It’s no news to the Star Wars fans that Disney Plus’ new Obi-Wan Kenobi series is coming out soon. But what you might not know is that the child actor portraying young Luke Skywalker has been recast. Yes, he’s now played by the rising star Grant Feely.
So, who is he? Well, keep reading this Grant Feely Bio to learn all about him.
Meet Grant Feely, The Child Actor Playing Young Luke Skywalker On Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi
Grant is a child actor who made his small-screen debut in 2022 appearing as 10-year-old “Luke Skywalker” in the Disney Plus’ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, the role wasn’t exactly his. The previous child actor (who remained anonymous) had to step down because the creative team went in a “different direction.”
It seems that directors Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau were concerned about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story parallelling too closely to that of Mando and Baby Yoda. Thus, they made some significant changes and meanwhile also hiring of writer Joby Harold.
As for how much of the original story survived during the overhaul, director Deborah Chow shared that they “inherited some of it, but (they) did make some significant changes and add a few different elements.”
Reportedly, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s production was shut down in Jan 2020 to rework the series.
So, after a long 2 years wait, the show was ready to premiere on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.
Grant Feely Age
Grant Feely was 10 years of age when he appeared on Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2022.
Surprisingly, his character young Luke Skywalker was also 10 years then.
Grant Feely Family
Grant Feely comes from a family of five — his parents (Theodore S and Emily Dolbare Feely), himself, and his two brothers.
While most of the child actors inherit their talent somewhat from their family, this apple fell far some that tree. Both of Grant’s parents are doctors! Yes, to be precise, they both are nephrologists.
His father, Dr. Theodore S. is a Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center graduate who has been in practice for over a decade. The last we check he was affiliated with Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.
As for Grant’s mother, Theodore S Feely graduated with honors from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in 2003. She has over 2 decades of experience in nephrology and has worked with multiple hospitals including St Vincent’s East, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, St Vincent’s Birmingham, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, and Grandview Medical Center.
Talking about Grant’s parents’ ages, Theodore was 48 and Emily was 45 as of 2022.
Besides them, Grant also has a loving aunt (maternal) named Candace Dolbare Johnson and an uncle (maternal) named Blane Dolbare.
His uncle, Blane was an attorney at Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough & Howell, P.A. As of 2022, he resided in Tennessee with his wife Brooke Atchison Dolbare and their daughter.
Is Grant Feely On Instagram?
Yes, as of March 2022, find Grant over Instagram @grant_feely with 184 followers. However, his site was “professionally managed” then.
Also, here’s his Facebook.
Grant Feely Height
Grant Feely stood tall at a height above 4 feet 8 inches (142 cm) at the age of 10, i.e. in 2022.
Mentioning his distinct features, he has brown hair and deep blue eyes. Not to mention, he’s the cutest.
Grant Feely Movies And TV Shows
As of 2022, Grant Feely had yet to be cast in any movies. But he had already appeared in two TV shows then.
His first role was as “Timmy” in a short segment “Time Out” in a 2021 ep titled “Time Out/The Things in Oakwood’s Past” in Creepshow. And his second one needs no introduction. It’s as young Luke Skywalker in Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022).
Talking about his training, Grant is an Acting Out! Academy student, a premiere on-camera acting academy in greater Birmingham. The academy mostly focused on teaching contemporary, on-camera acting, live auditioning, and taped auditions to kids.
The last we checked, it held a casting workshop for kids on March 13, 2022.
According to Acting Out! Academy, Grant was a dedicated child actor. He never missed a class, workshop, or camp.
Grant was represented by Aligned Stars Agency when he was cast on Obi-Wan Kenobi.
When Grant wasn’t attending school or filming, he like to ski, travel, and watch television.
When Is Grant Feely Birthday?
Grant Feely receives his birthday wishes on October 14, making him of the Libra zodiac.
Where Is Grant Feely From?
He hails from Birmingham, Alabama.
But as of 2022, he resided in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Does Grant Feely Have Siblings?
How Much Is Grant Feely Net Worth?
By 2022, Grant garnered a net worth of under $100 thousand.
He’d just started his acting career then.
Reportedly, an average child actor made an average of $52 thousand a year then. So, Grant’s salary might have floated somewhere around that range as well.