Austin O'Brien

Austin O'Brien

  • Highest Rated: 95% Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) (1996)
  • Birthday: May 11, 1981
  • Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
  • Fresh-faced Austin O'Brien made his mark as a movie child star before settling into the TV series Promised Land in the latter half of the 1990s. Oregon-born O'Brien began acting as a child in TV commercials. By his pre-teens, O'Brien made the jump to films in the virtual reality thriller The Lawnmower Man (1992). O'Brien soon earned the dubious distinction, however, of starring as the boy who gets to join his action idol onscreen in the notorious Arnold Schwarzenegger flop Last Action Hero (1993). Less tarnished by the experience than his muscle-bound co-star, O'Brien soon moved on to fill Macauley Culkin's shoes as Anna Chlumskey's male foil/friend in the sequel My Girl 2 (1994). Despite appearing as the Whiz Kid in Ron Howard's esteemed space blockbuster Apollo 13 (1995), O'Brien was back to roles in young teen fare with The Babysitters' Club (1995). After starring as a young hacker pitted against the evil title character in the sequel Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996), O'Brien moved to series television when he was cast as Gerald McRaney's son in the Christian family drama Promised Land. During the series' 1996-1999 run, O'Brien also guest starred several times as his Promised Land character Josh on the hit series Touched By an Angel. After Promised Land ended, O'Brien headed to college to study his other creative passion, music.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Bounty Jake 2009
No Score Yet A Christmas Too Many Actor 2007
No Score Yet A Christmas Too Many Jack 2005
No Score Yet Runaways Steve Moore 2003
No Score Yet Spirit Cole 2000
No Score Yet Only Once Greg 1998
11% Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) Peter 1996
27% My Girl 2 Nick Zsigmond 1996
67% The Baby-Sitters Club Logan Bruno 1995
95% Apollo 13 Whiz Kid 1995
36% Last Action Hero Danny Madigan 1993
No Score Yet Prehysteria Jerry Taylor 1993
35% The Lawnmower Man Peter Parkette 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% Bones
2005-2017
Jimmy Grant
  • 2008
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
Josh Greene Joshua Greene
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Guest Josh Josh Greene Joshua Greene
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Kyle Kyle Kazlaw
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Austin O'Brien CHARACTERS

Vada Sultenfuss
If I get married, I'll never change my name
Vada Sultenfuss
If I get married, I'll never change my name.
Nick Zsigmond
Why? You think the guy should change his name?
Vada Sultenfuss
I don't think anybody should change their names, that way you can't find them when you need them!
Nick Zsigmond
What if you don't want to be found?
Vada Sultenfuss
Why do you argue with everything I say?