Top 50 Child Actors/Actresses From Horror Movies

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1.
Heather O'Rourke
Actress, Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name...
“ Poltergeist Trilogy ” - ElectricWarlock
 
2.
Linda Blair
Actress, The Exorcist
From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist. Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role...
“ The Exorcist ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Halloween 4, Halloween 5 ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ The Omen ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Halloween (remake) ” - ElectricWarlock
 
6.
Kyra Schon
Kyra Schon has the distinction of having portrayed Karen Cooper, the trowel-wielding zombie kid in George Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead." She currently keeps her artistic skills honed by teaching art, creating handmade sterling silver and bronze jewelry and designing whimsical greeting cards featuring her pooch Spiffy...
“ Night of the Living Dead ” - ElectricWarlock
 
7.
Miko Hughes
Actor, Apollo 13
Miko started his acting career in a public service announcement when he was 22 months old and followed that up by appearing in his first feature film at 27 months old. Since that early start Miko has consistently been one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. Miko is best known on film for his dramatic portrayal of an autistic boy opposite Bruce Willis in the blockbuster hit Mercury Rising...
“ New Nightmare, Pet Sematary ” - ElectricWarlock
 
8.
Danny Lloyd
Danny Lloyd was selected for the role of Danny Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining because of his ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. Because of his age (6) and the genre of The Shining Danny was closely guarded by Kubrick during filming and didn't know it was a horror film until several years later...
“ The Shining ” - ElectricWarlock
 
9.
Alex Vincent
Alex Vincent first appeared as Andy Barclay in Child's Play when he was a six-year-old living with his family in New Jersey. Two years later during the filming of Child's Play 2, the young actor endured long days and demanding action that would have tried the patience of many an older person. But Vincent persevered, winning the respect and affection of both cast and crew...
“ Child's Play, Child's Play 2 ” - ElectricWarlock
 
10.
Patty McCormack
Actress, Frost/Nixon
As a testament to her passion and talent, former 1950s pig-tailed moppet star Patty McCormack has remained a consistent presence on film and TV for over five decades. While the lovely and talented blond suffered her share of hard knocks in adjusting to an adult career, she did not fade away into oblivion or self destruct as those child stars before her did...
“ The Bad Seed ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Frankenstein ” - ElectricWarlock
 
12.
Oliver Robins
Oliver began his career in the film industry at the age of ten, starring in Steven Spielberg's "Poltergeist." After acting in various film and television roles, he moved behind the camera. At the age of fifteen, he wrote, directed and produced The Crystal, which won first prize at the French "Les Mesnil-le-Roi" Film Festival...
“ Poltergeist, Poltergeist II ” - ElectricWarlock
 
13.
Ari Lehman
Ari Lehman is the actor/singer who has the unique honor of having played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror Film "Friday the 13th" (1980). The original "Boy In The Lake" himself, Ari played a crucial role in the film's famous final scene, in which he suddenly emerges from the icy waters of Crystal Lake...
“ Friday the 13th ” - ElectricWarlock
 
14.
Natasha Ryan
Natasha Ryan got her start in commercials at the age of 2 until the age of 5, when she was selected to play the role of Hope Alice Williams on Days of Our Lives. She remained in the role for 5 years. During her time on "Days", she played Young Sybil in the 1976 film Sybil starring Sally Field...
“ The Entity, The Amityville Horror, Kingdom of the Spiders ” - ElectricWarlock
 
15.
Lee Montgomery
Brother of actress Belinda Montgomery, Lee began his career as a model before venturing into the acting business. He made his debut in the Disney film The Million Dollar Duck, before landing a starring role in Ben, the sequel to Willard. Lee made a successful transformation into adult roles with films such as Night Shadows...
“ Ben, Dead of Night, Burnt Offerings ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Damien: Omen II ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ House of Dark Shadows, Dark Shadows TV series ” - ElectricWarlock
 
18.
“ Phantasm ” - ElectricWarlock
 
19.
Felissa Rose
Felissa Rose Esposito grew up in New York always wanting to perform. At the age of 13, she landed the role of Angela in the cult film Sleepaway Camp. At the age of 17, she applied for early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and was admitted that fall. Attending The Lee Strasberg institute, she began formal training as a serious actress...
“ Sleepaway Camp ” - ElectricWarlock
 
20.
Isabelle Fuhrman
Actress, Orphan
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
“ Orphan ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ The Fog, Halloween II ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Salem's Lot ” - ElectricWarlock
 
23.
“ Cujo ” - ElectricWarlock
 
24.
“ Dark Night of the Scarecrow ” - ElectricWarlock
 
25.
Ty Simpkins
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...
“ Insidious ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ Joshua ” - ElectricWarlock
 
27.
Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting. Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene Osment. His sister is actress Emily Osment. His ancestry includes English, German, and Irish...
“ The Sixth Sense ” - ElectricWarlock
 
28.
David Dorfman
Actor, The Ring
David Dorfman made his feature film debut as William H. Macy's son in the acclaimed drama Panic, and then played Gwyneth Paltrow's son in Bounce. Dorfman also appeared the independent film 100 Mile Rule. He also played Aidan in The Ring a remake of the Japaneese film Ringu, he was outstanding in this role for such a young actor...
“ The Ring, The Ring 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) ” - ElectricWarlock
 
29.
Charles Herbert
Actor, 13 Ghosts
Charles Herbert was a mildly popular 1950s child actor with a trademark sulky puss and thick, furrowed eyebrows, who was known for playing inquisitive kids besieged by alien beings, including a robot, as well as by a human fly and several house-haunting ghosts. He racked up over 20 films, 50 TV shows and a number of commercials during his youthful reign...
“ The Fly, 13 Ghosts ” - ElectricWarlock
 
30.
Daveigh Chase
Actress, Donnie Darko
Daveigh Chase was born on July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was raised in the small town of Albany, Oregon; where she continues to spend much of her time. She began singing and dancing in her hometown and other local areas at community events and shows starting at age 3. After visiting Los Angeles...
“ The Ring ” - ElectricWarlock
 
31.
Spencer List
Born April 6th, 1998, Spencer List is an actor who began his career at an early age in various films, television series, and commercials. Spencer recently wrapped the independent feature "The Bachelors," written and directed by Kurt Voelker, opposite J.K. Simmons and Josh Wiggins. Most recently, Spencer co-starred in "Hard Sell"...
“ Bereavement ” - ElectricWarlock
 
32.
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ Interview With The Vampire ” - ElectricWarlock
 
33.
Kåre Hedebrant
Kare lives with his mother, father and sister in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. He attends Adolf Fredrik's School of Music, the oldest specialized elementary school in Sweden. In 2008 Kare starred in his first feature film "Let the Right One In". Before that he played the title role in a theatrical production of one of Astrid Lindgren's children's books...
“ Let The Right One In ” - ElectricWarlock
 
34.
Lina Leandersson
Lina Leandersson was born in Falun, Sweden She took an interest in performing from an early age, acting in amateur theatre performances, attending drama courses, and performing street- and jazz dance. One of her first roles was in amateur theatre performance, playing the mother of a spoiled girl wanting new jeans...
“ Let The Right One In ” - ElectricWarlock
 
35.
Martin Stephens
Martin Stephens was the most popular child actor in Britain during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Having lost interest in acting as he became an adult, he moved to Belfast in 1968, where he studied architecture at Queen's University, Belfast. He later returned to England, where he pursued his new career in architecture and as a teacher of Meditation.
“ Village of the Damned, The Innocents ” - ElectricWarlock
 
36.
Pamela Franklin
British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She...
“ The Innocents ” - ElectricWarlock
 
37.
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Actor, The Road
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...
“ Let Me In ” - ElectricWarlock
 
38.
Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
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 series The Guardian...
“ The Amityville Horror, Let Me In ” - ElectricWarlock
 
39.
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 first major television role at the age of 8...
“ Let Me In ” - ElectricWarlock
 
40.
Chloe Franks
In the mid-90s Chloe Franks was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. A grant from the Snowdon Award Scheme allowed her to retrain and she has since become a highly regarded campaigner for better employment and education options for people with disabilities. She is Director of Leadership Programmes for The Disability Partnership and...
“ The House That Dripped Blood, The Uncanny, Tales From the Crypt ” - ElectricWarlock
 
41.
Chris Udvarnoky
Actor, The Other
Chris and his twin brother, Marty, were chosen for the roles of Niles and Holland Perry after a nationwide talent search. They were studying and appearing in plays at the HB (Herbert Berghof) Studio in NYC. Berghof (was it coincidence?) was the husband of Uta Hagen, who played the twins' grandmother, Ada, in the film.
“ The Other ” - ElectricWarlock
 
42.
Martin Udvarnoky
Actor, The Other
Marty and his twin brother, Chris, were chosen for the roles of Niles and Holland Perry after a nationwide talent search. They were studying and appearing in plays at the HB (Herbert Berghof) Studio in NYC. Berghof (was it coincidence?) was the husband of Uta Hagen, who played the twins' grandmother, Ada, in the film.
“ The Other ” - ElectricWarlock
 
43.
“ Bloody Birthday ” - ElectricWarlock
 
44.
“ Bloody Birthday, The Amityville Horror, The Munsters' Revenge ” - ElectricWarlock
 
45.
Blake Woodruff
Blake Woodruff was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on June 19, 1995. He was bitten by the acting bug when he was 6-years-old. He currently lives with his parents at home, along with 2 older sisters - Ayla & Raina, and one younger brother - Trevor. His favorite type of music is rock & country music. He is an excellent skateboarder...
“ Whisper ” - ElectricWarlock
 
46.
Susan Swift
Born in Houston, Texas, USA in 1964. Susan Swift, brown haired and brown eyed with a winning smile, made her film debut at 13 in Robert Wise's supernatural drama Audrey Rose, in which she gave a stunning performance as Ivy, a young girl who is plagued by horrific nightmares about burning to death in a car crash...
“ Audrey Rose ” - ElectricWarlock
 
47.
Drew Barrymore
Producer, Donnie Darko
Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation. Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to actors John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Ildiko Jaid Mako)...
“ Firestarter, Cat's Eye ” - ElectricWarlock
 
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“ The Omen (remake) ” - ElectricWarlock
 
49.
David Elliott
David Elliott played a leading role in one of the top ten grossing films of 1978 and supervised the Construction Department for one of the top ten grossing films of 2000. After dropping out of High School he drove a cab in New York City, boxed professionally, ran a Private Investigation business in Hollywood...
“ The Possession of Joel Delaney ” - ElectricWarlock
 
50.
Kyle Richards
Actress, Halloween
Kyle Egan Richards was born in Hollywood, California, to Kathleen Mary (Dugan) and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. Ken died in 1998. Kathleen was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year, and passed away in March of 2002. Kyle, like her sister Kim, began acting at a very young age. She made many appearances on Little House on the Prairie as Alicia Sanderson Edwards...
“ Eaten Alive, The Car, Halloween ” - ElectricWarlock