A gifted child performer with large brown eyes, Seth Adkins made a memorable film debut as a crying child rescued by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-winning blockbuster "Titanic" (1997). At the tender age of three, the youngster began a career appearing in local commercials and theatrical productions in his native Albuquerque. Relocating with his family to L.A., Adkins soon found guest spots on various TV shows ranging from "ER" to "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." He first registered with small screen audiences playing the epileptic son of a concerned mother (Meryl Streep) who adopts a controversial dietary treatment for the disease in Jim Abrahams' based-on-fact drama "...first do no harm" (1997). The tyke went on to play a five-year-old Anthony Cortino (enacted by Jay Mohr as an adult) in the zany spoof "Mafia!" (1998), directed by Abrahams. In 1999, he landed what undoubtedly will prove to be his breakthrough role: playing Pinocchio to Drew Carey's "Geppetto" in the Disney/ABC musical airing in May 2000.
Cast (Feature Film)
Moved with family to Los Angeles (date approximate)
Screen debut as child rescued by Leonardo DiCaprio in "Titanic"
Cast as a child stricken with epilepsy whose mother (Meryl Streep) employs a controversial dietary treatment in the ABC movie "...first do no harm"
Cast as Tiny Anthony in the spoof "Mafia!"
Portrayed Pinocchio in the ABC/Disney TV-movie "Geppetto"
Starred opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the remake of "Bad News Bears"