Photo not the real James Ackerman who was in WarGames

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A guy has posted his photo on the WarGames movie page but he didn't play the character Joshua. The photo is not the actual James Ackerman who was in the movie War Games. The actual James Ackerman was famously cast by Wally Nicita at MGM when he was 3. The actual James Ackerman was 5 when the movie came out in 1983. I know this because the actual James Ackerman is my son. he wrong guy has posted his image claiming credit incorrectly. Can imdb take action to remove the deceptive photo and self-promotional links?
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Stacy Ackerman

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GMJ, Champion

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Hello, 

Considering what you've written, it is possible the other person with the same name as your son mistakenly submitted their credits and photos to the name page already listed in the IMDb instead of creating a new name page.
 
Ideally, a name split will be needed to be submitted to move the credit to a new name page. A Roman numeral will appear to the right of the name for both pages, which indicates that there are two or more people with the same name in the database. 

IMDb Help Center Pages:
Names: Splitting a Name

However, if your son has other credits, then the item should be moved to the correct name page.

Before submitting an update, is the WarGames credit the only one in your son's filmography or does he have any other credits?

I'm looking forward to your response. 
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Stacy Ackerman

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Thank you for your reply. The WarGames credit is the only one my son has so far.  
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Hi Stacy -

Anytime a Name split is needed you can find detailed instructions on this guide (see Approach B).  However, in this instance I have now split the name pages for you, the changes should be live on the site shortly.

Cheers!
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Hello Stacy, 

It looks like a name split has been submitted and approved. 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10714441/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t40

If you prefer, you can add additional information to the page (a short bio, trivia items, etc.), which, in my opinion, would also help to differentiate pages with the same name so, hopefully, any contributors will think before adding credits to an incorrect name page. 

Thanks again for the post.
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Stacy Ackerman

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Thank you for your help and for getting this corrected. I let my son James Ackerman know and guess what? He got a residual for WarGames international sales just this morning - 35 years later! Whoo Hoo!