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Famous Male Child Actors

List of famous male child actors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male child actors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being child actors. There are thousand of males working as child actors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic child actors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a child actor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List contains people like Ernie Morrison, Thomas Connor.

While this isn't a list of all male child actors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male child actors?" and "Who are the best male child actors?"

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    Anthony David "Tony" Blankley was an English-American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty years, and as a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. He later became an Executive Vice President with Edelman public ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1948-2012)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Child Actor, Journalist, Editing, Author
    • Credits: Swing Vote
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    Justin Worthington Henry is an American former child actor. He appeared in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer in a performance that earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the youngest actor to be nominated in any category; and, the only actor ever nominated in the same ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Sixteen Candles, Kramer vs. Kramer, Andersonville, Sweet Hearts Dance, Chasing Destiny + 7 more
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    Carl Dean Switzer was an American actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide. Switzer began his career as a child actor in the mid-1930s appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters. After leaving the series in 1940, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1927-1959)
    • Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Guide, Child Actor, Actor, Breeder
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, The Defiant Ones, Going My Way, The High and the Mighty, State of the Union + 49 more
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    Joseph Gregory Wagner "Joey" Luthman is an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Rad Ferris on the series Weeds. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 18
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Weeds, An American Carol, Miss March, Forget Me Not, Kissing Strangers + 9 more
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    William Robert "Billy" Laughlin was an American child actor. He is best known for playing the character Froggy in the Our Gang short films in its final stretch, from 1940 to 1944. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 16 (1932-1948)
    • Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Calling All Kids, Radio Bugs, Tale of a Dog, Dancing Romeo, Don't Lie + 2 more
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    Michael De Mesa is a Filipino film and television actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Child Actor, Model, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Mulawin: The Movie, Dubai, Batang X, The Inmate, Avatar + 10 more
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    Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in mod rock bands Small ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 44 (1947-1991)
    • Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Child Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 1 more
    • Credits: Heavens Above!, Live It Up!, Be My Guest, Small Faces: All or Nothing: 1965-1968, Steve Marriott: All or Nothing: Live in London
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    Gordon Alan Gebert was a child actor who is predominantly known for having smaller roles, in such films as Holiday Affair. He later turned away from acting and became a college professor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Actor
    • Credits: Flying Leathernecks, The Narrow Margin, The Flame and the Arrow, Holiday Affair, The House on Telegraph Hill + 3 more
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    Harry Spear was an American child actor, notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927 to 1929. He was a native of Los Angeles, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Fair and Muddy, Railroadin', Fast Freight, Bouncing Babies, Boxing Gloves + 6 more
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    Roger Lance Mobley was a busy child actor in the 1950s and 1960s, making over 110 television appearances and co-starring in nine feature films in his nine-year career, before becoming a member of the Green Berets during the Vietnam War. He was later an officer with the Police Department in Beaumont, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Child Actor, Actor, Pastor
    • Credits: Jack the Giant Killer, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Emil and the Detectives, Boy Who Caught a Crook, The Silent Call + 1 more
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    Gordon Douglas was an American film director, who directed many different genres of films over the course of a five-decade career in motion pictures. He was a native of New York City. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1907-1993)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Them!, Maverick, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Stagecoach, They call me MISTER Tibbs + 93 more
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    Harold Frederick Switzer was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as an extra. He was the older brother of gang member Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1925-1967)
    • Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Child Actor
    • Credits: The Bohemian Girl, Beginner's Luck, Our Gang
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    Kurt Krakowian is an American former child actor and now is acting again on such shows as the relaunched Dallas. He had bit roles on Days of Our Lives, Cheers, Vega$, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, According to Jim, and Saved by the Bell. Kurt Krakowian also has been seen in a few ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor
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    • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States of America, South Florida water management district + 1 more
    • Profession: Actor, Musician, Singer, Rapper, Child actor + 1 more
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    Barret Spencer Oliver is an American photographer and former child actor. He is known for his role as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the film adaptation of Michael Ende's novel The NeverEnding Story, followed by roles in D.A.R.Y.L., Cocoon and Cocoon: The Return. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Photographer, Teacher
    • Credits: The NeverEnding Story, Cocoon, Frankenweenie (1984), Uncommon Valor, Kiss Me Goodbye + 7 more
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    Holter Ford Graham is an American actor and voice-over narrator from Baltimore, Maryland. He appeared in his first film, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, at age thirteen. He is best known for his film work in the original John Waters’s Hairspray; the Oscar-nominated Fly Away Home; Six Ways to Sunday; ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Cry-Baby, Fly Away Home, Maximum Overdrive, Six Ways to Sunday, Two Evil Eyes + 4 more
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    Gordon S. Griffith was an American assistant director, film producer, and one of the first child actors in the American movie industry. Griffith worked in the film industry for five decades, acting in over 60 films, and surviving the transition from silent films to talkies—films with sound. During his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1907-1958)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Alexander the Great, Kid Auto Races at Venice, Tillie's Punctured Romance, Little Annie Rooney, The Little American + 16 more
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    Eugene Gordon Lee was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang comedies as Porky from 1935 to 1939. During his tenure in Our Gang, Porky originated the catchphrase "O-tay!", though it is commonly attributed to Buckwheat. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 72 (1933-2005)
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Bored of Education, Our Gang Follies of 1938, Our Gang Follies of 1936, Two Too Young, Second Childhood + 10 more
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    Richard "Mickey" Daniels, Jr. was an American actor. Signed by Hal Roach in 1921, he was, along with Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mary Kornman, and Ernie Morrison, a regular in the popular Our Gang comedies. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1914-1970)
    • Birthplace: Rock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: It Happened One Night, Safety Last!, Dogs of War, Our Gang, Saturday Morning + 35 more
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    Ernest Fredric "Ernie" Morrison was an American child actor who performed under the stage name "Sunshine Sammy." Morrison was the only black member of the East Side Kids, and was also an original Our Gang kid, a sidekick to Harold Lloyd and Snub Pollard, a silent screen comedian, a vaudevillian, a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1912-1989)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Dogs of War, Our Gang, Smart Alecks, Clancy Street Boys, Saturday Morning + 27 more

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