Former child actor best known for his role as Elliott, the lead role in E.T. In 2002, he played Johnny Sirocco in Gangs of New York.
He found his calling for acting at age eight after viewing a PBS special on television.
He can be seen in the Amblin Entertainment logo, riding his bike with E.T. across the moon.
He was married to his second wife, German actress Marie Zielcke, from 2004 to 2007. Together they had a daughter named Hazel.
He was in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg.