Robert MacNaughton

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Robert MacNaughton
Robert Macnaughton London Zoo, Dec 1982.jpg
MacNaughton in London, December 1982
Robert MacNaughton

(1966-12-19) December 19, 1966 (age 52)
Years active1980–2014
Bianca Hunter (m. 2012)

Robert MacNaughton (born December 19, 1966) is an American actor.

He is 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.

MacNaughton 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 Jr.'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. He then worked as a mail carrier in Phoenix, Arizona, and Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] In 2013, MacNaughton returned to acting, performing in two films, Kamal Ahmed's Laugh Killer Laugh (co-starring his wife, Bianca Hunter) and Damien Leone's Frankenstein vs. The Mummy. [2]

MacNaughton has a son, Noah, and three stepsons with his wife, actress Bianca Hunter.[3][4]

For his fans, he will be appearing at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA from April 12-14, 2019 along with Henry Thomas and Dee Wallace.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Michael
1984 I Am the Cheese Adam Farmer
2015 Frankenstein vs. The Mummy Isaac
2015 Laugh Killer Laugh Creative writing teacher
Year Title Role Notes
1980 Angel City Bennie Teeter Television film
1981 Big Bend Country Dave McGregor Television film
1982 The Electric Grandmother Tom Television film
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special Craig Parsons Television series, episode Hear Me Cry
1987 A Place to Call Home Michael Television film
1987 Screen Two Clayton Television series, episode Visitors
1987 Newhart Andy Television series, episode Here's to You, Mrs Loudon
1987 Amen Michael Television series, episode Deacon on the Line
1988 Vietnam War Story Wagoner Television series, episode The Fragging


Awards and nominations for acting
Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1983 Young Artist Award Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Won


  1. ^ "Child Stars: Where Are They Now? - What He's Doing Now".
  2. ^ "ET comes home". BBC News Online. March 28, 2002. Retrieved February 27, 2007.
  3. ^ "Light-years later, an 'E.T.' reunion". USA Today. March 19, 2002. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  4. ^ ""Only Little Kids" - Hollywood Elsewhere". September 20, 2012.

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