14-year-old Jacob Kogan portrayed young Spock in the 2009 version of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. At the Academy, he encountered bullying and the name-caling of his father and mother that compelled him to defend his family to such an extent that he attacked one of the school boys. His anger not yet under control, he relied on physical violence when he was at a loss for words to respond to the heckling .
Kogan, just a teenager, played the part of both a confused and emotionally-restricted young Vulcan, and his talk with Sarek, asking his father why he married his mother was simply a boy seeking answers from a father, not from a Vulcan.
Though Kogan didn’t have much screen-time, he used what he did have wisely, and enough to leave an impact. Because Star Trek (2009) delved more into Spock’s past, it was refreshing to see what kind of torture he endured because of his human side. Even with a small part, he left a last impression as Spock.