These TV Child Stars Look SO Different Today!
Erik per Sullivan bagged the role of "Dewey" in the series Malcolm in the Middle when he was just ten. For six years he played "Malcolm's" (Frankie Muniz) little brother.
Teen star Amanda Bynes played the leading role in the TV series Hello Holly. She also starred in many films such as What a Girl Wants and She's the Man. She last appeared in Easy A (2010) before going completely off the rails in 2012.
The actress's life went dramatically downhill in 2012. Alcohol and drugs began to play a main role in her life and she was arrested for the first time that year. She was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 2013 after starting a fire in her neighbor's driveway. Nowadays, however, she has left her troubles behind her.
Of course everybody remembers The Nanny's child star Benjamin Salisbury? "Brighton" was just a cute as a button! As you can imagine, quite a lot has changed since his time on The Nanny...
Benjamin Salisbury did star in the occasional TV show here and there, but eventually Salisbury decided to go back to school and study journalism.
This is the Danica McKellar we remember! "Winnie Cooper" was nothing less of a doll in The Wonder Years. Let's take a look at what she looks like today!
Jeremy Jackson became a household name playing "Mitch's" (David Hasselhoff) son "Hobie" on the cult series Baywatch. Fans watched the actor grow up on screen from 1991 to 1999. Nowadays, Jackson can be found somewhere completely different than on the beach of Malibu.
Jackson retired from acting after Baywatch. He later explained that he had a severe drug problem during the time he was on Baywatch, and claimed that is why he left the show. He appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2011, where his withdrawal from a steroid addiction was documented. In 2017, as part of a plea bargain, Jackson was sentenced to 270 days in jail for a 2015 stabbing. He is out by now, which is good - it turns out, he was facing up to seven years behind bars..
Angus T. Jones played "Jake Harper" on Two and a Half Men and was a cast member for years. In 2012 he was baptized as a Seventh-Day Adventist and complained that the series went against his newly-found religious views, even going so far as to call it "filth". Not surprisingly, he had to leave the series soon after.
Today, the actor looks very different. He now has a beard as a symbol of his religious faith. He has retired from acting for the most part and now works for Tonite, an event management company.
"Ruthie Cadman" was probably one of the cutest characters audiences had ever seen! It's hard to forget that Mackenzie Rosman is actually a real person who had to grow up someday...