Pet Semetary Kid
Starting acting in a public service announcement when he was only 22 months old, Miko Hughes made his film acting debut at age 27 months in the film adaptation of Stephen King novel, "Pet Semetary" (1989), playing Gage Creed, the toddler who returns from the grave, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor Under Nine Years of Age.
Since then, Hughes has become one of Hollywood's busiest actors, playing leading or co-starring roles in such films as "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), "Jack the Bear" (1993), "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" (1994), "Apollo 13" (1995), "Zeus and Roxanne" (1997), "Mercury Rising" (1998), "Clockstoppers" (2002), "Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth" (2005), and "Surf School" (2006). Next, he will star in an upcoming mystery comedy movie called "City of Shoulders and Noses."
Meanwhile, TV viewers could catch the young, up-and-coming actor playing recurring roles in "Full House" (as Aaron Bailey; 1990-1995), "The Parent 'Hood" (as Arnie; 1996), "Roswell" (as Nicholas Crawford; 2000), and "Boston Public" (as Peter Feldman; 2003). He also voiced Tommy, Louie's youngest brother, in the FOX animated comedy series "Life With Louie" (1995), and has guest-starred in popular TV shows like "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Melrose Place," "Touched by an Angel," "Picket Fences," "Baywatch," and "Veronica Mars."
Childhood and Family:
On February 22, 1986, Miko John Hughes (his name is pronounced “Me-ko”) was born in Oklahoma, to Mary and John Hughes, a special effects technician. Miko is of Native American heritage and his name means "Chief" in both Chickasaw and Choctaw (he was the grand marshal of the Chickasaw Festival in Tishominso, Oklahoma). The youngest of four children, Miko has two older brothers, Mike and Mitch, and one older sister, Molly.
Miko is a beekeeper and counts his 30,000 bees in his backyard beehive as pets. He also has a cat names Spaz. Besides playing with his pets, Miko also likes playing video games, such as Dance Dance Revolution, during his spare time.
As of October 2006, Miko lives in Apple Valley, California, where he is acting during the day and is a DJ (with the pseudonym "D.J. Cubed") at night. However, maintains Oklahoma as his permanent address. He is friends with actor Joey Zimmerman.
When he was only 22 months old, in 1987, Miko Hughes started his acting career in a public service announcement for children on drugs. He followed it up with a TV commercial for Johnson and Johnson before making his film acting debut at 27 months of age in director Mary Lambert's film adaptation of Stephen King novel, "Pet Semetary" (1989), playing Gage Creed, the toddler who returns from the grave as a monstrous, demonic shadow of his former self, and is able to talk like an adult. His performance earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor Under Nine Years of Age.
From 1990 to 1995, Hughes played the recurring role of Aaron Bailey on the hit ABC sitcom "Full House." During this time, he was cast in a recurring role on the Fox one-season sitcom "Babes" (1990). He also won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in Ivan Reitman's comedy film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), and was nominated a Young Artist Award for Best Actor Under Ten in a Motion Picture for his turn as Dylan Leary, the youngest son to Danny De Vito's professional clown character, in Marshall Herskovitz's big screen version of Dan McCall's novel, "Jack the Bear" (1993).
Hughes' next works continued to gain praise. He received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Youth Actor in a TV Mini-Series, M.O.W. or Special for his performance as Andy Walters in "CBS Schoolbreak Special: Big Boys Don't Cry (#10.4)" (1993) and a Saturn Award nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for portraying Dylan Porter, the schizophrenic son to Heather Langenkamp and David Newsom's characters, in Wes Craven's seventh entry in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series of slasher films, "New Nightmare" (1994).
In the mid 1990s, he was cast as Jeffrey Lovell, the son of astronaut Jim Lovell, in Ron Howard's Academy Award-nominated 1995 film about the ill-fated lunar mission in 1970, "Apollo 13," in which Kathleen Quinlan played his on-screen mother. He also provided the voice of Tommy Anderson, Louie's youngest brother, in the FOX animated comedy series "Life With Louie."
After playing a recurring role as Arnie on The WB sitcom starring Robert Townsend and Suzzanne Douglass, "The Parent 'Hood" (1996), Hughes played Kathleen Quinlan's on-screen son again, this time in George T. Miller's family movie, "Zeus and Roxanne" (1997). He then co-starred with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin in Harold Becker's action thriller feature film based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as "Simple Simon," "Mercury Rising" (1998), for which he whom a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor for his portrayal of Simon Lynch, an autistic savant boy targeted for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.
Hughes rounded up the decade with two more Young Artist Award nominations, one for Best Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV - Best Young Actor for his work in “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), and another one for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot - Supporting Young Actor for co-starring John Ritter and Marg Helgenberger in the true story-based psychological thriller telepic, “Lethal Vows” (1999).
The new millennium saw Hughes played a recurring role as Nicholas Crawford on the WB teen/sci-fi drama series "Roswell," for which he won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actor. Afterwards, he acted opposite Jesse Bradford and French Stewart in the sci-fi comedy feature "Clockstoppers" (2002), in which he played the younger version to Stewart's brilliant lead scientist character Earl Dopler, and received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor for his appearance as Peter Feldman in multiple 2003 episodes of FOX teen drama "Boston Public."
Hughes continues to add to his resume with roles in the films "Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth" (2005), Joey Zimmerman's take on Tom Stoppard's two one-acts play, "Surf School" (2006), a comedy written and directed by Joel Silverman, and "Thou Shalt Not" (2007), Tim Hyten's 6-minute short thriller. Meanwhile, he was spotted as a guest in an October 2005 episode of UPN/The CW mystery/teen drama starring Kristen Bell, "Veronica Mars," and in an October 2007 episode of ABC drama/comedy "Cavemen."
Hughes is currently filming his upcoming project, "City of Shoulders and Noses," a mystery comedy in which he will portray a charismatic Italian sculptor. Produced by Tommy Ardolino, Sybil Danning, and George Parra, the movie will also star Danielle Gamba, Ruth Buzzi, Jennifer Sciole, and John Martino.
Hughes is now a Mobile DJ with the pseudonym "D.J. Cubed." He has two albums, “Halloween Haunts” (1995) and “Miko Hughes” (1995). He also has appeared in a number of TV commercials, including for Colgate-Palmolive, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, McCormick, McDonald's, Sears, OXY Nation's Dwarf Miracle Healer, and AT&T.
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actor, "Roswell," 2001
Young Artist: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor, "Mercury Rising," 1999
Young Artist: Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, "Kindergarten Cop," 1991