David Mendenhall (born June 13, 1971) is an American actor, and former child actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Space Raiders, Over the Top, and The Transformers: The Movie.


David Mendenhall was born in Oceanside, California. He performed voice acting in animated movies and TV series, like Rainbow Brite, The Berenstain Bears, and most notably The Transformers: The Movie. He did an award-winning role from 1979-1986 as young Mike Webber in General Hospital. At age 15, Mendenhall got a role with Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top, about a long haul truck driver who tries to win back his alienated son while becoming a champion arm wrestler. He also appeared in the movie Streets (1990) with Christina Applegate.

Mendenhall has a degree in law. He is a contributing writer for Indie Slate Film & Video magazine and blogs on their Indie Film community pages. His sister Marissa has also been an actress since childhood.


Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Last Song Bobby Pierce TV movie
1981 The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane Young David Copperfield TV movie
1982 Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody Terry voice
The Smurfs Christmas Special William voice
Taxi Jason
1983 Space Raiders Peter
1979-1986 General Hospital Mike Webber
1983 Goodnight, Beantown Alex
Diff'rent Strokes Sidney
1984 Saturday Supercade Joey (Kangaroo segment)
Cabbage Patch Kids: First Christmas Cannon voice
1985 The New Twilight Zone Richard "Dickie" Jordan Jr. Examination Day
Rainbow Brite Krys voice
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Krys voice
Galtar and the Golden Lance Zorn voice
The Berenstain Bears Brother Bear voice
G.I. Joe Fairmont Boy voice
CBS Storybreak Henry Green Chocolate Fever
It's Punky Brewster! Additional Voices voice
1986 Witchfire Hunter's Son
The Transformers: The Movie Daniel Witwicky voice
The Transformers season 3 and 4 Daniel Witwicky voice
Potato Head Kids Big Chip voice
The Centurions Randy Chang voice
Our House J.R. Dutton
1987 Over the Top Michael Cutler / Michael Hawk / Michael Hawks
Going Bananas Ben
They Still Call Me Bruce Billy White
Pound Puppies Additional Voices voice
1988 Family Medical Center Guest Star unknown episodes
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Additional Voices voice
The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Additional Voices The Creation
1989 The Secret of the Ice Cave Alex Ostrow
1990 Streets Sy
1997 Roseanne Clerk uncredited
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Paul Wallace
2009 The Forgotten Stan


Preceded by
Voice of Daniel Witwicky
Succeeded by
Tara Strong

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