He Played a Creepy Kid in Pet Sematary; See Miko Hughes Now at 36

He Played a Creepy Kid in Pet Sematary; See Miko Hughes Now at 36
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Horror movie fans will undoubtedly remember Miko Hughes for his chilling performance as the possessed toddler, Gage Creed, in the 1980s horror classic Pet Sematary.

Hughes was only three years old when he took on the role that would catapult him into the limelight. However, where is the actor now, over 30 years later?

Miko Hughes began his journey into the entertainment industry by starring in a public service announcement against drug abuse for the Scott Newman Foundation at the early age of 22 months.

Not too long after that, in 1989, he landed a role in Pet Sematary, which marked the beginning of a fruitful acting career.

Young Hughes quickly made a name for himself in Hollywood as one of the most sought-after child actors, continuously booking roles in movies.

He starred in a wide range of popular films, including Jack the Bear, alongside Danny DeVito, Kindergarten Cop, Spawn, Apollo 13, and Mercury Rising, among many others.

According to reports, it was Miko's well-behaved manner and friendliness as a child that made him such a perfect fit for the big screen.

Hughes then went on to have a diverse range of acting credits, including numerous appearances in films and TV shows. In the popular series Full House, Hughes portrayed Aaron Bailey between 1990 and 1995, garnering widespread recognition for his role.

The young actor also appeared on several other hit shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, The Nanny, and Baywatch throughout the 90s.

After years of acting, Hughes decided to try himself out as a director, making his directorial debut with the 2013 horror anthology film Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, where he directed the part titled "See."

When it comes to the latest projects, however, the actor recently revealed at an event that he has been working on a fan film, Dylan's New Nightmare, where he's reprising his original role, much to fans' delight.

The movie is currently in post-production and is expected to come out in 2023.

Now at 36, Hughes has grown into a talented actor. While he's no longer the creepy kid from Pet Sematary, he has left an indelible mark on the horror genre and continues to captivate audiences with his talent and versatility.

With his impressive skills, it's clear that Miko Hughes is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.