Courtland Mead

Courtland Robert Mead (born April 19, 1987[1]) is a former American child actor noted for his performances on-screen during the 1990s.

Courtland Mead
Courtland Robert Mead

(1987-04-19) April 19, 1987 (age 32)
Years active1991–2010

Early lifeEdit

Mead was born in Mission Viejo, California, the son of Denise and Robert Mead. He has two sisters, Lauren and Candice Mead.[1]


Courtland began acting at the age of 2, playing minor characters. His first noted achievement was when he played the part of young Johnny McGowan in the 1994 film Dragonworld. In 1997, Mead took on the role of psychic child Danny Torrance in Stephen King's The Shining television miniseries. Later that same year, he appeared as Uh-huh in the 1994 feature-film adaptation of The Little Rascals.

In 1997, he appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien[2] and appeared in a commercial for Pizza Hut.[3] The following year he co-starred with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro in Disney's Tom and Huck. He also played Howard in Corrina, Corrina with Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Merchant in Hellraiser IV, and Kirk Cameron's youngest brother in the short-lived WB sitcom Kirk.[4] Mead had spoken parts in The Haunting, based on the Shirley Jackson novel The Haunting of Hill House, Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid, and 1995's Babe. Mead also provided the voices of Gus Griswold in the Disney animated series Recess and Ned Needlemeyer in Nightmare Ned, as well as the titular character in Disney's Lloyd in Space. He has also reprised his role in The Young and the Restless as Nina's son, starting as Young Phillip and Phillip Chancellor IV. His last feature performance was in 2010, where he appeared as Tommy Farrell in Mean Parents Suck.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Little Rascals John "Uh-Huh" Collum
1995 Babe Puppy (voice)
1995 Tom and Huck Sid
1997 The Shining Danny Torrance
1998 A Bug's Life Fly (voice)
2001 Recess: School's Out Gus Griswald (voice)
2003 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade Gus Griswald (voice) Direct-to-video
2010 Mean Parents Suck Tommy


  1. ^ a b "Film Reference - Courtland Mead".
  2. ^ conanfan33 (2010-01-23), Goofy Kid Actor - 1997, retrieved 2018-08-05
  3. ^ Wilber510 (2009-08-13), Pizza Hut The Edge Pizza commercial with Courtland Mead, retrieved 2018-08-05
  4. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 641. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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