Jared Rushton

Jared Rushton

Highest Rated: 97% Big (1988)

Lowest Rated: 22% Pet Sematary Two (1992)

Birthday: Mar 03, 1974

Birthplace: Provo, Utah, USA

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.


Highest Rated Movies



22% 31% Pet Sematary Two Clyde Parker (Character) $15.1M 1992
No Score Yet 40% A Cry in the Wild Brian (Character) - 1990
76% 54% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Ronald 'Ron' Thompson (Character) $130.2M 1989
69% 69% Lady in White Donald (Character) $282.7K 1988
97% 82% Big Billy (Character) $113.5M 1988
44% 74% Overboard Charlie Proffitt (Character) $23.9M 1987


No Score Yet 80% ER Andy Bohlmeyer (Guest Star) 1994
76% 68% Roseanne Chip Lang (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988


Clyde Parker says: Ellie Creed was the only survivor. One night she went crazy and hacked up the grandparents and the cops found her licking the brains off the knife.

Clyde Parker says: Hey, junior. Wanna play?

Clyde Parker says: (holding Jeff's cat) - You ever seen a kitten run before?

Clyde Parker says: (holding Jeff's cat) You ever seen a kitten run before?

Jeff Matthews says: Yeah.

Clyde Parker says: No, I mean REALLY run. Like this! (takes off)

Clyde Parker says: What are you doing, man?

Gus Gilbert says: I'm just f**kin with ya!