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Former child star Jared Rushton gained fame from his appearance as the pint-size best friend to an overgrown Tom Hanks in 1989's comedy fantasy, "Big." In 1990, the young star was nominated for a Saturn Award for his portrayal of one of four teenagers shrunken by a bumbling inventor in the Disney sci-fi comedy "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Rushton lost in the Best Performance by a Younger Actor category to musician Adan Jodorowsky (son of surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky) for the latter's hard-hitting performance as an institutionalized boy in the eerie "Santa Sangre." Rushton took the lead role in the 1991 film "A Cry in the Wild," a Roger Corman-produced adaptation of "Hatchet," Gary Paulsen's Newberry Medal-winning tale of a young man lost in the Canadian wilderness. In 2000, following nearly a decade of scattered television appearances, Rushton retired from acting to pursue a career in music. Along with his brother Ryan, he joined Southern California-based rockers Withdrawal, whose sole album, The Perfectionist Blacklist (2006), explored the murky intersection of post-hardcore, electronica and post-rock. After Withdrawal's break-up, the Rushton brothers and percussionist Todd Crayton...

Former child star Jared Rushton gained fame from his appearance as the pint-size best friend to an overgrown Tom Hanks in 1989's comedy fantasy, "Big." In 1990, the young star was nominated for a Saturn Award for his portrayal of one of four teenagers shrunken by a bumbling inventor in the Disney sci-fi comedy "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Rushton lost in the Best Performance by a Younger Actor category to musician Adan Jodorowsky (son of surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky) for the latter's hard-hitting performance as an institutionalized boy in the eerie "Santa Sangre." Rushton took the lead role in the 1991 film "A Cry in the Wild," a Roger Corman-produced adaptation of "Hatchet," Gary Paulsen's Newberry Medal-winning tale of a young man lost in the Canadian wilderness. In 2000, following nearly a decade of scattered television appearances, Rushton retired from acting to pursue a career in music. Along with his brother Ryan, he joined Southern California-based rockers Withdrawal, whose sole album, The Perfectionist Blacklist (2006), explored the murky intersection of post-hardcore, electronica and post-rock. After Withdrawal's break-up, the Rushton brothers and percussionist Todd Crayton formed Deal by Dusk, a quintet whose music stretches late-90s indie rock into jam-band territory. The group has shared the stage with Jerry Garcia sideman Melvin Seals.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Yarn Princess, The (1994) Peter Thomas
2.
 Pet Sematary Two (1992)
3.
 Cry in the Wild, A (1990) Brian
4.
 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Ron Thompson
5.
 Big (1988) Billy
6.
 Lady in White (1988) Donald
7.
 Overboard (1987) Charlie
8.
 Other Mothers (1993) Alex Raymond
9.
 Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1992) Steve ("Motel Hell")
10.
 Where's Rodney? (1990) Rodney Buddner
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