- Began studying karate at age 6, and won three first-place titles at 7; subsequently won numerous national titles.
- Made his acting debut in the 2001 direct-to-video movie Shadow Fury.
- Big-screen breakthrough came when he was cast as Sharkboy in Robert Rodriguez's The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005); parts in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and Twilight (2008) followed.
- Has lent his voice to a number of cartoons, including What's New, Scooby Doo?, Duck Dodgers and Danny Phantom.
- Landed his first series-regular role in 2008, playing the son of Christian Slater's character on NBC spy thriller My Own Worst Enemy.
- 2010, People's Choice Awards — Favorite On-Screen Team: Winner
- 2010, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Breakout Movie Actor: Winner
- 2011, People's Choice Awards — Favorite On-Screen Team: Winner
- Makena Lautner — Sister
- Deb Lautner — Mother
- Dan Lautner — Father
- Billie Lourd — Ex-significant Other
- Marie Avgeropoulos — Ex-significant Other
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