This bright, wholesome young performer won the coveted role of Danny Madigan, the 11-year-old protagonist of the spectacular Arnold Schwarzenegger box-office flop, "The Last Action Hero" (1993). O'Bri...
Eugene, Oregon, USA
|Promised Land||1998 1995 - 1998||Actor||Joshua Greene||19987|
|Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace||1996||Actor||Peter||19967|
|My Girl 2||1994||Actor||Nick Zsigmond||19947|
|Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||Presenter||19937|
|The 1998 Miss Teen USA Pageant||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||Judge||19977|
|The Lawnmower Man||1992||Actor||Peter Parkette||19927|
|Last Action Hero||1993||Actor||Danny Madigan||19937|
|The Baby-Sitter's Club||1995||Actor||Logan Bruno||19957|
|ER||2008 1993 - 2008||Actor||Kyle||20087|
|Apollo 13||1995||Actor||Whiz Kid||19957|
|Touched By an Angel||2002 1993 - 2002||Actor||Josh Greene||20027|
|TV series debut as regular, "Promised Land" (CBS)|
|Feature acting debut, "The Lawnmower Man"|
|Won the coveted role of Danny Madigan in "The Last Action Hero" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Appeared in over 24 TV commercials as well as magazine ads|
|Trever O'Brien||Brother||younger; born c. 1985|
|Amanda O'Brien||Sister||older; born c. 1979|
|". . . There will be absolutely no cuss words for this little guy."
"The 11-year-old and his family were adamant that he not be made to swear in the film. O'Brien saw Danny as a role model and didn't want it to seem he was setting a bad example."
C5"`If I cussed, every kid out there on the street will think it's cool to cuss,' he says. `At the beginning, `I went in for the read-through . . . and I just didn't say anything during the cuss words. Later on, they said, `If you don't like them we'll take them out.'"
"His mother, Valerie O'Brien, agrees."
"`We absolutely will not take the Lord's name in vain. And I said to Austin, if it came to that, we'd walk. They'd have to find someone else. And they were really great about it. They took them all out.'" --From USA TODAY, March 10, 1993.
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