Cayden Boyd

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Cayden Boyd
Born (1994-05-24) May 24, 1994 (age 25)
Years active2001–present

Cayden Boyd (born May 24, 1994)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his child roles as Max in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Ben Reynolds in the 2007 film Have Dreams, Will Travel.


Boyd was born in Bedford, Texas.[citation needed] His older sister, Jenna, is also an actor. Boyd plays violin and cello and played high school football at Village Christian School[disambiguation needed]. He recently[when?] graduated from Pepperdine University, studying business.


Boyd landed his first roles, small television roles and commercials, as young as 6 and 7. He played Tim Robbins's son in Mystic River.[2] In 2004, he was cast in the starring role of Max in the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.[3][4] He played young Warren Worthington III in X-Men: The Last Stand,[2] and he was cast in the lead role in the 2007 film Have Dreams, Will Travel (originally titled A West Texas Children’s Story).[5][6] He appeared on episodes of such television series as Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, Close to Home and Scrubs.[2] In 2008, he appeared alongside Julia Roberts and Willem Dafoe in Fireflies in the Garden.[7][8] In 2015 Boyd also had a role on the television series Awkward playing Jenna's Marine boyfriend.[9]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Fault Young Mark
2003 Freaky Friday Harry's Friend #2
Mystic River Michael Boyle
Exposed Jared
2004 Envy Boy #2 at play (wolf)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Timmy
2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Max
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Young Warren Worthington III Cameo
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Ben Reynolds
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Young Michael


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Scrubs Hummer Episode: "My Fifteen Minutes"
2002 Taina Little Boy Episodes: "Test Friends", "Papi Don't Preach"
The King of Queens Lil Jared Episode: "Kirbed Enthusiasm"
2004 Century City Timmy / Toby Clemens Episodes: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Lose", "The Face Was Familiar"
Crossing Jordan Kyle Moran Episode: "Fire in the Sky"
2005 Cold Case Kyle Bream 1998 Episode: "Revenge"
Close to Home Sonny Episode: Pilot
Night Stalker Ryan Episode: "Malum"
2010 Past Life Noah Powell Episode: Pilot
2014 Expecting Amish Isaac Television film
2014–2015 Awkward Brian 3 episodes
2017 The Mick Matty Pruitt Episode: "The Haunted House"
2018 Heathers Ram Sweeney 4 episodes
NCIS First Lt. Danny Hall Episode: "Fragments"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Commercial McDonald's Nominated


  1. ^ "Cayden Boyd". Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Cayden Boyd - Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Addie Morfoot (September 19, 2004). "Cayden Boyd". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Joe Leydon (June 3, 2005). "Review: 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Justin Chang (May 8, 2005). "Cayden Boyd". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Jay Weissberg (October 29, 2007). "Review: 'Have Dreams, Will Travel'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Alissa Simon (February 11, 2008). "Review: 'Fireflies in the Garden'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Kirk Honeycutt (February 13, 2008). "Fireflies in the Garden: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2016. Flashbacks to Michael's childhood (Cayden Boyd touchingly plays him as a boy)...
  9. ^ Ariana Bacle (August 31, 2015). "Awkward: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2016. Jenna’s still hanging with her latest fling, a Marine named Brian (Cayden Boyd)...

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