"The pieces fell into place and I fell in love."
―Colby Boothman[src]

Colby Boothman (born July 4, 1992 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor and swordsman, best known for playing Leon in Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World and performing motion capture work for Star Wars Battlefront.[1]

He began his swordsmanship as a fencer in the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime and later learned lightsaber combat from Star Wars stunt coordinator Nick Gillard.[2]

Boothman was the guest star of the Mythbusters Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back special on the Discovery Channel, teaching Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman lightsaber combat, and deflecting high-speed projectiles with his sword.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. Pelletier, Jenna: R.I. native Colby Boothman-Shepard plays raptor handler in 'Jurassic World' (2015-06-12). The Providence Journal. providencejournal.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  2. Colby Boothman about his work on Star Wars Battlefront 3, Jurassic World and Lego! (2015-10-23). playtopia.com.au. playtopia.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2015.
  3. Marnell, Blair: WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE MYTHBUSTERS STAR WARS SPECIAL (2015-09-08). nerdist.com. nerdist.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018.

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