Ever Wonder What Your Favorite Child Stars Are doing Now? (20 Photos)

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Ross Lester – Varsity Blues, Not Another Teen Movie, Popular

Remeber Billy Bob, the overweight beer-drinking loon? If you do you won’t recognize him now. Lester underwent duodenal surgery to help combat his weight. Since the surgery he has lost over 300 pounds and has still maintianed a steady acting career appearing on the hit show Popular. He now does motivational work on the radio.

 

 

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Jonathen Lipnicki – Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little

Lipnicki shattered hearts when he showed in Jerry Maguire telling tom Cruise invaluable information on the human head. Head enjoyed a lot of success after that with roles in Stuart Little movies. Now, most of his time is spent training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and in the gym. Good on ya’ Lipnicki.

 

 

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Nickelodeon’s sweet heart, Amanda Bynes, was headed for a promising acting career. That is until she “retired” in 2010 and then had a series of bizarre interactions with the police. A hit & run, throwing bongs out of her hotel window among other things. She’s seemed to calm down a little in the last year, thankfully. In fall 2014 she is enrolled at FIDM in Irvine, California.

 

 

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Lark Voorhies – Saved By The Bell

Lark played Lisa, the spunky love interest of Screech Powers on the hit teen sitcom. She wasn’t just a one hit wonder, though. She went on to have a very successful Soap Opera career throughout the ninties. Recently her acting career has taken a back seat to her very production company.

 

 

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Jeremy Miller – Growing Pains

Miller rose to childhood fame while playing the youngest Seaver on the hit show Growing Pains. He took a long break from acting and attended school for a year at USC. Miller is back acting again with roles in the successful films Milke and Fashion and Never Have I Ever.

 

 

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Jeremy Jackson – Baywatch

After a successful stint on Baywatch as the young Hobie Buchannon, Jackson’s personal struggles came to light. He battled drug addiction for years before cleaning up, but that only turned into a steroid addiction which led to an appearance on Celebrity Rehab. He has been clean and sober for the last few years and performs regularly in nightclubs around the country singing.

 

 

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Evanna Lynch –  Harry Potter Series

Evanna played the quirky and adorable Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies.  She definitely grew into her body and looks and posed for a full-frontal photo shoot recently.  She continues to model, and we are not upset about it.

 

 

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Josh Peck – Drake and Josh, The Amanda Show

Josh Peck grew up on Nickelodeon as the adorable and funny fat kid.  Apparently, he was tired of all the fat jokes and lost over 100 lbs.  Today he is a stone-cold fox starring alongside John Stamos is the television show “Grandfathered.”

 

 

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Michael Fishman – Roseanne

He was the quirky youngest child of the Conner family. The show was a huge success and made Fishman a household name. He continues to act off and on, but enjoys raising his two kids more than anything.

 

 

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Jason David Frank – The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers

Playing a butt kicking hunk on television had a real impact on Frank. He took his green ranger fighting abilities to the octagon and has become a successful MMA fighter. He was inducted into the World Karate Hall of Fame in 2003 for his contributions to the sport.

 

 

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David Lascher – Hey Dude

Lascher enjoyed some pretty big television success throughout the ninties, but those tapered off when the decade came to a close. He now enjoys some well-deserved family time with his wife and two girls.

 

 

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Molly Ringwald – John Hughes movies

Even kids not from the eighties know her. She was ranked number one on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. More recently she starred as the mom on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The “Brat Pack” lives on.

 

 

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Kirk Cameron – Growing Pains

Playing Mike Seaver on Growing Pains catapulted Cameron into teen hearthrob status. He might be more known today as a born-again christian and his many works within that field.

 

 

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Danica McKellar – The Wonder Years

Winnie Cooper was probably most of us guy’s first real celebrity crush. After her time on the Wonder Years had an array of apperances in television shows and T.V. movies. In recent years she has become a successful author.

 

 

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Tom Guiry – The Sandlot, Mystic River

Who couldn’t forgot Scott Smalls? His character name only gave us one of the most classic lines of the 90s. “You’re killing me, Smalls.” Guiry went on to do some successful television work and appeared alongside Tim Robbins and Sean Penn in the critically acclaimed Mystic River. Recently though he has ran into trouble by head butting a police officer in a Houston airport because they told him he was too drunk to board the plane.

 

 

 

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Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine

Abigail took it too the audience when she pulled off one of the best dance routines in movie history at the end of Little Miss Sunshine. She continues to act and looks nothing like her 10 year old self.

 

 

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Macaulay Culkin – Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Richie Rich, Uncle Buck

Deemed the most successful child actor of all time behind Shirley Temple, Culkin blew up after the success of Home Alone and it’s sequel. His acting career slowed down a bit after hia child stardom, but that didn’t keep him out of the news. A major dispute over money with his parents, a strange friendship with the “King of Pop”, and a long term relationship with Mila Kunis kept him in the tabloids.

 

 

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The Olsen Twins – Full HouseThe Adventures of Mary Kate & Ashley

Two of the most famous child actors of all time. They stole our hearts as young Michelle Tanner on Full House. they turned that fame into an empire of kids shows and movies and have now become icons in the fashion world.

 

 

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Jodie Foster – Taxi Driver, Contact, Silence of the Lambs, The Accuser

She created buzz and controversey by portraying a 13 year-old prostitute opposite Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver for which she received an Oscar nod. She is one of the more accomplished on this list because of her transition from child star to adult star. Oh, and the two Oscar wins also helps.

 

 

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Ron Howard – the Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, director of hit films

Another of the most successful on this list is Opie, or Richie Cunningham. While those are his two most famous acting roles, ron Howard has cut himself as one of the best Hollywood directors in recent memory.