• Miko Hughes is an American actor, born in 1986, who is known for his roles as a child actor in movies such as “Pet Sematary” and “Mercury Rising”.
• His first credited role was in the iconic 1989 film “Pet Sematary”, and he has continued to act in TV series and films, winning a Young Artist Award in the category “Best Performance in a Feature Film • Leading Young Actor”.
• He has also explored other sides of the entertainment industry, such as directing a horror movie and becoming a DJ.
• He has a net worth of $500,000 and is of mixed ethnicity, with Native American origins.
• He has kept his personal life and romantic relationships out of the spotlight, and is the youngest guest ever in the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.

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Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1986
FactKeeps 30,000 bees in his backyard beehive.

Miko Hughes is an American actor, born on 22 February 1986, in Apple Valley, California USA. He’s particularly well known for his roles as a child actor, appearing in iconic movies such as “Pet Sematary” and “Mercury Rising”.

Early Life

Miko John Huges was born the fourth child of Mary and John Huges. Due to his mother’s Native American ancestry, he was named with the Chickasaw word equivalent of “Chief”. His brothers are Mikhael and Mitchel, and his only sister is named Molly.

There’s no information about his early education, but it’s possible that he was home schooled, as he spent a large part of his childhood acting.


Debut: Pet Sematary

Miko started his career at the very early age of 22 months in a public announcement.

However, it wasn’t until he was three years old that he landed his first credited role as Gage Creed in the iconic 1989 film “Pet Sematary”, based on the novel of the same title by Stephen King – Gage, who is the younger child of the Creed family, tragically dies after he was run over by a truck. His family, which had recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow, buried the late child in an Indian burial ground said to bring back the dead. When the child indeed comes back from death, he does in a very sinister way.

Miko’s performance as Gage was equally surprising and horrifying, and was the first role of what would become a very successful career as actor. Not only was the movie a box office success, it also became a cult film.

In 2015 he was asked if he expected the film to be so successful. He answered: ‘At the time, of course not. I don’t think I knew I was acting for Pet Sematary; I was just playing pretend. I was practically a baby.’ In 2019, exactly 30 years after the release of the original movie, Paramount Pictures release a re-adaption of the movie, with a new cast and modern setting.

Other Projects

After his debut in acting, Miko received many offers – he landed his first role in a series in “Babes”, followed by his brief appearances in various series such as “Beverly Hills, 90210”, the crime-themed drama “The Burden of Proof” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”.

One of his most memorable roles though, was as Aaron in “Full House” through 1990 to 1995. While performing this role, he said one of his most célèbre phrases: ‘When we get to the museum, we gotta see those dead guys wrapped up in toilet paper’.

A capture of his facial expression during this series became years later the famous Brazilian meme “Por que você não amadurece?” (Why don’t you mature?). Hughes thanked his fans for it, and even shared an alternative version of the meme on Instagram. After “Full House” ended, he made a brief appearance in the series “The Parent ‘Hood” as Arnie, and in the film “Apolo 13” as Jeffrey Lovell.

From 1995 to 1998, he landed his second long-lasting role in a TV series when he acted in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, playing the role of Tommy Anderson. After the show ended, he was cast in “Mercury Rising” starring Bruce Willis. Miko’s performance as Simon Lynch – an autistic kid persecuted by the Government- won him a Young Artist Award in the category “Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor”.

Teen and Adult Roles

Miko landed several more roles as a kid and teen. However, it wasn’t until 2002 that he started playing more mature characters, when he appeared as Young Dopler in the film “Clockstoppers”. He then portrayed the role of Peter Feldman in “Boston Public”.

As Miko grew up, he received fewer job offers in Hollywood compared to when he was a kid, and although he continued acting in TV series and films, his appearances were less frequent.

Moving into adulthood, Miko acted as Jensen in the movie “Remains” in 2011, and as Jeremy in “The Untold Story” in 2019. He appeared briefly in the series “The New Adventures of Pinkgirl and The Scone” as well.


In 2013 Miko explored a possible new side to his career when he made his debut as director of “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear”. The horror themed movie received mixed critiques, and average reviews from the audience.


Besides his work as actor and in the entertainment business, Miko discovered his love for music at an early age.

When asked about how long he had been a ‘rave’ on Instagram, he answered: ‘Since forever! I was importing Trance CDs from Germany and spinning glow sticks when I was 14 haha’.  For what he shows on his social media accounts, he enjoys his work as a DJ and is successful at it.

Personal Life


He became fascinated with bees when he was a child, and obtained his first hive: ‘Some kids want dogs or cats – I wanted a beehive. I got my brother into it too now. It helps pollinate any plants in the area or orchard.’ He also reflects on his love for natural environments and bees: ‘they’re (bees) so important to the environment. I feel like bees in a weird way are the transition between plant and animal.

Miko Hughes

They’re like sex organs of trees – flowering, blooming – there are a lot of other insects that can pollinate but not like bees do. Honey is fascinating.’


Despite his fame, Miko Hughes has chosen to keep his personal life and romantic relationships out of the spotlight. Even if his fans speculated about his sexual orientation as being gay for a while, there’s no proof to support this hypothesis.

Net Worth

Miko Hughes has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2020, which is a result of his work as an actor in several films and series, mostly as a child actor.


Miko is a man of mixed ethnicity, with Native American origins. During his childhood he had blond hair, but his hair’s color has become darker and is currently black, combined with hazel eyes.

As adult, he has a strong build and handsome face. Though his weight is unknown, he’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall.

Interesting Facts

He used to be friends with actor/musician Joey Zimmerman.

“Pet Sematary” and Miko’s role in it as Gage were so iconic, that some fans of the film and of Stephen King’s novel have been tattooed with their favorite scenes from the movie. Miko shared a photo on Instagram of one of those tattoos, made by artist Paul Acker on one of his clients: ‘the best one I’ve seen!’ said the caption.

On 20 February 1991, he was interviewed in “The Tonight Show” by Johnny Carson, becoming the youngest guest in the show’s history.

Along his sister Molly, Miko appeared in a McDonald’s commercial from 1995.

Miko’s mother Mary Hughes is a writer, who created the screenplay of “Five At Dawn”, a movie based on her Chickasaw grandmother. However, even if the story caught the attention of various directors in Hollywood, the film was never made.

Besides his role as an autistic kid in “Mercury Rising”, he also played the role of a kid on this spectrum in an episode of “Baywatch”.

General Info

Full NameMiko Hughes
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1986
Height1.6 m
ProfessionVoice Actor


ParentsMary Hughes, John Hughes
SiblingsMolly Hughes, Mikhael Hughes, Mitchell Hughes


MoviesPet Sematary, Mercury Rising, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Kindergarten Cop, Apollo 13, Spawn, Zeus and Roxanne, Jack the Bear, Baby Geniuses, Cops & Robbersons, Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, Clockstoppers, Remains, Escape to Grizzly Mountain, Magic Rock, The Town Santa Forgot, The Story of San...
TV ShowsLife with Louie

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1Living in Apple Valley, CA. He is acting during the day and is a DJ at night. [October 2006]
2He is the youngest guest to be interviewed by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show".
3Is friends with actor Joey Zimmerman.
4Son of John Hughes - not to be confused with the director.
5Is of Native American descent (Chickasaw).
6Has a sister, Molly and 2 brothers, Mikhael & Mitchell.
7Has a cat named Spaz.
8Names is pronounced Me-ko.
9Miko's name means Chief in Chickasaw.
10Keeps 30,000 bees in his backyard beehive.




The Untold Story2017completedJeremy
A City of Shoulders and NosesannouncedGio
William Frosteannounced
Brody2016ShortBrody (voice)
The New Adventures of Pinkgirl and The Scone2014TV SeriesBastard Steel
Tropic Thunder2008Radio DJ (uncredited)
Cavemen2007TV SeriesKyle
Thou Shalt Not2007ShortThe Kid
Surf School2006Taz
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth2005Ghost / Gravedigger / Osiric
Veronica Mars2005TV SeriesStoner Dude #1
Boston Public2003TV SeriesPeter Feldman
Clockstoppers2002Young Dopler
Hey Arnold!2002TV SeriesAlan Redmond
Magic Rock2001Jesse
Roswell2000TV SeriesNicholas Crawford
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesMax Bogart
Escape to Grizzly Mountain2000Jimmy
Lethal Vows1999TV MovieGraham Farris
One Last Flight1999Ray
Baby Geniuses1999Sly / Whit (voice)
At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story1998TV MovieJesse Rodriguez
The Puppies Present Incredible Animal Tales1998TV MovieBingo (voice)
Baywatch1998TV SeriesTimmy Grayson
Mercury Rising1998Simon Lynch
Life with Louie1995-1998TV SeriesTommy Anderson
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesPrince Fredolin
The Parent 'Hood1996-1997TV SeriesArnie
Zeus and Roxanne1997Jordan Barnett
The Story of Santa Claus1996TV MovieClement (voice)
Trail of Tears1995TV MovieEthan
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesDaniel Duncan
Apollo 131995Jeffrey Lovell
Full House1990-1995TV SeriesAaron
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman1994TV ShortTommy Anderson (voice)
New Nightmare1994Dylan
Cops and Robbersons1994Billy Robberson
The Nanny1994TV SeriesFrank Bradley Jr.
Natural Selection1994TV MovieNick 'Nicky' Braden
The Town Santa Forgot1993TV MovieYoung Jeremy Creek (voice)
Picket Fences1993TV SeriesElliot Doyle
Jack the Bear1993Dylan Leary
CBS Schoolbreak Special1993TV SeriesAndy Walters
Shaky Ground1993TV SeriesMichael
Melrose Place1992TV SeriesDavid Patterson
A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story1992TV MovieRobert Jurgens (age 3)
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992TV SeriesAaron Bailey
Doogie Howser, M.D.1992TV SeriesMatthew
The Burden of Proof1992TV MovieSam
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV SeriesYoung Chuckie
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesGuest
Kindergarten Cop1990Joseph
Babes1990TV SeriesBilly
Sister Kate1990TV SeriesBuster
Out of This World1990TV SeriesYounger Billy
Unspeakable Acts1990TV MovieChad Hershel
Pet Sematary1989Gage Creed


Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear2013segment "See"


Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear2013segment "See"


Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentary archival material provided by


Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary2016DocumentaryMiko Hughes
Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself - 'Dylan Porter'
Horror Fans2006ShortHimself
Child Star Confidential2006TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?1999TV Series documentaryGage Creed
Watch the Mercury Rising1999Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryDylan


Won Awards

2001Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young ActorRoswell (1999)
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorMercury Rising (1998)
1991Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureKindergarten Cop (1990)

Nominated Awards

2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young ActorBoston Public (2000)
2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot - Supporting Young ActorLethal Vows (1999)
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV - Best Young ActorThe Rugrats Movie (1998)
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger ActorNew Nightmare (1994)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actor in a TV Mini-Series, M.O.W. or SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Actor Under Ten in a Motion PictureJack the Bear (1993)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor Under Nine Years of AgePet Sematary (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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