HALEY JOEL OSMENT's young, yet
expansive career continues to find new heights. Before his award winning
performance in legendary director Steven Spielberg's A.I., he
co-starred with Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt in the adaptation of Catherine Ryan
Hyde's novel, Pay it Forward. Then he traveled to Poland to shoot Edges
of the Lord. In this film, he portrayed a Jewish boy sent to the countryside
to hide with a Catholic family during Nazi occupation. Amazingly, all of this
completed within the same year.
Osment made an unforgettable impression
on moviegoers with his devastating portrayal of the haunted Cole Sear. In the
record breaking and internationally acclaimed film, The Sixth Sense,
Haley co-starred with Bruce Willis and Toni Colette for director M. Night
Shyamalan. For his performance, Osment was nominated for an Academy Award at age
eleven. He received numerous film critics' awards, and was nominated for a
Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
An award-winning actor who began his
television and film career at age five, Osment won his first honor, the Youth in
Film Award, for his role as Forrest, Jr. in the Oscar-winning feature film, Forrest
His feature film credits include Nora
Ephron's Mixed Nuts, Jason Alexander's directorial debut, For
Better or Worse, and Bogus, a Norman Jewison film co-starring Oscar
winner Whoopi Goldberg and Gerard Depardieu.
In the voice-over arena, Osment is
heard as Chip in Walt Disney's animated release Beauty and the Beast: The
Enchanted Christmas, as Zephyr in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Deux,
and as Beary in The Country Bears. His latest animation honor was voicing
Mowgli in Disney's The Jungle Book 2.
He made his acting debut starring
opposite multi-Emmy winner Edward Asner in the television series "Thunder
Alley." He went on to co-star as Matt Foxworthy on "The Jeff Foxworthy
Show," and then appeared as Avery Brown on the long-running series,
Osment's guest starring television
credits begin with a two-part special of "The Pretender," playing a
kidnapped prodigy whose genius is exploited through mind control. On
"Chicago Hope," he finds himself stuck in an elevator with a corpse.
"Touched By An Angel" explored the true-life story of Lou Gehrig's
disease. And on a two-part special of "Walker Texas Ranger," he plays
Lucas, an orphaned boy dying of AIDS. Osment then captured audiences on a
heartfelt episode of "Ally McBeal" playing a dying boy who wants to
In television films, Osment's credits
include the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "The Ransom of Red
Chief," an NBC science fiction thriller, "The Lake," and the
World War II feature, "I'll Remember April."
His honors include three Young Star
Awards for his performances in TNT's "Last Stand at Saber River"
with Tom Selleck, the Hallmark presentation of the CBS drama "Cab to
Canada," with Maureen O'Hara, and The Sixth Sense. He is a
recipient of the Broadcast Film Critics Award, the ShoWest Award and two-time
recipient of the Saturn Award.
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