Biography

Just over a decade into his young life, Scotty Leavenworth had already managed to accumulate an impressive list of credits to his name as an actor. Appearing in films that starred the likes of Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Jim Carrey, the youthful performer achieved a high level of exposure by the time he was old enough to take on featured roles like that of Patrick Cavanaugh on the TV series Philly in 2000. Born on May 21, 1990, in California, Leavenworth, like many child-actors, started in commercials, at the ripe age of four. His television appearances continued in a recurring part on The Young and the Restless while he was very young, and he was featured in the TV-movies Meego and Any Day Now. Into the late '90s, he started performing in small roles in feature films, often supporting big names in large-budget films. He was featured in the Disney movie Simon Birch in 1998, and earned more attention within an audience of his own age group with vocal credits on the feature Babe: Pig in the City, which gave comedic voice to live-action animal drama. Along with increased attention for his starring role on the Philly series, he played the son of Melissa Gilbert's character in the drama Soul Collector. More television exposure came with his appearance in the Partridge family story Come On, Get Happy. While many of Leavenworth's roles were limited to that of supporting cast status due to the restraints of his age, he managed to make himself known through the importance of the films in which he has appeared. In 1999, for example, he had a small supporting role in the Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks. A year later, he starred as the son of Erin Brockovich, a single woman struggling to keep her family from poverty (played by Julia Roberts) in a film of the same name. A convoluted tale of mistaken identities, The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey, also featured young Leavenworth in 2001. ~ Sarah Sloboda, Rovi