star went from appearing in Friends to voicing Marvel's villains.
If you watched the Spy Kids movies, Juni Cortez is a name that's hard to erase from your memory. Daryl Sabara did an amazing job bringing this quirky little spy to life. He's the one who made many people's childhood awesome by fighting off weird villains and going on crazy adventures with his sister Carmen.
After his role in the Sky Kids series, Daryl didn't stop there. He appeared in episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, Weeds, Criminal Minds and Friends. He also co-starred in 2012’s John Carter.
You might be surprised to find out that he has also been a part of the Marvel Animated Universe.
Daryl lent his voice to a character named Molecule Kid, whose real name is Aaron Reece, in the show Avengers: Assemble. Aaron is the teenage son of the supervillain Molecule Man. He comes into the story with his dad's wand, not knowing how powerful it is.
The wand causes a lot of chaos, but Aaron eventually fixes everything and returns the world to normal. After impressing Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, he gets taken in by Nick Fury and becomes a S.H.I.E.L.D. trainee.
But there's more. Daryl also voiced Rhino, aka Alexander O'Hirn, in Ultimate Spider-Man. Rhino starts as a high school student who turns into a, well, rhino, after drinking a serum. He initially seeks revenge on his bully but later becomes one of Spider-Man's enemies.
Over time, Rhino goes through a lot of ups and downs, from being a villain to an anti-hero, and eventually also becomes a S.H.I.E.L.D. trainee.
Maybe it’s high time to rewatch Avengers: Assemble or Ultimate Spider-Man? You might just hear a familiar voice from your childhood.
Daryl Sabara also voiced multiple characters on the long-running animated show Ben 10 in addition to shows like Gravity Falls and films like The Polar Express (2004) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
Sabara married pop singer Meghan Trainor in 2018 and they had their first child together in 2021.