He made a couple more movies and then dropped out of sight.
Now aged 27, he is back making movies again and I chatted with him at the Montage Hotel where he had just been reunited with his co-stars in the forthcoming movie Entourage.
An avid golfer, Haley has chubby cheeks, reddish-hair, a beard and a cheery grin. There is only a very faint resemblance to the blonde-haired young star of The Sixth Sense.
He has, he says, been living in New York and between 2006 and 2011 he was studying at NYU. "I did a play on Broadway in 2008 and two independent films while I was in college but it was hard to do school and acting at the same time, so for about five years I was just in college," he tells me.
|In the new movie Yoga Hosers|
Those who remember him from The Sixth Sense will see a very different Haley Joel Osment nowadays.
|Haley aged 11.|