Austin Taylor O'Brien
May 11, 1981
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Austin Taylor O'Brien (born May 11, 1981) is an American actor and photographer. He may be best known for playing the co-lead Danny Madigan in the Arnold Schwarzenegger-movie Last Action Hero, followed by his turn into romance as Nick Zsigmond in My Girl 2, a part in both The Lawnmower Man and its sequel. and as Josh Greene in the CBS drama Promised Land. Before all this, he originally gained fame from a Circuit City commercial as a kid who, after finding out he'd saved money, says, "Cool" to the store's employee.
|1992||The Lawnmower Man||Peter Parkette|
|1993||Last Action Hero||Danny Madigan|
|1994||My Girl 2||Nick Zsigmond|
|1995||Apollo 13||Whiz Kid||Although credited, some sources suggest that the scene was dropped and O'Brien does not actually appear in the film|
|1995||The Baby-Sitters Club||Logan Bruno|
|1995||ER||Kyle Kazlaw||Television program|
Episode: "The Secret Sharer"
|1996||Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace||Peter Parkette|
|1996||Home of the Brave||Joshua 'Josh' Greene||Television film|
|1996–1998||Touched by an Angel||Joshua 'Josh' Greene||Television program|
Episodes: "Promised Land"
"Amazing Grace: Part 1"
"Amazing Grace: Part 2"
"Vengeance Is Mine: Part 1"
|1996–1999||Promised Land||Joshua 'Josh' Greene||Television program|
|2007||A Christmas Too Many||Jack||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Bones||Jimmy Grant||Television program|
Episode: "The Baby in the Bough"
|2009||This Is the Place||Simon|
|2010||Rain from Stars||Young Edward|
|2015||All Our Yesterdays||(unnamed)|
- Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- Vanderknyff, Rick (June 18, 1993). "Limelight, Cameras, 'Action' for O.C. Boy : Movies: 'Hero' co-star Austin O'Brien is full partner in media blitz". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
- "Austin O'Brien- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
- Koltnow, Barry (February 11, 1994). "A kiss is just a kiss for young star Austin O'Brien". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
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