SEAN MARSHALL BIOGRAPHY :
Sean Edwin Marshall born June 19, 1965 is an American former actor and singer who started acting in 1971 at the age of 6. He was in more than ten movies including The Deadly Trackers, The New Adventures of Heidi and the Disney animated short film The Small One, but he is most commonly known for playing the protagonist Pete in the 1977 Disney movie Pete’s Dragon for which he earned a gold record. He also starred in two television series The Fitzpatricks which aired in 1977–78 for 13 episodes and The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove which aired in 1979 for 6 episodes. Marshall was a guest star in many of the popular series of his time including Kung Fu, Emergency!, Code R, The Carol Burnett Show and Tony Orlando and Dawn to name a few. Marshall was also a prolific TV commercial, radio, print and stage actor during his short seven years in the entertainment industry. In 1978, Marshall left the entertainment industry to pursue an education at Notre Dame College Preparatory. In 1983, he received a congressional appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. In 1987, he graduated with a B.S. in Marine Transportation and an officers appointment in the U.S. Maritime Service, and the U.S. Naval Reserve. He now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.