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Eli D. Goss

Eli is a 7 year old actor from New England. He enjoys being in movies and TV, is quick to memorize lines, takes direction well, and is working towards being able to do stunts. He has won Best Actor from the American Youth Film Festival 2019, Star of the Year From the American Youth Film Festival 2020, was nominated for Best Commercial Actor for the Skyline Performer Awards 2020 and won Best Commercial Performance from the Young Artist Academy 2020. When he's not acting or modeling he enjoys all sports including ice hockey, lacrosse, skateboarding, snowboarding, rollerblading, swimming, track, parkour, riding his bike, and many others.

Young Artist Academy™ Awards
2021 Voice Acting Role: Youth Actor - Nominated
2020 Best Performance in a Commercial Role: Young Artist - Winner

Academy Activity

41st Young Artist Academy™ Awards 
Nomination Announcements

41st Young Artist Academy™ Awards

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Academy Newsletter Interview - March 2020

Doing 'make believe' for work is a major perk for 6-year old Actor Eli D. Goss from Boston. Read how he tackles fears like a champ -- from auditioning, to doing his own stunts.

I love all sports. I like to make people laugh and I try to be kind and a friend [to others] when I can. I’m also working on learning how to do my own stunts!!!! I love doing videos and different things on social media. I also like meeting friends from all over the world that are in the industry. 
My three favorite projects I have done were two short films and a commercial. I got to go to Maine for four days and play in the snow and break furniture and plates for one. That was so cool. For another I had to pretend I lost my dog. In the end I got to hold a REAL DOG!!!!! On my last commercial I had so much fun playing with the toy and I got to do my first voice over!!! That was so fun. I like that I get to play make believe. I also like to meet new people and make new friends. Some I talk to every day still!!!! I also think it’s so cool to see myself on T.V.


Networking Tip: When I’m in an audition, I go in, do my best, thank everyone, and that’s it. If I get the part -- great!!!! If not, then that’s ok too. But I’m always respectful.

On Overcoming Fears: I always say “ you do your best and forget the rest” . There’s no such thing as “my part”. Auditioning is so fun to me. If you focus on booking, then it’s scary. If you focus on just auditioning, then it’s super fun.

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