Haley Joel Osment will be in KC for the The Big Slick this weekend — here’s what else he’s been up to

Haley Joel Osment shot to child stardom at the turn of the century, becoming the first millennial Oscar nominee for his iconic “I see dead people” line in the 2000 horror film The Sixth Sense.

This weekend, he’ll appear as a celebrity guest at The Big Slick, an annual Children’s Mercy fundraiser, alongside Selena Gomez, Saturday Night Live star Heidi Gardner and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL’s league MVP.

However, we couldn’t help but wonder: What has the actor been up to in the years since he played Forrest Junior in 1994’s Forrest Gump?

As it turns out, Osment has forged a substantial career in voice acting — though mostly in under-the-radar films. After playing supporting roles in Disney spin-offs like The Jungle Book 2 and The Country Bears, Osment landed a recurring role as the voice of Sora in the Kingdom Hearts video games.

More recently, Osment appeared in Hulu’s Future Man, and in Netflix’s Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

Kansas City natives Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Rob Riggle first created The Big Slick as a star-studded poker benefit in 2010.

Since then, the event has grown into a weekend of programming and celebrity guests, and raised over $8 million for Children’s Mercy.

This year’s Big Slick takes place from June 7-8, featuring a celebrity baseball game at Kauffman Stadium, a bowling tournament and block party at Prairiefire and a benefit show at the Sprint Center. The event will kick off Prairiefire’s Summer Block Party and Street Fair, where guests will be free to watch red carpet arrivals and explore live music, a beer garden, street hockey and more.

Tickets and additional info can be found at bigslickkc.org.

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