Haley Joel Osment Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Haley Joel Osment

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April 10, 1988

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Haley Joel Osment was born on April 10th, 1988. He is famous for being an American actor. Osment had began acting right from a tender age of five years. During this time, he featured in a TV commercial. After this, he landed on some TV shows during the 90s. Accordingly, Osment took the spotlight of his career after featuring in The Sixth Sense. He has recently featured in Alpha House and Entourage.

Early Life

Haley Joel Osment was born on April 10th, in 1988. His place of birth was in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Theresa worked as a school teacher. On the other hand, his father Michael Eugene Osment was a professional film actor. His parents were Birmingham, Alabama natives. Osment’s sister sibling is called Emily Osment.
At the age of five, Osment took on a Pizza Hut ad commercial. This opened doors for his acting career as he landed on a film role in Forrest Gump the following year. 



By the time Osment clocked 10, he had received a number of credits owning to his remarkable acting talent. During this period, he had taken some TV roles particularly in The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Thunder Alley. He also made appearances in the film industry with films such as the Last Stand at Saber River – 1977, The Ransom of Red Chief – 1998 and Cab to Canada – 1998.

Beginning 1997, Osment took on a recurring role on Murphy Brown for about one year. During the same year, he made guest appearances in a 1997 TV series dubbed The Pretender. Other shows where he made guest appearances include The Larry Sanders Show, Touched by an Angel, Walker, Texas Ranger, Ally McBeal, and Chicago Hope. 


Film Career

After featuring in the 1994 film called Forrest Gump, two years later Osment acted alongside Gerard Depardieu and Whoopi Goldberg in Bogus. His greatest movie that took away the hearts of many was with the role he played in The Sixth Sense. Due to the success of the film, he was given an Academy Award nod for best-supporting actor. The movie was a massive hit as it was bestowed with awards under Best Director and for Best Picture.

The following year Osment featured in I'll Remember April while taking the role of Peewee Clayton. A year later, he took a role in Pay It Forward. This was a film that was highly criticized. Other films that Osment featured in include A.I. Artificial Intelligence – 2001, Edges of the Lord – 2001, The Country Bears – 2002 and The Jungle Book 2 – 2003.


Legal Battle

For about three years, Osment’s career was on a downhill. His career was slightly affected after he had been charged with DUI – Driving under the Influence. He received a probation sentence of three years.  


Recent Works

After a short period of disappearance from both the film and the TV industry, Osment was back again doing what he does best- acting. Some of the recent films that he has featured in include Sex Ed – 2014, The World Made Straight – 2015, Entourage – 2015, Me Him Her – 2016 and Holding Patterns – 2016. 

Osment has also been active in the TV industry with shows such as The Spoils of Babylon – 2014, The Spoils Before Dying – 2015, The Eric Andre Show – 2016, Teachers – 2017 and Future Man -2017.


Personal Life

Osment loves golfing. This is a hobby that he gained interest in from the age of seven. He also fancies playing the piano and the guitar. He went to the Tisch School of the Arts in New York where he graduated in 2011.

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