My Favorite Child Actors of All Time

by gleekout29 | created - 29 Mar 2013 | updated - 09 Oct 2016 | Public

1. Tempestt Bledsoe

Actress | The Cosby Show

Tempestt Bledsoe was born on August 1, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Tempestt K. Bledsoe. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), ParaNorman (2012) and N-Secure (2010).

2. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and director, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Splendor in the Grass (1981) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...

3. Maureen McCormick

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Maureen Denise McCormick was born on August 5, 1956 to Richard and Irene McCormick. The youngest of four children, she has three brothers Michael, Dennis and Kevin. Her acting career began at age six when she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley contest, which opened up the glamorous world of ...

4. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Heathers

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...

5. Danny Pintauro

Actor | Cujo

Danny Pintauro was born on January 6, 1976 in Milltown, New Jersey, USA as Daniel John Pintauro. He is an actor, known for Cujo (1983), Who's the Boss? (1984) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Wil Tabares since April 3, 2014.

6. Beverley Mitchell

Actress | 7th Heaven

Rising to fan-magazine fame through her stint as Lucy Camden on 7th Heaven (1996), Beverley was born in Arcadia, California. Before her most famous role, Beverley started her career off with a well-known temper tantrum, alongside her mother, in the middle of a shopping mall. A talent agent heard ...

7. Chad Allen

Actor | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Chad Allen was born on June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA as Chad Allen Lazzari. He is an actor and producer, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), TerrorVision (1986) and Our House (1986).

8. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Actor | The Lion King

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Claudine (Gonsalves) and Stephen Weiss. He has an older brother, Joel, and has Pennsylvania Dutch (German) and Portuguese ancestry. Growing up, he liked the music group Boyz II Men, and his ...

9. Jodie Sweetin

Actress | Full House

Jodie Sweetin was born on January 19, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin. She is an actress, known for Full House (1987), Fuller House (2016) and Walt Before Mickey (2015). She was previously married to Morty Coyle, Cody Herpin and Shaun Holguin.

10. Melissa Sue Anderson

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She ...

11. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

12. Ricky Schroder

Actor | The Champ

He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr., in Staten Island, New York on April 13th, 1970. His mother, Diane Schroder was an employee at AT&T, which is also the same company that employed his father, Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr.

Eventually working his way up to management from being a telephone ...

13. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and House of Payne (2006). She has been married to Ed Hartwell since January 1, 2016. They have one child.

14. Danielle Fishel

Actress | Boy Meets World

Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. She began acting professionally at the age of ten, during which she made many TV guest appearances and commercials. She was originally a guest star on the show Boy Meets World (1993), but Danielle added a spark that the show ...

15. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...

16. Lacey Chabert

Actress | Mean Girls

Lacey Nicole Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, to Julie (Johnson) and Tony Chabert, a representative for an oil company. She is of Cajun (French), Italian, English, and Scottish ancestry. Chabert started in drama and music performances in and around her hometown in Mississippi from an early ...

17. Alison Arngrim

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

New York Times Best Selling author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated", Alison Arngrim is best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty "Nellie Oleson" on the much loved, long running hit television series "...

18. Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress | Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah ...

19. Michael Fishman

Actor | Roseanne

Michael Fishman was born in Long Beach California. The middle of three children, older sister Robyn Fishman and brother Matthew Fishman. His father, Nelson, was a Jeweler and his mother, Darlene, a Nurse and Community College Professor. His acting career started on the iconic sitcom Roseanne (1988)...

20. Matthew Labyorteaux

Actor | Deadly Friend

Matthew Labyorteaux was born on December 8, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Matthew Charles Labyorteaux. He is known for his work on Deadly Friend (1986), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and If I Stay (2014).

21. Alicia Goranson

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

Alicia Goranson was born on June 22, 1974 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Alicia Linda Goranson. She is an actress, known for Boys Don't Cry (1999), Roseanne (1988) and Fringe (2008).

22. Patrick Labyorteaux

Actor | Heathers

Patrick Labyorteaux was born on July 22, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patrick Laborteaux. He is an actor and writer, known for Heathers (1988), 3 Ninjas (1992) and JAG (1995). He has been married to Tina Albanese since October 3, 1998. They have one child.

23. Winona Ryder

Actress | Little Women

Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian ...

24. Sara Gilbert

Actress | Poison Ivy

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Harold and Barbara Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star on ...

25. Ben Savage

Actor | Boy Meets World

Bennett "Ben" Joseph Savage was born on September 13th, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. Ben got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the tender age of 5. From there, his first major speaking role was in the comedy series, Dear John (1988), opposite Judd Hirsch and fellow ...

26. Fred Savage

Actor | The Wonder Years

Fred Savage was born July 9, 1976. he began acting at age 9 with Jay Underwood in The Boy Who Could Fly (1986). At the age of twelve, he was cast the lead role of the series The Wonder Years (1988). It became a good show, and on the pilot, he got his first kiss. He was later in the movie Vice Versa...

27. Danica McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...

28. Madylin Sweeten

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Madylin Sweeten was born on June 27, 1991 in Brownwood, Texas, USA as Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten. She is an actress and producer, known for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Eagle Eye (2008) and American Splendor (2003).

29. Jonathan Lipnicki

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Jonathan was born in Westlake Village, CA to Rhonda and Joe Lipnicki. At the age of five Jonathan Lipnicki received global acclaim as he carried his own with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film Jerry Maguire. After this breakout role, Jonathan had become a ...

30. 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 ...

31. 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, ...

32. Mitch Holleman

Actor | Reba

Mitch Holleman was born in Auburn, Alabama, USA on Tuesday, September 13th, 1994. He began begging to be on television at the tender age of two. His family moved to Naples, Florida, USA and he signed with a Miami, Florida, based talent agency. By four, he had booked two national commercials for ...

33. Miranda Cosgrove

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's ...

34. Hallie Kate Eisenberg

Actress | Bicentennial Man

A welcome and popular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Hallie Kate Eisenberg was born August 2, 1992, in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She has two older siblings, Kerri and Jesse Eisenberg, a well-known actor. Hallie was a successful child star, and headlined in a popular series of ...

35. Christopher Knight

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Christopher Anton Knight was born November 7, 1957 in Manhattan, New York, the second of four children: three boys and one girl. Around the time he was three, his family moved to Los Angeles, where his father, an actor, later began seeking auditions for his two oldest sons as a means of saving ...

36. Kerris Dorsey

Actress | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kerris Dorsey was born on January 9, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kerris Lilla Dorsey. She is an actress, known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Moneyball (2011) and Just Like Heaven (2005).

37. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television...

38. Mario Lopez

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo (1984). Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell (1989).

Among...

39. Barry Williams

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Barry William Blenkhorn grew up in Santa Monica, California and, after he turned 4 years old, he became one of those annoying kids who were bound and determined to get into show business. He was neighbors with actor Peter Graves whom he idolized and asked for advice on how to become an actor and ...

40. Olivia Hack

Actress | Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie

Olivia Hack was born on June 16, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Olivia Cathrine Hack. She is an actress, known for Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) and Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005).

41. Mara Wilson

Actress | Matilda

Mara Elizabeth Wilson was born on Friday, July 24th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. She is the oldest daughter of Michael and Suzie Wilson, with three elder brothers - Danny (b. 1979), Jon (b. 1981) and Joel (b. 1983) - and a younger sister Anna (b. 1993). When Mara was 5 years old, her eldest ...

42. Mike Lookinland

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Mike Lookinland was born on December 19, 1960 in Mount Pleasant, Utah, USA as Michael Paul Lookinland. He is known for his work on The Brady Bunch (1969), The Way of the Gun (2000) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He has been married to Kelly Wermuth since May 11, 1987. They have two children.

43. Jesse Lee Soffer

Actor | In Time

Jesse Lee Soffer (born April 23, 1984) began his film career in 1993 at age eight in the movie Matinee (1993). From that point on, his work included time on such television series as Two of a Kind (1998), Guiding Light (1952), CSI: Miami (2002), The Mentalist (2008) and The Mob Doctor (2012). In ...

44. Tommy Kirk

Actor | Babes in Toyland

Scrappy, plucky-looking Kentucky-born Tommy Kirk, who was born on December 10, 1941, became synonymous with everything clean and fun that Disney Entertainment prescribed to in the late 1950s and very early 1960s. One of four sons born to a mechanic and legal secretary, the Kirk family, in search of...

45. Erika Flores

Actress | Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Erika Flores was born on November 2, 1979. She is an actress, known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and House M.D. (2004).

46. Jeremy Miller

Actor | Growing Pains

Jeremy James Miller is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Ben Seaver on Growing Pains and its two reunion movies. He also was the voice of Linus in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown and Snoopy the Musical.

Miller was first cast in a McDonald's commercial and then began to land multiple ...

47. Tracey Gold

Actress | Growing Pains

Tracey Gold has virtually grown up on television. She made an auspicious television debut in the award-winning mini-series Roots. She also enjoyed seven years on the immensely popular ABC comedy series Growing Pains after which she returned to drama in more than 20 movies for television.

Born in New...

48. Jonathan Gilbert

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Jonathan Gilbert was born on April 28, 1967 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Miracle Worker (1979) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984).

49. Christina Ricci

Actress | Casper

Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...

50. Naya Rivera

Actress | Glee

Naya Rivera was born on January 12, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA as Naya Marie Rivera. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), The Royal Family (1991) and The Master of Disguise (2002). She has been married to Ryan Dorsey since July 19, 2014. They have one child.

51. Cole Sprouse

Actor | Riverdale

Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire (...

52. Dylan Sprouse

Actor | Big Daddy

Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and still acts to this day, residing in NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, Dylan owns a meadery ...

53. Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Sound_department | Furious Seven

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit was born on November 29, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dylan Clark Tuomy-Wilhoit. He is known for his work on Furious 7 (2015), Game of Thrones (2011) and Black Sails (2014).

54. Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

Sound_department | White Space

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit was born on November 29, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Blake Anthony Tuomy-Wilhoit. He is known for his work on White Space, Full House (1987) and The Blackout (2017).

55. Blake McIver Ewing

Actor | The Little Rascals

Blake McIver Ewing was born on March 27, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Rascals (1994), Raising Helen (2004) and Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002).

56. Tahj Mowry

Actor | Smart Guy

Tahj Mowry, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, is known for playing the young prodigy on the Disney sitcom, Smart Guy (1997). He is the son of Darlene Renee (Flowers), who eventually ended up managing the siblings' early career, and Timothy John Mowry, a police officer and a veteran of the war. His ...

57. Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Actress | Sister, Sister

Tia Mowry-Hardrict was born on July 6, 1978 in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany as Tia Dashon Mowry. She is an actress and producer, known for Sister, Sister (1994), The Hot Chick (2002) and The Game (2006). She has been married to Cory Hardrict since April 20, 2008. They have one child.

58. Tamera Mowry-Housley

Actress | Sister, Sister

Tamera Darvette Mowry was born on July 6, 1978, two minutes before her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, in Gelnhausen, Hesse, Germany to Darlene Mowry and Timothy Mowry, who was in the U.S. Army at the time of her birth and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police ...

59. Lauren Boles

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Lauren Boles was born on December 4, 2003. She is an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Glee (2009) and Austin & Ally (2011).

60. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Jason Marsden has been affectionately referred to as that guy from that show. The seasoned actor has worked in film and television with the best and the brightest, including Ridley Scott (White Squall (1996)), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal (1997)), James ...

61. Tina Yothers

Actress | Family Ties

Green-eyed Tina Yothers began doing commercials when she was just three years old. The daughter of TV film producer Robert Yothers, she was born on May 5, 1973 in Whittier, California. Her three brothers (Jeff, Randy Poindexter Yothers and Cory 'Bumper' Yothers) had all acted in commercials. She ...

62. Madeline Zima

Actress | Californication

Madeline Zima began her acting career at the age of seven and has developed into a seasoned and diverse actress. Equally skilled at comedy and drama, she has worked continuously for several decades, in critically-acclaimed projects. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents Dennis and ...

63. Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Lindsay Greenbush, was born Rachel Lindsay Bush the elder sister of, identical twin sister Sidney Robyn Bush (was born three minutes later) on May 25, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live Here...

64. Andrew Lawrence

Actor | Bean

Son of Donna and Joe Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, affectionately called Andy, was born in Philadelphia, PA on the 12th of January, 1988. Starting show biz at age three, Andy Lawrence fits right into the family of stars that he was born into. Andy is loved by people everywhere for his charming smile, ...

65. Rebecca Herbst

Actress | General Hospital

Becky has been in over 60 national commercials. She has been many TV shows including "Highway to Heaven," "L.A. Law," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Step By Step," "Boy Meets World," "Sister Sister" and "Days of our Lives". She had a recurring role of Kristen on "Brotherly Love." Becky has been seen ...

66. Hayley Mills

Actress | Pollyanna

Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...

67. Sidney Greenbush

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Sidney Greenbush was born Sidney Robyn Danae Bush (born three minutes later), is the identical twin sister of Rachel Lindsay Rene Bush on May 25, 1970 in Hollywood, California. Their father, Billy Bush, is an actor who starred in films such as "Five Easy Pieces" (1970), "Alice Doesn't Live Here ...

68. Kyle Richards

Actress | The Watcher in the Woods

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. ...