30 Young Male Actors Under 30 You Need To Watch

Most of the young male actors under 30 years old began making appearances as child actors and have grown to become big names in the movie industry. Not only are these young actors entertaining the public, but they are also making great impacts on society.

Compilation of 30 Young Male Actors Under 30 Years Old You Need to Watch

1. Iain Armitage

  • Date of Birth: July 15, 2008
  • Age: 15 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as Sheldon Cooper in the film Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Euan Morton and Lee Armitage, a theater producer, on July 15, 2008. The Virginia-born actor has English, Scottish, and Irish roots. His career in the movie industry had fetched him loads of recognition, including the Young  Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series.

Armitrage originally rose to fame because of his YouTube series, Iain Loves Theatre, where he reviews performances from musical theatre. He moved further to gain different roles in films and television series. Iain Armtage’s latest role in film production is in 2021 PAW Patrol: The Movie and his latest role in the Television series is in 2022’s The Price Is Right.

2. Lonnie Chavis, Jr

  • Date of Birth: November 23, 2007
  • Age: 16 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as young Randall Pearson on NBC’s drama, This Is Us

Lonnie Chavis, Jr. is one of the young male actors known for their exceptional skills in the movie industry. He was born in Downey, California on November 23, 2007, to Najah and Lonnie Chavis. Ty Keegan Simpkins is of African-American ancestry and is an American national.

Lonnie Chavis, Jr. had his first acting role in 2005 in the American comedy television series, Bella and the Bulldogs. Subsequently, he began appearing in other films and TV shows like The Thundermans, The Water Man, God Friended Me, and more.

3. Noah Jupe

  • Date of Birth: February 25, 2005
  • Age: 19 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the 2016 television series The Night Manager

Noah Jupe was born in Islington, London, in the United Kingdom, on the 25th of February 2005, to Chris Jupe, a famous filmmaker, and Katy Cavanagh, an outstanding actress. Noah Jube is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds English nationality.

Noah debuted as an actor in the television shows Penny Dreadful and Downton Abbey in 2015. Afterward, he had a key role in the 2016 spy series The Night Manager which gave rise to other roles he perfectly executed in the industry, including his latest role as Peter in the 2023 film The Magician’s Elephant.

4. Alex R. Hibbert

  • Date of Birth: July 4, 2004
  • Age: 19 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as a Young Oakland Kid in Black Panther

Alex R. Hibbert, born in New York City, United States, is one of the young male actors under 30 in Hollywood. He was raised in Miami, Florida, by his mother, Donna Wellington, and a father whose identity is not known. Alex’s ethnicity is black; however, there are contradicting reports on his nationality, as some reports hold that he is British while others claim he is American.

The young actor had his debut film role in Moonlight, which was directed by Jerry Jenkins. After his debut movie, he has so far appeared in a couple of films, like The Chi of Rick Famuyiwa, Black Panther, and more.

5. Jaeden Martell

  • Date of Birth: January 4, 2003
  • Age: 21 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as young Chris Evans in the comedy movie Playing It Cool

Jaeden Martell is one of the young male actors, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a city famously referred to as Philly. He was born on the 4th of January 2003, to his father, Wes Lieberher, an executive chef in Los Angeles, and his mother, Angela Teresa Martell. He further relocated with his mother to Southern California at the age of ten.

Unlike many young male actors, Jaden Martell Lieberher never actively pursued a career in the entertainment industry through drama school or other means. He made his acting debut after portraying young Chris Evans in the 2014 romantic comedy Playing It Cool.

After his debut role, Jaeden Martell has taken other roles like the 2021 teen comedy-drama film, Metal Lords on Netflix. Jaeden Martell is also notable for his role as Craig in another 2022 teen horror drama Netflix film, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone. His most recent role is in the A24 film Y2K, which is yet to be released soon.

6. Jeremy Ray Taylor

  • Date of Birth: June 2, 2003
  • Age: 21 Years old
  • Famous for: His role as Emmett in the movie Geostorm

Jeremy Raymond Taylor was born on June 2, 2003, in Bluff City, Tennessee, where he was also raised. He is the fourth child of his parents, Tracy Taylor (mother), a band manager, and Michael Taylor (father). Jeremy has European ancestry, a mix of German-Swiss, Irish-Welsh, English, and Cherokee Native American, and belongs to the Gemini zodiac sign.

The young actor took an interest in acting from his mother, who he had his early years with. Reports have it that Jeremy Taylor usually travels with his mother to most of her public performances, from which he developed his stage confidence. When Jeremy Ray Taylor was eight years old, a talent agent signed him to a contract, launching his acting career. While he has appeared in numerous onscreen projects, he made his acting debut in 2011 in the TV series Reed Between The Lines, and his most recent role is Neil Chudd in the 2022 film Senior Year.

7. Wyatt Jess Oleff

  • Date of Birth: July 13, 2003
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Famous for: his role as Stanley Uris in the 2017 horror film, It

Wyatt Jess Oleff is one of the fastest-rising young actors in Hollywood born in Chicago, Illinois, on the 13th of July 2003, to Doug Oleff (father) and Jennifer Oleff (mother). The actor is an American national who is of white and Jewish ancestry. Wyatt Jess spent his first seven years in his place of birth before relocating with his parents to Los Angeles, where he started his acting career.

He made his acting debut in the 2014 film Someone Marry Barry, where he starred as JT. Before his breakthrough role in the 2017 horror film It, Wyatt Jess Oleff was cast as Young Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, which inked him the Catalina Film Festival Crest Award. He has his latest role as Neilin in the 2022 film The Year Between and his latest television series role as Charlie in the 2023 American crime drama City on Fire.

8. Max Joseph Charles

  • Date of Birth: August 18, 2003
  • Age: 20 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as young Peter Parker in the film Amazing Spider-Man

Max Joseph Charles is one of the young male actors under 30 years old whose amazing acting roles have gotten him into the spotlight. He was born on August 18, 2023, in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert Martensen, a writer and medical doctor, and Anne Carver, a renowned philanthropist and activist. He was raised alongside his three older brothers, who are steadily climbing the success ladder in acting. Max Charles is of white ethnicity and is an American by nationality.

Max Charles made his first acting deal in an episode of the third season of the 2010 HBO series True Blood. After his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, he has been in different roles both in television series and in films. His latest film credit is in the 2021 animation film Wish Dragon, where he voiced the role of Young Long.

9. Jahi Di’Allo Winston

  • Date of Birth: November 30, 2003
  • Age: 20 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the 2019 film Queen and Slim

Jahi Di’Allo Winston is one of the youngest male actors who has gained enormous recognition over time. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on November 30, 2003, to Darryl and Juakena Winston. Jahi Winston is of black American ethnicity and American nationality.

He is well-known for starring in a number of films and TV shows, including The Dead Don’t Die, Queen & Slim, and Charm City Kings. Winston has been recognized as a Gen Z Hollywood Style Icon and has received three nominations for awards. He recently finished portraying Kevin Presley in the 2023 movie We Have a Ghost.

10. Jack Dylan Grazer

  • Date of Birth: September 3, 2003
  • Age: 20 Years old
  • Famous for: portraying Eddie Kaspbrak in the film It

Jack Dylan Grazer is one of the notable young male actors under the age of 30, that has been featured in a number of movies. He was born in Los Angeles, California on September 3, 2003, to Angela Lafever and Gavin Grazer, an actor. Jack Grazer is of mixed ethnicity, as he has traces of French, German, Irish, Jewish, English, and Russian descent and holds American nationality.

He started out as a guest actor in films and television shows and subsequently rose to bag major roles. The horror film titled It, which depicted Stephen King’s novel It, marked Grazer’s breakthrough performance as an actor as he portrayed the role of Eddie Kaspbrak. Additionally, he played Jonathan Kent, Superman’s son, in the animated version of the DC Comics film Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons in 2022. Recently, he made headlines for his role as Freedy Freeman in the 2023 film Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

11. Lewis MacDougall

  • Date of Birth: June 5, 2002
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the 2016 fantasy tragedy film A Monster Calls

Lewis John Moir MacDougall, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, on June 5, 2002, is one of the youngest Scottish male actors. His father, William MacDougall, is a retired banker, and his mother, Fiona MacDougall, died as a result of multiple sclerosis in 2013.

MacDougall made his film debut in 2015 as Nibs in the American fantasy film Pan. Since then, to date, he has featured in a couple of films and short movies, The Belly of the Whale, Boundaries, Multiplex, and more. He also played Tullio in episode 3 of the 2020 television series His Dark Materials.

12. Asher Dov Angel

  • Date of Birth: September 6, 2002
  • Age: 21 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the television series Andi Mack

Asher Dov Angel is an American actor born in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 6th of September, 2002, but later relocated to Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was raised alongside his siblings by his parents, Jody and Coco Angel. Asher belongs to the Jewish ethnicity and is an American citizen.

He started his acting career at the age of 5 when he earned a role in the 2008 film Jolene. After his debut role as a child actor, Asher Dov Angel appeared in numerous films, including Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and more. The actor is also a recipient of two awards, including the Young Entertainer Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

13. Finn Wolfhard

  • Date of Birth: December 23, 2002
  • Age: 21 Years old
  • Famous for: portraying Mike Wheeler in the 2016 Netflix series Stranger Things

Finn Wolfhard is one of the young male actors under 30 who started acting at a very young age. The Canadian was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the 23rd of December 2002, to Mary Jolivet (mother) and Eric Wolfhard (father), a research expert on Indigenous land claims in Canada. He also has an older brother, Nick Wolfhard, who is also a famous actor.

Finn made his first acting attempt from Craigslist and made his acting debut in The 100. Subsequently, the actor inked various film and TV gigs like Home Movie: The Princess Bride, Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and more. He further found himself in music and has so far released several albums.

14. Joshua Rush

  • Date of Birth: December 14, 2001
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Famous for: playing Cyrus Goodman in the 2017 to 2019 Disney Channel drama series Andi Mack

Joshua Rush is one of the famous young male actors under 30 years born on December 14, 2001, in Houston, Texas, USA. His mother Beryt Rush, is a corporate documentary producer, while his father Adam Nisenson, works as a marketing strategist. Joshua Rush is of mixed ethnicity including White, Lithuanian, Polish, Jewish, Ashkenazi, and Israeli ancestry.

The Houston native started his acting career at ten months old and has grown to make a name for himself. Joshua Rush has appeared in over 20 onscreen projects and has a number of noteworthy accomplishments, including winning the 2019 Young Entertainer Awards for Best Young Actor in a Television Series. He had his acting breakthrough in the TV series, Chuck, and his most recent role is in the 2019 to 2021 television series Where’s Waldo?

15. Ty Simpkins

  • Date of Birth: August 6, 2001
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as Dalton Lambert in the 2011 film Insidious 

Ty Keegan Simpkins was born in New York City on the 6th of August 2001 to Monique Simpkins (mother) and Stephen Simpkins ( father). Dalton of Insidious is of white ethnicity and holds American nationality. Ty Simpkins is among the young male actors under 30 who started acting as an infant.

Reports have it that Ty Simpkins had his first role as the baby version of Jack Manning three weeks after his birth. His first movie breakthrough was in his role in the 2005 American science fiction film, War of the Worlds. Currently, Ty Simpkins has appeared in about 20 movie projects, with his latest role in the 2023 film Insidious: The Red Door, where he played Dalton Lambert. He also has his latest role in a television series in 2021, in an episode of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., titled Talk Story.

16. Caleb Reginald McLaughlin

  • Date of Birth: October 13, 2001
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the Netflix series Stranger Things playing Lucas Sinclair

Caleb Reginald McLaughlin was born in Carmel, New York, on October 13, 2021, to April McLaughlin and Corey McLaughlin. The actor is an American national who is of African-American and Jamaican descent. He studied dancing for a year at Happy Feet Dancing School in Carmel, New York and then spent a year at the Seven Star School of Arts, Brewster Hill, New York.

Later, he pursued his education at The Harlem School of the Arts with former Lion King producer Aubrey Lynch. As a youngster, McLaughlin performed at the Glimmerglass Opera House in Cooperstown, New York in the opera Lost in the Stars. His Broadway debut was as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. Caleb Reginald McLaughlin has made many acting appearances and has made his latest appearance in The Book of Clarence and Deliverance.

17. Nicholas William Hamilton

  • Date of Birth: May 4, 2000
  • Age: 24 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as Rellian in Captain Fantastic

Nicholas William Hamilton was born in Lismore, New South Wales, on May 4, 2000, and grew up in Alstonville. He was born to Craig Hamilton and Vicki Atkins, an actress known for her role in the 2013 film Time. Nicholas Hamilton is of white ethnicity with English and Scottish descent.

Hamilton rose to fame for his role as a little child named James in Liam Connor’s 2013 short film Time. With time, he began taking up acting roles in onscreen projects like Love, Victor, It Chapter Two, Wanted, Captain Fantastic, and more. Hamilton has also ventured into music and has released a couple of songs.

18. Lance Lim

  • Date of Birth: December 16, 2000
  • Age: 23 Year-old
  • Famous for: his role as Zack Kwan in the Nickelodeon television series, School of Rock

Lance Lim is one of many young male actors under 30 who have, over time, shown amazing performances throughout his acting career. The actor was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on the 16th of December, 2000 to Juni Lim (mother) and Amber Lim (father). Lance Lim is of Korean descent but has American Korean nationality.

Before his first acting role, Lance Lim was one of the contestants for the star audition of the South Korean MBC. He had his debut acting role in Growing Up Fisher before having other roles in a number of TV series. His last role in a film was in 2020’s Hubie Halloween, where he was cast as Kyle. Likewise, his latest role is in the 2023 television series A Million Little Things.

19. Jace Lee Norman

  • Date of Birth: March 21, 2000
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Famous for: his role as Henry Hart in the 2014 to 2020 Nickelodeon TV series Henry Danger

Jace Lee Norman, famously known as Henry Danger or Kid Danger, is one of the young male actors that has had a fast rise in their acting career. He was born in Carrales, New Mexico, on the 21st of March 2000, and later relocated to Southern California at the age of 8 years. He is the youngest of children born to Scott Lee Norman (father) and Ileana Lee Norman (mother). Jace Lee Norman is of Caucasian, English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Spanish ancestry.

In 2012, Norman made his acting debut on the Disney television show Jessie and was cast as Henry Hart, popularly known as Kid Danger, in the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger from 2014 until 2020. He is currently a producer on the latest episodes of the 2020 to 2023 series Danger Force, where he starred as Henry Hart.

20. Marcus Scribner

  • Date of Birth: January 7, 2000
  • Age: 24 Years old
  • Famous for: his role as Andre Junior Johnson in the eight seasons of Black-ish

Marcus Scribner, one of the young male actors under 30 years old, was born and raised in Los Angeles. He was born on January 7, 2000, to Troy Scribner (father) and Angela Scriber (mother). Marcus Scribner is of mixed ethnicity, as his father is black and his mother is a mix of white and Afro-American.

The actor began acting at 10 years old and bagged his major role at the age of 14 as Andre Johnson Jr in the ABC sitcom Black-ish. As a guest voice actor, he has a credit on the Netflix cartoon series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh as Smudge. Marcus Scribner starred as Shawn in his latest film, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, and is the main role in the TV series, Dragons: The Nine Realms.

21. Michael Rainey Jr

  • Date of Birth: September 22, 2000
  • Age: 23 Years old
  • Famous for: the role in Power and Power Book II: Ghost as Tariq St. Patrick

Michael Rainey Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on September 22, 2000, but was raised in Staten Island, New York City, United States. The youngster was born to Michael Rainey Sr (father) a New York native and Shauna Small (mother), of Jamaican descent. Just like many other young male actors under 30 years old, Michael Rainey Jr has grown to become a famed actor.

He made his acting debut in the 2010 film Un Altro Mundo at the age of 10. Subsequently, Michael Jr. then went on to perform in a number of other films and television series, including Orange is the New Black, Barbershop, Amateur, Power, and more. His latest film credit is in 211 where he was cast as Kenny Rastel.

22. Charlie Faulkner Pummer

  • Date of Birth: 24 May 1999
  • Age: 25 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the 2012 drama film, Not Fade Away

Charlie Plummer was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, on May 24, 1999, to playwright-producer John Christian Plummer and stage actress Maia Guest. However, he was raised by his parents in Cold Spring, New York, in the United States. Charlie Plummer is an American national of English, German, Dutch, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, and French descent.

The actor started acting as a child and performed in some short films like Frank, Three Things, and Alan Smithee. He obtained acting experience in local theatre productions of plays and musicals, and he attributes his passion for acting to his roles in the local theatre performances.

Plummer played the lead role in the coming-of-age drama Wildflower in 2022. He played Dylan in the 2023 film National Anthem, which had its world debut at the SXSW Film Festival. The young actor has won about three awards, including those from the Dublin Film Critics Circle, the Venice Film Festival, and the Les Arcs European Film Festival.

23. Ethan Cutkosky

  • Date of Birth: August 19, 1999
  • Age: 24 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the Showtime series Shameless as Carl Gallagher

Ethan Francis Cutkosky is an American actor born in Campton Hills, Illinois, on the 19th of August 1999, to Yvonne Cabrera Cutkosky (mother) and David Cutkosk (father). His mother is a school teacher, while his father is a computer software engineer. Ethan is an American national of Caucasian and Mexican ancestry from his maternal line.

At the age of seven, Ethan inked his first acting gig in the 2007 Christmas comedy Fred Claus as Carl. Two years later, he co-starred with Gary Oldman as the mythological spirit Barto in the 2009 horror film The Unborn. His latest role is in the 2022 television series portraying Caleb Goldufski in The Conners.

24. Tanner Buchanan

  • Date of Birth: December 8, 1998
  • Age:25 Years old
  • Famous for: portraying Leo Kirkman in the ABC Designated Survivor

Tanner Buchananis has so far placed himself as one of the most promising young male actors under 30 with his roles in the industry. The young actor was born in Ottawa, Ohio, United States, on December 8, 1998, to Steve Buchanan (father) and Marlona Buchanan. Tanner is of white and Scottish ancestry and holds American nationality.

The American actor made his debut appearance as a child actor in the television series Modern Family, portraying the role of a child. Tanner has also made different appearances in a lot of movies and TV series like Grey’s Anatomy, Cobra Kai, Girl Meets World, Designated Survivor, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, Untitled Jeff, The Jackie Filgo Project, and more. His latest film role is The Hyperions, where he was cast as Apollo, and his latest television series is Deputy, where he played the role of Brendan.

25. Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

  • Date of Birth: July 8, 1998
  • Age: 25 Years old
  • Famous for: being the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is a multitalented actor born on 8 July 1998, in Malibu, California, to his famed parents, Jada Pinkett Smith (mother) and Will Smith (Father). His parents’ fame helped him achieve notable success in his acting career.

He made his acting debut alongside his father in a 2006 film titled Pursuit of Happyness. Jaden Christopher Smith was further featured in the 2013 film After Earth with his father. He has appeared in about 15 movies, and his latest film is A Man Named Scott, in which he starred as himself. Not only has he appeared in numerous movies, but he has also won awards, including a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Movie Award, a BET Award, and a Young Artist Award.

26. Tyrel Jackson Williams

  • Date of Birth: March 16, 1997
  • Age: 27 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the Disney XD series Lab Rats, Portraying Leo Dooley

Tyre Jackson Williams was born on March 16, 1997, in Westchester County, New York. He was born to Le’Roy Williams, an ex-New York police officer, and Angela Williams, a singer and songwriter. Tyre Jackson Williams, who is an African-American, started his acting career as a child actor.

The Westchester County-born actor played his first role as the baby and younger Chris in the 2005 to 2007 series titled Everybody Hates Chris. Tyre Jackson Williams further appeared in other films and TV series like Brockmire, Thunder Force, and Hollywood Stargirl. His latest film is the 2023 American sitcom, Party Down, in which he was cast as the main character, Sackson.

27. Jharrel Jerome

  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1997
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Famous for: starring in the 2016 drama film Moonlight by Barry Jenkins

Jharrel Jerome is one of the young male actors under 30 born on October 9, 1997, in the Bronx, New York, United States of America. The actor, who is of Afro-Latino ethnicity, was born to Radoyka Jerome, while information about his father remains unknown.

Jerome had his first professional acting gig after beginning his college studies at Ithaca College, portraying the young Kevin in the 2016 film Moonlight. So far, he has starred in some notable movies and television series, including Monster, I’m Virgo, and more. The young actor is currently working on a film titled Unstoppable, in which he is cast as Anthony Robles, and in the 2023 television series Full Circle.

28. Brett Austin Johnson

  • Date of Birth: May 22, 1997
  • Age: 27 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the 2019 film Five Feet Apart

Brett Austin Johnson was born on the 22nd of May, 1997 in Washington DC, United States. The DC-born actor is of black ethnicity and American nationality. Details relating to most of his background, including who his parents are, have remained under wraps.

Reports have it that the actor started acting at the age of three making appearances in stage productions. Brett Austin made his acting debut in the 2016 television series Swamp Murder and subsequently appeared in other movies like The Spirit God Gave Us, American, The Bad Cut, Swamp Murder, and Five Feet Apart.

29. Bobb’e J. Thompson

  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1996
  • Age: 28 Years old
  • Famous for: his role in the TV series 30 Rock as Tracy Jr.

Bobb’e Jacques Thompson was born to Alan Thicke (father) and Gloria Loring (mother) on February 28, 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. The actor is not a lone child, as reports have it that he has a sibling named Katelyn Tarver. He is of African-American ethnicity and is an American national.

The 30 Rock star is a multi-talented individual who has shown his multifaceted talents in other aspects of entertainment, like music and comedy. He made his acting debut in a short video film titled My Baby’s Daddy, where he played the role of Lil Tupac. His latest role is in the 2021 film A Rich Christmas, where he portrayed the role of Big White Mike. Bobb’e’s latest TV show is the 2019 television series Living Rooms, where he was cast as DJ DJ (the main cast).

30. Jacob Latimore

  • Date of Birth: August 10, 1996
  • Age: 27 Years old
  • Famous for: his acting role as Langston in the 2013 Black Nativity

Jacob O’Neal Latimore is one of the young male actors under 30 who has diversified talent. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-born actor, whose parents are Letitia Taylor and Jacob Latimore Sr., is of African-American descent and an American national. He has also made a name for himself in music, as he has a couple of albums, mixtapes, and EPs to his credit.

The American actor made his acting debut in the 2010 American post-apocalyptic film Vanishing on 7th Street, where he was cast as James Leary. Subsequently, he began bagging other onscreen roles, both in films and television series. His latest film role is in the 2023 American comedy film House Party, where he plays the role of Kevin. Likewise, in TV series, Jacob’s latest credit is on The Chi, where he was featured as Emmett.


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