Jason Presson

Jason Presson

Highest Rated: 74% Explorers (1985)

Lowest Rated: 29% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1971

Birthplace: Encino, California, USA

Jason Presson landed his first movie at the age of 12 as Bruce Kaleb in the 1983 science-fiction made-for-television movie "Wishman." This role led to a slew of minor parts for the child actor throughout the 1980s. In 1984 Presson performed alongside Glenn Close and Robert Duvall in "The Stone Boy," playing Arnold Hillerman--a young boy growing up in rural America who accidentally shoots his brother and then must live out the consequences of his instrumental role in the tragedy. A year later Presson was cast as a main character in the children's science-fiction film "Explorers." His character, Darren Woods, is a young misfit who helps his friend Ben--played by an adolescent Ethan Hawke--build a circuit board that becomes the basis for their starship. Presson appeared in a number of made-for-television movies over the next decade, including "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" and "The Leftovers." His last major motion-picture role was in the 1988 horror spoof "Saturday the 14th Strikes Back," in which he plays Eddie Baxter, a boy whose family moves into a dilapidated house only to discover the sinister evil that lurks within. The actor was cast in several more minor roles, including parts in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" and the made-for-television movie "Trials of Life," before retiring from film in 1997.

Highest rated movies

Explorers
Lady in White
The Stone Boy
Saturday the 14th Strikes Back

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 69% Lady in White Geno Scarlatti (Character) $282.7K 1988
29% 37% Saturday the 14th Strikes Back Eddie Baxter (Character) - 1988
74% 66% Explorers Darren Woods (Character) - 1985
67% 42% The Stone Boy Arnold Hillerman (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Rocko Ramone (Guest Voice) 1991
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984