Harvey Stephens Movies and Career Information
Nov 12, 1970
Actor and Writer
Harvey Spencer Stephens (born 12 November 1970) is an English actor who played the role of Damien Thorn in The Omen. Stephens was born in Putney, London, England. He was four years old when picked for the part, which required him to have his blond hair dyed jet black. According to Omen director Richard Donner, during an interview with AMC, Stephens got the part after he beat up Donner and punched him in the testicles, at Donner's urging. It was the only major film role in Stephens' career, apart from a small role in the 1980 TV movie Gauguin the Savage. He also appears in the DVD special features section of the 2006 version of The Omen, and has a small role as a tabloid journalist in the film. Interview footage of Stephens from 1996 was used in the 2005 documentary The Curse of the Omen, a program detailing the supposed eerie coincidences surrounding the making of the film. Stephens appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio on April 23, 2008 to promote a film he was working on. He said he also has started appearing at autograph signings / horror conventions "with my tricycle."