Boy actors from the 70's and 80'sby jenholiday | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public
A list of boy actors from the 1970's through the 1980's
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...