The Boys Who Could Fly

by iamasickman | created - 07 May 2013 | updated - 03 Feb 2018 | Public

Guys who played boys who went on adventures.

1. Jay Underwood

Actor | The Boy Who Could Fly

From his breakout role in "The Boy Who Could Fly to 'Sonny Bono' in "The Sonny and Cher Story" to appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, Jay Underwood has enjoyed a career of much diversity both in the parts he's played and the mediums he's played in.

Underwood began his theatrical pursuits ...

2. Jeff East

Actor | Superman

Jeff East was born on October 27, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Superman (1978), Tom Sawyer (1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974). He has been married to Pascale Lambert East since October 23, 2015. He was previously married to Lori East.

3. 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).

4. Noah Hathaway

Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte

Noah Hathaway was born on November 13, 1971 in Los Angeles, to Judy and Robert Hathaway. Noah started his way to stardom in commercials (in which he began to appear at age three). In 1978, he landed the role of Boxey on the cult Sci-Fi show, Battlestar Galactica (1978). Later that year, he played ...

5. Lance Guest

Actor | The Last Starfighter

Lance Guest's family lived on an 11 acre prune ranch in the then-rural Saratoga, Ca for most of the 1950's. More than 10 years younger than his boomer siblings, Lance was born in 1960, when his father, a Navy fighter pilot, moved the family to a larger house with running water. At a young age, he ...

6. 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 ...

7. Fred Savage

Actor | The Wonder Years

Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. He began acting at age 9 in a production produced by Lorimar called Morningstar/Eveningstar (1986). He was found by Roger Damon Price to play the role of Alan Bishop. During production Fred auditioned for The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) which launched Jay Underwood's...

8. Sean Astin

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...

9. 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.

10. Charlie Korsmo

Actor | Hook

Charles R. Korsmo is an Assistant Professor of Law and the U.S. director of the Canada-U.S. Law Institute at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in corporate law, corporate finance, and torts. Korsmo's articles have appeared in the William & Mary Law Review ...

11. 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 ...

12. Jason Presson

Actor | Lady in White

Jason Presson was born on August 31, 1971 in Encino, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Lady in White (1988), The Stone Boy (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

13. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

14. Ethan Hawke

Actor | Training Day

Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the ...

15. Wil Wheaton

Actor | Stand by Me

Wil Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972 in Burbank, California. He first gained international attention by starring in the Rob Reiner comedy-drama film Stand by Me (1986). He then played Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) for ...

16. 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 &...

17. Jerry O'Connell

Actor | Stand by Me

Jerry O'Connell was born in New York City, to Linda (Witkowski), an art teacher, and Michael O'Connell, a British-born advertising agency art director. He spent his early years in Manhattan, with his parents and younger brother, Charlie O'Connell, who is also an actor. He is of one half Irish, one ...

18. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred ...

19. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

20. Marc Price

Actor | Family Ties

Marc Price is co-executive producer and creator of Green Collar Comedy Show (2010), a one-hour special on Showtime that lets the environmental movement show its sense of humor while delivering a vital message (Premiered Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010).

His past production credits include executive ...

21. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their 10-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

22. Chris Makepeace

Actor | Meatballs

Chris Makepeace was born on April 22, 1964 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Meatballs (1979), My Bodyguard (1980) and Vamp (1986).

23. Eric Walker

Actor | The Ewok Adventure

Eric was born in Upland, Ca to the parents of Gene and Effie Walker. In 1972 his family moved to the San Fernando Valley city of Sherman Oaks where his father worked as senior programer analyst for the Sunkist orange company. It was always his mother Effie's dream to get her children into acting. ...

24. 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 ...

25. Ilan Mitchell-Smith

Actor | Weird Science

Ilan Mitchell-Smith was born in New York City and began studying ballet at an early age. After his family relocated to Amherst, Massachusetts, he was enrolled in dance classes four days a week and eventually got a scholarship with the School of American Ballet. While at the ballet, he was ...

26. Chris Hebert

Actor | The Last Starfighter

Christopher Hebert was born on September 28, 1973 in Fullerton, California, where he has spent most of his life. His acting career began when he was allowed to audition for a local theater production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for one of the parts of the fairies. His mother apparently was ...



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