Joseph Cross or Joseph Michael Cross (born May 28, 1986) is an American actor. As a child actor, Cross appeared in the 1997 Disney Channel Original Movie Northern Lights and Hollywood films Desperate Measures, Wide Awake and Jack Frost, all of which were released in 1998.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also appeared in several television roles, and played Casey Hughes on As the World Turns between 1999 to 2004.
In 2006, Joseph Cross played the young Augusten Burroughs in Running with Scissors. Cross has said that he enjoyed the transition from appearing in Running with Scissors, which he has described as "very character driven and smaller" to the high-profile "epic" Flags of Our Fathers. Running with Scissors has been described by media sources as Cross's "breakout performance".
Cross was also in the film Untraceable, in which he played the role of Owen Reilly. And in 2008 Joseph Cross portrayed gay rights activist Dick Pabich in the 2008 Oscar-nominated biopic Milk.