Sean Marshall quit showbiz shortly after he played the adorable orphan Pete in the classic 1977 Disney film "Pete's Dragon."

Sean Marshall quit showbiz shortly after he played the adorable orphan Pete in the classic 1977 Disney film "Pete's Dragon.

Sean Marshall is a 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", "Jimmy Valentines Second Chance", and the Disney animated film "The Small One", but he is well known as the protagonist Pete in the 1977 Disney film Pete's Dragon for which he earned a gold record. He also starred in two television series The Fitzpatricks (1977-78) and Stickin Together (1978).

Sean Marshall is a 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", "Jimmy Valentines Second Chance", and the Disney animated film "The Small One", but he is well known as the protagonist Pete in the 1977 Disney film Pete's Dragon for which he earned a gold record. He also starred in two television series The Fitzpatricks (1977-78) and Stickin Together (1978).

1. Sean Astin, with the look of a kid who got to play around on a real pirate ship for months. The Goonies

13 Awesome Never-Before-Seen Pics From The Making Of "The Goonies"

Sean Astin, with the look of a kid who got to play around on a real pirate ship for months. 13 Awesome Never-Before-Seen Pics From The Making Of “The Goonies” Photos courtesy of Mark Marshall.

1977 Actor Sean Marshall Press Photo

1977 Actor Sean Marshall Press Photo

Rooney appeared in 1977's "Pete's Dragon" with Sean Marshall.

Fight over Mickey Rooney's remains averted

Sean Marshall -- now 49-years-old -- is retired and living the easy life in New Mexico!  pete from petes dragon yikes!!!

Sean Marshall -- now -- is retired and living the easy life in New Mexico! pete from petes dragon yikes!

Sean Connery, with Eunice Gayson, Zena Marshall, and Ursula Andress, in a publicity photo for DR. NO (1962)

Sean Connery, with Eunice Gayson, Zena Marshall, and Ursula Andress, in a publicity photo for DR.

Never before released photo of Sean Astin from filming The Goonies, courtesy Mark Marshall. More here: https://www.facebook.com/mark.marshall.397/posts/10203363583625926

Never before released photo of Sean Astin from filming The Goonies.

Sean Marshall and Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon (1977)

Principal photography began today on the reimagining of Disney’s 1977 fan favorite, Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand.

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