Ike Eisenmann was born in Houston, Texas, where he spent many of his early days watching or appearing on his father’s local children’s program, The Cadet Don Show.
In the late 1960s he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, where he began his long acting career. He made his first network television appearance as a guest star on an episode of Gunsmoke at the age of nine. Another of his early roles was the voice of the Little Green Sprout in animated commercials for Green Giant brand vegetables.
In 1975 he starred in Walt Disney Productions' Escape To Witch Mountain, which led to an extended contract and several other projects with that studio.
In addition to his work with Disney, Ike spent his teen years making guest appearances on several of the most iconic shows of the 70s and 80s, such as ChiPs, Little House on the Prairie, The Jeffersons, Wonder Woman, and Fantasy Island. He also had roles in several TV and theatrical features, including his infamous role as Peter Preston in 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
To find out more about Ike's numerous acting credits check out his IMDB page.
Growing up, Ike's interests weren't limited to acting. He spent a great deal of time drawing everything from cartoons to fantasy creatures. His artistic talents eventually led him to exhibit photo-realistic drawings in fine-art galleries in Santa Monica and Sacramento, California.
As an adult, Ike also continued his work in the entertainment industry, moving behind the camera to work in post-production audio, known as looping, or ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement). Later, he moved to Florida, where he continued to produce and direct several independent projects.
Ike is currently working on a memoir about his years as a child star.