Young Actors Who Just Disappearedby 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.
Actor | Die unendliche Geschichte
Active from 1981-1989
Actor | Warriors of Virtue
Active from 1993-1998
Actor | Lady in White
Primarily Active from 1983-1991, with a brief return in 1997
4. Alex Etel
Actor | Millions
Active from 2004-2010
5. Jonah Bobo
Actor | Zathura: A Space Adventure
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
Actor | Red Band Society
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
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
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
Primarily Active from 2006-2011, with a brief return in 2016
15. William Brent
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