Spotted at his school by two casting directors and asked to audition, the nine-year-old, who had no prior professional acting experience, won praise for his natural performance as a lonely child prodi...
Cast as the son of Jamey Sheridan and Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"
Feature acting debut, "Little Man Tate", directed by Jodie Foster
Only acting experience prior to being cast in "Little Man Tate" was in school plays in first and second grades
Spotted at his school by two casting directors and asked to audition, the nine-year-old, who had no prior professional acting experience, won praise for his natural performance as a lonely child prodigy caught in an emotional tug of war between his working class mother (played by Jodie Foster) and a psychologist (Dianne Wiest) who wants to put him in a special school in Foster's directorial debut, "Little Man Tate" (1991). He went on to portray the title character in "Digger" (1994), about a youth sent to live with relatives during his parents' divorce. Hann-Byrd appeared as the youthful version of Robin Williams's character in "Jumanji" (1995) and in a supporting role in the remake of "Diabolique" (1996) with Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani. He also delivered a convincing portrait of a troubled youth in Ang Lee's mood piece "The Ice Storm" (1997).
born c. 1951; has own production company; joined his surname when he married Jacquie Hann in 1979
born c. 1951; illustrated "That Man Is Talking to His Toes"; married 1979