He portrayed Danny Torrance in the Stephen King-adapted film, The Shining, alongside Jack Nicholson. After playing Young Liddy in the 1982 television film, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, he retired from acting.
He started acting when he was six years old.
He became a Professor of Biology at a community college in Kentucky.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois.
He starred in The Shining with Shelley Duvall.