Worst performances by kids

by deke000 | created - 03 Feb 2011 | updated - 03 Feb 2011 | Public

1. Noah Ringer

Actor | The Last Airbender

Noah Andrew Ringer is an American actor who starred as Aang in the film The Last Airbender. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. He was also cast in the film Cowboys & Aliens as Emmett.

Ringer is a young taekwondo practitioner who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At...

The Last Airbender

2. Jake Lloyd

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Jake Matthew Lloyd Broadbent is an American former actor. He is most famous for playing Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)." Directed by George Lucas, the movie became the second-highest-grossing film worldwide at the box office, behind only "Titanic (1997)."

Lloyd...

Star Wars Episode 1

3. Mike Weinberg

Actor | Life as a House

Mike Weinberg wrapped his role as Adam in Irwin Winkler's Life as a House (2001) on February 16, 2001, his eighth birthday. It wasn't Mike's first role in a feature film. He made his acting debut when he accompanied his older brother Matt to Vancouver in 1998 and scored a minor role in the ...

Home Alone 4, Stolen Summer

4. Adi Stein

Actor | Stolen Summer

Adi Stein began his acting career at a young age with such films as "Stolen Summer." He went on to attend American University where he received a B.A. in Theatre. He has performed at theaters such as The Kennedy Center and Arena Stage and has been seen on HBO, Netflix, and movie screens across the ...

Stolen Summer

5. Jake Beale

Actor | Baxter

Jake Beale is an actor, known for Baxter (2010), More of Me (2007) and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (2012).

A Dennis the Menace Christmas

6. Erik Per Sullivan

Actor | Unfaithful

Erik Per Sullivan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, loves to ski, boogie board, build obstacle courses, play games of paintball, and travel. His debut was an uncredited role in Armageddon (1998). His breakthrough, however, was the role of ...

Wendigo

7. Blaze Berdahl

Actress | Pet Sematary

Blaze Autumn Berdahl is an actress, singer, rapper, voice over actress, voice actress, and announcer. She is best known for her role as Lenni Frazier on Ghostwriter (1992). Blaze is younger than her twin sister Beau by one minute. Blaze and Beau grew up in New York City with their older brother Sky.

Pet Sematary

8. Beau Berdahl Oliver

Actress | Pet Sematary

Beau was born in 1980, one minute before her twin sister Blaze in Spanish Harlem. Raised in Manhattan by parents Rita and Roger Berdahl, she worked regularly on television commercials, voice overs and plays through High School. She attended The University Of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with ...

Pet Sematary

9. Jonathan Lipnicki

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Jonathan was born in Westlake Village, CA to Rhonda and Joe Lipnicki. At the age of five Jonathan Lipnicki received global acclaim as he carried his own with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film Jerry Maguire. After this breakout role, Jonathan had become a ...

The Little Vampire

10. Gaby Hoffmann

Actress | Field of Dreams

Gabrielle Mary Hoffmann was born in New York City, New York, to actors Anthony Herrera and Viva (née Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann), who was a Warhol superstar. She began acting in commercials at 4 to help pay the family bills. Gaby's first film role was as young "Maisy Russell" in 1988's Uncle Buck (...

Uncle Buck, Sleepless in Seattle, The Man Without a Face

11. Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak

Actor | Hostage

Jimmy Jax Pinchak, a native of New Jersey, is a musician and actor. Pinchak recorded his first rhythm and blues album at the prestigious Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, and recently wrapped shooting Gavin Hood's Ender's Game, where he starred as "Peter Wiggin" opposite Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley ...

Meteor

12. Macaulay Culkin

Actor | Home Alone

Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the ...

Uncle Buck, Richie Rich

13. Dominic Scott Kay

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Dominic Scott Kay is CEO and co-owner of DSK Motion Pictures & Music, which is a major motion picture and television production company that has multiple subsidiaries. The corporation was founded in Los Angeles, CA by Dominic Scott Kay and Cindy Sarno Kay and later headquartered in Nashville, TN, ...

Meet the Santas, Loverboy

14. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

15. Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

Actor | The Omen

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick was born on December 29, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA as Seamus Liam Davey-Fitzpatrick. He is known for his work on The Omen (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Pawn Sacrifice (2014).

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

16. Courtland Mead

Actor | The Little Rascals

Courtland Mead was born on April 19, 1987 in Mission Viejo, California, USA as Courtland Robert Mead. He is an actor, known for The Little Rascals (1994), Recess (1997) and The Shining (1997).

The Shining

17. Ryan Wynott

Actor | Flashforward

Ryan had a passion for performing from a very early age, whether in church plays or the family living room. For his 6th birthday he asked his parents for acting classes and was trained at Young Actors Space under the direction of Nora Eckstein. It is through this acting class that he was spotted by...

The Cape

18. Spencer Breslin

Actor | The Cat in the Hat

Spencer Breslin was born on May 18, 1992 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Cat in the Hat (2003), The Kid (2000) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Zoom, Santa Clause 2 & 3, The Cat in the Hat

19. Shane Sweet

The Hunger Games

Shane Sweet was born on January 6, 1986 in Burbank, California, USA as Christopher Shane Sweet. He is known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), The Meg (2018) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015).

Married with Children

20. Chandler Canterbury

Actor | Knowing

Chandler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. Chandler has always resided full time in Houston and attends public school despite steadily working in the film industry.

Chandler began his film career playing a young version...

Knowing

21. Luke Edwards

Actor | Little Big League

Luke Edwards got his start in films when his mother, Debbie, took him to acting lessons for fun. The instructor recognised his talent early, and his career began.

The Wizard

22. Sarah Rose Karr

Actress | Kindergarten Cop

Sarah Rose Karr was born on November 13, 1984 in California, USA. She is an actress, known for Kindergarten Cop (1990), Beethoven (1992) and Beethoven's 2nd (1993).

Beethoven's 2nd

23. Mara Wilson

Actress | Matilda

Mara Elizabeth Wilson was born on Friday, July 24th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She is the oldest daughter of Michael and Suzie Wilson, with three elder brothers - Danny (b. 1979), Jon (b. 1981) and Joel (b. 1983) - and a younger sister Anna (b. 1993). When Mara was 5 years old, her eldest ...

Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street



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