Saturday, 7 January 2012

Where Are They Now?: #5

Does this guy look familiar to you?

Hmmm.... maybe just a little, but you can't tell who? Well what about now:

Yes that's right this month's "Where Are They Now?" segment is on Horrors own creepy kid, Miko Hughes.

Hughes was born in Apple Valley, California, the son of Mary (née Phelps) and John Hughes, a special effects technician (not to be confused with late Breakfast Club director John Hughes). He has three siblings, Mike, Mitch and Molly. He has Chickasaw Native American ancestry. His first name means "chief" in both Chickasaw and Choctaw. He lives in Apple Valley, California when working but considers his permanent address to be Oklahoma.

Hughes started his acting career in a public service announcement when he was 22 months old, and followed that up by appearing in his first feature film five months later. From his years as a child actor, Hughes was consistently one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. 

Hughes played Aaron Bailey on Full House from 1990 to 1995. One of his first films was Jack the Bear, opposite Danny DeVito; in addition, he has starred on film in "Spawn" (1997), "Zeus and Roxanne" (1997), "Apollo 13" (1995), "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), "Mercury Rising" (1998) alongside Bruce Willis and then the film that thrust him into the hearts of Horror fans everywhere, Stphen King's "Pet Sematary" (1989). Hughes has also appeared in numerous television movies. He has been a series regular, recurring character or guest star on many television series including Baywatch (1989), Sister Kate (1989-1990), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1991) Full House (1992), Melrose Place (1992), Touched by an Angel (1994) and The Nanny (1994).

Then in 1994, Hughes came back to the Horror genre to play Heather Langenkamp's Son in "Wes Craven's New Nightmare". The first time Miko Hughes saw Robert Englund in full Freddy make-up, he was so frightened he ran straight into his mother's arms.

Hughes received an Emmy Award certificate for his participation as the voice of "Tommy" in the number one-rated Fox animated TV series Life with Louie (1995). His other voice-over credits include the voice of "Sly" and "Witt", twin babies in the feature film Baby Geniuses (1999). His latest project is the film Surf School. Hughes recently appeared in a commercial for the video game "Jaks". After a break in his career he re-emerged as a teen in the science fiction hit Roswell. Hughes played a lovable villain who was part of a renegade group of aliens.

As a musician, he released 2 albums in 1995, when he was just 9. One is self titled and the other is called "Halloween Haunts". Miko wrote songs for both albums and sings as well. They were recorded and release by his own company called "Little Chief, Inc".

It wasn't until 2011 that Hughes would return to the genre that loved him, playing the role of "Jensen" In an on screen adaption of "Steve Niles' Remains".

There is talk of him doing further work in the Horror genre but nothing is set in stone yet.

Miko was one of the busiest child actors in Hollywood, Lately it's all gone quiet for the 25-year old who seems to prefer DJing these days, although he has stated he wants to do more acting work. Another one of Hughes' interests is bee-keeping, He has stated he keeps 30,000 bees in his backyard beehive.

He is a regular on the horror convention Circuit and is always a popular draw with fans.

Miko Hughes Nowadays

No matter what Hughes does he will always have a home in the Horror genre, in Horror fans hearts he will forever be our little killer, Gage.

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