Harvey Spencer Stephens

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For the Broadway, film and TV actor, see Harvey Stephens.
Harvey Spencer Stephens
Born (1970-11-12) 12 November 1970 (age 46)
Putney, London, England, UK
Spouse(s) Sammy James

Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970) is an English actor who played the role of young Damien Thorn in The Omen.[1]

Stephens was born in Putney, London, England. He was four years old when picked for the part, which required him to have his blond hair dyed dark brown. In an interview with AMC, director Richard Donner said Stephens got the part after attacking the filmmaker (at Donner's urging), punching Donner in the testicles for good measure. It was the only major film role in Stephens' career; he would later play a small role in the 1980 TV film Gauguin the Savage. He also appears in the DVD special features section of the 2006 version of The Omen, and appears as a tabloid journalist in the film.

Interview footage of Stephens from 1996 was used in the 2005 documentary The Curse of the Omen, a program detailing the supposed eerie coincidences surrounding the making of the film.

Stephens appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio on 23 April 2008 to promote a film he was working on. He said he also has started appearing at autograph signings and horror conventions "with my tricycle."


  1. ^ Medved, Harry; Dreyfuss, Randy (1979). The fifty worst movies of all time: (and how they got that way). Angus & Robertson. p. 174. ISBN 9780207958915. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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