Haley Joel Osment is am American child-actor prodigy. At a young age of nineteen, he has several Hollywood films, an Academy Award nomination and an Oscar Award nomination to his name.
Haley Joel Osment was born on 10th April, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. Osment’s mother is a teacher and his father is an actor. His sister too, is a popular child-actor. He grew up with catholic values. Osment is academically inclined and gets straight A’s in his courses. He has a fondness for lizards. He studied at the Flintridge Preparatory School in California and now studies Arts at the New York University. He has been involved in an accident caused by drunken driving.
Haley Joel Osment started acting at the young age of four when he landed a Pizza Hut commercial. The commercial proved to be a career launch pad and he acted with Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump in 1994. In the same year, he played a small role in a television series “Thunder Alley”.
Haley Joel Osment other television appearances include “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” (1995), “Murphy Brown (1998), “The Larry Sander’s Show” (1992), “Walker Texas Ranger” (1993), "Touched by an Angel" (1994), "Chicago Hope" (1994), "The Pretender" (1996), 'Angels and Blimps' (1999), Family Guy” (1999) and "Ally McBeal" (1997).
Haley Joel Osment first lead role came in 1996 with the film Bogus, which won him a lot of praise for his effortless acting. In 1999, he essayed one of the most challenging roles with astounding ease in “The Sixth Sense”. “Play it Forward”, released in 2000, saw him in another path-breaking performance. Rumored to be a Spielberg favorite, he starred in “Artificial Intelligence” in 2001- a film that went on to be a blockbuster.
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Apart from powerful performances, Haley Joel Osment has also lent his voice and dubbed for the following films:
"It's a team effort at my home, even when I'm nine time zones away."
"I carry my sense of trying to learn, my curiosity and my memory."