Boy actors from the 70's and 80's

by jenholiday | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

A list of boy actors from the 1970's through the 1980's

1. C. Thomas Howell

Actor | The Outsiders

After an eye-catching performance in the teen coming-of-age epic The Outsiders (1983), ex-child rodeo star C. Thomas Howell was one of the most promising young actors in the mid 1980s.

Christopher Thomas Howell was born in Los Angeles, California, to Candice (Webb) and Chris Howell, a professional ...

2. Brian Forster

Actor | The Partridge Family

Brian Forster was born on April 14, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Partridge Family (1970), Break a Leg (2007) and Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973).

3. Jeremy Licht

Actor | Valerie

Jeremy Licht was born on January 4, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jeremy Adam Licht. He is an actor, known for Valerie (1986) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). He has been married to Kimberly Wallis since May 26, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Carol-Ann ...

4. Evan Cohen

Actor | Summer of Sam

Evan Cohen was born on March 31, 1974. He is an actor, known for Summer of Sam (1999), Alice (1976) and It's Not Easy (1982).

5. 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.

6. Danny Cooksey

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Danny Cooksey was born on November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma, USA as Jr. Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey. He is an actor, known for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Salute Your Shorts (1991) and Diff'rent Strokes (1978). He has been married to Amber Leigh Cooksey since March 3, 1998. They have two ...

7. Pat Petersen

Actor | The Little Dragons

Pat Petersen was born on August 9, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patrick J. Petersen. He is an actor, known for The Little Dragons (1979), Knots Landing (1979) and How the West Was Won (1976).

8. Ronnie Scribner

Actor | Split Image

Ronnie Scribner was born on July 23, 1966 as Ronald Adam Scribner. He is an actor, known for Split Image (1982), Salem's Lot (1979) and Code Red (1981). He has been married to Jessica Garza since 1999. They have three children.

9. Elliott Mason

Actor | Solar

Elliott Mason was born on June 12, 1968. He is an actor and writer, known for Solar (2014), Fear and Mistrust (2015) and My Safe Space (2016).

10. Benji Gregory

Actor | ALF

Blue-eyed Benji Gregory was born in Encino, California, USA on May 26, 1978. His parents are Manny and Patti, and he has an older sister, Becky, and a younger brother, Matthew. His father, uncle and sister were all actors; his grandmother is his agent.

As a veteran of dozens of commercials, Benji ...

11. Meeno Peluce

Actor | Voyagers!

Meeno Peluce was born on February 26, 1970 in Amsterdam, Netherlands as Miro Fiore Peluce. He is known for his work on Voyagers! (1982), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Wild Horses (1998). He is married to Ilse Ackerman. They have two children.

12. Shane Sinutko

Actor | The Bourne Supremacy

Shane Sinutko was born on March 16, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Shannon C. Sinutko. He is known for his work on The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Minotaur (1984).

13. Marc Gilpin

Actor | Jaws 2

Marc Gilpin was born on September 26, 1966 in Austin, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Jaws 2 (1978), The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) and Earthbound (1981). He has been married to Kaki Gilpin since June 3, 1999. They have two children.

14. Shane Butterworth

Actor | The Bad News Bears

Shane Butterworth was born on October 3, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Bad News Bears (1979), Vibrations (1996) and Circus of the Stars #15 (1990).

15. Sparky Marcus

Actor | Freaky Friday

Sparky Marcus was born on December 6, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA as Marcus Issoglio. He is an actor, known for Freaky Friday (1976), Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978) and The Bad News Bears (1979).

16. Barret Oliver

Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte

Barret Oliver was born on August 24, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Barret Spencer Oliver. He is known for his work on The NeverEnding Story (1984), Cocoon (1985) and D.A.R.Y.L. (1985).

17. Bradley Lieberman

Actor | Sid and Nancy

Bradley Alan Lieberman was an American Actor and member of the Jewish Actor's Guild. Born on January 26, 1968 He played in several films, including "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" (1977), "Pandemonium" (1982), "Max Dugan Returns" (1983), "Blame It On The Night" (1984), "Sid And Nancy" (1986), ...

18. Ricky Schroder

Actor | The Champ

He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr., in Staten Island, New York on April 13th, 1970. His mother, Diane Schroder was an employee at AT&T, which is also the same company that employed his father, Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr.

Eventually working his way up to management from being a telephone ...

19. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

20. Corey Haim

Actor | The Lost Boys

Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. He was raised mostly in Willowdale.

Corey appeared in 26 episodes of the early 1980s ...

21. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

22. Emmanuel Lewis

Actor | Webster

Emmanuel Lewis was born March 9th, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest son of Margaret Lewis, a former computer-science professional, Emmanuel attended regular public schools in Brooklyn until his busy acting career took him to Hollywood. He has four siblings. His acting career began one day ...

23. David Mendenhall

Actor | God Bless America

David Mendenhall's career began at the age of four, when he appeared in a commercial for Mattel Toys. By the time he reached his teens his appearances included more than 150 commercials for both television and radio, plus roles on such television shows as "Our House" (two seasons), "Taxi" (two ...

24. 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 ...

25. Sean Michaels

Actor | CHiPs

Sean Michaels is an actor, known for CHiPs (1977).

26. Steve Shaw

Actor | Knots Landing

Steve Shaw was born on February 19, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Steven Norris Shaw. He was an actor, known for Knots Landing (1979), Centennial (1978) and The Waltons (1971). He died on December 5, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.



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