Jared Rushton

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Jared Michael Rushton
BornJared Michael Rushton
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 40)
Provo, Utah, U.S
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active1986–2000
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Jared Michael Rushton
BornJared Michael Rushton
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 40)
Provo, Utah, U.S
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active1986–2000

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. Rushton currently plays guitar in the rock band Deal by Dusk.

Early life[edit]

Rushton's first acting job was as a rocker in a "Barbie and the Rockers" commercial. His mother, Monica Rushton, assisted him on the set of Big. He also starred in the movie A Cry in the Wild, which was based on the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and appeared briefly as a reluctant father-to-be on the CBS drama Northern Exposure. Jared has one brother, Ryan Rushton, who is currently in the same band.

Acting career[edit]

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 red for the film.

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 for three episodes. After this, Rushton was cast as Ron 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. He also had a starring role in Pet Sematary Two, as the school bully, Clyde Parker, a main enemy of Edward Furlong`s character. He also guest-starred in the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episode entitled "Bad Water".



1."Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" .... Seth Kesseling (1 episode, 2000) ... aka "Cover Me" - USA (short title)

    - The Line (2000) TV episode .... Seth Kesseling 

2."Cracker: Mind Over Murder" .... Bill Lane (1 episode, 1999) ... aka "Cracker" - USA (original title) ... aka "Cracker: The Complete Series" - International (English title) (DVD box title)

    - Best Boys (1999) TV episode .... Bill Lane 

3."Dead Man's Walk" .... Wesley Buttons (2 episodes, 1996)

    - Episode #1.3 (1996) TV episode .... Wesley Buttons    - Episode #1.1 (1996) TV episode .... Wesley Buttons 

4."ER" .... Andy Bohlmeyer (1 episode, 1994)

    - ER Confidential (1994) TV episode .... Andy Bohlmeyer 

5.The Yarn Princess (1994) (TV) .... Peter Thomas

6."Family Matters" (1 episode, 1994)

    - Presumed Urkel (1994) TV episode  

7."Northern Exposure" .... Phil (1 episode, 1993)

    - Heal Thyself (1993) TV episode .... Phil 

8."CBS Schoolbreak Special" .... Alex Raymond (1 episode, 1993)

    - Other Mothers (1993) TV episode .... Alex Raymond 

9."Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" .... Calvin Harding (1 episode, 1993)

    - Bad Water (1993) TV episode .... Calvin Harding 

10."Life Goes On" .... Ziggy (1 episode, 1992)

    - Babes in the Woods (1992) TV episode .... Ziggy 

11."Camp Wilder" (1 episode, 1992)

    - The First Kiss (1992) TV episode  

12....Where's Rodney? (1990) (TV) .... Rodney Barnes

13."Midnight Caller" .... Sylver Jensen (1 episode, 1990)

    - Planes (1990) TV episode .... Sylver Jensen 

14."Roseanne" .... Chip Lang (3 episodes, 1988-1989)

    - Becky's Choice (1989) TV episode .... Chip Lang    - Dan's Birthday Bash (1989) TV episode .... Chip Lang    - Lovers' Lane (1988) TV episode .... Chip Lang 

15."Murder, She Wrote" .... Travis Harmon (1 episode, 1988)

    - Coal Miner's Slaughter (1988) TV episode .... Travis Harmon 

16.Top Kids (1987) (TV) 17."Cagney & Lacey" .... Peter Wade (1 episode, 1986)

    - The Marathon (1986) TV episode .... Peter Wade 

18."Tales from the Darkside" .... Richie (1 episode, 1986)

    - A Serpent's Tooth (1986) TV episode .... Richie 


1.Pet Sematary II (1992) .... Clyde Parker ... aka "Pet Cemetery II" - USA (orthographically correct title)

2.A Cry in the Wild (1990) .... Brian

3.Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) .... Ronald 'Ron' Thompson ... aka "Microkids!" - Japan (English title)

4.Big (1988) .... Billy

5.Lady in White (1988) .... Donald

6.Overboard (1987) .... Charlie Proffitt

Self - video: 1.Big: Chemistry of a Classic (2007) (V) .... Himself

Self - TV: 1.Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1991) (TV)

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