Jared Rushton

Former child star Jared Rushton gained fame from his appearance as the pint-size best friend to an overgrown Tom Hanks in 1989's comedy fantasy, "Big. " In 1990, the young star was nominated for a Saturn Award for his ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1974

Filmography

Actor (15)

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Other Mothers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yarn Princess 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Camp Wilder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Pet Sematary Two 1992 (Movie)

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A Cry in the Wild 1990 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Where's Rodney? 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1989 (Movie)

Ron Thompson (Actor)

Big 1988 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Lady in White 1988 (Movie)

Donald (Actor)

Overboard 1987 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Biography

Former child star Jared Rushton gained fame from his appearance as the pint-size best friend to an overgrown Tom Hanks in 1989's comedy fantasy, "Big. " In 1990, the young star was nominated for a Saturn Award for his portrayal of one of four teenagers shrunken by a bumbling inventor in the Disney sci-fi comedy "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Rushton lost in the Best Performance by a Younger Actor category to musician Adan Jodorowsky (son of surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky) for the latter's hard-hitting performance as an institutionalized boy in the eerie "Santa Sangre." Rushton took the lead role in the 1991 film "A Cry in the Wild," a Roger Corman-produced adaptation of "Hatchet," Gary Paulsen's Newberry Medal-winning tale of a young man lost in the Canadian wilderness. In 2000, following nearly a decade of scattered television appearances, Rushton retired from acting to pursue a career in music. Along with his brother Ryan, he joined Southern California-based rockers Withdrawal, whose sole album, The Perfectionist Blacklist (2006), explored the murky intersection of post-hardcore, electronica and post-rock. After Withdrawal's break-up, the Rushton brothers and percussionist Todd Crayton formed Deal by Dusk, a quintet whose music stretches late-90s indie rock into jam-band territory. The group has shared the stage with Jerry Garcia sideman Melvin Seals.

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