He was an actor who worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney. And there’s a Trump link. Now he has an Average Joe job. Who is he?
He had big child fame as he starred in some of the most successful films of the 1990s.
And he also appeared with George Clooney on the series ER in 1995 – much later he worked with David Boreanaz on Bones in 2008.
He played the romantic lead in a film with Anna Chlumsky.
These days he is 42-years-old and happily married. This handsome star also has an Average Joe job, though it is still in the arts.
Can you guess who he is?
He had big child fame, starring in some of the most successful films of the 1990s. His work called for him to shoot scenes with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dan Aykroyd, Macaulay Culkin and Jamie Lee Curtis. And he also had scenes George Clooney on ER early in 1995 as well as David Boreanaz on Bones in 2008. Who is he?
He is Austin O’Brien.
The actor’s first film was The Lanmower Man in 1992 with co-star Jeff Fahey; Austin also starred in the sequel in 1996.
His biggest film was the The Last Action Hero with Schwarzenegger in 1993.
He played 10-year-old boy Danny Madigan lives in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother, Irene.
Following his father’s death, Danny takes comfort in watching action movies. He gets a golden ticket once owned by Harry Houdini which transports Danny into the fictional world of a movie.
In 1994, Austin played Nick Zsigmond opposite Chlumsky in My Girl 2. Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis were also in the film.
He had a small role as a smart kid in the Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13 in 1995.
Next came The Baby-Sitters Club, also in 1995.
It was a comedy-drama directed by Melanie Mayron and based on Ann M. Martin’s novel series of the same name. The plot centers on one summer in the girls’ lives in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
He is Austin O’Brien who was a child star in the 1990s and is now no longer in show business
He now works as a photographer in Los Angeles and Chicago; here is his image from Instagram
He played Logan Bruno.
His co-stars were Schuyler Fisk as Kristy Thomas, Rachael Leigh Cook as Mary Anne Spier, Bruce Davison as Watson Brewer and Ellen Burstyn as Mrs. Haberman.
The actor was seen on several episodes of Touched By An Angel, playing Joshua ‘Josh’ Greene opposite Roma Downey. And he played the same character in the CBS drama Promised Land.
He worked off and on after that.
In 1998 he played Greg opposite Britt Leary in Only Once about two well-adjusted and highly-motivated teenagers who fall in love.
Then in 2001 he was Cole in the TV movie Spirit about a haunted house.
In 2004 he was in Runaways and three years later he was in the direct to video film A Christmas Too Many with Mickey Rooney and Marla Maples, who used to be married to Donald Trump.
O’Brien attends the opening of Planet Hollywood of Caesars Palace in 1994 in Las Vegas
Austin O’Brien played Peter in the film The Lawnmower Man in 1992
With Jeff Fahey who played a full grown man with the intelligence of a six year old, whose only interests are comics and his best friend, 10 year old Peter (O’Brien)
Austin O’Brien eating popcorn in theater in a scene from the film Last Action Hero, 1993
O’Brien in a scene with his co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger
Seen in My Girl 2 with Anna Chlumsky in 1994
Austin had a role on the hit series Bones with David Boreanaz.
After that he was in the films Helix, Bounty, This Is The Place Rain From Stars and Defining Moments.
The last film he was associated with was 2015’s All Our Yesterdays with actress Ethel Mayville.
O’Brien was born in Eugene, Oregon to Valerie and Dan O’Brien.
His older sister is actress Amanda O’Brien and his younger brother is actor Trever O’Brien.
Austin originally gained fame from a Circuit City commercial as a kid who, after finding out he had saved money, says ‘Cool’ to the store’s employee.
The Baby-Sitters Club in 1995. It was a comedy-drama directed by Melanie Mayron that also starred Schuyler Fisk as Kristy Thomas, Rachael Leigh Cook as Mary Anne Spier, Bruce Davison as Watson Brewer and Ellen Burstyn as Mrs. Haberman
In 1998 he played Greg opposite Britt Leary in Only Once about two well adjusted and highly-motivated teenagers who fall in love
These days he works as a photographer and he shows off his work on Instagram.
In his online bio he says: ‘Having grown up in the entertainment industry I have been obsessed with how to use a lens to tell stories from a very young age.
‘So while the move into photography was a happy accident, it was also the most natural of transitions. I have loved every minute of it.’
He added: ‘I learned on film and I feel this has truly shaped me as a photographer and has given me a deeper understanding of light and composition.
‘My goal for each of my clients is to create a unique photo-experience, while capturing beautiful memories and creative images. Plus I’m a bit of a goof, so we will have fun while we do it.’
He has been wed to Kristin Wurgler since 2006.