Remembered for his portrayal of Cole Sear in ‘The Sixth Sense,’ Haley Joel Osment’s career continued to thrive after he uttered that iconic line, ‘I see dead people.‘ Let’s dive in and explore the journey and current status of this former child star.
His Early Years and Rise to Stardom
Osment made his film debut with a small role in ‘Forrest Gump’ in 1994, but it was his role as Cole Sear in ‘The Sixth Sense’ in 1999 that helped raise him to international stardom. For his portrayal, Osment received widespread acclaim and earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Post ‘The Sixth Sense’ Career
After ‘The Sixth Sense,’ Osment continued to make waves in the industry, starring in films such as ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence,‘ and ‘Pay It Forward,‘ which further made him one of the most sought-after child actors of his time.
Osment’s Transition to Adult Roles
Like many child actors, Osment faced the challenge of transitioning to adult roles. Over the years, he has taken on various projects across film and television. Some of his notable appearances include roles in the series ‘Future Man,‘ ‘The Boys,‘ and films like ‘Tusk‘ and ‘Entourage.‘
Where Is He Now?
As of 2023, Haley Joel remains active in the entertainment industry. His recent credits show him taking on character-driven roles in both independent films and mainstream projects, such as the films ‘Have a Good Trip,‘ ‘Bad Therapy,’ and ‘Somebody I Used to Know.‘
Besides, he also has ventured into voice acting, lending his voice to video games and animated shows like ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie,‘ and the ‘Kingdom Hearts‘ series.
Osment is rumored to have dated actress Mae Whitman in 2002, but there isn’t much known about their relationship. In 2006, he moved to New York at 18 to study experimental theatre at New York University. The same year, he was arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence and charged with drug possession.
In his personal life, Osment has kept a relatively low profile and resisted joining social media until he was around 27. He’s occasionally spotted at film festivals and industry events, and you can see him with her ‘Hannah Montana’ star sister Emily Osment on Instagram.