We’re positive you grew fond of at least a few popular, lovable kids who used to be famous back in the day when you yourself were a kid. Here is what your favorite child stars look like now!
David CassidyCassidy played the part of Keith Partridge on the hit 70’s show The Partridge Family. Since he was such a good singer, the cast actually produced 10 albums and he went on to have a solo career. The former teen idol had a problem with alcohol but continues to have a career in TV and on film.
Helen HuntHelen Hunt has been in the spotlight since the age of eight thanks to projects like, Amy Prentiss, Swiss Family Robinson and The Fitzpatricks. Her more modern credits include Mad About You, What Women Want, and Ride. She continues to have an active career.
Helen HuntThe youngest member of the Jackson clan used to sing with her brothers sometimes, but was more interested in acting. She appeared on Good Times and Fame and still started her singing career. She is now one of the recording industry’s most celebrated musicians.
Jonny WhitakerWhitaker played in many TV series, from Family Affair to Genreal Hospital. He also gave Jodie Foster her first on-screen kiss in the film Tom Sawyer. After a long break from acting due to a substance, Whitaker has been clean for over 10 years and returned to acting.
Mindy CohenMindy Cohen is best known for her portrayal of Natalie from the television series The Facts of Life. Since then, Cohen helped to found the weSPARK cancer support center.he has been the voice of “Velma” from the “Scooby-Doo” animated series for several years now, and occasionally guest stars on TV shows.
Mike LookinlandMike Lookinland is best known as Bobby Brady, the youngest son on The Brady Brunch. Mike played serveral parts in shows such as Little House on The Prarie, Brady Bunch specials and in several films before retiring from film. He is now happily married and he owns a decorative concrete business.
Robby BensonRobby is best known for his film work, including Jory, Jeremy, Ode to Billy Joe, and one of his biggest hits, Ice Castles. These days, Benson is best known as the voice of “The Beast” in the animated Beauty and the Beast. He has served as professor at several universities.
Susan DeyDey got her big break as Laurie Partridge on The Partridge Family. When the series ended, Susan got a big break again when she got the part of Grace Van Owen onL.A. Law. She even recieved a Golden Globe Award in 1988 for the role. More recently, she is very involved in charity work, including serving on the board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.
Ron HowardRon has been acting since he was a child in the sixtes, starting with a role on The Andy Griffith Show and moving to star on Happy Days. To say that he has become a success today is an understatement. Howard is one of the most successful people in Hollywood today as an actor, producer and a director.
Ron PaolilloBest known for his role on Welcome Back Kotter, Paolillo played the role of class clown, arnold Horshack. His acting skills were high in demand after that. He also directed several Broadway plays and musicals, was a fashion designer and even found time to write a few children’s book. Sadly, he passed in 2012 of a heart attack.
Erin MurphyThough the role of young Tabitha Sephens was shared with her sister on the first season of Bewitched, the part ultimately went to Erin. After the show ended, Erin led a “normal” life. She has since returned to LA and works on reality tv shows, in commercials and owns two companies- one which sells frozon vodka martini ice pops.
Scott BaioFormer teen heartthrob Scott Baio is best known for playing Chachi on the show Happy Days. He then joined the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi and played in several films after that. He had his own reality show and starred in the tv show, See Dad Run. He is a very big Donald Trump supporter.
Barry WilliamsBarry Williams was just 14-years-old when he started playing Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch. The part turned him into a teen idol, particularly popular with teen girls. In recent years he has held guest roles on a number of “Brady Bunch” specials, and “That 70’s Show”. His autobiogrophy Growing Up Brady … I Was A Teenage Greg, was turned into a made-for-TV movie on NBC.
Maureen McCormickMcCormick played the oldest of the Brady girls, Marcia, on the hit series The Brady Bunch. She was only 12 when she ws cast in the iconic role. McCormick battled through drug addiction after her TV series ended, but is since clean. Most recently she was on Dancing With The Stars. Fans looked to her after the death of her on-screen mom, Florence Henderson, very recently.
Danny BonaduceDanny Bonaduce played one of the younger Partridge children, Danny and was known for his freckles and red hair. Though he continued acting, Bonaduce was more of a child star. He has guest starred on shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Drew Carey Show. He mostly continued to be a name due to participating on reality television.
Tatum O’NealRatum O’Neal won an Academy Award in 1974 — at the age of 10- for her turn as Addie Loggins inPaper Moon. She also appeared inThe Bad News Bears.She returned to acting in the 2000s with guest appearances on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and Sex and the City. In 2005, she began a recurring role on the hit series Rescue Me.
Tracy GoldTracy Gold is most known for major breakthrough role of Carol Seaver in Growing Pains at 16. She battled an eating disorder for a huge part of her time on the show. She has appeared in a lot of made-for-TV movies since then. In 2003, she released her autobiography.
Danny LloydDanny Lloyd was just 5 years old when she starred as adorable but spooky Danny Torrance in The Shining. After that, he acted in a tv-movie before leaving Hollywood behind. He went to college and now teaches biology at a community college and has six children.
Jenny LewisLewis starred in the short-lived sitcom Life With Lucy with Lucille Ball but didn’t get her big break until she was cast as Hannah in Troop Beverly Hills. In the 90’s she turned her attention to a music career and performed with groups “Rilo Kiley”, “Jenny and Johnny” and has three solo albums.