The catchphrase “I see dead people”, popular among the younger generation, was actually made popular by Haley Joel Osment, the famous American-born actor who has been in the entertainment industry since childhood. Haley made the catchphrase on the set of the movie called “Sixth Sense”, which turned out to be one of his most popular works. The phrase, which ranked 44th in the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Film Quotations of all time, has become a ready-made phrase on the lips of teenagers around the world.
We wouldn’t be wrong to suspect that the entertainment gene is in Haley’s DNA, since his father, Michael Eugene Osment, is a well-known name in the film world, and his sister Emily is apparently on the same line as a talented entertainer. With his outstanding performances, Haley Joel Osment has proven to be one of the greatest young entertainers of his generation, and it is expected that the young actor will reach many milestones in his career with a lot of support from his father.
Haley Joel Osment’s Bio
Haley was born in California on April 10, 1988, the daughter of Theresa and Michael Eugene Osment. His father is also a theater and film actor, while his mother earned her living as a school teacher. He has a younger sister named Emily Osment, who also grew up as an actress in the entertainment industry. The siblings grew up in a pious Catholic family whose strong faith is rooted in strict religious values.
He attended Flintridge Preparatory School in California but had to drop out of school to pursue an acting career. Nevertheless, Haley came back after a few years to complete his education, having already made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He graduated from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in 2011, much later in his life.
Even though the entertainment industry was on his heels, Haley developed a keen interest in sports, he was astute in sports like basketball, soccer, and golf. His acting career began at the tender age of four when he was cast in a commercial for Pizza Hut TV after he was lucky enough to be selected by a talent scout during an informal visit to the local IKEA retail store.
Silicon Valley Role
The young actor began with TV commercials and gradually rose to the big screen with his appearance in several popular films and TV series. Among the television series in which Haley appeared, the HBO franchise “The Silicon Valley” (2017) stands out, in which he played the role of Keenan Feldspar, who worked as a VR expert and technical financier. He joined the cast of the American comedy TV series in season 4 and appeared in three episodes.
Haley Joel Osment has an estimated net worth of $12 million that he has earned from his annual income in the entertainment industry. The famous actor received $150,000 for his role in Sixth Sense in 1999, $1 million for Play it Forward in 2000, and $2 million for his role in the 2001 film called Artificial Intelligence. Haley has appeared in several television shows and has also been involved in some brand recommendations, advertisements and sponsorship in the past.
As for the question of the actor’s dalliance with the opposite sex, it is assumed that he is currently single, although he has tempted himself in the past in a brief relationship. Her name is Mae Whiteman and her attraction seemed to have been ignited on the set of Jungle Book in 2002, where the duo starred in leading roles. Although they were really good as a couple, their relationship did not go beyond that year.
Apart from Haley’s brief affair with Mae, there is no other record of a romantic relationship between the actor and the opposite sex, but Haley has always kept a low profile, making it difficult to learn about his private life.
The Sixth Sense actor was not born an only child, he grew up at the side of his sister Emily Osment, who is also famous as an actress, songwriter, and singer. As a competent actress, Emily appeared in Young & Hungry and Hana Montana. Just like her big brother, Emily’s acting career began with commercials before she made her debut on the set of the movie The Secret Life of Girls. Emily is also competent in playing various musical instruments, but she prefers the guitar.