My Best Child Actorsby clacton0 | created - 09 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Oct 2012 | Public
My Best Child Actors Under 16
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 ...
In Home Alone As Kevin
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...
In Jurassic Park As Tim
3. Eric Lloyd
Actor | The Santa Clause
Eric began his career at 18 months in a computer commercial. Between the ages of two and five, he was a regular on the TV series, The Wonder Years (1988). Eric made his feature film debut in Heart and Souls (1993), playing Robert Downey Jr.'s character as a child.
As Charlie Calvin In The Santa Clause
4. T.J. Lowther
Actor | A Perfect World
As the boy in A Perfect World
Actor | Big
In Big As Billy
6. Henry Thomas
Actor | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 11:14 (2003) and Legends of the Fall (1994). He was previously married to Marie Zielcke and Kelly Hill.
In E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial as Elliott
7. Joey Cramer
Actor | Flight of the Navigator
Joey Cramer was born on August 23, 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Deleriyes August Joe Fisher Cramer. His debut was in the Sci-Fi movie Runaway (1984), directed by Jurassic Park (1993)'s writer, Michael Crichton. 1986 was his most successful year after having a brief role as young ...
In Flight of the Navigator as David
Jason James Richter was born on January 29, 1980 in Medford, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Last Rampage (2017), The Brawler (2018) and High & Outside: a baseball noir (2018).
In Free Willy as Jesse
Actor | Jumanji
Bradley Pierce was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. He moved to southern California to begin acting at age 6 and has since appeared in various projects ranging from commercial and voiceover to television and film. He is known for voicing Chip in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Tails in the ...
In Jumanji as Peter Shepherd
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...
In Knowing as Caleb
11. Frankie Muniz
Actor | Agent Cody Banks
Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in ...
In My Dog Skip as Willie
12. 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, ...
In Sings as Morgan Hess
13. Barret Oliver
Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte
In The NeverEnding Story as Bastian
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 ...
In The Sixth Sense as Cole
15. Jeremy Foley
Director | The Faceless Man
Jeremy Foley was born on February 20, 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Geronimo Jeremiah Foley. He is an actor and director, known for The Faceless Man (2018), Fated (2015) and Dante's Peak (1997).
In Dante's Peak as Graham Wando
Actress | Weeds
Jamie Renée Smith was born on April 10, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Weeds (2005).
In Dante's Peak as Lauren Wando
Actor | Hope and Glory
Boy In Hope and Glory as Bill Rowan
18. Jake Cherry
In Night at the Museum as Nick Daley
19. Ariana Richards
Actress | Jurassic Park
Ariana Richards is an American film and television actress, artist, and producer. Her official website is GalleryAriana.
Born on September 11, 1979 in Healdsburg, California, U.S. as Ariana Clarice Richards, she is the older sister of actress Bethany Richards.
Whether she's working on a busy, noisy ...
In Jurassic Park as Lex
20. Joel Courtney
Actor | Super 8
Joel Courtney is an American actor, known for his starring roles in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Super 8 (2011) and the Netflix hit The Kissing Booth (2018).
Joel was born into a Navy family in Monterey, California, and is the youngest of four children - an older sister and two older brothers. ...
In Super 8
21. Oliver Stokes
Actor | The Damned United
Oliver Stokes in Benidorm as Michael Garvey
22. Thomas Turgoose
Actor | This Is England
Turgoose is from Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. He attended Wintringham School of the same town whilst filming This Is England (2006) and The The Innocence Project (2006)
Turgoose's mother Sharon died in 2005; This Is England is dedicated to her memory.
He has three older brothers, Karl 22, Mathew...
As Shaun in This Is England
23. Daniel Radcliffe
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, ...
Daniel Radcliffe As Harry in Harry Potter
24. Rupert Grint
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...
Rupert Grint in Harry Potter as Ron Weasley
25. Emma Watson
Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...
Emma Watson In Harry Potter as Hermione Granger
27. 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 ...
28. Natalie Wood
Actress | Rebel Without a Cause
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Zudilov and Nikolai Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. When she was...
Natalie Wood (Miracle on 34th Street)
29. Judy Garland
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.
She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...