Sean Marshall (actor)

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Sean Marshall
Born Sean Edwin Marshall
(1965-06-19) June 19, 1965 (age 51)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles
Alma mater United States Merchant Marine Academy (1987)
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1971–1980

Sean Edwin Marshall (born June 19, 1965 in Canoga Park, California) is an American former actor and singer who started acting in 1971 at the age of 6. He was in more than ten movies including The Deadly Trackers, The New Adventures of Heidi and the Disney animated short film The Small One, but he is most commonly known for playing the protagonist Pete in the 1977 Disney movie Pete's Dragon for which he earned a gold record.

He also starred in two television series The Fitzpatricks which aired in 1977–78 for 13 episodes and The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove which aired in 1979 for 6 episodes. Marshall was a guest star in many of the popular series of his time including Kung Fu, Emergency!, Code R, The Carol Burnett Show and Tony Orlando and Dawn to name a few. Marshall was also a prolific TV commercial, radio, print and stage actor during his short seven years in the entertainment industry.

In 1978, Marshall left the entertainment industry to pursue an education at Notre Dame College Preparatory. In 1983, he received a congressional appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. In 1987, he graduated with a B.S. in Marine Transportation and an officers appointment in the U.S. Maritime Service, and the U.S. Naval Reserve. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Kung Fu Abel Lovitt Episode: "The Stone"
1973 The Deadly Trackers Kevin Kilpatrick Feature film
1974 Little House on the Prairie Boy Episode: "If I Should Wake Before I Die"
1977 ABC Weekend Specials Joe Willie Episode: "Valentine's Second Chance"
1977 Code R Gary Episode: "The Aliens"
1977–78 The Fitzpatricks Max Fitzpatrick Main cast (13 episodes)
1977 Pete's Dragon Pete Feature film
1978 Stickin' Together Michael MacKenzie Television pilot (aka Wonderland Cove)
1978 The New Adventures of Heidi Peter Television film
1978 The Small One Boy (voice) Animated short film
1979 The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove Michael MacKenzie Main cast (6 episodes)
1980 To Race the Wind Wilson Television film

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