From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He became widely known for his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple. Culkin was ranked No. 2 in VH1 and E!'s respective lists, the "100 Greatest Kid-Stars" and "50 Greatest Child Stars". Description above from the Wikipedia article Macaulay Culkin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.