Is miko hughes really autistic?
Miko Hughes has been acting since he was a little boy, starring as Gage in Pet Sematary when he was a toddler. He is most famous for his role as Simon, a boy with autism, in the movie Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis. His spot-on portrayal of a boy with autism led many to wonder if he is truly autistic.
The answer is no, Miko Hughes is not autistic. He was coached by Dr. Bennett Leventhal, a child psychologist who helped him adopt the mannerisms, or lack therof, to portray a character with autism. Hughes is still acting, appearing in movies like Tropic Thunder.