Meet Michael Conner Humphreys, the child actor who played young Forrest when he was just 8 years old. His youth is forever memorialized in the role that would be referenced for decades to come.
The Oscar winner recollected his time working with Michael Conner Humphreys, who portrayed the younger version of Forrest. Director had a problem teaching the child actor how to break his accent, so Hanks concluded he should speak more like Humphreys.
Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Haley Joel Osment, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson; Director: Robert Zemeckis; Author: Eric Roth; Runtime (in minutes): 141; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
In the 20 years since Forrest Gump debuted, many of the movie’s stars — most of whom were already established in the entertainment business — have gone on to other big roles. But Michael Conner Humphreys, the 8-year-old Mississippi boy who played Young Forrest Gump, only has one more acting credit. So, what has Michael Conner Humpreys been up to since Forrest Gump?