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Haley Joel Osment Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • His first role was in a Pizza Hut commercial at the age of 4
  • Made his film debut as Forrest Gump Jr
  • in 1994's Oscar-winning Forrest Gump
  • His father, also an actor, has made cameo appearances in several of Haley's films, including Secondhand Lions and Pay It Forward
  • Voiced the character of Sora in the Kingdom Hearts video-game series
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2008 in David Mamet's American Buffalo
  • Is an avid golfer and has appeared in the Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament


  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2000Critics' Choice Awards-Best Child Performance: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated