The best young actors

by likeapudding | created - 31 Jan 2011 | updated - 31 Jan 2011 | Public

1. Jaden Smith

Actor | The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will ...

2. Nathan Gamble

Actor | The Mist

Nathan Gamble was born on January 12, 1998 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for The Mist (2007), The Dark Knight (2008) and Babel (2006).

3. Bobby Coleman

Actor | The Last Song

Bobby Coleman was born on May 5, 1997 in Pasadena, California, USA as Robert Moorhouse Coleman III. He is known for his work on The Last Song (2010), Martian Child (2007) and Must Love Dogs (2005).

4. Jimmy Bennett

Actor | Orphan

James 'Jimmy' Bennett was born on February 9, 1996 in Seal Beach, California. He has appeared in guest starring roles on The Guardian (2001), Judging Amy (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and recently Everwood (2002), and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that ...

5. Jae Head

Actor | The Blind Side

Jae Head was born on December 27, 1996 in Hamlin, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for The Blind Side (2009), Hancock (2008) and How I Met Your Mother (2005).

6. Zachary Gordon

Actor | Dead of Summer

Zachary Gordon was born on February 15, 1998 in Oak Park, California, USA as Zachary Adam Gordon. He is an actor and director, known for Dead of Summer (2016), The Brothers Bloom (2008) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

7. Dylan Minnette

Actor | Prisoners

Dylan Christopher Minnette was born December 29, 1996 in Evansville, Indiana, to Robyn and Craig Minnette. Scouted by an agent in Chicago, Dylan began work on commercial modeling and acting at the age of seven. He later relocated to Los Angeles, CA to continue his acting career.

Dylan scored his ...

8. Cameron Monaghan

Actor | Gotham

Cameron Monaghan was born in Santa Monica, California, but he moved to Boca Raton, Florida when he was an infant. He spends his time on both coasts now because he has family in New York, Connecticut, Florida and Los Angeles. He was raised by an only parent, Diane Monaghan.

Cameron's debut TV role as...

9. Gattlin Griffith

Actor | Labor Day

Gattlin Griffith began auditioning at the tender age of seven years old. His first attempt at acting followed in the footsteps of his father, stuntman Tad Griffith, when he auditioned for a commercial role requiring stunt work. While he did not get that part, Gattlin did catch the eye of the ...

10. Joey Luthman

Actor | The Long Road Home

Joey is a Series Regular on the dramatic "Fox 21 Television Studios" & "National Geographic Channel" Series: The Long Road Home (2017) as "PSC Jonathan Riddell". He recently guest starred on Chicago Med (2015) and Hawaii Five-O. He is known for his recurring roles as "Young Luke Spencer" on General...

11. Max Burkholder

Actor | Daddy Day Care

Max Burkholder was born on November 1, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Maxwell Henry Wolf Burkholder. He is an actor, known for Daddy Day Care (2003), The Purge (2013) and Parenthood (2010).

12. Braeden Lemasters

Actor | Easy A

Lemasters was born Braeden Matthew Lemasters in Warren, Ohio on January 27, to Dave and Michelle Lemasters. He and his family then moved to Santa Clarita where they now reside. He has one brother Austin.

Lemasters started acting at the age of 9, where he first starred in Six Feet Under as Frankie. ...

13. Alexander Gould

Actor | Finding Nemo

Gould was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to parents Valerie and Tom Gould. He began acting at the age of two and is perhaps best known for providing the voice of the title character of Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo (2003). His on-camera credits include guest spots on the television series...

14. Cayden Boyd

Actor | Mystic River

Cayden Boyd was born on May 24, 1994 in Bedford, Texas, USA as Cayden Michael Boyd. He is an actor, known for Mystic River (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005).

15. Kodi Smit-McPhee

Actor | Let Me In

Kodi was born on June 13, 1996 in Adelaide, Australia, to Sonja Smit and Andy McPhee, who is an actor and professional wrestler. His sister is actress Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

In 2014, Kodi starred in Twentieth Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, ...

16. Chandler Canterbury

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...

17. Jacob Kogan

Actor | Joshua

Jacob Kogan was born on May 28, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Joshua (2007), Star Trek (2009) and The Tomorrow People (2013).

18. 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...

19. Max Records

Actor | Where the Wild Things Are

Max Records was born on June 18, 1997 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) and The Brothers Bloom (2008).

20. Jackson Brundage

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Jackson Brundage was born on January 21, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jackson Timothy Brundage. He is an actor, known for NCIS (2003), One Tree Hill (2003) and See Dad Run (2012).

21. Davis Cleveland

Actor | Shake It Up!

Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It...

22. Ryan Grantham

Actor | Liz

Ryan Grantham was born in 1998 in Canada. He is an actor, known for Liz (2011), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

23. Matthew Knight

Actor | The Grudge 2

Matthew Knight was born on February 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Grudge 2 (2006), The Grudge 3 (2009) and Christmas in Wonderland (2007).