Child Stars of the Past: Where Are They Now?

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Melissa Gilbert

Gilbert began acting in the 1960’s in commercial spots and soon found her place as the adorable Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie. During her time on the show she acted in many TV movies. Melissa was a contestant on Celebrity Dancing with the Stars and proved her musical chops on Broadway.

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Sean Astin

Maybe you recognize Sean from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the kindhearted Samwise Gamgee, but he got his start in acting years ago in a little film called The Goonies. Astin played the main character Rudy in the 1985 classic and has had one successful film after another ever since. Astin has worked as a narrator and voice over actor for several Disney projects and is currently the voice of Raphael in the newest version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

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Alison Arngrim

Alison is a talented comedian, author and actor best known for her early work on the NBC series Little House on the Prairie. Alison played Nellie Oleson at just 12 years old and became the archetype of the bad girl. After leaving Little House on the Prairie she had several guest spots on series like The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Arngrim is dedicated to her charity work and is an advocate for AIDS awareness. She also draws attention to issues of child abuse and incest and revealed on Larry King that she too was a victim as a child.

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Corey Feldman

Feldman became well known in the 1980’s for his work in the films The Goonies, Gremlins, and Stand By Me. His star rose to unimaginable heights in the late 80’s and early 90’s but sadly his personal life has been mired by tragedy. Corey lost his best friend, Corey Haim, in 2010 and has been very open about discussing issues of abuse they both experienced in Hollywood as child actors. Feldman is the lead singer for his extravagant rock band Truth Movement and continues to make headlines for his antics.

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Helen Hunt

Hunt started working as a child actress in the 1970’s including stints on popular series like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Swiss Family Robinson. Her big break came with the series Mad About You in the 1990’s for which she won several Emmy Awards. Not just an actress, Hunt is a talented director as well and even directed several episode of Mad About You near the end of it’s run. Hunt owns a production company called Hunt/Tavel Productions with her business partner Connie Tavel.

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Kim Richards

Richards is a former child actress who most people know from her roles in classic Disney Movies like Escape to Witch Mountain and the TV series Nanny and the Professor. Richards has had several guest spots on popular American sitcoms like Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., and The Dukes of Hazard. Richards was a regular cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until being kicked off following her personal and public struggles with intoxication and other disruptive behavior. Fun fact: Richards is Paris Hilton’s aunt!

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Kirk Cameron

Actor Kirk Cameron is best known for his role as Mike Sever on the hit program Growing Pains from 1985-1992. Kirk is no stranger to Hollywood, his sister Candace Cameron played D.J. Tanner in the show Full House, where he also had a chance to appear in one episode. Kirk had a string of successful television roles in the 1980’s and 1990’s but has slowed his acting career down in recent years to focus on personal projects. As an active member of the Evangelical Christian Church, Cameron co-founded The Firefly Foundation in partnership with his wife Chelsea Noble.

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Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil started her career at the tender age of 2 and when she was only 7 years old and landed the starring role on the sitcom Punky Brewster. Despite having low ratings, Soleil was a hit with fans and continued to land acting gigs after the show was cancelled. In 2000 she was a regular on the series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and stayed with the sitcom until its cancellation in 2003.  Frye works as a voice actor now and expanded her talents to include managing a children’s clothing store and manages a blog series on child rearing.

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Andrea Barber

Barber sometimes stole the show on Full House with her over the top portrayal of character Kimmy Gibbler. Her crazy outfits and outrageous comments had fans rolling on the floor laughing and Barber was happy to reprise her role in the Netflix reboot of Fuller House. Her first major acting role was as the original Carrie Brady on the soap Days of Our Lives but we think she’s a much better comedic actress. Barber turned her attentions in recent years towards building her family and completing her education, she holds a degree in English from Whittier College and a MA in Women’s Studies from University of York.

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Monica Keena

Keena was born and raised in New York and started studying at the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts shortly before her first film role in Burning Love. She appeared in a host of made for TV movies and even had a recurring role on Dawson’s Creek as Abby Morgan. Perhaps you saw some of her latest work on Entourage, Grey’s Anatomy or even Law & Order where she had a recurring guest spot. Her personal life became quite public when he boyfriend, actor Edward Furlong, was arrested on three separate occasions for attacking her.  Here’s hoping her future is a bit brighter!

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Robby Benson

Benson supplied the voice of The Beast in the Disney animated feature Beauty and the Beast but started his career years before as a child actor. He became quite well known for his teenage roles in popular coming of age films such as Jory in 1972 and Ode to Billy Joe in 1976. Benson wrote two books that were critically well received, his 2007 novel Who Stole the Funny?: A Novel of Hollywood even made it onto the LA Times Bestseller list.

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Scott Baio

At nine years old Scott Baio decided he wanted to be an actor and soon after started auditioning for bit parts. His first taste of success came in the 1976 gangster film Bugsy Malone in which he played a child gangster. His next big break came with the sitcom Happy Days where he played Chaci Arcola, which eventually led to it’s own spin off, Joanie Loves Chachi. Baio was a huge teen idol in the 1980’s. Scott has made headlines for his personal life and even had his own reality show on VHI called Scott Baio is 45…And Single where he tried to come to terms with his bachelor lifestyle.

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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis started her acting career in a Jell-O commercial and had a string of guest spots in popular series The Twilight Zone, Life with Lucy, and Growing Pains.  She has appeared in over a dozen teen movies and continued acting until 1998 before focusing in on her musical career. She was a founding member of the band Rilo Kiley and in 2008 released her second solo album under her own name titled Acid Tongue. Most of her efforts in the past few years have been focused on advancing her music career, and performing in live venues.

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Emmanuel Lewis

Best known for his role as the title character in the television series Webster, Lewis was nominated for four Young Artist Awards but didn’t win his first award until his performance in Family Ties. Lewis was a close friend of singer and performer Michael Jackson and the pair even dressed alike when attending awards shows. In his mid-forties, Lewis is still only 3’6″ tall due to an undisclosed medical reason. His career has slowed down significantly since the 80’s, but Lewis is still one of the most easily recognizable faces in Hollywood.

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Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen had one of the most iconic roles of the 1980’s in Steven Spielberg’s production of The Goonies. As “Chunk” in The Goonies, Cohen had a considerable amount of jokes made at his expense due to his size. After the film he took up with his high school football team and transformed his body. Cohen didn’t do much acting after that film and is now a successful attorney with is own law firm in LA. In 2014, he started to periodically publish articles about business and political matters for the Huffington Post and CNBC.

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Scarlett Pomers

Scarlett is best known for playing the youngest daughter of Reba McEntire on the WB Network’s comedy hit Reba, but her acting career didn’t start there. Scarlett has had roles in several movies and even a recurring role in the Star Trek: Voyager series. At just three years old, Scarlett started her career in show business and even founded her own band, SCARLETT and released an EP in January of 2010. In late 2005, Pomers entered a facility to help her overcome anorexia nervosa and following her release she began her own organization called Arch-Angels.

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Ricky Schroder

Schroder began his acting career as a child star in 1979 in the film The Champ and then moved to the sitcom Silver Spoons. His performance of Ricky Stratton, the son of eccentric millionaire Eddie Stratton, earned him accolades and two Young Artist Awards. Schroder had a co-starring role in the Western Mini series Lonesome Dove and later on NYPD Blue proved he was someone to pay attention to. Schroder is a dedicated family man. He has 4 children with his spouse Andrea Bernard.

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Maureen McCormick

Who could ever forget Maureen McCormick? We loved her portrayal of Marsha Brady from 1969-1974 and her reprisal of the role in numerous Brady Bunch spin offs. After the series ended, McCormick transitioned to the stage and even had a short career as a recording artist. More recently, she has appeared in several reality TV shows including VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here. McCormick has publicly struggled with addiction and depression and has had several stints in rehab.

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Marla Sokoloff

Marla is an American actress and musician who moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where she studied theater and music at the LA County High School of the Arts. In 1993, she landed a spot on the series Full House as Gia and has been steadily working ever since. Her other notable work includes a role in the The Practice as receptionist Lucy Hatcher and several movie spots. In 2004, Sokoloff started dating the drummer for Deadsy, Alec Puro, and the pair have two daughters together. In 2016 she appeared in the Netflix reboot, Fuller House.

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Nate Richert

Nate had a fantastic seven year run on the tween-comedy Sabrina, the Teenage Witch alongside Melissa Joan Hart.  As hunky Harvey we pined over Nate but it’s been over a decade since the magical show went off the air and Nate has sure changed. Richert is a practicing musician now who also occasionally features in comedy sketches. At 38 years old, his hipster style is a far cry from the wind swept golden locks we remember, but he’s still dreamy!

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Tatum O’Neal

Tatum O’Neal is undisputed Hollywood royalty, and as the daughter of famous actor Ryan O’Neal she is no stranger to the limelight. At age 10 she won her first Oscar for Paper Moon and is well known for dating Michael Jackson and marrying John McEnroe. Tatum had a successful and lucrative career but unfortunately struggles with addiction mean has spent much of the past few years in and out of treatment centers. In 2005 she released her autobiography, A Paper Life. 

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Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald was the “It Girl” of the 80’s without a doubt! Her first major role was in The Facts of Life but most people know her for her appearances in a string of highly successful John Hughes films. Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club successfully launched Ringwald’s career and cemented her place in Hollywood. Molly starred in the ABC family network series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and lent her voice to an audio book of the novel The Middlesteins.

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Linda Blair

In 1973, Linda Blair frightened us all with her shockingly good portrayal of possessed child Reagan in the film The Exorcist. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for the role. Blair has worked almost exclusively in the world of horror films and spoof comedies, she even had a cameo role in the movie Scream in 1996. Linda Blair is a dedicated animal rights activist and humanitarian. She is also the co-author of a book called Going Vegan!

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Mackenzie Rosman

Mackenzie is almost as cute today as she was when she first made her way into our hearts with her role on the show 7th Heaven. In addition to starting in 1996 as young Ruthie Camden, Rosman appeared in the independent film Gideon. Mackenzie is still quite young and only graduated from Valencia High School in May of 2007 and posed for the men’s magazine Maxim in July of 2013. It’s hard to imagine the innocent Ruthie in such a provocative photo shoot!

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Valerie Bertinelli

Bertinelli is a popular American actress known for her role on the sitcom One Day at a Time where she worked closely with fellow actress Mackenzie Phillips. Valerie has never been shy of work and showed her dramatic side on the series Touched by an Angel for two season in the early 2000’s. Once married to rocker Eddie Van Halen the couple have one son together, Wolfgang Van Halen. In 2009, Valerie became a spokesperson for the weight-loss program Jenny Craig.

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Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips started as a young actress in the film American Graffiti and later garnered a reputation for her skill as an actress on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Phillip’s life has been shrouded in controversy and drug use, a sad reality that eventually cost her her role on One Day at a Time. Phillips’s last acting role was in the 1999 Disney Channel series So Weird where she played a fictional rock star Molly Phillips. Today she works as a drug rehab counselor in West Hollywood.

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Ron Howard

Ron Howard definitely has one of those hard to forget faces! If you watched TV at all in the 70’s then you’re probably a fan of Howard’s work on The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days. Howard made his directorial debut in 1978 with the comedy Grand Theft Auto. Today, Howard is one of the most successful directors of our time and his critically acclaimed dramas, A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, are two classic movies. Ron Howard’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, is also a popular actress.

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Trevor Einhorn

Trevor was born in Los Angeles County California and is best known for his recurring role on the sitcom Frasier. He played Doctor Crane’s precocious son Frederick from 1996 until the series ended in 2003. A talented comedian, Trevor has had success on series like The Office and Arrested Development where he could fully exercise his funny bone. Most recently he landed a recurring role playing John Mathis on the series Mad Men and even has a few made-for-TV movies in post production. 

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Nicholle Tom

Nicholle Tom was on fire in the 90’s with a string of successful film and television roles. Nicholle played Maggie Sheffield on The Nanny and Ryce Newton in the Beethoven movies. From 1998- 2006, she provided her voice to the character of Supergirl in the animated DC Universe. Tom continues to act and guest starred in an episode of Criminal Minds and Cold Case. Both her sister and brother are also actors and Nicholle hopes to continue her career with more stage work in the coming years.

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Lisa Jakub

Maybe you recognize Lisa from her role in the blockbuster comedy Mrs. Doubtfire or the action packed Independence Day? Jakub retired from acting in 2001 at the age of 22 and moved to Virginia with her husband, Jeremy. Lisa graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Sociology. Lisa wrote and published a book about her experiences as a child actor titled You Look Like That Girl and regularly contributes to Newsweek, Huffington Post and Elephant Journal.

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Jonathan Lipnicki

It’s been more than 20 years since Lipnicki started his acting career in famous movies like Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, and Like Mike. The cute kid with the adorable glasses was only five years old when he appeared alongside Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise. Now you’re more likely to find him in the MMA ring or practicing his Jiu-jitsu. He does have a few projects in post production currently that we can’t wait to see and studies at the legendary Playhouse West under Robert Carnegie.

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Danielle Spencer

Spencer is an American actress and former child star known for her role on the ABC sitcom What’s Happening. From 1976-1979, Spencer had us laughing and commiserating along with her teenage angst. In 2004, Spencer discovered the cause of her chronic back pain was due to a car accident in 1977 that left her with spinal stenosis. She was paralyzed for nearly 8 months but thankfully has made a full recovery. Spencer is now a veterinarian and was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum as part of an exhibit focused on African American Culture.

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Lance Kerwin

Lance Kerwin’s early acting career was mainly small bit roles and unnamed extras. He did, however, gain some notoriety for his role in the film adaption of the popular Stephen King novel ,Salem’s Lot. In 1995, he starred in the action film Outbreak but hasn’t had many film roles since then. Kerwin ran into some trouble with the law in 2010 when he pleaded guilty to falsifying documents to receive medical assistance.  Kerwin currently works selling timeshares with Diamond Resorts and lives on the island of Kauai.

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Sean O’Neal

In 1991 O’Neill scored the part of a lifetime as Sam Anders on the TV show, Clarissa Explains It All. Since then O’Neill has kept a pretty low profile, and besides for being the voice in two random TV series (2001 and 2002), he has only appeared in one short film The Cost.  O’Neill also turned down the chance to be the lead of an Orlando-based boy-band, but he turned it down.  Nowadays O’Neill dabbles in musical theater, and according to his website he’s a triple threat dancing singing and acting.

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Ron Lester

Talk about a transformation! Lester appeared on the TV show Popular in 1999 as the lovable character Michael ‘Sugar Daddy’ Bernardino. After the show ended in 2001, Lester underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost a shocking 348 pounds. Lester who was obese since childhood weighed 508 pounds at his heaviest.
In November of 2015, Lester was hospitalized due to issues with his liver and kidneys and sadly passed away in 2016. Lester died of kidney and liver failure shortly after requesting that he be taken off life support at just 45 years old.

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Christie Abbott

Christie Abbott might have worked like a dog (pun intended) from 1995 to 1999 appearing in fifty episodes of the cute animal-friendly PBS series Wishbone, but its clearly paid off as she’s landed other roles since then. Post-Wishbone, the actress, has racked up credits, including small parts in Dr. T and the Women, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It also looks like time has been good to the TV star as today she looks doggone good!

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Lark Voorhies

Voorhies, who’s famous for playing Lisa Turtle on the hit series Saved By the Bell has remained in the spotlight since finishing up with the iconic show. The actress began a respectable soap opera career after Saved By the Bell, nabbing roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives. After appearing in music videos like Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” in the late 90’s Voorhies formed her own production company. Unfortunately, Voorhies did suffer a bit of a PR setback in 2012 after a video of the actress wearing bizarre makeup surfaced and led some to question her well-being. Thankfully she’s recovered since this and is still doing and looking better than ever.

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Malcolm David Kelley

One of Lost’s youngest stars Malcolm David Kelley has certainly grown up since he got his big break on the show in 2004. After the show ended in 2010 Kelley had grown up quite a bit but was still young enough to land a role on TeenNick’s show Gigantic in 2010. Following the show’s wrap-up, Kelley re-teamed with his Gigantic co-star Tony Ollerto to form the Columbia Records-backed singing duo MTKO. Kelley is now busy filming the movie Untitled Detroit Project.

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Justin Lee

We were first introduced to Lee in 2004 when the actor was just a child and joined the critically acclaimed series Arrested Development. Since playing Lucille’s adopted Korean son  Hel-loh Bluth, ABC Family decided to cast Lee in the popular sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You as Charlie “The Perv” Woo. The actor who scored a recurring role on the ABC series can still be seen on re-runs of the show, and more recently returned to Season four of Arrested Development.

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Michael Fishman

After finishing his run on the cult classic sitcom Roseanne as D.J., Fishman got a taste of normal life when he returned to attend the Orange County High School of the Arts. It wasn’t long until Fishman’s acting bug began itching again, leading the young actor to reunite with his famous co-star Roseanne Barr on The Roseanne Show. Despite a role in the 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Fishman has stepped away from the industry for the most part, though he continues to write and act when he’s not busy raising his two children.

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Jeremy Miller

It’s no shocker that Miller took a break from acting after starring as young Ben Seaver in the TV sitcom Growing Pains. At 14 years old, Miller received numerous terrifying letters from an older male stalker during the run of Growing Pains. The stalker was eventually apprehended by the FBI. Miller then attended the University of Southern California, before his epic comeback in the late 2000s, appearing in films like Never Have I Ever and Milk and Fashion. Miller is now focused on living a clean and sober life after a long battle with alcohol abuse. The actor said he started drinking alcohol at four years old!

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Josh Saviano

Saviano who played the role of Kevin Arnold’s best friend, Paul Joshua Pfeiffer, in the comedy TV show The Wonder Years has since traded in his scripts for legal papers! Saviano stopped acting to become a lawyer, and in 2011 he joined the law firm Morrison Cohen LLP, becoming a Senior Counsel and in 2013 a partner. Saviano left Morrison Cohen in 2015 to found two start-up endeavors: law firm JDS Legal and celebrity brand consultancy Act 3 Advisors. In 2014 Saviano returned to TV to play a lawyer in three episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Life really does imitate art!

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Benjamin Salisbury

Benjamin Salisbury who played Brighton Sheffield on the hilarious Nick at Night sitcom The Nanny was actually pretty bright. Salisbury ended up graduating from American University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism following his time as an actor on television. Despite his small role in an episode of Numb3ers and a Domino’s Pizza commercial, Salisbury has only had a few projects on his plate. Salisbury has been very focused on growing his family as he welcomed his second child with his wife Kelly Murkey in 2013.

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Amber Scott

Amber Scott played Maggie Banning, the adorable little girl in the 1991 hit film Hook. At just seven years old, she stole our hearts as the daughter of Peter Pan and sang the film’s Oscar nominated song at the 64th Academy Awards.  Scott retired from the film industry after that one role and in 2006 graduated from Trinity College.  At 30 years old, Scott is simply stunning and her latest creative work was in 1995 as a voice actor. Sadly, we can’t seem to find any more information on this blonde beauty.

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Erik Per Sullivan

One Of Erik Per Sullivan’s first acting roles was as the main child character in the horror movie ‘Wendigo’. Erik Per Sullivan also played the only child in the movie ‘Unfaithful’ and Fuzzy Stone, in the movie ‘The Cider House Rules’. His most famous role is as Dewey, the younger of four brothers in the comedy ‘Malcolm In The Middle’ from 2000 till 2006. Nowadays Erik Per Sullivan is focusing on his studies and her studies at the University of Southern California.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas started his acting career in the 1990’s, and he played the part of Kevin, son of Greg Brady in a spin off called ‘The Bradys’. ‘The Bradys’ is a spin off of the 1970’s show called ‘The Brady Bunch’. In 1991 Jonathan Taylor Thomas branched out further, and appeared in a few episodes of the sketch comedy on Fox called ‘In Living Color’. In 1991 Jonathan Taylor Thomas was also cast in the role of Randy Taylor on the show ‘Home Improvement’.

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Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin began her career in front of the camera at the young age of three, when she took part in a ‘Toys “R” US’ commercial. Abigail’s first actual acting role for a movie was in M. Night Shyamalan’s movie ‘Signs’, where she played the role of Bo Hess. Breslin’s performance in the movie received high praise from critics and David Ansen of Newsweek even wrote that she gave a “terrifically natural, nuanced performance”. Abigail Breslin’s big role was in ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ in 2006.

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Barry Williams

Barry Williams is best known for his role on The Brady Bunch as the lovable Greg Brady. He decided to make acting his career after a guest role on the series Dragnet and we’re happy he did! Williams appeared in various Brady Bunch reunions and released his autobiography, Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg in 1992. Williams has been a repeat offender of the celebrity reality TV circuit and can be seen in episodes of Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Boxing.

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Robbie Rist

Robbie Rist played the role of Cousin Oliver on the show ‘The Brady Bunch’. His addition to the show was the producers way of adding back the cute factor after all the children have grown up, however, Robbie Rist only played in the last six episodes of the show. This gave rise to the term ‘Cousin Oliver Syndrome’, also known as ‘add-a-kid’. After his short stint on ‘The Brady Bunch’, Robbie Rist played in the comedy ‘Big John, Little John’ on the role of Little John.

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Ralph Macchio

Any child of the 80’s has fond memories of watching Ralph Macchio conquer the most advanced karate moves in the classic film, The Karate Kid, or teaching us about life as Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. Ralph is truly an example of a child star who transitioned his career into the big leagues with ease and has managed to avoid all of the Hollywood drama. Married to his wife Phyllis since 1987, the pair have two children together and a fairly normal life. His most recent acting work includes guest spots on How I Met Your Mother and Entourage.

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Erin Murphy


Erin Margared Murphy was born in 1964, and is an American actress best known for her role in ‘Bewitched’. Erin played the role of little Tabitha Stephens’, from 1964 to 1972. In the first season of the show Erin Murphy played the role along with her twin sister, Diane, but as they grew older, the sisters didn’t look as similar anymore and Erin continued on her own. After her time on ‘Bewitched’ was over Erin Murphy guest starred in shows like ‘Lassie’ and did over 100 commercials.

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Kristy McNichol

This blonde beauty is perhaps better known as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence from the series Family for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1977 and 1979. Kristy got an early start in showbiz, starring in commercials alongside her brother and soon became one of the biggest teen stars of the late 70’s. In 1982, McNichol suffered a nervous breakdown while filming Just the Way You Are and tapping was interrupted for an entire year. In 2001, she announced her retirement from acting and devotes much of her time to her charity work.

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Shaun Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy is a producer, actor, director, and former singer. He is best known for starring in the television series The Hardy Boys Mysteries and Breaking Away in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Cassidy had a short stint on the day time soap General Hospital and even tried his hand at Broadway and stage performance in London’s West End. Cassidy is currently serving as an executive producer on the NBC series Emerald City and lives in California with his wife and 4 children.

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Nancy McKeon

Nancy McKeon started her acting career in the world of Soap Operas, in shows like ‘The Secret Storm’ and ‘Another World’. In 1979 Nancy McKeon was discovered by a casting agent for facts of life. What drew his attention to Nancy was her ability to cry on cue, which he saw in her performance in an ad for Hallmark greeting cards. That same year Nancy was cast as tomboy Jo Polniaczek, this was Nancy McKeon’s most famous role, and she played it until the end of the show.

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Susan Dey

Susan Dey is best known for her role in the popular television series The Partridge Family, where she played the role of Laurie Partridge from 1970-1974. She played Laurie, a teen heartthrob. After The Partridge Family, Dey moved to the series L.A. Law and has consistently refused to partake in reunion episodes of her hit 70’s program.

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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is still a mega-star today, but this celeb started her career as a child star. Her break out role was in Jumanji where she starred opposite the late Robin Williams. Dunst still graces to big screens in mega movies and always wows on the red carpet.

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Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner has starred in many TV shows and movies. She is most recently known for her roles in the Step Up series. Stoner started off as a child star. She starred in Cheaper by the Dozen opposite Steve Martin.

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Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence started his career in Hollywood at the young age of 3! The child actors had roles in Mr. BeanJack FrostBrotherly Love and more. In his older years, Lawrence hasn’t been in the Hollywood spotlight.

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Madeline Zima

As Grace Sheffield on the hilarious 90’s sitcom The Nanny, we all fell in love with little Madeline Zima, but she’s grown up significantly since then. When The Nanny wrapped Madeline played a slightly more mature character on Californication for two seasons and joined the cast of Heroes in 2009. Madeline has been keeping busy with guest spots on several popular sitcoms but hasn’t had a steady role in years. This young actress has proven her diversity and skill at her craft, here’s hoping we get to see her more often!

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