Robert at the London Zoo, December 1982
December 19, 1966
New York, New York, US
Robert MacNaughton (born December 19, 1966) is an American actor, best known for his role as Elliott's brother Michael in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for which he won a 1982 Young Artist Award as Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Robert also played the lead role of Adam Farmer in the 1983 film I Am the Cheese, based on the young adult novel by Robert Cormier.
Born in New York City, MacNaughton primarily worked in the theater, both before and after E.T., performing with the Circle Repertory Company, where he originated the role of Buddy Layman in Jim Leonard's The Diviners. MacNaughton performed with Kevin Kline in Henry V at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. He played Hally in Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the boys for South Coast Repertory, and has also performed with the Long Wharf Theater and Seattle Repertory, among many others. His TV appearances include Dennis Potter's Visitors for the BBC, Vietnam War Story for HBO, Newhart, and Amen, among other TV movies.
MacNaughton retired from acting in 2002. Since then, he has worked as a mail carrier in Phoenix, Arizona and Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2013, Robert came out of retirement to perform in two films, Kamal Ahmed's Laugh Killer Laugh (co-starring his wife, actress Bianca Hunter) and Damien Leone's Frankenstein vs. The Mummy. 
- "ET comes home". BBC News Online. March 28, 2002. Retrieved February 27, 2007.
- "Light-years later, an 'E.T.' reunion". USA Today. March 19, 2002. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
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