Adorable Child Stars, Where Are They Now?
Child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child with career in acting in television, films and stage, or adult performer who beagn acting as a child, thus, they are called former child actor/actresses. Child stars who continued with their acting career until they reach as teens, they are called teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who became famous as a teenager. In some cases, thee are child stars who never got to see the money they earned, as the case of child actor Jackie Coogan born John Leslie “Jackie” Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984, died at age 69 of heart attack) earned millions of dollars as a child actor, but never profited his earnings because his parents squandered his earned money. Because of this controversy, in 1939, California enacting the Coogan Law which requires a portion of the earnings of a child actor must be deposited in a special savings account known as blocked trust. Most of the child stars, may experience unique and negative pressures when working on the set of filming in a location and under tight production schedules. Big production projects depending on the child star’s ability to deliver an effective performance add to the pressure. Some child stars became successful in their acting career and continued acting into their adulthood, but there are child stars who failed to reach stardom while growing up. The failure to retain stardom in some cases, and success has caused many child actors to lead adult lives plagued by legal troubles, drug abuse and bankruptcy.
1) Butch Patrick
Butch Patrick is an American actor who started his acting career as a child actor, born Patrick Alan Lilley on August 2, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. Butch Patrick began his acting career at the age of eight, and his notable performance on the CBS comedy television series from 1964 to 1966, The Munster, playing the role as Eddie Munster, and in the 1966 Munster, Go Home feature film. In 2005, Patrick appeared in a cameo role as man who become a werewolf in the retro-horror film Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove directed by William Winckler, speaking a line of comical dialog in reference to The Munster. It was announced on July 30, 2010, that Patrick would marry Donna McCall, a long-time Munsters fan. Patrick and McCall have communication while Patrick was working and appeared on The Munsters. According to his agent, Patrick decided to moved to Philadelphia because for McCall, however,Patrick and McCall separated after the 2010 Halloween. On November 11, 2010, after few weeks, Patrick had entered a drug rehabilitation in New Jersey according to People and E! Online. Patrick announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2011. Patrick revealed that that his disease was detected earlier and remained positive that there is a good chance of cure from cancer. He revealed that he was trying to kill himself for 41 years, but now he reached the point taht he still want to live longer after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
2) Robert Blake
Robert Blake born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi in Nutley, New Jersey on September 18, 1933, is an American actor who began to perform as a child actor in the film Our Gang (Little Rascals) in the final years of MGM from 1939 to 1944. Blake whose work includes starring roles the film In Cold Blood and Baretta a U.S. television series. Blake also appeared as a child actor in 22 entries of the Red Ryder film franchise and in many of his other adult roles, he was cast as a Latino and Native American character. In 1938, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, where Blake and his siblings began working as movie extras. Blake revealed that he was physically and sexually abused by his parents especially his alcoholic father, and grew up in unhappy childhood, and while growing up and was frequently locked in a closet and forced to eat off the floor. In 1955, Blake’s father committed suicide. At the age of fourteen, Blake ran away from home, encountered several more difficult years. Blake was married to Sondra Kerr,in 1961, and they had two children together, actor Noah Blake born 1965 and Delinah Blake born in 1966. The couple divorced in 1983. In 1999, Blake met formerly of Wharton, New Jersey, Bonnie Lee Bakley, who was reported of exploiting older men for money, especially celebrities. Bakley was dating Christian Brando, son of Marlon Brando while in a relationship with Blake. When Bakley became pregnant and told Brando and Blake that they were the father. Bakley named the baby Christian Shannon Brando and stated that Brando was the father of her child. Bakley wrote letters describing her doubtful motives to Blake. Blake insisted that she take a DNA test to prove the paternity, and after the test it was proven that Blake was the biological father of her child and was renamed Rose. On November 19, 2000, Blake and Bakley married. It was Blake’s second marriage and while for Bakley, it was her tenth marriage. On May 4, 2001, Blake took Bakley to an Italian dinner at Vitello’s Restaurant on Tujunga Avenue in Studio City on May 4, 2001, afterward, Bakley was killed by a gunshot to the head while sitting in the car. The gun that Blake claimed he had left in the restaurant was later determined not to have fired the shots that killed Bakley. On March 16, 2005, was tried and acquitted for the 2001 murder of second wife Bonnie Lee Bakley, and of one of the two counts of soliciting a former stuntman to murder her. The other count of solicitation was dropped after it was revealed that the jury was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of an acquittal.On November 18, 2005, Blake was found liable for the wrongful death of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, in a civil trial. The three eldest children of Bonnie Lee Bakley sued him, asserting he was responsible for their mother’s death. The jury ordered him to pay $30 million on April 26, 2008, a court of appeals upheld the civil case verdict, but cut Blake’s penalty assessment in half.
3) Todd Bridges
Todd Anthony Bridges is an American actor, best known as a child actor role as Willis Jackson in comedy sitcom Diff’rent Strokes of NBC/ABC network, and on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris as Monk. Todd Bridges is currently a comedian- commentator which airs on truTV on the television series TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest. Todd Bridges and American actress-comedian, 87 year-old Charlotte Rae are the only surviving original Diff’rent Strokes cast members, since Canadian-American actor Conrad Bain who played as Phillip Drummond, died on January 14, 2013 of natural causes, Dana Plato , also a child star, who played the role as Kimberly Drummond who died of a drug overdose on May 8, 1999, and and former child actor in a lead role Gary Coleman died of epidural hematoma on May 28, 2010 after a fall. Todd Bridges is the son of actress, director and manager Betty Alice Pryor, and James Bridges, Sr., an agent. Todd is married to Dori Smith Bridges , but will be divorcing and has one son, Spencir Bridges ,born July 15, 1998, who is also a child actor best known for his role as Ben Hinton, formerly portrayed by a child actor Khamani Griffin in Daddy Day Camp, also appeared on iCArly, House,M.D. and ER. Todd Bridges has a daughter, Bo, from a previous relationship. Todd Bridges battled a cocaine addiction for several years that started during his 20’s. Todd was arrested and tried in 1988, for the attempted murder of Kenneth “Tex” Clay, a drug dealer of Los Angeles whom, prosecutors argued, had been shot by Bridges while on an episode of heavy drinking. He was represented by a high profiled defense attorney, Johnnie Cochran and Bridges pleaded not guilty to the charges. Johnnie Cochran successfully portrayed Todd Bridges as an abused minor who had been influenced to use drugs by an exploitative entertainment industry, and being framed unfairly. Finally, a witness finally testified that Todd Bridges was not present at the time of the shooting incident, and was acquitted by the jury of all charges. Way back in 1993, Bridges was involved in an altercation with David Joseph Kitchen, a tenant, over a rental payment. David Kitchen attacked Todd Bridges with a sword, then Bridges retaliated by stabbing him with a kitchen knife in the chest, but the charges was dropped by the prosecutors, concluding Bridges had acted in self-defense. Todd Bridges and his brother James Bridges were credited in 1998, for saving the life of Stella Kline, a 51-year-old paraplegic woman, when the said woman nearly drowned when her wheelchair rolled into a lake while she was fishing.
4) Corey Feldman
Corey Scott Feldman is an American actor, a former child, and singer, became known in the 1980s, with roles in the Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The ‘Burbs. Corey Feldman is also the lead singer for the ska band Truth Movement. In the 1990’s Feldman began providing the voice of Donatello for the first film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie. Corey Feldman continued working with his friend, the late Corey Haim on independent films, and a sequel to their last mainstream film together, Dream A Little Dream 2. At the age of 15, Feldman stated that he began the “Emancipation Proclamation in Hollywood, when he was granted emancipation (where a minor becomes an adult in practice, usually by receiving a declaration of liberation from a court expressly for this purpose) from his parents. Feldman stated that he was worth $1 million by age 15, and by the time the judge court-ordered the bank records to come forward, only $40,000 remained. From 1989 to 1993, Corey Feldman was married to actress Vanessa Marcil. In January 2002, he met actress and model Susie Sprague in a nightclub and married on October 30 2002, during the final episode of the first season of The Surreal Life. However, Feldman and Sprague split after seven years of marriage in October 2009, Sprague filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought full custody of their son, with Feldman having visitation rights and a spousal support. Feldman sought for joint custody and asked the court to block spousal support of Sprague’s demand. In an interview in August 2011, Feldman revealed that he was a victim of pedophilia in the 1980s, accusing the late singer, Michael Jackson, by damaging his childhood when MJ befriended and abandoned him later. Corey Feldman was subpoenaed to testify against Michael Jackson during his child molestation trial in February 2005, where the late singer, MJ was accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy, believed to be a cancer survivor, spent time at his Neverland Ranch. MJ and Feldman became close after Feldman became famous as child star in Gremlins, The Goonies and Stand By Me.
5) Corey Haim
Corey Ian Haim born December 23, 1971 and died on March 10, 2010, was a Canadian actor, known as a teen idol in Hollywood in the 1980s. Corey Haim appeared in numerous films such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy’s Romance, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream, and best boted for his role in The Lost Boys with co-star Corey Feldman. Haim and Feldman became famous in the 1980s known as The Two Coreys, and appeared together in The Two Coreys an A&E reality show and seven movies. Because of his successful career in the movie industry, led Haim to earn money and fame, and at the age of fifteen, he began using drugs, and as a teen actor, he had difficulties breaking away from his experience, and was troubled by drug addiction. Haim is still single until the time of his death. From 1987 to 1990, Haim was involved with actress Alyssa Milano and her parents, together with his manager at the time, unsuccessfully tried to help Haim from his drug addiction. In 2000, Corey Haim was engaged to model Cindy Guyer, after Haim met Guyer two days after in a Chicago autograph show, and proposed to Guyer. In October 2008, Haim was engaged with actress Tiffany Shepis, and moved Haim to Arizona to helped Haim with his addiction, that the couple were engaged to be married on May 9, 2009. In the time leading up to his death, Haim shared a month-to-month rental with his mother who had breast cancer that time, located at the Oakwood Apartments between Burbank and the Hollywood Hills. Haim’s mother phoned 9-1-1, on March 10, 2010, paramedics took Haim from their home to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m at age 38. According to Los Angeles police, Haim’s death appeared to be an accidental overdose and retrieved from his room four bottles containing Valium, Vicodin, Soma, a muscle relaxant and Haloperidol, an anti-psychotic medication, but that no illegal drugs were found at the scene. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled that Haim’s death was due to pneumonia. Corey Haim’s mother stated that she received courtesy call from the coroner to confirm his preliminary findings that the late actor, Corey Haim has suffered from an enlarge heart and water in the lungs, and died of pulmonary edema.
6) Peter Ostrum
Peter Gardner Ostrum born November 1957, is a former child actor, who starred in the 1971 as Charlie Bucket in the motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum is a native of Cleveland, and practices as an animal veterinarian and lives in Lowville, New York, with his wife Loretta Lepkowski-Ostrum, and two children, his son Leif and daughter Helenka. Ostrum has been known as “the most famous man in Lowville”, where the local video rental shop, where VHS copy of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has twice worn out its copy. During his filming of Willy Wonka, he would returned home after the shooting, where his family owned a horse, and as a teen, he was interested in the horse, and left him the impression of becoming an animal veterinarian. After he finished filming Willy Wonka, Ostrum who was 13 years old at that time, declined the offer of another three-film contract, recalling that “everybody thinks that acting is such a glamorous profession, but it’s a difficult profession.” Dr. Peter Ostrum practices his profession at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, New York as of January 2012.
7) Brandon Cruz
Brandon Edwin Cruz is an American actor, a former child star,born May 28, 1962, continued as a child actor for many years until the demise of The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, a comedy-drama series, best known for his role as Eddie Corbett, son of widower Tom Corbett (portrayed by actor Bill Bixby). Brandon Cruz has guest appearances in television shows such as Kung Fu, Gunsmoke and Incredible Hulk, reuniting him with Bill Bixby (his role as scientist Dr. David Banner and as Incredible Hulk). Brandon Cruz is also a punk rock musician, and as of April 2013, he works in the drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Southern California, as a sober companion and interventionist. In the 1976 film The Bad News Bears, Brandon Cruz also played the role of Yankees pitcher Joey Turner. In 1980s, Cruz turned his attention to music and performed with Dr. Know, a hardcore punk band, and has released several records before dissolving in 2010. From 2001 to 2003, Cruz also served as lead vocalist with Dead Kennedys. Since June 1994, Brandon Cruz has been married to actress Liz Cruz, and together they have a son (his middle name is Bixby, he named in honor of his friend and co-star Bill Bixby) and a daughter.
8) Kirk Cameron
Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor, best known in his Growing Pains (1985 to 1992) television comedy show playing the role as Mike Seaver, as well as numerous television and film appearances as a child actor. In the 1980s and 1990s, Cameron had several appearances on television shows and in the films from 1980s to 1990s, such as Like Father Like Son and Listen To Me. In the 2000s, Cameron has appeared in the film series Left Behind playing the role as Cameron “Buck” Williams in 2000s and in 2008 drama film Fireproof as Caleb Holt. Cameron began acting at age nine as commercial actor for breakfast cereal advertisement, and at age thirteen he appeared in Two Marriages, television series,and became famous in 1985 after he was cast in the ABC television sitcom Growing Pains as Mike Seaver. Mike Seaver have a girlfriend Kate McDonald, portrayed by Chelsea Noble, and later became his real life wife. Cameron is currently the partner of Ray Comfort in the evangelical ministry, The Way of the Master, and co-founder of The Firefly Foundation with wife, Chelsea Noble, and Cameron is currently an active evangelical Christian. Cameron and Chelsea Noble fellow Growing Pains star, were married on July 21, 1991, and together, the couple have six children, four of whom were adopted, Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1997), Anna (born 1998), and Luke (born 2000), and two biological children, Olivia Rose (born July 18, 2001) and James Thomas (born April 13, 2003).
9) Candace Cameron
Candace Helaine Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and author, best known as a child actor, portrayed the role as D.J. Tanner from age 10 to age 18, in the Full House television series. Candace Cameron is the sister of former child actor Kirk Cameron, whom she followed the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, and decided to pursue acting. Candace Cameron started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials, guest starred roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss? Candace Cameron auditioned for the lead role on Small Wonder, but the role was given to Tifanny Brissette. Cameron portrayed a girl named Jennifer who had been kidnapped by her father in an episode of Punky Brewster sitcom in 1985, played as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in 1987’s teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful, and in the same year, Cameron started her most notable role as Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner in her acting career on the sitcom Full House, the oldest daughter of Tanner family. Full House sitcom, was the long-running series which ended in 1995, and Candace Cameron was a member of the cast during its entire run. Cameron guest starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World after Full House ended in 1995. In 1996, Candace Cameron married Valeri Bure, Russian NHL hockey player. The couple were first introduced at a charity hockey game by Dave Coulier, Cameron’s Full House co-star, who played the role as Joey Gladstone. Cameron and Valeri Bure have three children, daughter Natasha (born 1998) and sons Lev (born 2000) and Maksim (born 2002). Candace Cameron-Bure quit from her acting career, after the birth of her children, to devote her time to her family and children. In 2009, Candace Cameron Bure returned to a television series on ABC Family and was cast in Make It or Break It, a teenage gymnastics drama series, played the role of Summer Van Horne, the series ended in 2012. During her teen years, Candace Cameron Bure became a Christian, she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage.
10) Jodie Sweetin
Jodie Lee Ann Sweetin is an American actress and television personality, born January 19, 1982,was noted for her appearance in Full House, a long-running television sitcom, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner. At age 20, Sweetin married her first husband, Shaun Holguin, a Los Angeles Police officer in 2002, where Candace Cameron, a fellow Full House cast-mate served as her matron of honor, and Cameron’s daughter, Natasha, served as a flower girl. In 2006, Sweetin and Holguin divorced. Sweetin met a film transportation coordinator, Cody Herpin, through friends, and started dating in May 2007, and married on July 14, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sweetin filed for legal separation from Herpin on November 19, 2008. On April 20, 2010, their divorce was finalized. On April 30, 2010, Sweetin’s representative confirmed on April 30, 2010, that Sweetin and her boyfriend of one year, Morty Coyle, were expecting a child. On August 31, 2010, their daughter Beatrix Carlin Sweetin-Coyle was born. In January 2011, Sweetin and Coyle became engaged and married on March 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills. In June 2013, Sweetin filed for legal separation from Coyle. Sweetin have undergo a recovering period from drug addiction, who began using methamphetamine after Full House, because she was bored, which Sweetin discusses her drug addiction days, breaking into tears while addressing into a crowd at Marquette University in Wisconsin, about growing up on television and about how much her life had improved since getting sober from her addiction, from methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy.
11) Tifanny Brissette (Small Wonder)
Tiffany Michelle Brissette, born December 26, 1974, is a former American child actress, best known for her role as V.I.C.I. the Robot, Vicki Lawson, in the Small Wonder, on the syndicated American television sitcom aired from 1985 to 1989. Brissette first appeared in the film Heart Like a Wheel in 1983 opposite Bonnie Bedelia (aunt of child actor Macaulay Culkin , of Home Alone) and Beau Bridges. She appeared in a guest role on Webster. Brissetts beat out child stars Candace Cameron Bure and Heather O’Rourke for the role as Vicki Lawson, The Robot on 1985’s Small Wonder. Brissette continued acting, after the Small Wonder series was canceled in 1989, appearing in Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and the Beanpole, a 1990 television movie. In 1991, Brissette’s last professional acting role was in Equal Justice, the television series. In 2007, Tiffany Brissette currently works as a nurse in Boulder, Colorado.
Heather O’Rourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress from San Diego, California. At the age of five, Heather O’Rourke was discovered by director Steven Spielberg while eating lunch with her mother at the MGM commissary. O’Rourke was cast by Director Spielberg as Carol Anne Freeling, a little girl abducted by ghosts in Poltergeist, the 1982 horror film. In the second and third Poltergeist film series, O’Rourke would go on to reprise the role of Carol Anne. O’Rourke also had a recurring role on Happy Days from 1982 to 1983, in addition for her acting work in the Poltergeist film series and had several guest appearances on television. Heather O’Rourke died of cardiac arrest at the age of 12 and septic shock (a medical condition as a result of severe infection and sepsis can cause multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and death) caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis in February 1988. O’Rourke played Carol Anne Freeling, a young suburban girl who becomes the conduit and target for supernatural entities in the Poltergeist trilogy.
12) Brad Renfo
Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor and former child star, born (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008), started with his acting career at the age of eleven, in the lead role as as Mark Sway of Joel Schumacher’s The Client , a 1994 American legal thriller film and starring Susan Sarandon as Regina “Reggie” Love, Tommy Lee Jones as “Reverend” Roy Foltrigg and Brad Renfro. The film is based on the novel of the same name by author John Grisham, and on July 20, 1994, the film was released in the United States. In June 5, 1998, Renfro, was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee, his hometown, when police stopped his car and pulled him over and allegedly found cocaine and marijuana in his pants and socks. And was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in August 28, 2000, on a grand-theft charge for allegedly trying to steal a 45-foot yacht, where his companion failed to untie the boat from the dock, and causes a big damage to both the boat and the dock, and on January 5, 2001, he was sentenced to two years’ probation and was ordered to pay for the repairs of the yacht of more than $4,000. However his acting career faded rapidly due to addiction of substance abuse and alcoholism. Brad Renfro was found dead on January 15, 2008 in his Los Angeles apartment, died at the age of 25 from a heroin overdose.His grandmother Joanne, who raised and accompanied him during his acting career, died of natural causes at the age of 76 at her home, seventeen days after Renfro’s death.
13) Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor, a former child actor who became famous for his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Culkin is also known for his roles in Richie Rich, Uncle Buck, My Girl, The Pagemaster, Party Monster and the Black or White music video for his best friend Michael Jackson. On September 3, 2009, Culkin attended Michael Jackson’s funeral. Macaulay Culkin was regarded as the most successful child actor during his fame, after child actress Shirley Temple. Culkin ranked in the list of 100 Greatest Kid-Stars at number two on VH1’s list and E!’s list of the 50 Greatest Child Stars. He is the son of former actor Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin, known for his productions on Broadway and is the brother of actress Bonnie Bedelia, his mother is Patricia Brentrup, who never married. He was raised Roman Catholic, and was the third of seven children, five boys and two girls, Shane (born 1976), Dakota (1978–2008), Kieran (born 1982), Quinn (born 1984), Christian (born 1987), and Rory (born 1989). Kieran Culkin, his brother, played the role as his cousin Fuller in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). His brother Rory Culkin, now an established actor in his own right, has played both Macaulay’s little brother (in The Good Son (1993) and the younger version of Macaulay’s character (in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)). His 29-year-old sister, Dakota Culkin, passed away after accidentally being struck by a car on December 10th 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The family lived in a small apartment, during Culkin’s early childhood, his mother was a telephone operator and his father worked as a sacristan at a local Catholic church. In an interview on Larry King Live, in May 27 2004, Culkin stated, that he wanted to refrain from talking about his personal life, although he talked his life as a child actor, and also his estrangement from his father, and how he retired from his acting career at the age of fourteen. In 1998, Macaulay Culkin married actress Rachel Miner but in 2000, they separated, and divorced in 2002. In May 2002, Culkin began dating actress Mila Kunis. Mila Kunis’ publicist confirmed on January 3, 2011, reports that Culkin and Kunis had split amicably several months previously,and they remain” close friends.” Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City on September 17, 2004, for the possession of 17.3 grams marijuana and two controlled substances, 16.5 milligrams of Alprazolam and 32 milligrams of Clonazepam, and was later released on a $4,000 bail.
14) Mason Gamble as Dennis the Menace
Mason Wilson Gamble is an American actor and a former child actor who was noted for his role as Dennis Mitchell in the film Dennis the Menace in 1993, born January 16, 1986, a role given to him after beating out a reported 20,000 children who had auditioned. Gamble also played the role as the sidekick of Dirk Calloway in Wes Anderson playing the role as Jason Schwartzman and in 1998 Owen Wilson’s film Rushmore, and also played the role as a dyslexic boy in Anya’s Bell with American actress and singer, Della Reese. Gamble played the role as Brady Lang in the thriller film 1999’s Arlington Road. Gamble also appeared with a small role in the short-lived CBS drama Kate Brasher in 2001, a cameo role as McCluckey in Spy Hard, the 1996 comedy. Gamble is the son of actor Tim Gamble and Sally Gamble, was born in Chicago. Illinois. He graduated at the UCLA in 2008, and was member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at UCLA. Mason has appeared in several television appearances such as in 1996’s Early Edition, in 1997’s ER, 2005’s Close to Home, 2006’s CSI: Miami and in 2001’s Kate Brasher on a lead role. Mason is preparing currently to portray as the lead character in Golf in the Kingdom, a Michael Murphy’s film version.
15) Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe an English actor, who started his acting career at the age of ten, in 1999’s BBC One television movie David Copperfield, and debut in 2001’s film The Tailor of Panama, and rose to prominence at 11 years old, as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. Radcliffe appeared in the thriller drama Kill Your Darlings, playing the role as American poet Allen Ginsberg, directed by John Krokidas in 2013. Radcliffe revealed in 2008’s interview, that he suffered from a mild form of the developmental coordination disorder, neurological disorder, also known as dyslexia, which the motor skill disorder sometimes gets so bad that he has trouble doing simple activities, such as writing or tying his own shoelaces. In August 2010, Radcliffe stopped drinking alcohol after finding himself becoming dependent on alcoholism. Radcliffe is close friends to his Harry Potter’s co-stars and enjoys company with Tom Felton, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, and is tight-knit with his family, whom he gave credits for keeping him grounded. He was ranked number one on the Forbes Most Valuable Young Stars in March 2009’s list, and The Daily Telegraph measured his net worth at £30m, making him the 12th richest young person in the UK by April 2009, and in February 2010, Radcliffe was named the sixth highest paid Hollywood male star and placed at number five on December Forbes’s list of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors with a film revenue of US$780 million, from his Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which was released that year. Daniel Radcliffe owned a home in the West Village of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Daniel Radcliffe is romantically linked to a 22 year-old pretty brunette, named Rossane Coker, daughter of a painter and decorator. Radcliffe and Coker met in 2007 during the filming of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, as Coker worked as a set production assistant.
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress and model, born April 15, 1990, and was cast in the Harry Potter film series at the age of nine, playing the role as Hermione Granger. Watson starred in all eight Harry Potter films, with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. Emma Watson has earned her several awards and more than £10 million during her work on the Harry Potter film series. She was voted Sexiest Female Movie Star in October 2013, a worldwide poll conducted by Empire magazine. In 2007, Watson announced that she is involved the 2008 British-American fantasy computer-animated film, The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo, directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen, and grosses more than US$86 million sales worldwide, and from a novel Ballet Shoes, the television adaptation, which was announced on December 26, 2007. In 2013’s The Bling Ring, Watson played the role as Nicki Moore, a film is based on the real-life Bling Ring robberies, with Watson playing a fictionalized version of Alexis Neiers (most notable member of the Bling Ring, for her conviction for burglary), a television personality who was one of seven teenagers involved in the robberies.
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is an English actor who rose to prominence for playing the role as Ron Weasley, at the age of 11, one of the Harry Potter film series, three main characters. From 2001 to 2011, Grint starred in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, with his co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Grint began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise in 2002, played as co-leading role in Thunderpants, has starring roles in a dramedy Driving Lessons released in 2006, and a small budgeted drama Cherrybomb of limited release in 2010. Grint also co-starred in a comedy film Wild Target, with actors Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. Following the end of the Harry Potter series, his first project was the 2012’s Into the White, an anti-war film, in which he stars as the main role. Grint’s new film CBGB (a 2013 American historical film about the former New York music venue CBGB) playing the role as American musician Cheetah Chrome, will be released in 2013 and Grint has been cast in new pilot of CBS’s Super Clyde, and on October 2013, he will be making his stage debut in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo at the London’s Harold Pinter Theater. Grint’s close friends are his Harry Potter co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, whom he said having known with each other since childhood, they are like brothers and sisters. Grint, like his character, he has a fear of spiders also called arachnophobia. To fulfill one of his childhood dream, Grint bought an ice cream van. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed in September 2013, that his next acting project will be the film, Enemy of Man, the Macbeth adaptation, and he will be starring with actors Sean Bean (English actor best known for portraying as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy), Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng, James D’Arcy, Neil Maskell and Joe Gilgun, also a former child star. The film is distributed by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, and is directed by director Vincent Regan. The filming production will be released in the United Kingdom in January 2014.
16) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990 is an American actress born April 9, 1990, a former child actress who appeared in 2002’s Panic Room, who is best known for playing in The Twilight Saga as Bella Swan. Stewart played the role of a diabetic child, Sarah Altman in the American thriller film Panic Room in 2002, with actress Jodie Foster, playing as her mother as Meg Altman, directed by David Fincher and written by David Koepp. The Altman’s new home was invaded by burglars portrayed by Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yoakam. Stewart has appeared in 2004’s Speak, 2005’s Zathura, 2007’s The Messengers, 2009’s Adventureland, 2010’s The Runaways, 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, and 2012’s On the Road. Stewart currently lives in Los Angeles. Stewart revealed in 2008’s interview with Vanity Fair, that in 2004, she was in a relationship with Michael Angarano, her co-star from the 2004 film Speak. Stewart was romantically linked to co-star Robert Pattinson since they met on the set of Twilight in 2008, although at first the pair kept on denying regarding their relationship. In July 2012, Stewart officially admits her relationship with Pattinson for the first time. Kristen Stewart became controversial, when Us Weekly published photos of Stewart having an affair with Rupert Sanders, her Snow White and the Huntsman director, where Stewart issued a public apology to Pattinson after the photos were released. Kristin Stewart will play the role as Valentine replacing actress Mia Wasikowska in June 2013 for the film Sils Maria, an upcoming drama film written and directed by Olivier Assayas and the stars are Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, and Chloë Grace Moretz as Jo-Ann Ellis, and Stewart will also star in Camp X-Ray, and will play the role of a young soldier stationed at Guantanamo Bay.
Jodie Foster (born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, and producer, a former child star, who started acting at the age of three in commercials, and rose to prominence at the age of 13 in the 1976 film Taxi Driver playing the role as Iris, the preteen prostitute, for which she garnered an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. Foster won the 1989’s Academy Award for Best Actress, for the film The Accused, playing a rape victim. In 1991, Foster starred in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs, garnering international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. Foster has two sons, Charles “Charlie” Foster (born July 20, 1998) and Christopher “Kit” Foster (born September 29, 2001). Jodie Foster and Cydney Bernard, her long-time partner, had broke up in 2008. Since 1993, Foster and Bernard had been together. At the 2013 Golden Globe Awards upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Foster commented in her acceptance speech about her sexual orientation. Foster is an atheist (in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities or a supernatural being). Foster and her children celebrate both Christmas (widely observed Christian holiday, an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ observed every December 25) and Hanukkah (known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday).
17) Michael Angarano
Michael Anthony Angarano a former child actor, born December 3, 1987, and started acting in 2000, at the age of 12, acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family. He then landed in Little Secrets as his first major film role the following year, opposite Evan Rachel Wood and David Gallagher. In 2003 film, Maniac Magee, Michael Angarano starred as a 12 year-old boy, Jeffery Lionel Magee, who finds his way in a place divided by racial prejudice in Two Mills, Pennsylvania, which was premiered on Nickelodeon. Angarano appeared in Speak, the movie version of the critically acclaimed novel of the same title, co-starring with actress Kristin Stewart in 2004. Actress Kristin Stewart revealed that she dated Angarano, her co-star from Speak in an interview with Vanity Fair. Angarano had a recurring role as Elliott, the son of Jack McFarland, on the television series Will & Grace. In 2007, Michael Angarano appeared in four episodes of the hit television series 24 as Scott Wallace, a teenager taken hostage by a terrorist. Angarano also appeared in comedy film Gentlemen Broncos, directed by Jared Hess, the Napoleon Dynamite director, which was released in October 2009. He had the lead role in Ceremony in 2010 film, and starred in the 2011’s Red State, a horror thriller film, playing the role as Travis.
18) Dakota Fanning
Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994), better known as Dakota Fanning, is an American actress, a former child star who rose to prominence at age seven, after her breakthrough performance in the I Am Sam 2001 film. At the age of eight, her performance earned her a nomination for 2002 Screen Actors Guild Award, making her the youngest nominee in history. Fanning, as a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as 2004’s Man on Fire, playing the role as Pita, a nine-year-old who wins over the heart of a retired mercenary played by actor Denzel Washington hired to protect her from kidnappers. She also appeared in 2005’s War of the Worlds and 2006’s Charlotte’s Web. Fanning then started on more adult roles with 2007’s Hounddog, and 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees. Fanning’s recent film roles were the 2009’s eponymous character in Coraline, in 2010’s The Runaways as Cherie Currie and in 2009 to 2012’s The Twilight Saga as Jane Volturi (vampire coven regarded as royalty by other vampires). Dakota Fanning signed on August 2012, and the shooting started on October 16, 2012, and will be released in 2013, where she play as Dena Brauer, the lead role of a wealthy financial eco-terrorist, who finances a plan, in a thriller film Night Moves opposite actors Jesse Eisenberg and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Kelly Reichardt. The movie Night Moves is a story about three eco-terrorists who work at an organic farm and collaborate on a plot to blow up a hydroelectric dam. Dakota Fanning had several guest roles on television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice and Spin City. Fanning was chosen to star opposite Sean Penn in 2001, in the movie I Am Sam, Fanning played as the daughter of a mentally challenged man (Sean Penn) who fights for the custody of his daughter.
19) Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner age 21, is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist, former child actor, best known for playing as Jacod Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the Stephanie Meyer’s novels of the same name. TaylorLautner took up martial arts when he was a child, and began his acting career, appeared in bit roles in comedy series such as 2003’s The Bernie Mac Show and 2004’s My Wife and Kids, before having voice actingroles in television series like 2005’s What’s New, Scooby Doo?, 2005’s Danny Phantom and 2011’s action film Abduction. In the late 2000, Taylor Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after changing his physique, underwent workout plans and eat specific diet to keep the role of Jacob Black in more Twilight series installments, and generated media attention for his looks. He was ranked second on The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010 by Glamour’s list, and fourth on People’s list in Most Amazing Bodies. Taylor Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood in 2010. Lautner is living in Valencia, California, with his parents and younger sister, which Lautner says he prefers due to the uncensored scoop of paparazzi, and has said that he never thought of moving out on his own,and quoted as, “The thing I love is that my home life hasn’t changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn.” Lautner owns a BMW 5 series, with dark-tinted windows to provide him privacy and anonymity. Lautner now takes online classes at his local community college. Taylor Lautner still practices and trains in martial arts regularly, and has stated that he is drug and alcohol free.
20) Henry Thomas in ET
Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. is an American actor and musician, former child actor, born September 9, 1971. Thomas has appeared in more than 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott Taylor in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial film, the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, the Cloak and Dagger, a 1984 film, and Gangs of New York, the 2002 film. In the 1990 film, Thomas played as young Norman Bates in the film Psycho IV: The Beginning. After E.T., he returned to Texas, occasionally acting in the Cloak & Dagger, the 1984 film, and on TV while attending school. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Thomas returned to film and began to prove himself in adult roles. Thomas is also a singer and songwriter, and played guitar for the The Blue Heelers band in San Antonio, Texas, from the mid to late 1990s.
21) Drew Barrymore
Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, film director, producer, and model and former child actress, who first appeared when she was 11 months old in an advertisement, and in 1980, she made her film debut in Altered States. Barrymore starred in her breakout role as Gertie, as the younger sister of Elliott, in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, making her one of the most famous child stars of the time earning as Best Young Supporting Actress in Motion Pictures in the 1982 Young Artist Award, became one of Hollywood’s most recognized child actresses, and establish herself in mainly comedic roles. Barrymore had a agitated or disturbed childhood which was marked by recurring drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehabilitation. Barrymore made the transition from child star to adult actress with numerous films such as Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side and Everyone Says I Love You, and romantic comedies such as The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Drew Barrymore, who was already a regular at the famed Studio 54, when she started smoking cigarettes at age nine, and at age 11, she started drinking alcohol, at age 12, she was smoking marijuana and snorting cocaine at age 13, and at age 14, she made a suicide attempt, put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. At age 19, Barrymore married her first husband, Jeremy Thomas, a British bartender turned Los Angeles bar owner on March 20, 1994. Less than two months later, Barrymore filed for divorce from him. In 1999, Barrymore began dating Tom Green, MTV host and comedian, and starred together in Charlie’s Angels and Green’s first directorial film, Freddy Got Fingered and lived together for a year before getting and wed in July 2001, however, in December 2001, Green filed for divorce which was finalized on October 15, 2002. In 2002, Barrymore began dating in 2002, Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of the band The Strokes, after they met at a concert. In 1007, their five-year relationship ended. Barrymore then began dating actor Justin Long, but in July 2008, the pair confirmed their split, reunited in 2009 and co-starred in Going the Distance, the 2010 film, and separated again in the same year. Barrymore began dating art consultant Will Kopelman, in early 2011, the son of Arie Kopelman, former CEO Chanel. In January 2012, Barrymore and Kopelman announced their engagement, and married on June 2, 2012 in Montecito, California. On September 26, 2012, Barrymore gave birth to their daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman.
22) Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment is an American actor, and former 1990’s child actor, appeared in a cameo role in the film Forrest Gump as the son of the lead actor Tom Hanks. Osment rose to fame with his performance in the film The Sixth Sense as Cole Sear, a M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller film, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. Osment, appeared in leading roles in numerous Hollywood films, such as A.I. Artificial Intelligence a Steven Spielberg‘s film and Pay it Forward by Mimi Leder. Osment is also well known for his voice-role in the Kingdom Hearts video games voicing Sora and Vanitas. At the age of four, Osment began his acting career, when his mother took him to a new Ikea store and they met a talent scout searching for new talents and actors, and Osment listed his name and got called back for an audition. In 2013, Osment will co-star in the upcoming comedy melodramaminiseries IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon, produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Osment does not eat chicken and fish, he follows a mostly meat-free diet. Osment plays the guitar and piano and an avid golfer, he beagn playing golf at age seven. On July 20, 2006, Osment was involved in a single-driver automobile accident in which he struck a brick mailbox and overturned his car while driving near his home and resulted in injuries, such as a broken rib, fractured right shoulder blade, cuts, and abrasions. He pleaded no contest to one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and drug possession. Osment was sentenced to three years probation, 60 hours in a rehabilitation in alcohol and education program, a fine of $1500, and a minimum of 26 requirement of meetings in Alcoholic Anonymous over a period of six-month. Osment has one sister, Emily Osment, actress and singer-songwriter who is almost four years his junior.
23) Ariana Richards
Ariana Clarice Richards age 34, is an American actress and professional painter, best known for her roles as a child actress such as Carol Wetherby in the Prancer film, as Mindy Sterngood in Tremors and in the blockbuster film in 1993’s Jurassic Park as Lex Murphy, and won numerous Young Artist Awards. Ariana Richards is the daughter of a public relations representative Darielle Garrison and film producer Gary Richards. Ariana Richards has a sister, Bethany Richards, also an actress. Ariana Richards reprises the role very briefly in the The Lost World: Jurassic Park sequel, and reprise her role as Mindy Sterngood in the second sequel Tremors 3: Back to Perfection which went straight to video. Richards appeared in Angus films, playing the role of a high school cheerleader. Richards also appeared The Golden Girls, Empty Nest and Boy Meets World, on television shows. Richards has become a successful artist, as a professional painter, commonly paints of landscapes and figures, in the style of the impressionists, and won first place for her Lady of the Dahlias painting, in the National Professional Oil Painting Competition in October 2005, (sponsored by American Artist Magazine). Ariana Richards is now living in Salem, Oregon. In 2009,Richards returned to the world of music, recorded The Prayer, a cover version of David Foster in a duet whom she has known since her young age, producer, director, film and television actor, voice actor and singer Chris M. Allport.
24) Joseph Mazzello
Joseph Mazzello born Joseph Francis Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983) is an American actor who is best known for portraying the role of Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park in 1993, played the role as a United States Marine, university professor, and author Eugene Sledge in The Pacific, the HBO miniseries and as Dustin Moskovitz ,American internet entrepreneur co-founder of Facebook, the social networking website in the film The Social Network directed by David Fincher. In 1995, he also appeared in the film The Cure. Joseph Mazzelo also appeared in the film Matters of Life and Death which was also his first directorial job, with other cast, David Strathairn, (whom he worked with in The Sensation of Sight, The River Wild and Simon Birch), Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook. Mazzello appeared in The River Wild and starred opposite actress Meryl Streep and in the adaptation of John Irving’s novel Simon Birch opposite Ashley Judd.