My Best Child Actors

by clacton0 | created - 09 Dec 2011 | updated - 20 Oct 2012 | Public

My Best Child Actors Under 16

1. Macaulay Culkin

Actor | Home Alone

Macaulay Carson Culkin, one of the most famous American child stars, was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA, as the third of seven children of his father Kit Culkin (a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay's former manager) and mother Patricia Brentrup. He is the ...

In Home Alone As Kevin

2. Joseph Mazzello

Actor | Jurassic Park

Born in Rhinebeck, New York, he got into acting when he was 5 years old, after his sister had appeared in 30-odd commercials. Since then he has acted opposite some of the best actors in Hollywood as a bright, expressive actor with complexity, sensitivity, and emotion. He attended film school at USC...

In Jurassic Park As Tim

3. Eric Lloyd

Actor | The Santa Clause

Eric began his career at 18 months in a computer commercial. Between the ages of two and five, he was a regular on the TV series, The Wonder Years (1988). Eric made his feature film debut in Heart and Souls (1993), playing Robert Downey Jr.'s character as a child.

As Charlie Calvin In The Santa Clause

4. T.J. Lowther

Actor | A Perfect World

T.J. Lowther was born on May 17, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for A Perfect World (1993), A Home of Our Own (1993) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).

As the boy in A Perfect World

5. Jared Rushton

Actor | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Jared Rushton was born on March 3, 1974 in Provo, Utah, USA as Jared Michael Rushton. He is an actor, known for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Big (1988) and Overboard (1987).

In Big As Billy

6. Henry Thomas

Actor | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 11:14 (2003) and Legends of the Fall (1994). He was previously married to Marie Zielcke and Kelly Hill.

In E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial as Elliott

7. 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 ...

In Flight of the Navigator as David

8. Jason James Richter

Actor | Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison

Jason James Richter was born on January 29, 1980 in Medford, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison (2017), 15 Rounds (2018) and High and Outside (2017).

In Free Willy as Jesse

9. Bradley Pierce

Actor | Jumanji

Bradley Pierce was born and raised in Arizona. He moved to southern California to begin acting at age 6 and has since appeared in various projects ranging from commercial and voiceover to television and film. He is known for voicing Chip in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Tails in the Saturday ...

In Jumanji as Peter Shepherd

10. 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...

In Knowing as Caleb

11. Frankie Muniz

Actor | Agent Cody Banks

Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in ...

In My Dog Skip as Willie

12. Rory Culkin

Actor | Signs

Rory Culkin was born in New York City, New York. He is the youngest son of Kit Culkin, a former stage and child actor, and Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Quinn Culkin, and Christian Culkin. His mother, who is from North Dakota, ...

In Sings as Morgan Hess

13. 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), D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) and Cocoon (1985).

In The NeverEnding Story as Bastian

14. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

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 ...

In The Sixth Sense as Cole

15. Jeremy Foley

Director | The Faceless Man

Jeremy Foley was born on February 20, 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Geronimo Jeremiah Foley. He is an actor and director, known for The Faceless Man (2017), Fated (2015) and Dante's Peak (1997).

In Dante's Peak as Graham Wando

16. Jamie Renée Smith

Actress | Better Things

Jamie Renée Smith was born on April 10, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Better Things (2016), Weeds (2005) and Chasing Life (2014).

In Dante's Peak as Lauren Wando

17. Sebastian Rice-Edwards

Actor | Hope and Glory

Sebastian Rice-Edwards was born on August 16, 1976 in the UK. He is an actor and director, known for Hope and Glory (1987), Friday (2012) and Queen & Country (2014).

Boy In Hope and Glory as Bill Rowan

18. Jake Cherry

Actor | Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Jake Cherry was born as Jacob Cherry. He is an actor, known for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Night at the Museum (2006) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010).

In Night at the Museum as Nick Daley

19. Ariana Richards

Actress | Jurassic Park

Ariana Richards is an American film and television actress, artist, and producer. She was born on September 11, 1979 in Healdsburg, California, USA as Ariana Clarice Richards. She is the older sister of American actress, Bethany Richards.

Whether she's working on a busy, noisy soundstage, or quietly...

In Jurassic Park as Lex

20. 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 ...

In Super 8

21. Oliver Stokes

Actor | The Damned United

Oliver Stokes was born on March 13, 1998 in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for The Damned United (2009), Benidorm (2007) and The Street (2006).

Oliver Stokes in Benidorm as Michael Garvey

22. Thomas Turgoose

Actor | This Is England

Turgoose is from Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. He attended Wintringham School of the same town whilst filming This Is England (2006) and The The Innocence Project (2006)

Turgoose's mother Sharon died in 2005; This Is England is dedicated to her memory.

He has three older brothers, Karl 22, Mathew...

As Shaun in This Is England

23. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

Daniel Radcliffe As Harry in Harry Potter

24. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

Rupert Grint in Harry Potter as Ron Weasley

25. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

Emma Watson In Harry Potter as Hermione Granger

26. Grant Goodman

Actor | Super

Grant Goodman was born on January 1, 2000 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Super (2010), The Campaign (2012) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).

27. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

28. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the...

Natalie Wood (Miracle on 34th Street)

29. Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

30. Jared Gilmore

Actor | Once Upon a Time

Jared Gilmore was born on May 30, 2000 in San Diego, California, USA as Jared Scott Gilmore. He is an actor, known for Once Upon a Time (2011), The Back-up Plan (2010) and Mad Men (2007).

As Henry Mills In Once Upon a Time