Top 60 Up and Coming Child and Teen Actors 2018

by supercritics | created - 03 Jan 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Jack Dylan Grazer

Actor | It

Jack Dylan Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Angela LaFever and Gavin Grazer.

Growing up in and around the entertainment world it was not long before Jack's talent was spotted and he was encouraged to try acting professionally. Never afraid of hard work, always with a smile on ...

2. Cameron Boyce

Actor | Descendants

Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Descendants (2015), Grown Ups (2010) and Jessie (2011).

3. Jacob Tremblay

Actor | Room

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut for the live-action animated film The Smurfs 2 (2013). His breakout performance was in Room (2015), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: ...

4. Veronika Bonell

Actress | Agent Carter

Veronika Bonell was born in Thousand Oaks, CA. She started her acting career in a dramatic theater in 2012 at age 11. Besides acting her biggest passion is animals and horseback riding. Her dream came true when she was cast as Aurora in "Jimmy's Jungle" where she got to train and film with a white ...

5. Noah Jupe

Actor | A Quiet Place

Noah Jupe was born on February 25, 2005 in London as Noah Casford Jupe. He is an actor, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Wonder (2017) and The Titan (2018).

6. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She ...

7. Bailee Madison

Actress | Bridge to Terabithia

This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers (2009), opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake ...

8. Emjay Anthony

Actor | Chef

Emjay Anthony was born to Trisha and Michael Salazar on June 1, 2003 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. After living a rather normal active family life, he began modeling and was selected for a Werther's Candy national commercial at the age of 4. When Emjay was 5 years old, his family relocated to ...

9. Skai Jackson

Actress | Arthur

Skai Jackson stars as the adorable "Zuri Ross" on the Disney Channel sitcoms Jessie (2011), with Debby Ryan, and Bunk'd (2015). Before that, we've seen her in small roles on Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Royal Pains (2009), and even in the film, The Smurfs (2011).

10. Ty Simpkins

Actor | Jurassic World

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...

11. Mackenzie Foy

Actress | Interstellar

Mackenzie Christine Foy was born 10 November, 2000. She began her career as a child model in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess Kids. She has also modeled in print ads for companies such as Rubbermaid, Jones Apparel Group, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Target Corporation...

12. 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...

13. Finn Wolfhard

Actor | It

Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, where he is now in high school. He has always had a laser focus on continuously growing as an actor, all the way back from the time that he saw his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi's Spider-Man!).

Following that pivotal life event, Finn went to work, and ...

14. Morgan Lily

Actress | 2012

Morgan Lily was born on April 11, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Morgan Lily Gross. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), Flipped (2010) and X: First Class (2011).

15. Brighton Sharbino

Actress | Miracles from Heaven

Some dreams never come true, but with perseverance and passion, they can become reality. That could be said for young actress Brighton Sharbino, who at just six years of age was already starring in commercials and landing roles in television shows. Born and raised in Texas, Brighton comes from a ...

16. Olivia Rodrigo

Actress | Bizaardvark

Olivia Rodrigo was born on February 20, 2003 in Temecula, California, USA. She is known for her work on Bizaardvark (2016), Grace Stirs Up Success (2015) and Paved New World (2018).

17. Caitlin Carmichael

Actress | Life Itself

Caitlin Carmichael was born on July 2, 2004 in Tifton, Georgia, USA as Caitlin Elizabeth Carmichael. She is an actress and writer, known for Life Itself (2018), Wheelman (2017) and Monsters (2015).

18. Landry Bender

Actress | The Sitter

Landry Bender is an American actress best known for playing the role of Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein, and playing Blithe Pedulla in the 2011 film The Sitter. She plays one of the lead roles, Cyd, in the Disney Channel sitcom, Best Friends Whenever along with Lauren ...

19. Abraham Attah

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

Abraham Attah was born on July 2, 2001 in Ghana as Abraham Nii Attah. He is an actor, known for Beasts of No Nation (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Out of the Village (2016).

20. Max Baroudi

Actor | Carving a Life

Max Baroudi is an actor, known for Carving a Life (2017), The Protagonist (2013) and Tales of a 5th Grade Zombie Slayer (2010).

21. Tenzing Norgay Trainor

Actor | Liv and Maddie

Tenzing Norgay Trainor is an actor, known for Liv and Maddie (2013), Bits and Pieces (2012) and Jessie (2011).

22. Owen Vaccaro

Actor | Daddy's Home

Owen Vaccaro was born as Owen Wilder Vaccaro. He is an actor, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Mother's Day (2016) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017).

23. August Maturo

Actor | The Nun

From a precocious, amusing whiz-kid, to a Jewish boy living in Nazi Germany during World War II, actor on the rise August Maturo has quickly become one of the most-watched talents in young Hollywood today. From comedy to drama, television series to indie and studio films, the characters Maturo has ...

24. Max Charles

Actor | The Strain

At just 13 years of age, Max Charles is already an industry veteran, landing coveted roles on and off the big screen and working with some of Hollywood's most respected and acclaimed actors, writers and directors.

Most recently, this charismatic and endearing young talent was nominated as "Best ...

26. Toby Nichols

Actor | Underground

Toby got his start in film by starring in the short films made by his older brother, Seth. Playing the assassin, the victim, or the zombie got him ready to jump on his opportunity when it came around. He was discovered in an acting class and has since booked lead and supporting roles in feature ...

27. Nolan Gross

Actor | Noah

Nolan Gross is a Legal 18 and has begun training with Marjorie Ballentine in Los Angeles.

Nolan Gross was born on February 28th, 2003 in Southern California. Nolan has always been a performer, putting on fake rock concerts from a very early age. At age 6, Nolan started asking about being on T.V. and...

28. Zackary Arthur

Actor | The 5th Wave

Zackary Arthur age eleven, has worked in every genre of film and television. Most recently, he has worked with James Franco, Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair and Liev Schrieber. Zackary made his major motion picture debut as Sam Sullivan in The 5th Wave, starring opposite Chloë Grace Moretz as her little ...

29. Sawyer Bell

Actor | The Vampire Diaries

Sawyer Bell is a child actor best-known for his role as Young Stefan in The Vampire Diaries.

Sawyer made his national television debut in September 2014 in Deliverance Creek, a backdoor pilot for Lifetime and Nicholas Sparks' first made-for-television production. Sawyer played Abner Barlow, son of ...

30. Riley Lio

Daddy's Home

Riley Lio is a Filipino American actor, born in Bellflower, California.

He is best known for his television work on NBC's "Marry Me", Fox's "New Girl", TV Land's "Teachers", ABC's "Back in the Game", FX's "Saint George", Disney's "Kickin' It", and Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat".

Riley's first film role is...

32. Jackson A. Dunn

Actor | Shameless

Jackson was born in San Diego, CA in 2003. His debut into acting was at age four, when he played the Grinch in his preschool play. He has always enjoyed performing and public speaking, and his teachers were constantly encouraging him to get into acting. At the age of 10, Jackson decided to take the...

33. Jentzen Ramirez

Actor | The Lurking Man

Stick of dynamite Jentzen Ramirez is originally from Austin, Texas and his passion for performing began after becoming inspired by his sister Liana, who is also an actress. Shortly after Jentzen's family made the commitment to move to Los Angeles, the child actor booked a substantial role in a ...

34. Tyree Brown

Actor | Parenthood

Tyree started modeling at the age of 3 yrs old in San Fransisco, California. He booked his first job 2 weeks after meeting with an agent. He did several print ads and some radio spots. At the age of 5 was his 1st TV audition, which was Parenthood's pilot. He went from being a guest star to becoming...

35. Jake Brennan

Actor | The Orville

Jake began working in theater productions of "The Lion King", "Seussical Jr.", "Mulan", and "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". A combination of desire, talent, and extensive training led to Jake branching out into both feature films and television, most recently guest starring on "Sam ...

36. Mace Coronel

Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful

Mace Coronel is an actor, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (2014) and Shoelace (2013).

37. Marlowe Peyton

Actress | Fresh Off the Boat

Marlowe officially started her acting career at the age of four and has continued to work on both large and small screen. In her short years, she has been blessed with the opportunity to have worked with some very prestigious directors; Christopher Columbus, Alan Poul, Alisa Statman, Pamela Fryman,...

38. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Gifted (2017), I, Tonya (2017) and Designated Survivor (2016).

39. Dante Brown

Actor | Lethal Weapon

At only 16 years old Dante Brown has established himself as a bonafide "one to watch" talent in the entertainment industry, known not only for the diverse and engaging characters he has brought to life on screen, but also for excelling in music, dance and creating innovate online content to connect...

40. Jason Bonell

Actor | Aggregate

Jason Bonell is an actor, known for Aggregate (2017), Adam K (2017) and Shots (2015).

41. Dusan Brown

Actor | 42

Dusan Brown was born on December 2, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for 42 (2013), The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015) and The Big Bang Theory (2007).

42. Ellis Ann Jackson

Actress | Talia in the Kitchen

Ellis Ann Jackson is an actress, known for Talia in the Kitchen (2015), The High Striker (2014) and The Zeroes (2014).

43. David Mazouz

Actor | Gotham

David (pronounced "Dah-veed") Albert Mazouz, aged 17 as of February 2018, began his acting career in commercials. At eight years old, he landed his first film, Coming & Going (2011), directed by Edoardo Ponti. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the cable movie Amish Grace (2010). He then landed...

44. Lauren Taylor

Actress | Best Friends Whenever

Lauren Taylor is an American actress best known for playing Shelby in the Disney Channel series Best Friends Whenever along with Landry Bender. Lauren previously starred as Harper in the Netflix series Richie Rich. At the age of fourteen she opened for Wilson Phillips; she has also opened for ...

45. Dartanian Sloan

Actor | Sinister 2

Dartanian was born in Los Angeles, USA. He is the second of oldest of triplets. Dartanian began his career in commercials and online short videos. He loves Hockey and has his own team with his triplet brother, Robert Daniel Sloan, and triplet sister, Anastasia Sloan. He played small characters in ...

46. Ethan Andrew Casto

Actor | Cell

Ethan Andrew Casto is an Atlanta-based actor and model known for his role as Johnny Riddell - son to Clay Riddell (John Cusack) in the Stephen King thriller, Cell (2016). His high energy and adventurous spirit keep him busy and engaged in a variety of sports and other extracurricular activities. ...

47. Aiden Arthur

Actor | In No Sense

Aiden Arthur is an actor, known for In No Sense (2016), Pitch (2016) and Pals (2016).

48. Farrah Mackenzie

Actress | Logan Lucky

Born into the industry with mother Angela Little, father Andy Mackenzie, actor, and grandfather Will Mackenzie, television director, Farrah Mackenzie has been acting since the age of 5. Having worked on numerous film, TV and short films through the years, Farrah's more recent work includes the ...

49. Ruby Barnhill

Actress | The BFG

Ruby Barnhill was born on July 16, 2004 in Knutsford, Cheshire, England. She is an actress, known for The BFG (2016), 4 O'Clock Club (2012) and Princess Emmy (2018).

50. Robert Daniel Sloan

Actor | Sinister 2

Robert Daniel Sloan is an actor, known for Sinister 2 (2015), Chronicles of a Love Unfound (2010) and Hero of the Day (2012).

51. Jade Pettyjohn

Actress | Destroyer

Jade Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles California. By the time she graduated high school, as Valedictorian, she worked on various award winning television series such as United States of Tara, starred as McKenna in American Girls, was a series regular on the twice Emmy nominated television series ...

52. Jeremy Ray Taylor

Actor | It

Jeremy Ray Taylor is an actor, known for It (2017), 42 (2013) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015).

53. Noah Schnapp

Actor | Stranger Things

Noah can be seen in a central role on season 2 of the Award-winning Netflix series "Stranger Things" where he portrays Will Byers opposite Winona Ryder. The series was nominated for various awards in 2016 and 2017, including a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series, a SAG Award for ...

54. Caleb McLaughlin

Actor | Stranger Things

Caleb McLaughlin is known for his role as Lucas Sinclair on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things. However, Caleb has worked on several television shows which include: ABC Forever, CBS Unforgettable, NBC Law & Order SVU, HBO Miniseries Show Me a Hero, ABC 20/20 What Would You Do?, HBO's ...

55. Daniel DiMaggio

Actor | Supergirl

Daniel DiMaggio is an actor, known for Supergirl (2015), Burn Notice (2007) and American Housewife (2016).

56. Nick Robinson

Actor | Jurassic World

Nick Robinson made his film debut starring as Joe in CBS Films' critically-acclaimed adventure film The Kings of Summer (2013), followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel Jurassic World (2015), where he starred alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and ...

57. Josh Wiggins

Actor | Max

Josh Wiggins was born on November 2, 1998 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Max (2015), Mean Dreams (2016) and Walking Out (2017).

58. Corey Fogelmanis

Actor | Girl Meets World

Corey Fogelmanis is best known for his current role as 'Farkle' on Disney's Girl Meets World. Born and raised in California, he is greatly immersed in the world of theatre, television, and photography. Starting his stage career at age 6, Corey has since performed in 18 productions around the ...

59. Kylie Rogers

Actress | Collateral Beauty

Kylie Rogers is a Texas-born actress, who came to Los Angeles in 2012. Kylie's first major film was the lead role of "Sunshine" in Space Station 76 (2014), working alongside Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer and Marisa Coughlan. That role was followed closely by William Monahan's psychological ...

60. Levi Miller

Actor | Pan

Levi Miller was born on September 30, 2002 in Australia as Levi Zane Miller. He is an actor, known for Pan (2015), Red Dog: True Blue (2016) and Jasper Jones (2017).



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