Steven Spielberg's child stars

A work in progress listing all of Steven Spielberg's former child stars and what is known about them since.

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“ Michael Brody in Jaws(1975)
Only thing he ever acted in. Later he went on to coach american football and work as a landscaper. Died of a heart attack in 2000. ” - Frogfisher
Jay Mello
Actor, Jaws
“ Sean Brody in Jaws(1975)
Hasn't done anything in films since. ” - Frogfisher
Jeffrey Voorhees
Miscellaneous Crew, Santa Barbara
“ Alex Kintner in Jaws(1975) (the kid that gets eaten)
Only acting gig. Still lives in Martha's Vineyard where he managed a sandwich shop. ” - Frogfisher
“ Barry in Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
After starring in "Close Encounters" he went on to star with Bud Spencer in The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid(1979) and the sequel. He appeared in a few tv productions in the 80s amongst them "North and South".
He is rumoured to work as a financial planner for Merrill Lynch.

You most likely saw him as H-725 in The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid(1979) ” - Frogfisher
“ Brad Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
Did some acting before Close Encounters and picked it up briefly in the 90s.
It appears he is now working as a photographer. ” - Frogfisher
“ Silvia Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
Has disappeared from the spot light.

A shame. I find her "There is a fly in my food" to be one of the most genuine and funny back ground lines in film history. ” - Frogfisher
“ Toby Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
Nephew of Richard Dreyfuss whom he starred with in Close Encounters. Hasn't done anything since. But his younger sister Natalie has been acting in several things lately. ” - Frogfisher
“ Elliott in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
Has been acting before and since E.T. Although not a lot of it has been high profile he has made appearences in films like Valmont, Gangs of New York, Suicide Kings, Legends of the Fall and Dear John as well as tv shows like Without as Trace, CSI and The Mentalist.
He has also been playing music on the side and appeared on the soundtrack to at least one of his films.

You most likely saw him as Leonardo DiCaprio's friend in Gangs of New York. ” - Frogfisher
“ Michael in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
Although winning a "Young Artist's Award" for E.T. he has mostly been a stage actor in New York and amongst many things appeared along with Kevin Kline in "Henry V".
He has since retired from acting and is now working as a mail handler. ” - Frogfisher
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)...
“ Gertie in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
Barrymore who came out of a long line of actors and actresses was acting prior to E.T. And she has since been a famous and infamous part of Hollywood. She had a hard time with drugs and alcohol in her young years and she has has some controversial relationships that appeared in the media. But in the last couple of decades she has become a household name doing everything from cameos to films like The Wedding Singer, 50 First dates, Charlie's Angels 1 & 2, Donnie Darko, Confession of a Dangerous Mind, Scream, Never been kissed, Everyone says I love you, Boys on the side, Ever After and recently alot of significant voice jobs like for Family Guy.

You most likely saw her as Dylan in Charlie's Angels(2000) and Julia in The Wedding Singer(1998) ” - Frogfisher
“ Greg in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
An already established child actor appearing in films like The Amityville Horror and loads of tv-work he remained a tv actor before he disappeared from the spotlight after having a recurring role on Growing Pains.

You most likely saw him as Eddie in Growing Pains ” - Frogfisher
Sean Frye
Sean Frye was born in Hollywood to an American actor and an Irish native. Entering commercial television at the age of 6, Frye was already studying with Mr. Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio in Hollywood by age 9. Frye was eventually spotted in a Crest toothpaste commercial by director Ted Kotcheff...
“ Steve in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
Having been born in Hollywood he started out early with roles in Fun with Dick and Jane(1977) and an episode of Little House on the Prairie.
After E.T. he almost disappeared from the spotlight.

You most likely saw him as Jason in Little House on the Prairie ” - Frogfisher
Jonathan Ke Quan
Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema Television.
“ Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984)
Jonathan Ke Quan made his film debut with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. And he continued with the Spielberg produced Goonies the following year and there after some tv work. Studying Taek Wondo on the set of Temple of Doom he later appeared in Breathing Fire. He has also done a japanese and a chinese film.
He has also been doing stunt choreography on X-Men and The One.

You most likely saw him in Goonies (1985). ” - Frogfisher
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Empire of the Sun(1985)
Christian Bale hardly needs any introduction as he is now know as Bruce Wayne/Batman, John Connor, Patrick Bateman, Amled, a wide range of dislikable characters and the oscar winning performance as Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter".

He is probably the most successful of Spielberg's child actors

You most likely saw him in Batman Begins(2005), The Dark Knight(2008) and American Psycho(200) ” - Frogfisher
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 and Brooklyn Law Review...
“ Jack Banning in Hook (1991)
Charlie Korsmo was already a known face when he was cast as Peter Pan's son in Hook having most notably starred in Dick Tracy and What about Bob?.
Following Hook he didn't star in a film until 1998 as a teenager in Can't Hardly Wait. After this he put all focus on his education. He has earned a degree in Phsyics from MIT and doctor degree from Yale Law School.

You most likely saw him in Dick Tracy (1990), What about Bob? (1991) and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). ” - Frogfisher
Amber Scott
Actress, Hook
“ Maggie Banning in Hook (1991)
Only thing she ever appeared in on screen. She is credited with on other job on IMBD as a voice actor. She has later graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conneticut. ” - Frogfisher
“ Pockets in Hook (1991)
Other than playing the cutest blind kid in film history he has only done a indie horror film in 2005. He appears to have had great singing voice singing in one of Chicago's famous choirs. ” - Frogfisher