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The 50+ Best Actors Under 25  

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List Rules Vote up the most successful actors who are 24 years old or younger.

These days, it seems like all the young actors you used to watch on the Disney channel have grown up and launched into full fledged adulthood. So which hot actors under 25 will be replacing old favorites like Zac Efron and Cole Sprouse? Here you'll find out as you peruse a list of the best up and coming actors under 25. From the star of Young Sheldon to part of the cast of Shameless, we've rounded up the best actors under 25.

If you can think of any other actors in their 20s or even male actors under 25 who have already made an impression, feel free to add them to the list. Then, be sure to vote for your favorite young actors under 25 and watch as they rise up the ranks to compete for the title of the best up and coming young male actors under 25. And then go check out the best actresses under 25.

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Colin Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 22
Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as young Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural, and as the voice of Jake on Jake and ...more
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Tanner Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Tanner Buchanan Age 19
Tanner Buchanan (born December 8, 1999) is an actor, known for his roles on Designated Survivor (2016), Grey's Anatomy (2005), The Fosters (2013), and Fuller House (2017).
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Ethan Cutkosky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 19
Ethan Cutkosky (August 19, 1999) is an American actor, best known for his roles as as Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless and Barto in The Unborn (2009).
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Wyatt Oleff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 15
Wyatt Jess Oleff (born July 13, 2003) is an American actor known for playing young Stanley Uris in the 2017 supernatural horror film It as well as 2019's It Chapter ...more
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Milo Parker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Milo Parker Age 16

Milo Parker (born October 1, 2002) is a British child actor, known for his roles as Connor in Robot Overlords, Roger Munro in Mr. Holmes, Hugh Apiston in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Gerry Durrell in ITV’s The Durrells.

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Forrest Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Forrest Wheeler Age 15
Forrest Wheeler (born March 21, 2004) is an American actor. In 2014, he was cast as a series regular on the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat.
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Julian Dennison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Julian Dennison Age 16
Julian Bailey Dennison (born October 26, 2002) is a New Zealand actor. He debuted in the 2013 film Shopping, for which he won the New Zealand Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is best ...more
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Justice Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 23
Justice Elio Smith (born August 9, 1995) is an American actor, best known for his role as Franklin Webb in the 2018 science fiction film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Smith stars in the 2019 ...more
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Cameron King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Cameron King Age 16
Cameron King (born October 21, 2002) is a British actor known for his roles as Millard in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Owen Butler in Hard Sun (2018), and Hunter in Turn ...more
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Jeremy Ray Taylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 15
Jeremy Raymond Taylor (born June 2, 2003) is an American actor, known for his role as young Ben Hanscom in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's novel It and 2019's It Chapter Two, and as Sonny ...more
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Joshua Rush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 17
Joshua Rush (born December 14, 2001) is an American actor. Rush began his career as a child actor playing roles such as Turner in the 2012 film Parental Guidance, and young versions of the ...more
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Ashton Sanders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 23
Ashton Durrand Sanders (born October 24, 1995) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Teen Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016).
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Atticus Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 20
Atticus Ronald Shaffer (born June 19, 1998) is an American actor known for playing Brick Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle (2009–2018), as well as for voicing Edgar in the film Frankenweenie ...more
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Kodi Smit-McPhee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 22
Kodi Smit-McPhee (born June 13, 1997) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as The Boy in The Road (2009), Owen in Let Me In (2010), Norman Babcock in ParaNorman (2012), and ...more
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Rohan Chand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Rohan Chand Age 15
Rohan Chand (July 24, 2003) is an American child actor. He has appeared in films such as Jack and Jill, Lone Survivor, and Bad Words. He also appeared in the "Crossfire" episode of ...more
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Ian Chen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Ian Chen Age 12
Ian Chen (born September 7, 2006) is an American actor. In 2014, he was cast as a series regular in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat.
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Gattlin Griffith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 20
Gattlin Tadd Griffith (born November 13, 1998) is an American actor, best known for portraying Walter Collins in the historical crime drama Changeling (2008), Tim Tyson in the autobiographical ...more
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Ellar Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 24
Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon (born August 27, 1994), known professionally as Ellar Coltrane, is an American actor and model. He is best known for his role as Mason Evans Jr. in Richard ...more
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Graham Verchere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 17
Graham Marc Verchere (born February 4, 2002) is a Canadian actor, known for roles in TV series Fargo (2017), The Good Doctor (2017-2018), and Supergirl (2018-2019) and file role in Summer of '84 ...more
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Hudson Yang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Hudson Yang Age 15
Hudson David Yang (born October 24, 2003) is an American child actor. In 2014, he was cast as the lead in the ABC television series, Fresh Off the Boat. He is the son of writer and journalist ...more
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Mason Cook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 18
Mason Cook (born July 25, 2000) is an American actor known for playing Ray DiMeo in the ABC sitcom Speechless and Tyler Stansfield in The Goldbergs. He also portrayed Cecil Wilson in the 2011 ...more
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Tristan Lake Leabu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Tristan Lake Leabu Age 19
Tristan Lake Leabu (born August 19, 1999) is an American child actor who made his debut playing the part of Jason White, Lois Lane's son, in the 2006 film Superman Returns. For this performance ...more
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Ehren Kassam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
ElieMjsMusic added Ehren Kassam Age 22
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Max Charles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Age 15
Max Charles (born August 18, 2003) is an American child actor. In addition to his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and ...more
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Toby Nichols is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 50+ Best Actors Under 25
Toby Nichols Age 17

Toby Nichols (born November 30, 2001) is an actor, known for playing Young Danny Rand in Netflix's Iron Fist, T.R. Macon in Underground, and Alex in The Dark.