Mar. 3rd, 1974
Provo, Utah, USA
Jared Rushton's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles1992 - Pet Sematary II
1990 - A Cry in the Wild
1989 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
1988 - Big
1987 - Overboard
Guest TV Roles
Jared Michael Rushton (born March 3, 1974) is an American musician and former actor. He is best known for his roles in several films from the late 1980s, including Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Big, and Overboard. He has been nominated for a total of two Saturn Awards and two Young Artist Awards. He is also known for his roles in Pet Sematary Two and as Chip on the comedy sitcom, Roseanne.
Early life Rushton was born as Jared Michael Rushton on March 3, 1974, in Provo, Utah. Not much is known about his past, but his first appearance was as a rocker in a "Barbie and the Rockers" commercial. His mother, Monica Rushton, helped with filming around the set of Big. He has one brother, Ryan Rushton, who is in the same band as Jared. He also starred in the wash-up movie A Cry in the Wild, which was based on the by CouponDropDown">book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. He also appeared briefly as a reluctant father to be on the CBS drama Northern Exposure.
Career Rushton began his career at age twelve as Richie in an episode of Tales from the Darkside. He also appeared in another show, Cagney & Lacey, and a television film, Top Kids. In 1987, he got his first major role as Kurt Russell's son, Charlie Proffitt in the film, Overboard. The next year he starred in Lady in White as Donald and as Tom Hanks's friend, Billy, in Big. Rushton, who is a natural blonde, dyed his hair for the film. The scene where Billy and Josh get into a silly string fight was not in the original script, but was added in later.
After the success of Big, Rushton appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote as Travis Harmon. He later appeared as Chip Lang, Becky's boyfriend on the television sitcom, Roseanne starring Roseanne Barr for three episodes. After this, Rushton was cast as Ron by CouponDropDown">Thompson, the snobby neighbor, in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
After finishing Honey, Rushton appeared on an episode of Midnight Caller and filmed A Cry in the Wild as Brian Robeson, a film based on the book Hatchet. In 1992, Rushton guest-starred in an episode of Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories. Rushton also guest-starred in the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episode entitled "Bad Water".
Rushton currently plays guitar in the rock band Deal by Dusk.
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