Cayden Boyd (born May 24, 1994) is an American actor. He is best known for his child roles as Max in Robert Rodriguez's 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Ben Reynolds in the 2007 film Have Dreams, Will Travel.
May 24, 1994|
Bedford, Texas, U.S.
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Boyd was born in Bedford, Texas. His older sister, Jenna, is also an actor. Boyd plays violin and cello and played high school football. He recently graduated from Pepperdine University, studying business.
Boyd landed his first roles, small television roles and commercials, as young as 6 and 7. He played Tim Robbins's son in Mystic River. In 2004, he was cast in the starring role of Max in the 2005 film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. He played young Warren Worthington III in X-Men: The Last Stand, and he was cast in the lead role in the 2007 film Have Dreams, Will Travel (originally titled A West Texas Children’s Story). He appeared on episodes of such television series as Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, Close to Home and Scrubs. In 2008, he appeared alongside Julia Roberts and Willem Dafoe in Fireflies in the Garden. In 2015 Boyd also had a role on the television series Awkward playing Jenna's Marine boyfriend.
|2003||Freaky Friday||Harry's Friend #2|
|Mystic River||Michael Boyle|
|2004||Envy||Boy #2 at play (wolf)|
|Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Timmy|
|2005||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl||Max|
|2006||X-Men: The Last Stand||Young Angel||Cameo|
|2007||Have Dreams, Will Travel||Ben Reynolds|
|2008||Fireflies in the Garden||Young Michael|
|2001||Scrubs||Hummer||Episode: "My Fifteen Minutes"|
|2002||Taina||Little Boy||Episodes: "Test Friends", "Papi Don't Preach"|
|The King of Queens||Lil Jared||Episode: "Kirbed Enthusiasm"|
|2004||Century City||Timmy / Toby Clemens||Episodes: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Lose", "The Face Was Familiar"|
|Crossing Jordan||Kyle Moran||Episode: "Fire in the Sky"|
|2005||Cold Case||Kyle Bream 1998||Episode: "Revenge"|
|Close to Home||Sonny||Episode: Pilot|
|Night Stalker||Ryan||Episode: "Malum"|
|2010||Past Life||Noah Powell||Episode: Pilot|
|2014||Expecting Amish||Isaac||Television film|
|2017||The Mick||Matty Pruitt||1 episode|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2003||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Commercial||McDonald's||Nominated|
- "Cayden Boyd". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- "Cayden Boyd - Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
- Addie Morfoot (September 19, 2004). "Cayden Boyd". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Joe Leydon (June 3, 2005). "Review: 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Justin Chang (May 8, 2005). "Cayden Boyd". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Jay Weissberg (October 29, 2007). "Review: 'Have Dreams, Will Travel'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Alissa Simon (February 11, 2008). "Review: 'Fireflies in the Garden'". Variety. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- Kirk Honeycutt (February 13, 2008). "Fireflies in the Garden: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
Flashbacks to Michael's childhood (Cayden Boyd touchingly plays him as a boy)...
- Ariana Bacle (August 31, 2015). "Awkward: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
Jenna’s still hanging with her latest fling, a Marine named Brian (Cayden Boyd)...