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David Mendenhall’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAmerican actor
Is Actor 
Voice actor 
Film actor 
Television actor 
From United States of America 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gendermale
Birth 13 June 1971, Oceanside
Age:49 years
Star sign Gemini

David Mendenhall (born June 13, 1971) is an American actor and former child actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Space Raiders, Over the Top, The Transformers: The Movie and They Still Call Me Bruce.

Biography

David Mendenhall was born in Oceanside, California. He performed voice acting in animated movies and TV series, like Rainbow Brite, The Berenstain Bears, and most notably The Transformers: The Movie. He performed an award-winning role from 1979 to 1986 as young Mike Webber in General Hospital. At age 15, Mendenhall got a role with Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top, about a long haul truck driver who tries to win back his alienated son while becoming a champion arm wrestler. He also appeared in the 1990 movie Streets with Christina Applegate.

Mendenhall has a degree in law. His sister Marissa has also been an actress since childhood.

Awards

  • 1984 Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Youth Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera for General Hospital.
  • 1984 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in Daytime Soap for General Hospital.
  • 1985 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Daytime or Nighttime Television Series for General Hospital.
  • 1986 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Actor – Animation Voice Over for Berenstain Bears.
  • 1987 Young Artist Award Exceptional Young Actors in Animation – Series, Specials or Feature Film for Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer. He was also nominated in the same category for The Transformers: The Movie.
  • 1988 Razzies Worst Supporting Actor in Over the Top
  • 1988 Razzies Worst New Star in Over the Top

Selected filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980The Last SongBobby PierceTV movie
1981The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing AirplaneYoung David CopperfieldTV movie
1982Puff and the Incredible Mr. NobodyTerryvoice
The Smurfs Christmas SpecialWilliamvoice
TaxiJason
1983Space RaidersPeter
1979–1986General HospitalMike Webber
1983Goodnight, BeantownAlex
Diff’rent StrokesSidney
1984Saturday SupercadeJoey(Kangaroo segment)
Cabbage Patch Kids: First ChristmasCannonvoice
1985The New Twilight ZoneRichard “Dickie” Jordan Jr.Examination Day
Rainbow BriteKrysvoice
Rainbow Brite and the Star StealerKrysvoice
Galtar and the Golden LanceZornvoice
The Berenstain BearsBrother Bearvoice
G.I. JoeFairmont Boyvoice
CBS StorybreakHenry GreenChocolate Fever
It’s Punky Brewster!Additional Voicesvoice
1986WitchfireHunter’s Son
The Transformers: The MovieDaniel Witwickyvoice
The Transformers season 3 and 4Daniel Witwickyvoice
Potato Head KidsBig Chipvoice
The CenturionsRandy Changvoice
Our HouseJ.R. Dutton
1987Over the TopMichael Cutler / Michael Hawk / Michael Hawks
Going BananasBen
They Still Call Me BruceBilly White
Pound PuppiesAdditional Voicesvoice
1988Family Medical CenterGuest Starunknown episodes
A Pup Named Scooby-DooAdditional Voicesvoice
The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the BibleAdditional VoicesThe Creation
1989The Secret of the Ice CaveAlex Ostrow
1990StreetsSy
1997RoseanneClerkuncredited
2008My Own Worst EnemyPaul Wallace
2009The ForgottenNewsstand Clerk
2011God Bless AmericaRoxy’s Father
A Gifted ManPeter Glenn
2014A Help From AboveKerr