Nick Robinson

A popular teen performer on television thanks to his co-starring role on the comedy "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 2010-15), teen actor Nick Robinson made an assured debut as a feature lead in the independent drama "The Kings of Summer" (2013). Robinson's performance as a young man chafing under the strict parenting of his father (Nick Offerman) struck a chord with many viewers, including critics and audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, which helped to make the picture a favorite. "The Kings of Summer" helped to establish Robinson as an actor with range beyond the scope of the homogenous Disney Channel talent pool, and pointed the way to a future in features and television with considerable potential.