Thus, he soon landed his first professional acting role in the holiday film, .
After a year of starring in the NBC soap opera, he went on to appear in a handful of made-for-television films such as , amongst many others.
In spite of his relatively young age, the actor has amassed many industry recognitions throughout his career including five Young Artist Award nominations (e.g.
Syndicated to several countries across the globe, it is currently one of the longest-running soap operas on televisionーhaving been broadcast nearly everyday since the fall of 1965.
Throughout the years, the show has starred countless celebrity stars including Tom Horton, Mickey Horton, Julie Olson, Frances Reid, Suzanne Rogers, and Bill hayes, and many others.
Best Ensemble, Best Performances in a Series, Best Performance in a Feature Film, Best Performance in a TV Movie) and two Young Star Award nominations.
At just thirty four years old, Von Detten has well over fifty different credits to his name as both an actor and voice-actor.
Von Detten has also played the part of Chris Savage in the short-lived sitcom Complete Savages.
In 2007, he made his stage debut in the children's play The Christmas Princess. In 2009, he was featured in the music video "Wanted" by pop singer Jessie James.
In 1995, when he was 13, Von Detten provided the voice of the villainous toy-destroyer Sid Phillips in the hit movie Toy Story.
In 1996, he starred in the ABC family original movie Christmas Every Day.
Playing the character of Nicholas Alamainーthe secret son of Carly Manning and Lawrence Alamainーthe young actor made his debut in an episode that aired on March 29, 1993.