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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Child Actors Years Later & What's New

Fred Savage

Fred Was a star in The Wonder Years and The Princess Bride when 

he was a kid. He decided to move up the ladder and became a 

director. Some of his directing jobs are seen in episodes of Modern 

Family, 2 Broke Girls, Phil of the Future, It’s Always Sunny in 

Philadelphia and Boy Meets World.

 Jonathan Ke Quan

Jonathan was famously known as Short Round in Indiana Jones 

and Data in The Goonies. Later on he became a stunt men and then 

a stunt coordinator for X-Men and The One, and more action 


Mayim Bialik

Blossom may be the movie that made her a child star, yet you may 

recognize her as Amy on The Big Bang Theory. 

Mayim actually got a PhD in neuroscience so her acting is a bit 

more interesting to watch when she speaks, she can actually 

understand her lines.

 Josh Saviano

 Paul from The Wonder Years became a successful lawyer, he is a partner in the firm Morrison Cohen LLP now days.

 Shirley Temple

America’s sweetheart of the 1930's known in roles in films like "Bright Eyes" had an acting block as a teen and could not get a job as an actress, so she became a politician. She has her hands full as representative to the UN by President Nixon, an ambassador to Ghana by President Ford and an ambassador to Czechoslovakia by President Bush Sr.

 Ron Howard

Opie on The Andy Griffith Show and Richie on Happy Days made the transition to directing, you may want to know he was behind Splash, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and more great films.

The Olsen Twins

9 months old is an early start for an actor, those two did it. 

The Olsen twins had a billion dollar entertainment brand, and in it 

was a fashion line. The twins decided to keep on with the fashion 

world. Recently awarded the CFDA Womenswear prize of the 

year is quite amazing feat.

Jenny Lewis

 Her roles on "The Wizard" and as Shelly Long in "Troop Beverly Hills", Jenny Lewis melted our hearts. 
As she got older, she became interested in music and made an indie-rock band named Rilo Kiley.

Peter Billingsley

A Christmas Story was Peter Billingsley most famous role. He grew up to become a director and a producer in Elf, The Break Up, Four Christmases.

Peter Ostrum

Peter Ostrum at 12 years of age he was Charlie Bucketin the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. After he was offered to act in three more movies he decided to stay with his family and care for his horse, now days he became a vet. Good for him!


Drake became so big, it is easy to forget he was a child star. 

Ubrey Drake Graham was playing Jimmy Brooks on

 Degrassi: The Next Generation.

So this one is a reverse: you may know him as one of the most 

successful and respected rappers but did you remember him as an 


 Jeff Cohen

Chunk from The Goonies became an entertainment lawyer after his acting experience. Jeff's got his own law firm: Cohen & Gardner LLP.

Jason Zimbler

Jason Zimbler was known as Ferguson on Clarissa Explains It All. now days Jason Zimbler is a software designer for HBO.

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