Cameron Finley

Actor
The pint-sized star of the movie "Leave it to Beaver" (1997), Cameron Finley won the coveted title role as a result of a nationwide talent search conducted in seven major cities, involving 5,000 boys. Having worked ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1987 in Garland, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Baywatch Hawaii 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lionhearts 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Three Secrets 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Leave It to Beaver 1997 (Movie)

Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

8 Seconds 1994 (Movie)

Young Lane (Actor)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Bob Fielder Jr (Actor)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

Doug Carver (Actor)

Deadly Family Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

One True Love (TV Show)

Actor

Time Share (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The pint-sized star of the movie "Leave it to Beaver" (1997), Cameron Finley won the coveted title role as a result of a nationwide talent search conducted in seven major cities, involving 5,000 boys. Having worked professionally since the age of three when he landed his first commercial (for Shell Oil), Finley saw his first two feature films open three weeks apart in 1993, "A Perfect World", followed by "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", in which he played one of Mary Steenburgen's children. He portrayed a young Lane Frost (Luke Parry as a kid) in "8 Seconds" (1994) and made the first of his many appearances on TV that same year. Finley, who played a supporting part in "Hope Floats" (1998), starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr, continues to live in Garland, Texas where his parents protect his normalcy as best they can.

Relationships

Chuck Finley

Father
born c. 1961

Lexa Finley

Mother
born c. 1961

Christopher Finley

Brother
born c. 1984

Taz Finley

Brother
born c. 1989

Milestones

1998

Cast as Sandra Bullock's son in "Hope Floats"

1997

Debut in a leading role in features, played Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver"

1994

Played a young Lane Frost (Luke Perry as a kid) in "8 Seconds"

1994

First appearance in an episode of a TV series, CBS' "Walker, Texas Ranger"

1994

TV miniseries debut, "John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III"

1993

First feature film, "A Perfect World", released

1993

Three weeks later, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" released; portrayed one of Mary Steenburgen's children

1990

Appeared in Shell commercial at age of 3 (date approximate)

1990

Parents took him to an acting seminar near his Garland, Texas, home at age three (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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"He's got something special. He's much smaller than [original Beaver] Jerry Mathers. I bet he'll sprout, though." --Barabara Billingsly to PEOPLE, August 25, 1997

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"He has a real intelligence, combined with the odd innocence of Beaver. He never lost his enthusiasm. He never got cranky or bored." --Director Andy Cadiff to PEOPLE, August 25, 1997

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About his commercial for Shell Oil at age 3: "I got to laugh and fling mud pies at everyone. Cool job, and they paid me too. That's even better when they pay you to fling mud pies at people." --Cameron Finley in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, August 22, 1997

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