Jared Rushton is a musician and actor, who is famous through his appearances in movies such as “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Overboard”.
Early Life and Childhood
Jared Michael Rushton was born on 3 March 1974, in Provo, Utah, USA, so under the influence of the sun sign Pisces. His mother is Monica Rushton, however, the name of his father hasn’t been disclosed to date. He grew up with a sibling Ryan Rushton, who is a musician by profession and a member of the band Withdrawal since 2004.
Where Jared attended high school is not known, nor whether he matriculated from high school or went to college.
Jared started his career with the TV series “Tales from the Darkside” in 1986 in which he played the part of Richie. In the same year, he played Peter Wade in the TV series “Cagney & Lacey”, then in 1987 he was offered the part of Peter in “Top Kids”, and in the same year played Charlie Proffitt in “Overboard”.
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
In 1988, he was seen in “Lady in White” as Donald, and as Billy in “Big”, and also played Travis Harmon in “Murder, She Wrote”. In 1989, he played Chip Lang in the TV series “Roseanne”, and the same year was cast in his most famous role as Ron Thompson for “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”, directed by Joe Johnston. This was Joe’s directoring debut as he had only been working on movies before as an art director and effects illustrator.
The movie showcased the works of Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman and Kristine Sutherland as the lead characters, and went on to become the highest-grossing live-action Disney movie ever made, holding the record for five years, met with positive reviews from audiences and critics, and won the BAFTA award for Best Special Visual Effects.
James Horner, the sound engineer for the movie, won an ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films, and the movie was nominated for several other categories for different awards as well.
The movie’s success gave rise to two sequels of the franchise – “Honey, I Blew Up The Kid” released in 1992 and “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” in 1997. A television series “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show” as well as a theme-park attraction called “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” were also created from the movie’s franchise, however, Jared Rushton was not a part of the sequels or the TV show.
Further Advancements in TV Career
In 1990, he was seen playing Sylver Jensen in the TV series “Midnight Caller”.
He also appeared in “A Cry in the Wild” in which he played Brian, and the same year played the lead role of Rodney Barnes in “Where’s Rodney?” In 1992, he starred in “Pet Sematary II” as Clyde Parker, and was also seen in the TV series “Camp Wilder” and “Life Goes On”, played Calvin Harding in “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, Alex Raymond in “CBS School break Special”, and then Phil for “Northern Exposure” in 1993. He appeared in “The Yarn Princess” as Peter Thomas, and the TV series “ER” as Andy Bohlmeyer.
In 1996, he played Wesley Buttons in the TV mini-series “Dead Man’s Walk”, then in 1999 he played Bill Lane for “Cracker: Mind Over Murder”. He was last seen in the year 2000 as Seth Kesseling as “Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family”. Jared hasn’t won any awards for his acting career, but he was nominated for Saturn Awards twice and for Young Artist Awards two times as well.
After his acting career completely fizzled out, Jared immersed himself in music. Currently, he is involved in two bands, “Withdrawal and “Deal by Dusk”; hHe is one of the vocalists and plays the guitar for the bands.
Any information on who Jared Rushton is dating currently is unavailable. His dating history and the names of people he dated before is not available either. However, celebs couples has stated that he had dated a woman in the past, but that’s all. Whether or not he has any children is also not known.
Jared holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His hair color is blonde and his eye color is blue. However, how tall he is and how much he weighs is not known, nor information on his vital statistics.
Hobby, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
- Jared was first seen at the “Barbie and the Rockers” commercial where he played a rocker.
- He suffered from obesity after indulging himself in Hostess Twinkies and Ding-Dongs.
- His mother helped him in the set of “Big”.
Jared Rushton’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.