Cayden Boyd
Birth Date:
May 24, 1994
Birth Place:
Bedford, Texas, USA
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Shark Boy & Lava Girl


“I want to act for a really long time, but eventually I want to be a Marine and fly F-18s or train animals at Sea World.” Cayden Boyd

One of the best young current stars, American actor Cayden Boyd has played small roles in several movies like Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River (2003), Freaky Friday (2003) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) before making the leap to leading role with Robert Rodriquez’s 3-D film, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl (2005). More recently, he played Young Warren Worthington in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and will soon star as Ben in A West Texas Children’s Story (2006). On the small screen, Boyd has charmed audiences with guest appearances in such shows as “Cold Case” and “Close to Home” (both 2005).

Outside the limelight, the young brother of talented screen beauty Jenna Boyd is real-life friends with his The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D-costars Taylor Dooley and Taylor Lautner. He idolizes superstar Tom Cruise, and Top Gun (1986) is one of his favorite films.

Race Go-Karts

Childhood and Family:

In Bedford, Texas, Cayden Michael Boyd was born on May 24, 1994. He is the son of Debbie and Mike and younger brother to actress Jenna Boyd (born on March 3, 1993). His father was a pilot in the navy. A very proud Christian, Cayden is studying at a Christian school.

A native of Texas, Cayden is now a resident of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys playing football and video games, as well as race go-karts.

A West Texas Children’s Story


Starting out as a model in a number of print advertisements and commercials, including for J.C. Penny Catalogues and Target posters, Cayden Boyd soon followed in the footsteps of his gifted older sister Jenna to pursue a career in acting, appearing in guest starring roles in television series “Scrubs” (2001), “Taina” (2001-2002), “The King of Queens” (2002) and the long running daytime “Days of Our Lives” (2002). His film acting debut came with the role of young Mark in Rob Lewbel’s Fault (2002).

The following year saw Boyd work with the Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood in his critically acclaimed crime-drama Mystic River, where he was cast as the young son of Tim Robbins. Other costars include great actors Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Laurence Fishburne. Later that same year, he was featured opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and pop start Lindsay Lohan in the comedy film Freaky Friday, and portrayed Jared in writer-director Misti Barnes’ Exposed.

After making guest appearance in two episodes of “Century City” (2004), Boyd had a feature part as boy #2 at Play in The Barry Levinson-helmed comedy Envy (2004), starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Rachel Weisz. The young actor rejoined Ben Stiller and teamed with Vince Vaughn for the comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), where he memorably played Timmy, the young boy in a late 1930’s Dodgeball instructional video.

Boyd went on to have guest spots on TV with roles in “Crossing Jordan” (2004, as Kyle Morgan), “Cold Case” (2005, as Kyle Bream) and “Night Stalker” (as Ryan) as well as for the pilot of “Close to Home” (2005, as Sonny). With Robert Rodriquez’s 3-D film, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl (2005), which starred Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley in the title role, Boyd landed his largest role to date, as Max, the young son of David Arquette whose fantasy superhero friends come to life and join him on a series of adventures.

The 12-year-old Boyd recently portrayed Young Warren Worthington in the sequel X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He will soon star as Ben in the forthcoming drama A West Texas Children’s Story (2006). Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is scheduled to play Boyd’s mother.


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