Hollywood has churned out many child stars. Some of them have made people a lot of money by becoming lovable brands. Others were quickly forgotten once they got older. But it’s not all doom and gloom for child stars. There are many who go on to pursue different careers, and that’s the reason why you don’t hear from them. Others are actually still acting today, but are just in much smaller roles.
So what exactly happened to the child stars you loved growing up? Here’s a look at your 25 favorite child stars and where they are today.
1. Corey Feldman
This child star has many classics under his belt including Stand by Me, The Goonies, Gremlins, and The Lost Boys. He lost a lot of fellow former child costars to drug overdoses and has talked about the dark side of the industry. He revealed that child stars like Corey Haim — who died in 2010 at just 38 years old from pneumonia — were invited to Hollywood parties and were sexually abused.
Yes. I believe that Haim’s rapist was probably connected to something bigger and that is probably how he has remained protected for all these years. This person uses intimidation and threats as a way to keep people quiet. And all these men were all friends. Ask anybody in our group of kids at that time: They were passing us back and forth to each other.
Feldman’s career has significantly slowed down, but he still works in the industry. He voices Slash in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also has been making music and touring, so he has been keeping busy.