Young Actors Who Just Disappeared

by raphaelbivas | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public

These are young actors who were too prolific to be considered "one-hit-wonders," but who still had brief careers that seemed to end abruptly. Most are child actors who left acting when they reached adulthood, if not before.

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

Active from 1981-1989

2. Mario Yedidia

Actor | Warriors of Virtue

Mario Yedidia was born on November 5, 1984 in California, USA. He is an actor, known for Warriors of Virtue (1997), Jack (1996) and Under Wraps (1997).

Active from 1993-1998

3. Jason Presson

Actor | Lady in White

Jason Presson was born on August 31, 1971 in Encino, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Lady in White (1988), The Stone Boy (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

Primarily Active from 1983-1991, with a brief return in 1997

4. Alex Etel

Actor | Millions

Alex Etel was born on September 19, 1994 in Manchester, England as Alexander Nathan Etel. He is an actor, known for Millions (2004), The Water Horse (2007) and From Time to Time (2009).

Active from 2004-2010

5. Jonah Bobo

Actor | Zathura: A Space Adventure

Jonah Bobo was born on January 24, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and composer, known for Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) and Disconnect (2012).

Active from 2004-2014

6. Oliver James

Actor | Raise Your Voice

Trained at Guildford School of Acting, Oliver first appeared on screen in What a Girl Wants, where he performed alongside Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes in the role of Ian, showcasing both his acting and musical talents. This gained him the attention that led him to Los Angeles. He then went on to ...

Active from 2002-2012

7. Nolan Sotillo

Actor | Red Band Society

Nolan Sotillo is an actor, known for Red Band Society (2014), Prom (2011) and Madison High (2012).

Active from 2011-2015

8. Zach Mills

Actor | Super 8

Zach was born in Lakewood, Ohio. At a young age he displayed a desire to perform. While on a trip to California with his parents, Zach was discovered by casting agent Fern Orenstein, who got him meetings with some of the top child agencies in Los Angeles. Zach signed with The Savage Agency. Not ...

Active from 2004-2014

9. Daniel Huttlestone

Actor | Les Misérables

Daniel Richard Huttlestone was born in Havering, London, England, to Linda and Mark Huttlestone, a company managing director. He started his stage career from the age of 9 landing the role of 'Nipper' in the 2009 production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, performing on the opening night...

Active from 2012-2016

10. 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...

Active from 2005-2014

11. 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...

Active from 2007-2014

12. Daniel Letterle

Actor | Camp

Letterle is from Northfield, Ohio, but moved to New York in 1997. After stints as a chorus member and dancer in many musicals and dinner theaters he went to the La Scala in Italy where he was a featured dancer in West Side Story. He later played "Doody" in a production of Grease in Berlin before ...

Active from 2003-2005

13. Bobby Coleman

Actor | The Last Song

Bobby Coleman is an actor and contemporary artist born and raised in Pasadena, California. Following in the footsteps of his older sister, Holliston, Bobby began his acting career at the age of six. He quickly developed a passion for acting and began taking on a variety of roles in both television ...

Active from 2003-2013

14. Max Records

Actor | Where the Wild Things Are

Max Records was born on June 18, 1997 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) and The Brothers Bloom (2008).

Primarily Active from 2006-2011, with a brief return in 2016

15. William Brent

Actor | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

William Brent was born in Palm Beach County, Florida, on October 15, 1995. He and his family moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2006. He quickly began his career working in television, film, and motion capture. Having trained in gymnastics and martial arts at a young age, William began doing his own ...

Active from 2007-2016 Note: Was credited as "Billy Unger" for most of his career

16. Seth Mumy

Actor | Paulie

Seth Mumy was born on October 25, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Seth Davis Mumy. He is an actor, known for Paulie (1998), Dear God (1996) and Dark Skies (1996). He has been married to Alexa Cline since July 31, 2016. They have one child.

Active from 1995-2001

17. Max Pomeranc

Actor | Searching for Bobby Fischer

Max was born in Manhattan, New York. He attended P.S.9 for elementary school and Wagner Jr. High for grades 6-8. He rarely talked about his film work and was part of the rowdier crowd. Max spent a lot of time playing handball or messing around with his friends in the neighborhood. He last film was ...

Primarily Active from 1993-1995, with a brief return in 2008

18. Hal Scardino

Actor | The Indian in the Cupboard

Hal Scardino was born on December 25, 1984 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Albert Henry Hugh Scardino. He is an actor and producer, known for The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Marvin's Room (1996) and Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993).

Primarily Active from 1993-1996, with a brief return in 2017



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