My Favorite Child Stars

by Van12 | created - 17 Dec 2011 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Joseph Mazzello

Actor | Jurassic Park

Born in Rhinebeck, New York, he got into acting when he was 5 years old, after his sister had appeared in 30-odd commercials. Since then he has acted opposite some of the best actors in Hollywood as a bright, expressive actor with complexity, sensitivity, and emotion. He attended film school at USC...

2. Brad Renfro

Actor | Apt Pupil

Brad Renfro was born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and was cast in the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this ...

3. Rory Culkin

Actor | Signs

Rory Culkin was born in New York City, New York. He is the youngest son of Kit Culkin, a former stage and child actor, and Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Quinn Culkin, and Christian Culkin. His mother, who is from North Dakota, ...

4. Kieran Culkin

Actor | Igby Goes Down

Kieran Kyle Culkin was born September 30, 1982 in New York City, New York. He is the son of Kit Culkin, a former stage and child actor, and Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, and Rory Culkin. His mother, who is from ...

5. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

6. Edward Furlong

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Edward Walter Furlong was born in Glendale, California. His mother, Eleanor (Tafoya), is from a Mexican family, and worked at a youth center. Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn, who was looking for a young actor to play the role of John Connor in what...

7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has completed production on the untitled Henry Joost/Ariel Schulman sci-fi film for Netflix in which he stars opposite Jamie Foxx and on the independent thriller, 7500, written and directed by Patrick Vollarth. Among his other projects, he is in development on a variety of ...

8. Nick Stahl

Actor | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Nick Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 5, 1979, to Donna Lynn, a brokerage assistant, and William Kent Stahl, a businessman. After his mother took him to see a children's play at the age of four, Nick confidently declared that acting would be his future. Commercials and community plays...

9. Geoffrey Wigdor

Actor | Sleepers

Geoffrey Wigdor was born on January 23, 1982 in New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Sleepers (1996), Levity (2003) and Third Watch (1999).

10. Jonathan Tucker

Actor | The Virgin Suicides

Jonathan is a film and television actor born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1982. While still in third grade, he was a part of a ballet production of "The Nutcracker." After High School he earned admittance to Columbia University in New York City, but instead elected to pursue his acting career....

11. Noah Fleiss

Actor | Brick

Noah Fleiss was born on April 16, 1984 in White Plains, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Brick (2005), Until Dawn (2015) and Joe the King (1999).

12. Tom Guiry

Actor | The Sandlot

Thomas Guiry was born October 12, 1981, in Trenton, New Jersey. His acting debut in a movie was in The Sandlot (1993), in 1993, when he was 11. This led to other films such as Lassie (1994), The Last Home Run (1996), Wrestling with Alligators (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), and Justice (2003).

13. Lukas Haas

Actor | Inception

Lukas was born on April 16, 1976 in West Hollywood, California. His Texas-born mother, Emily Tracy, is a writer, and his German-born father, Berthold Haas, is an artist. He has twin brothers, Simon and Nikolai. It's widely noted that Lukas was discovered at the age of five by casting director ...

14. Wil Horneff

Actor | The Sandlot

Wil Horneff was born on June 12, 1979, in Englewood, New Jersey. He grew up in Saddle River, and has two sisters named Samantha and Vanessa Horneff (who is also an actress) and a brother named John. After finishing high school at Bergen Catholic in Oradell, he attended both UPenn and Columbia ...

15. T.J. Lowther

Actor | A Perfect World

T.J. Lowther was born on May 17, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for A Perfect World (1993), A Home of Our Own (1993) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

16. Miko Hughes

Actor | Kindergarten Cop

Miko started his acting career in a public service announcement when he was 22 months old and followed that up by appearing in his first feature film at 27 months old. Since that early start Miko has consistently been one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. Miko is best known on film for his ...

17. Joseph Cross

Actor | Milk

Joseph Cross burst upon the scene and quickly became one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. His natural talent and raw energy are quickly earning him a reputation as one of the most promising young thespians.

Joseph made his motion picture debut in M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake (1998). Cross...

18. Brian Bonsall

Actor | Family Ties

Brian was born in Torrance California in 1981, and grew up as a child actor in Hollywood. He filled a variety of roles, during his acting career between the ages of three and fourteen, which include "Andy Keaton" on Family Ties (1982); Worf's son "Alexander Rozshenko" on Star Trek: The Next ...

19. 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 ...

20. 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.

21. Jesse Bradford

Actor | Bring It On

Jesse Bradford was born Jesse Bradford Watrouse in Norwalk, Connecticut. Both of his parents, Curtis Watrouse and Terry Porter, are actors who have appeared in many television commercials. Jesse has been acting almost constantly since his big debut in a Q-Tip commercial when he was an 8-month-old ...

22. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

23. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

24. Logan Lerman

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of today's leading talents across both independent and mainstream film, Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor who takes on challenging roles and brings dynamic characters to life on screen.

Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked as ...

25. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

26. Max Pomeranc

Actor | Searching for Bobby Fischer

Max was born in Manhattan, New York. He attended P.S.9 for elementary school and Wagner Jr. High for grades 6-8. He rarely talked about his film work and was part of the rowdier crowd. Max spent a lot of time playing handball or messing around with his friends in the neighborhood. He last film was ...

27. Jaeden Martell

Actor | St. Vincent

Jaeden Martell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to artist Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any ...



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