The Best Young Actors (Current)

by doctorjagger | created - 10 Feb 2011 | updated - 21 Dec 2015 | Public

The best young actors currently active.

1. 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...

2. Logan Lerman

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of today's leading talents across both independent and mainstream film, Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor who takes on challenging roles and brings dynamic characters to life on screen.

Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked as ...

3. Zachary Gordon

Actor | The Good Doctor

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 The Good Doctor (2017), Dead of Summer (2016) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

This one is an amazing actor. The perfect choice for any lead he gets, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid

4. Sean Berdy

Actor | Switched at Birth

Sean Berdy is an actor who has risen to fame for his portrayal of Emmett in ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning drama, "Switched at Birth". Sean's brilliant depiction of Emmett, cast as a "Deaf James Dean", has earned him legions of fans as well as a nomination for TV Breakout Star by the Teen ...

5. Vanessa Marano

Actress | Switched at Birth

Vanessa Marano started acting in the theater when she was seven years old, performing in numerous plays at A.C.T. in Agoura Hills, California. She began her professional career with several national commercials.

Marano is most recognized for her roles as "April Nardini", the daughter of "Luke", in ...

6. Sterling Beaumon

Actor | The Killing

Sterling Beaumon is best known for his starring role as 'Young Ben' on ABC's hit series LOST. Since then the accomplished actor has shown his diverse acting skills seamlessly segueing into characters you'd never expect the sweet, well-mannered young actor portray - teenage serial killers on two of ...

He can act really creepy, I hope he doesn't get type-cast. He has a lot of potential.

7. Joel Courtney

Actor | Super 8

Joel was born in Monterey, California, and raised in Moscow, Idaho. His parents are both school teachers. He is the youngest of four children and has two older brothers (Caleb and Josh) and an older sister (Chantelle). At age 14, Joel went to visit his brother, Caleb, during summer vacation. His ...

8. 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, ...

9. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

10. Joey Pollari

Actor | American Crime

Pollari started his acting career when he attended a scouting event in downtown Minneapolis with his mother, who was reluctant to take him to the event. He received callbacks the next day from agents who wanted to represent him. Pollari took acting lessons from the Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Pollari ...

11. 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...

12. Isaac Hempstead Wright

Actor | The Boxtrolls

Isaac has been acting since he was age 11. Currently, he is still studying at school and balancing acting jobs.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright is an English actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eleven, Hempstead-Wright is best known for his role as Bran Stark on the HBO series Game ...

13. Nick Robinson

Actor | Jurassic World

Nick Robinson is best known for his starring role in the critically acclaimed CBS Films "The Kings of Summer." This was followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel "Jurassic World." Robinson stars alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Bryce Dallas ...

14. Chandler Riggs

Actor | The Walking Dead

Chandler Riggs was born on June 27, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Get Low (2009) and Mercy (2014).

15. Griffin Gluck

Actor | Just Go with It

Griffin Gluck is among Hollywood's young actors to watch: At age 16 he already has nearly 10 years of acting experience.

Gluck caught the acting bug early when he went to a summer children's showcase of Guys and Dolls at the Palisades Playhouse. At age six he landed a leading role as 'Nathan Detroit...

16. Charlie Rowe

Actor | Never Let Me Go

Charlie Rowe was born on April 23, 1996 in Islington, London, England as Charlie John Rowe. He is an actor, known for Never Let Me Go (2010), Red Band Society (2014) and Salvation (2017).

17. Sean Giambrone

Actor | The Goldbergs

Sean Giambrone portrays younger son "Adam Goldberg" on ABC's comedy series, The Goldbergs (2013), the 11-year-old version of the show's creator, Adam F. Goldberg. Giambrone is also a series regular on Clarence (2013), an animated series on The Cartoon Network. He's the voice of "Jeff Randall", ...

18. Troy Gentile

Actor | Drillbit Taylor

Troy Gentile was born on October 27, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Drillbit Taylor (2008), Good Luck Chuck (2007) and Nacho Libre (2006).

19. George MacKay

Actor | Captain Fantastic

George MacKay was born 13 March, 1992 in Hammersmith, London, England, to Kim Baker, a costume designer, and Paul Christopher MacKay, a stage/lighting manager. His father is Australian.

At the age of ten, George was scouted to audition for a role in the family feature, Peter Pan (2003). He quickly ...

20. Dylan O'Brien

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O'Brien, a camera operator. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of English, Spanish, and Italian ancestry. Dylan grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New ...

21. Jared Gilman

Actor | Moonrise Kingdom

A resident of South Orange, New Jersey, Gilman has attended Newark Academy. He is on his school's cross-country running and fencing teams and he enjoys golf. Gilman had his Bar Mitzvah in 2012. When eleven or twelve years old, he got the co-starring role of Sam Shakusky in Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise ...

22. Corey Fogelmanis

Actor | Girl Meets World

Corey Fogelmanis is best known for his current role as 'Farkle' on Disney's Girl Meets World. Born and raised in California, he is greatly immersed in the world of theatre, television, and photography. Starting his stage career at age 6, Corey has since performed in 18 productions around the ...

23. Ty Simpkins

Actor | Jurassic World

At his young age, Ty Simpkins has proudly accomplished more than most in the world of entertainment - he has starred in two of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Simpkins can be seen opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal's dinosaur box office monster hit Jurassic World. Prior...

24. Daniel Sharman

Actor | Immortals

Daniel Sharman was born in London. He began working as an actor at The Royal Shakespeare Company before going on to train for three years at The London Academy of Dramatic Art in 2007. After which he performed in many theatrical productions in London and Europe. He lives in Los Angeles and London.

25. Dylan Sprayberry

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan Sprayberry is an American actor and musician known for Man of Steel (2013), Teen Wolf (2011), Shuffle (2011) and Old Dogs (2009). Dylan attended West University Elementary until 2005 when his family moved to California. He has a younger sister, Ellery Sprayberry, who is also an actress. His ...

26. Steele Stebbins

Actor | Vacation

Steele Stebbins is an actor, known for Vacation (2015), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015) and A Haunted House 2 (2014).

27. Skyler Gisondo

Actor | Vacation

Skyler Gisondo was born on July 22, 1996 in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for Vacation (2015), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

28. Nat Wolff

Actor | Paper Towns

Nat Wolff is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles, to jazz pianist Michael Wolff and actress/writer Polly Draper. He is the older brother of actor/musician Alex Wolff, and grew up in New York City.

Nat is known for his work starring in the television series The Naked ...

29. Pierce Gagnon

Actor | Looper

Pierce Gagnon is an actor, known for Looper (2012), Tomorrowland (2015) and Wish I Was Here (2014).

30. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

Jamie Bell was born in 1986 in Billingham, England, UK, to Eileen (Matfin) and John Bell, a toolmaker. He comes from a family of dancers including his grandmother, mother, aunt, and sister. It was at his sister's dance practices that he would stand outside the door and imitate the movements of the ...

31. Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Actor | The Maze Runner

Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born on May 16, 1990 in London, England as Thomas Brodie Sangster. He is an actor and producer, known for The Maze Runner (2014), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Love Actually (2003).