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Hayden Byerly

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Hayden Byerly
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Born: October 11, 2000
Character: Jude Adams Foster
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 2011–present

Hayden Byerly is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Micah Watson on the NBC series, Parenthood.

He currently portrays Jude Adams Foster on the ABC Family series, The Fosters.

Early lifeEdit

Byerly was born on October 11, 2000 in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up in Littleton, Colorado before eventually relocating with his family to Los Angeles, California at the age of ten to pursue an acting career. He first began to develop an interest in acting by imitating his favorite film and television characters and reciting their lines along with them. He has one younger brother.

Personal lifeEdit

Alongside his Fosters co-star Gavin MacIntosh, Byerly has been an outspoken advocate against school bullying, encouraging youngsters to embrace their differences and lending his support to the "Be Good to Each Other" campaign.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Zeke and Luther Skunk Wetzel Episode: "Luther Turns Four"
11/11/11 Nathan 'Nat' Vales Direct-to-DVD film
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Young David Mason Video game, voice
2013 Sofia the First Prince Gustav Animated TV show, episode: "Just One of the Princes"
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices Video game
2012–2014 Parenthood Micah Watson 5 episodes
2013–present The Fosters Jude Adams Foster Main cast, 35 episodes


  • When Hayden is not on set or in acting class, he enjoys reading mysteries and action/adventure books, solving challenging math problems, practicing hip hop, and hanging out with his best friend. 
  • He can often be found at the park, playing basketball with his little brother. 
  • Hayden has had a role in a comedy show, a horror film, a preschool show, two broadcast shows and a video game.
  • He enjoys ketchup on his tacos, a character trait that was written in for his character Jude on The Fosters. He admits how he doesn't see it as weird, like his family and friends do, since ketchup itself comes from tomatoes.


Click here to see Hayden's gallery.

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