best teenager & young actors

by user-292-182662 | created - 16 Feb 2012 | updated - 26 Dec 2012 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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...

3. 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, ...

4. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his ...

5. Cameron Bright

Actor | Thank You for Smoking

Cameron was born in Victoria, B.C., on Jan 26, 1993. He resides in Vancouver, BC. At the age of 6, he was filming his first commercial. In 2002, at only 9 years of age, he worked in his first lead role in the movie Godsend (2004), alongside Academy award-winner Robert De Niro. One month after ...

6. Pavel Melenchuk

Actor | Volkodav iz roda Serykh Psov

Pavel Melenchuk was born on September 5, 1994. He is an actor, known for Wolfhound (2006), Raskalyonnaya subbota (2002) and Maltiyskiy krest (2008).

7. Dakota Goyo

Actor | Real Steel

Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada, to Debra Goyo, a former model and singer, and David Goyo. His siblings, Devon Goyo and Dallas Goyo, have also acted. He has Italian and Scottish ancestry.

Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS...

8. Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

Actor | The Omen

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick was born on December 29, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA as Seamus Liam Davey-Fitzpatrick. He is known for his work on The Omen (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Everybody's Fine (2009).

9. Bobby Coleman

Actor | The Last Song

Bobby Coleman was born on May 5, 1997 in Pasadena, California, USA as Robert Moorhouse Coleman III. He is known for his work on The Last Song (2010), Martian Child (2007) and Must Love Dogs (2005).

10. Jaden Smith

Actor | The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will ...

11. Thomas Horn

Actor | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Thomas Horn won on "Jeopardy!" during Kids Week with an earning of 31,000 after wagering 12,000 during Final Jeopardy. His acting career kicked off when he was cast in the feature film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan S. Foer. This drama received a ...

12. 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 ...

13. Jacob Smith

Actor | Cheaper by the Dozen

John Jacob Charles William Smith was born in Monrovia, California on January 21, 1990. He has appeared in many hit films such as Hansel & Gretel (2002), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), and much more. He has played several other roles for television shows, commercials, and movies. He is very active...

14. Skandar Keynes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...

16. Samuel J. Dixon

Actor | Bloodline

Samuel J. Dixon is an actor, known for Bloodline (2015), Pack of Wolves (2012) and Hart of Dixie (2011).

17. Jackson Bond

Actor | The Invasion

Jackson Bond was born on April 3, 1996 in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on The Invasion (2007), Memorial Day (2012) and CSI: Miami (2002).

18. Tate Berney

Actor | Insidious: Chapter 3

Tate Berney is an actor, known for Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), All My Children (1970) and Eleventh Hour (2008).

19. Ryan Grantham

Actor | Liz

Ryan Grantham was born in 1998 in Canada. He is an actor, known for Liz (2011), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

20. R. Braeden Reed

Actor | Dear John

R. Braeden Reed is an actor, known for Dear John (2010) and The Story of Braeden Reed (2010).

21. Joey Roche

Actor | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Joey Roche is an actor, known for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Windup (2006) and Vancouver (2005).

22. Benjamin Stockham

Actor | About a Boy

Benjamin Stockham is an actor and writer, known for About a Boy (2014), Lost & Found (2016) and Gotham (2014).

23. Brecken Lawrence

Actor | Buttwhistle

Brecken Lawrence is an actor, known for Buttwhistle (2014) and Criminal Minds (2005).



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