Well-Known Celebrities Who Now Work Normal Jobs

Celebrity culture is can change in an instant. One minute, you’re packing movie theaters and in the next you’re trying to convince random people that you used to be a big deal. While there’s no way of predicting a fall from greatness, there are some celebrities who deserve credit for being incredibly smart and doing their best to be prepared.

We’ve managed to compile some of the most memorable and famous celebrities who now hold regular jobs. You’ll certainly see some of your favorite film and television actors, as well as musicians, and even athletes. You could say that no one would have ever imagined these celebs to be working the jobs that they currently are in.

Read the rest of this article to find out what your favorite celeb’s current normal job is. Who knows, you might be in the same industry as them!

Ali MacGraw | Yoga Instructor

Ali MacGraw is undoubtedly one of the most treasured actresses in the history of Hollywood. As an actress, MacGraw is best known for her performances in iconic films such as Goodbye, Columbus, Players, and many more. She has also managed to win several acting awards, including a Golden Globe Award and multiple nominations for an Academy Award, including one for Best Actress.

Today, MacGraw is already in her 80s, and you could say that her acting years are long behind her. Despite not having a single acting credit for over two decades, this celebrated actress has quite a busy schedule. Today, she’s using her time to support various charities, including PETA. Besides her charitable efforts, MacGraw also managed to open her own yoga studio, and she’s believed to be a highly influential figure in the rise and popularization of yoga in the United States.

Agnetha Faltskog | Multiple Pursuits

If you’re a big fan of 70s and 80s music, then you probably have a good idea of the global impact of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Without a doubt, ABBA was one of the most influential and biggest bands in the world. One of the band’s members was Agnetha Falskog. You could say that Falskog deserves a huge chunk of the credit for why ABBA is regarded as one of the best pop bands.

It’s definitely interesting that Falskog has a ton of interests other than music. When she decided to step away from the music industry, Falskog lived in a charming house in Sweden in order to focus on the things which she treasured the most. Some of her interests and pursuits included doing yoga, riding horses, and even studying astrology. She certainly has all the time in the world to explore her interests as she hasn’t sung for over 13 years!

Andrea Elson | Yoga Instructor

Anyone who has watched the hit 80s CBS show Whiz Kids certainly knows who Andrea Elson is. Elson is a well-known actress who has also starred in other shows such as ALF, where she played the role of Lynn Tanner for over four seasons. Despite a career that was ready to take off, Elson found herself cultivating a path in other fields. Though she’s now away from the limelight, it seems as if she’s enjoying her time.

Today, Elson is already in her 50s, and has left her acting days behind. Though she has walked away from the industry, Elson likes to remember her acting career by posting things such as throwback photos and other nostalgic items on her social media accounts. Besides being active on social media, Elson also keeps herself busy to some degree by working as a traveling yoga instructor and maintaining her own blog.

Amanda Bynes | Student

There’s certainly no doubt that Amanda Bynes is one of the most recognizable child stars in history. As a child actress, Bynes appeared and received numerous acting credits in films and television shows. You could certainly say that Bynes was well on her way to stardom and putting together an illustrious acting career. However, her acting career was halted when she chose to pursue other things.

Bynes is currently 36 years of age, and hasn’t been actively pursuing her previous career as a Hollywood actress. Interestingly, the She’s The Man star shifted her attention and started investing more toward a possible future in fashion. In 2019, the former actress successfully graduated from California’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. We certainly hope that Bynes’ desire to succeed in the fashion industry would be able to manifest to a highly successful fashion brand.

Angus T. Jones | Religious Member

It’s safe to assume that everyone who watched Two and a Half Men remembers the funny kid on the show. This beloved character was portrayed by Angus T. Jones, who was able to sustain his starring role in the show into his teen years. You could say that Jones was well on his way to creating a successful career as an actor, but he had other thoughts in mind. The former child actor later turned to a field that’s completely different from acting.

It’s definitely interesting to learn that Angus decided to give up his acting career in order to become a member of the Seventh-day Adventists Church. Giving up a potentially successful career certainly isn’t easy, but we have to give credit to Angus for making such a grown-up decision. Besides his duties in his religious group, he is known to have joined a management team called Tonite.

Andrew Shue | Blogger

Andrew Shue is a well-known American actor who’s best remembered for his credit role as “Billy Campbell” on the hit television show Melrose Place. He appeared on the show from 1992 until 1999. Aside from acting, he also worked as a professional soccer player at the same time. You could say that Shue was well-adjusted to succeeding in other fields, not just acting.

Shue was widely recognized as the “heartthrob” on Melrose Place throughout his time on the show. He could have easily transitioned into appearing in other films and television shows. Instead of continuing his career as an actor, though, Shue decided to become a famous blogger. He’s the co-founder of CafeMom which is a social networking site that focuses on the shared interests of women. The website also offers various parenting content, and is an excellent platform for advice, help, and even recommendations.

Barret Oliver | Photographer

It’s safe to say that Barret Oliver succeeded in stealing our hearts as a child actor. As a young and promising actor, Oliver appeared in a good number of films, including the iconic The Never Ending Story. Despite receiving a ton of praise for his performance, Oliver would decide to not continue his brewing success as an actor in Hollywood.

After his final acting credit in 1989, Oliver decided to shift his focus to a career that was in a completely different field. Interestingly, this former child actor found a passion for being on the other side of the camera, and he now works in the photography industry. Despite leaving Hollywood, Oliver was able to pursue his passion for photography, and he was able to achieve success in this field. Over the years, his work has been displayed in various museums and galleries.

Ariana Richards | Painter

Ariana Richards was one of the most recognizable actresses in the world during the 90s and early 2000s. One of Ariana’s most notable acting roles is in the film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Despite showing the potential that she could be a successful actress, Richards decided to take an indefinite break from acting in 2001.

Richards traded away a potentially successful career as an actress in order to chase a college degree. She studied and finished fine arts and drama at Skidmore College. All those years, she managed to stay away from acting and focus on her goals. After graduating, Richards went back to acting in 2013 for a minor role, but for the most part she’s been busy filling her time as a painter. You could definitely say that Richards chose a more comfortable life as a painter than being a high-profile Hollywood actress.

Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit | Firefighter

If you’ve watched and closely followed the iconic television show Full House, then you probably know who Blake Tuomy- Wilhoit is. Blake, along with his brother, Dylan, gained credit and success on the show. You could say that they were well on their way to becoming bonafide Hollywood actors. Despite the potential they’ve shown, however, they chose to live a life away from the limelight.

After choosing to walk away from Hollywood, Blake decided to work as a firefighter in Georgia for several years. After working as a firefighter, Blake returned to working in the entertainment industry again. Today, he works as a sound technician, just like his brother, Dylan. He also spends his time as a Foley mixer. In case you’re wondering, a Foley mixer is the person who mixes all the everyday sound effects and adds them in post-production.

Blake McIver Ewing | Go-Go Dancer

Blake McIver Ewing is another American actor who rose to stardom through Full House. He’s best known for his credit role as “Derek” on the show. Ewing also portrayed the role of “Waldo” in the iconic 1994 film The Little Rascals. Besides acting, Ewing was also a prolific singer-songwriter and pianist. You could say that this Full House star had a lot more to offer than just acting.

It certainly seems like a trend for Full House actors to find more success in careers other than acting. Blake is undoubtedly part of the trend, and he found success as a go-go dancer based in Los Angeles. According to Ewing, being a go-go dancer allowed him to receive a lot of good tips, and he was able to raise a lot of money because of it. Aside from being a go-go dancer, Blake also spends time co-hosting The People’s Couch. 

Cameron Diaz | Health & Wellness Writer

Any Hollywood fan would certainly testify that Cameron Diaz was one of the most well-known stars in the industry. This retired American actress became one of the most prolific Hollywood actresses of her era, and appeared in numerous films throughout her 20-year career. Apart from countless film credits, Diaz was also able to bag multiple acting accolades, including several Golden Globe nominations, a BAFTA Award, and her own star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Despite her success as an actress, Diaz wasn’t hesitant to retire from acting in order to follow other pursuits. Today, she’s currently working as a writer for health and wellness, and it’s easy to see that she knows her way around the topic very well. She says that health and wellness are things she’s incredibly passionate about, and writing about them almost feels as if it’s effortless.

Brittany Ashton Holmes | Barista

The iconic film The Little Rascals introduced us to a good number of soon-to-be Hollywood stars, including Brittany Ashton Holmes. In case you’re wondering, Holmes played the role of the cute little girl in the movie named Darla. Everyone who saw the movie were certainly touched by her performance in the film, and it made sense for fans to speculate that she’d appear in more films afterwards. However, that wasn’t the case as she gravitated away from acting.

Holmes decided to retire from acting in 1996, two years after The Little Rascals was released. Without a doubt, Holmes’ career as an actress was short-lived, and you could say that she could’ve been well on her way to becoming a well-known Hollywood actress. Today, she’s 33 years of age and currently living in Los Angeles. Holmes is also working at a Starbucks while aiming to complete a degree in political science.

Charlie Korsmo | Lawyer

Charlie Korsmo is a well-known American actor who’ll probably be best remembered for his on-screen role as “Jack” in Steven Spielberg’s Hook. You could say that being an actor was a pleasant experience for Korsmo, and he certainly enjoyed starring alongside Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. However, despite showing a ton of potential as an actor, Korsmo would gravitate towards a career outside of acting.

Korsmo decided that acting just wasn’t for him, and he enrolled himself at MIT. After MIT, he decided to move on to Yale to attend the university’s law program. Today, Korsmo is in his 40s and is a qualified lawyer. Besides practicing law, Charlie is also a professor at the Case Western Reserve University Law Program. Without question, this former Hook actor was able to carve his own path and find much success even away from the limelight.

Carrie Henn | School Teacher

While Carrie Henn isn’t the most famous or the most prolific child actor on this list, her time in the industry was still a noteworthy one. After all, she landed one of the most iconic roles a child actor could get during that time. If you’ve watched the iconic film Aliens, you probably remember her appearance in the film alongside Sigourney Weaver. Thanks to her talent, many fans thought she was on her way into stardom.

Despite her success in Aliens, Henn decided to take a step back from her acting career. This decision was due to the fact that she wanted to pursue a degree in liberal studies. Eventually, Henn became an elementary school teacher, and is happy with the choice she has made. We certainly hope that Carrie continues to find passion as a teacher as it is a very meaningful career to pursue.

Chris Owen | Waiter

American Pie would not be complete without The Sherminator, right? Well, that role was played by Chris Owen. Born in 1980, Owen started acting from a young age. He was only ten when he first got exposure as an actor. During that period, the family contracted a moving company so they could live in California, where all the action was. Apart from American Pie, the actor also appeared in Criminal Minds. Some fans might also remember him for his role in The Mentalist.

As it turns out, acting was not the best fit for the actor. He recognized this and went on to work as a waiter at a sushi restaurant. Owen has admitted to wanting to try again, professing his love for acting. He does know that acting can be a tough business and that he needs to make money in between roles. Despite being away, many of his fans still want him back in the limelight.

Crystal McKellar | Attorney

In some cases, many child actresses are unable to find the same success when they become adults. Could it be a curse? Well, we can say it is a repeating pattern that Crystal McKellar succumbed to. This is not to say that she was not a brilliant actress because she was. Some of the projects she worked on as a child included Fatal Judgement, The Wonder Years, and Judgment.

The former actress would later become a US attorney. After she graduated from Yale University, the actress pursued her law studies at Harvard University. Early on, she had dreamt of becoming part of litigation and so deciding on which firm she was going to join was critical. Right after graduating in 2003, she joined Davis Polk & Wardwell and Morrison & Foerster as an associate. She may have taken a different path, but McKellar certainly found success in her own right.

Daniel Day-Lewis | Fashion Designer

Retired English actor Daniel Day-Lewis is often described as one of the most prominent actors of his generation. He has received numerous credits and accolades during a career that spanned more than 40 years. Winning three Best Actor Awards at the Academy Awards was one laurel he was always proud of. Some of his more popular works include My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View. He would normally alternate between the big screen and stage acting, making him a very versatile actor.

He filmed his final movie, Phantom Thread, back in 2017 but don’t expect the actor to just laze around at home now that he’s retired. Day-Lewis does have a side career as a cobbler, a skill he learned during an apprenticeship in Italy with famed master shoemaker Stefano Bemer. Whether he turns this into a full-time business or simply maintain it as a hobby is something we have to wait and see.

Danny Lloyd | Professor

Even as a child, Danny Lloyd was already into acting. He appeared as Danny Torrance in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. Despite his excellent performance in the film, he retired from acting at the young age of ten. Because of how young he was at the time, Lloyd wasn’t told that they were filming a horror movie. Stanley Kubrick was also present to monitor everything, ensuring Lloyd’s safety.

He eventually became a teacher and in 2004, Lloyd became an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. While many will consider this move uncommon, people were inspired his hard work to get his degree in biology. Praising him as someone who would hone the next leaders in the country. He might not be walking the red carpet anymore, but for his students, he deserves the same prestige.

David Caruso | Businessman

Police or military roles seem to be the comfort zone for David Caruso. When he started in 1980, he appeared in Getting Wasted as the cadet who almost drowned. Later on, he would star as Detective John Kelly on NYPD Blue as well as Lieutenant Horatio Caine on CSI: Miami. The latter is considered among his best work. Caruso also appeared in movies like Twins, Proof of Life and First Blood.

After CSI: Miami was cancelled due to poor ratings, Caruso took it as a sign to retire. We do give him credit for pursuing another passion of his, which is business. After retirement, he founded DavidCarusoTelevision.tv and LexiconDigital.tv. The former actor also ventured into fashion and co-established a clothing store in South Miami. Not everyone is cut out for acting and many are also not meant to be businesspeople. Fortunately, Caruso found success in both.

Dylan Sprouse | Businessman

Grace Under Fire actor Dylan Sprouse gained fame after starring on various TV shows together with his twin brother, Cole. The two are often compared, despite both of them having similar successes when it comes to their careers. In fact, Sprouse was also able to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Some of the major projects he had been a part of were The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, The Kings of Appletown and The Master of Disguise.

Sprouse took on higher education and graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School, graduating with a degree in video game design. Aside from that, he also established All-Wise Meadery,  which allowed him to pursue another interest. The business is located in New York, which is the prime location for starting new ventures—something Sprouse seems prolific at. Will we get to see him in new projects soon? This remains to be seen.

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit | Sound Technician

There are people who are meant to be in front of the camera and there are those who can do better when assigned a task behind it. Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit has been on both sides. He and his brother were given a break when they appeared as toddlers on Full House, playing the role of twins. They had reprised the role in several times, but much of their acting experience was confined to this particular series.

After retiring as an actor, he stayed within the entertainment industry, this time as a sound technician. We can say that he did a good job as an actor and receives just as much credit as a technician seeing that this part is important as well. He has worked on projects like Black Sails and Game of Thrones, to name a few. Apart from his brother, Dylan has a cousin who is also an actress, Lisa Wilhoit.

Erik Estrada | Police Officer

The 1970s, and 1980s all the way to the 1990s is seen by many as the Golden Age when TV programs and series really made their mark. Among the most popular shows is CHiPs. Erik Estrada was part of that program as California Highway Patrol officer Ponch Poncherello. Later on, Estrada gained more popularity for his work on several Spanish-language telenovelas. He also appeared on a number of infomercials and other TV programs, including Eminem’s music video, “Just Lose It”.

Playing the police officer perhaps opened various opportunities for him in real life as well and so he eventually applied to become one. On July 2016, Estrada was sworn in as a police officer, joining lawyers, other officers and the whole police enforcement group to help implement the law. Prior to this, he was also a reserve officer, which shows his early interest in this particular field.

Erik Per Sullivan | Book Co-Writer

Erik Per Sullivan has played a variety of roles, but the one people remember most is that of Dewey, younger brother to Malcolm in the series Malcolm in the Middle. He is now retired from acting, but before doing so, he appeared in Wendigo, Wonderland and Come on Over. He also voiced Sheldon in Finding Nemo and Mino in Arthur and The Invisibles. His performance has been recognized on a number of occasions, even receiving nominations for and winning the Young Artists Awards and YoungStar Awards.

Despite what seemed to be a blooming career, Sullivan decided to shift his focus elsewhere. He attended school to obtain a degree from the University of Southern California in 2009. It is not clear what happened after, but we know that in 2005, he also co-wrote a children’s book with Jane Kaczmarek about Malcolm in the Middle.

Frankie Muniz | Shop Owner (Former)

Health insurance companies always send reminders about taking care of one’s health and this is really important. But there are things that cannot be avoided, which is the case for Frankie Muniz. Suffering two bouts of stroke led to severe memory loss for the young actor. There are even those who say he is no longer able to remember how brilliantly he performed in Malcolm in the Middle. Regardless, his fans have huge respect for him.

He is no longer an actor and when he left the industry, he attempted to venture into several business opportunities. This was after he tried being a racecar driver and a drummer. He co-owned a specialty shop called Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars, which was located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They had to sell the store due to the current world situation and the pregnancy of his wife, but we are sure that they will get their finances back in order soon.

Freddie Prinze Jr. | Cookbook Writer

One of the most iconic male legends of the 1990s, Freddie Prinze Jr. did not only capture the heart of Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, but also the heart of several producers and moviemakers. He was tapped to work on projects like She’s All That, Freddie and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The actor also had recurring roles in Boston Legal and 24. Certainly, with all the credits he received, he made his father, whose name he carries, proud.

Perhaps because he has already proven himself to be capable of acting, Prinze Jr. decided to take a step back and focus on building his family. In the process, he developed his love and flare for cooking. This led him to writing his own cookbook and releasing it in 2016. He also still does work in entertainment, but he now is a producer and a director, focusing more on behind-the-camera work.

Gene Hackman | Writer

If you’ve ever heard of the movie Bonnie and Clyde, the name Gene Hackman will inevitably be mentioned. He became the talk of the town right after the movie was released in 1967. Hackman went on to become a well-recognized actor, working successfully on projects like Crimson Tide, The Poseidon Adventure and Superman. Most of his films were released during the 1970s to 1980s, while his last acting role was in 2004.

In that same year, Hackman appeared as a guest on Larry King Live, where he shared that he had no other acting gigs lined up. He also believed that his acting career, to a degree, was over and that it was time to move on to other jobs. The former actor went on to write three successful novels. He was later invited to The Loose Cannon, where he was asked to discuss his three books.

Hayden Christensen | Businessman

Star Wars fans know him as Anakin Skywalker. Hayden Christensen began his career in the industry when he was only 13 years old. What started as appearances on Canadian TV eventually diversified to the broader American audience in the late 1990s. Some of his early works include Life as a House,  Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passions and Higher Ground. Eventually, the actor gained prominence for portraying Anakin Skywalker.

In the mid to late 2000s, Christensen continued to appear in various movies including Awake, with Jessica Alba. He also had to employ lawyers when he believed one of his ideas was stolen by USA Network in 2010. Eventually, the actor moved on from all these and focused on establishing several companies. He founded his own clothing company and a production company. He also bought a farm and work there when he has time.

Isaac Lidsky | Attorney

Now a prominent speaker, author and entrepreneur, Isaac Lidsky seems to have forgotten about his acting past. Lidsky has appeared in over 100 commercials and he was also cast as Weasel on the show Saved by the Bell: The New Class. When he matured, however, the former child actor decided that acting was not the career path he wanted, but was more interested in becoming a US attorney.

He proceeded to study law and graduated in 2004. For some time, he clerked for the Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Before this, he also lost his sight. He persevered and served as an inspiration for many people, not just because of his circumstances, but due to his intellect as well. Apart from his love for law, Lidsky also has good business acumen and is a great TED speaker.

Jack Gleeson | Theatre

One of the most hated characters in the critically-acclaimed television franchise Game of Thrones is Joffrey Baratheon who was portrayed by former actor Jack Gleeson. This role helped him secure nominations from the Saturn Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Before this breakthrough role, Jack Gleeson started with minor appearances in movies like Batman Begins, Shrooms, and A Shine of Rainbows. Despite the actor’s success, however, he felt as if the life of a celebrity did not fit him. He quit during the prime of his career and went on to study philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin.

Apart from television and movie appearances, he has also made investments in his own touring theater company which produced an off-Broadway puppet show entitled Bears in Space. In 2020, he did return to acting for a bit and appeared in the BBC miniseries Out of Her Mind.

Jamie Walters | Firefighter and Paramedic

A native of Massachusetts, Jamie Walters acquired a degree in film and acting after graduating from high school. During his college days, he caught the attention of a casting agent who managed to land him in a few commercials for Levi’s 501 Jeans. He subsequently debuted as an actor in the 1991 film Shout opposite John Travolta and Gwyneth Paltrow. It is also worth mentioning that he sang Rockin’ the Pad on the said movie’s original soundtrack. A year later, the actor took the lead role in The Heights and received praise for also participating in the series’ soundtrack for the song, How Do You Talk to an Angel?

The actor’s last appearance on television was in the popular show Beverly Hills, 90210 before he left acting to pursue a career as a firefighter and paramedic in Los Angeles. It may not be as glamorous as acting, but we think he made a great choice.

Jason Zimbler

Before leaving the entertainment industry for a career as a software designer, Jason Zimbler debuted in the movie The Edge of Night and received major credits in the television show Clarissa Explains it All. A few years later, he starred together with other Nickelodeon stars like Danny Cooksey, Michael Maronna, and Marc Summers in the music video All My Friends.

Outside of film and television, Zimbler also starred in a production of Shenandoah. He parlayed his success later on to directing productions in New York. In 2007, he founded the theater company The Re-Theatre Instrument together with Sam Kusnzetz. Together, they produced productions of the finest classical works such as Faust, King Lear, and Much Ado About Nothing. It was in 2011 that Jason Zimbler eventually took a step back from acting and started working for HBO as a software designer.

Jeff Cohen | Legal Representative

There are quite a few notable personalities from Hollywood who managed to thrive in a different career after taking a step back from the entertainment industry. Among them is lawyer and former child actor Jeff Cohen. At present, he is one-half of the law firm Cohen & Gardner and is a successful law practitioner. Prior to becoming one of the most recognized legal representatives in the United States, Jeff Cohen debuted as an actor in 1983 in the film Little Shots. Two years later, he broke through portraying Chunk Cohen in Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies. He subsequently appeared in several television series like The Facts of Life, Family Ties, and Amazing Stories.

After attaining a degree of maturity, the former actor came to realize his deep-seated interest in the production and business side of Hollywood, and eventually made these the focal points of his career.

Jeffrey “Skunk” Allen Baxter | Military Software Consultant

During his high school days, Jeffrey Baxter used to work at a local music shop. This was before he met guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who had just started gaining traction in the world of music. In one of the latter’s gigs with his band Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, Baxter was tapped to fill in for the absent bassist. Later on, he migrated to Boston to pursue a college degree while working as a guitar technician and amplifier repairman at Jack’s Drum Shop. Jeffrey Baxter achieved recognition when he was recruited by the band Ultimate Spinach. He eventually founded Steely Dan and released hit albums like Can’t Buy a Thrill, Pretzel Logic, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.

After the musician phased out of his music career, he was hired by the US Department of Defense as a consultant for military software.

Jessica Sierra | Unknown

Before she became one of the most prominent American Idol contestants, Jessica Sierra used to be part of Star Search. The degree of her singing talent helped secure her a spot in the fourth season of American Idol but she was eliminated during their 1990s-themed week. For the episode, she sang LeAnn Rhimes’ On the Side of Angels which left fans bewildered. Her poor performance didn’t sit well with Simon Cowell, who thought her to be among the strongest female singers within the competition. After her brief appearance on the show, the singer continued to perform in concerts and private events.

Along the way, she realized that singing was not for her. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, where the former singer encountered legal troubles, she ended up working  odd jobs just to make ends meet. Not much is known about her current status, but it has been reported that she is sober and continuing her recovery.

Jon Gosselin | DJ and Event Organizer

Born Jonathan Keith Gosselin, Jon Gosselin is a former television personality who is known for his appearance credits in the reality television show Jon & Kate Plus 8. It is worth noting that he appeared with his former wife Kate Gosselin and eight of their children. This includes their twin daughters who were born in 2000, and the sextuplets who followed 4 years later. Their family caught the attention of the media right around the time the sextuplets reached 17 months old. Their story was documented by the Discovery Health special named Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later. Later, they also had a show on TLC and published the book Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets.

Unfortunately, Jon Gosselin was let go by the television network after the couple’s legal separation. Currently, based on his social media, he works as a DJ and an event organizer.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas | Writer and Director

It is worth mentioning that Jonathan Thomas used to be a teenage heartthrob whose journey to fame started after he was cast in a central role in ABCs sitcom Home Improvement. He also received credits for being the voice of young Simba in Disney Channel’s animated musical film entitled The Lion King. In the 1990s, the child actor appeared in numerous TV shows like The Bradys and In Living Color. He eventually began to play major roles in films like Man of the House, Tom and Huck, The Adventures of Pinocchio, and Wild America among others.

After a radiant career in showbiz, the actor decided to take a step back and study philosophy and history at Harvard. In 2013, he made a brief comeback in the show Last Man Standing. These days, he works more behind the camera, writing and directing.

Josh Saviano | lawyer

Who would have thought that Josh Saviano, the former child actor, would become a successful lawyer? Known for being synonymous with Paul Pfeiffer in the comedy drama The Wonder Years, Josh Saviano’s degree of artistry in the aforementioned series brought him many opportunities in the world of film and television. In the same year, he portrayed Kid Belz in the sitcom The Wrong Guys. He subsequently appeared in shows like The Ray Bradbury Theater, Fun House, Reading Rainbow, and Camp Cucomanga among others.

Realizing that he was meant for another field, the child actor quit show business to study law at Yale University. This decision may have surprised many, but it’s clear that this was the right path for Saviano. Currently a corporate lawyer, he did return as a guest star in the television series Law & Order in 2016.

Karyn Parsons| author

Having dreamed of becoming a successful actress since the age of 13, Karyn Parsons got her earliest acting credits from the 1987 television series The Bronx Zoo. A few years later, she broke into the mainstream and gained much-deserved popularity, after her portrayal of Hilary Banks in the critically-acclaimed drama series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; she would continue to be part of the show up until 1996. Outside of her television work, the talented actress also made an appearance in Mixing Nia. Other films she starred in include The Ladies Man, The Job, and 13 Moons.

The actress gradually became fond of a life away from the camera—she started her own company, Sweet Blackberry, which produces films about the Black minority. She is also a published author, having written the children’s books How High the Moon and Flying Free.

Kevin Jonas | Entrepreneur

The 2000s wouldn’t be complete without the pop tracks of the Jonas Brothers. One of the era’s most popular acts was composed of Kevin, Joe, and Nick—who rose to fame with their album Jonas Brothers. Prior to hitting it big, even the brothers had their spell of bad luck. Their debut album It’s About Time failed to reach a significant degree of success. Fortunately, things turned around for them.

Kevin isn’t just the oldest in the group, he also played the lead guitar and composed many of their music. In 2012, however, their band hit pause which gave Kevin more time to focus on his own reality series entitled Married to Jonas after tying the knot with wife Danielle Deleasa. The guitarist parlayed his success outside the world of show business by investing in a construction company and apps such as Yood and We Heart It.

Kevin Kennedy | Director of Kennedy Street Recovery Services

One of the most familiar faces during the 1980s, especially in the television drama scene, is Kevin Kennedy who is best known for his role as Curly Watts on ITV’s long-running Coronation Street. He played a character who worked numerous odd jobs—as a paperboy, a dustman, and a grocery assistant manager—just to make ends meet. The actor continued to star in the role up until September 2003. Outside of the silver screen, the actor is part of a band named Bunch of Thieves. They released Bulldog Nation in 2000, which would go on to enter the UK Singles Chart. Kevin Kennedy’s other credits include Spanish Capers, Blue Murder, Doctors, and Rock of Ages among others.

These days, he currently serves as the director of Kennedy Street Recovery Service, which is a social enterprise he founded with his wife.

Kirk Cameron | Evangelical Christian

One of the most prominent child stars in Hollywood is famed actor Kirk Cameron who started acting professionally before he even reached 10 years old. It did not take long before his degree of acting shone, landing him a prime spot on ABC’s sitcom Growing Pains. This allowed the actor more opportunities in films such as Like Father Like Son, and Listen to Me. It was also during this time when a divine intervention stirred Kirk Cameron’s faith. From being a non-believer, he converted to Christianity which cultivated a contention between the actor and his co-stars.

This renewed faith led to a change in the roles he took. He later focused on Christian-themed projects like Fireproof, the Left Behind franchise, and The Miracle of Cards. Kirk Cameron is currently a full-time author and spends most of his time as a religious activist.

Lark Voorhies

Born as Lark Holloway, the actress would later adopt “Voorhies” as her screen name. Because of her symmetrical and unique features, she caught many casting agent’s eyes. Lark Voorhies started her acting career at the tender age of two. However, it wasn’t until some years later that she gained more credits for her innate talent. In 1988, the child actress starred in the television series entitled Small Wonder, as well as in Disney’s Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Later on, she started portraying more mature roles and made appearances in shows such as Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. Her continued success led to roles in popular programs such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, In the House, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air among others.

Despite having thrived in Hollywood, the actress answered another calling: writing. Since her retirement, Voorhies has published three best-selling books.

Lauren Bosworth

Lo Bosworth isn’t just a reality television star, she is also an entrepreneur and an author. Her acting career started gaining traction in 2004 after appearing in the highly popular reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The actress’ degree of fame was even furthered after she became part of The Hills cast. Apart from her influence as a TV personality, her writing is also worth noting. Capitalizing on her experiences while starring in both the reality programs he has been on, she released a tell-all titled The Lo Down.

After retiring from her acting career, Lauren Bosworth set her sights on business. She became the founder and CEO of Love Wellness, a company that highlights female body care. The actress is also the co-founder of Revelry House, a company providing party essentials for the modern hostess. Quite a fitting job for the former party-girl, we think!

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen | Fashion Designer

The Olsen twins were amongst the most famous child actresses of the ‘90s. Mary Kate and Ashley began their career in TV, appearing in the hit sitcom Full House. They were a package deal worth every penny of investments—no wonder Dualstar Entertainment Group made a string of movies starring the duo. Among their movies were Our Lips are Sealed, Passport to Paris, Holiday in the Sun, To Grandmother’s House We Go, How The West Was Fun, Switching Goals, and When in Rome. In the 2000s, the sisters began doing solo projects, continuing and stretching their careers as actresses. However, in 2012, the twins shared their interests in focusing their careers in fashion.

Since the mid-2000s, Mary Kate and Ashley have garnered experience as fashion designers. Their ventures include Olsenboye, Style Mint, and Elizabeth and James. The duo also founded the luxury brand The Row.

Noah Hathaway | Tattoo Artist

Noah Hathaway is a former teen idol and a popular American actor. He is best known for his performances as Atreyu in the 1984 fantasy movie The Neverending Story and Boxey in the classic sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. Some of the other works where his name appeared in the film credits include Troll, Casebusters, To Die, to Sleep, and Sushi Girl.

Outside of acting, Hathaway tried his hand as a dance instructor. Unfortunately, he had to give up on this profession due to an injury. The actor is also a motorbike enthusiast and has spent some time competing in supersport motorcycle racing, as well as designing custom chopper motorcycles. Adding to his creative side, Hathaway is a talented tattoo artist. According to him, some of his clients commissioned him to tattoo the Auryn Amulet, which Atreyu wore in the film.

Mara Wilson | Writer

Mara Elizabeth Wilson rose to fame in the ‘90s as a child actress. She is mainly credited for playing the roles of Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street, Natalie Hilliard in Mrs. Doubtfire, Annabel Greening in A Simple Wish, Lily Stone in the film Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and the titular role in Matilda. As much as the then-child star grew to prominence, she landed fewer roles as she entered adulthood. She realized that she couldn’t get more acting roles as she grew out of her ‘cute’ phase.

As a consequence of getting fewer jobs as an actress, Wilson decided to pursue her other career interests and dove into writing. She took a 12-year hiatus from the limelight and wrote a play titled Sheeple and the book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame. 

Peter Ostrum | Veterinarian

People who love classic Hollywood films adore Peter Gardner Ostrum for starring in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Charlie Bucket. He was only 12 years old when he was chosen to play this role. Although the then-child actor received critical acclaim for his starring role, he opted to shy away from the entertainment industry. However, his one and only credited film role did have a lasting effect. In 1990, he began an annual tradition of talking about the film with school children.

After his work in Hollywood, Ostrum found his passion for taking care of animals when he tended to his family’s horses. Eventually, the former actor decided to become a veterinarian. He graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is currently living and working in Lowville, New York. He also served as a managing partner in Dairy Health and Management Services.

Omri Katz | Hairdresser

Omri Haim Katz was once a popular American actor. He rose to fame in the ‘80s as a TV star, starring in one of the most popular soap operas on American TV, Dallas, where he played the role of John Ross Ewing III. Apart from this, he is also credited for appearing on Eerie, Indiana, Simon and Simon, and Zorro. The then-actor also landed film roles, among which was his popular performance as Max Dennison in the 1993 TV movie Hocus Pocus and Timmy in Adventures in Dinosaur City.

Despite landing several roles during the ‘90s, the then-child star opted to retire from the entertainment industry. Some of his last appearances were in Freaks in Geeks in 1999, General Hospital in 2000, and Journey Into the Night in 2002. Since then, he has been enjoying his career as a hairdresser.

Lisa Jakub | Writer and Yoga Instructor

Former Canadian actress Lisa Jakub graduated with a degree in Sociology in 2010 at the University of Virginia. However, long before graduating, she was once a popular child star in the ‘80 and 90s. Some might remember her as Lydia Hilliard in the critically-acclaimed dramedy Mrs. Doubtfire, alongside the likes of Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan. She also appeared in the 1996 sci-fi action film The Independence Day as Alicia Casse.

Despite having relative success in the industry, by the time Jakub was 22 years old in 2001, she decided to retire from acting. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Sociology degree, she pursued a career in writing. The former actress has a couple of published books under her belt titled Not Just Me and You Look Like That Girl. Moreover, she is also a qualified yoga teacher.

Melody Anderson | Social Worker

After graduating with a degree in Journalism from the New York University School of Social Work, Melody Anderson briefly became a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and for a Sydney-based newspaper. Soon after, she dove into the entertainment industry. Some might recognize her as Dale Arden in the ‘80s version of Flash Gordon. However, she also appeared in a long list of films such as Speed Zone, Firewalker, Dead and Buried, and The Boy in Blue. Apart from movies, the former actress also appeared on tons of TV shows like Dallas, TJ Hooker, St. Elsewhere, CHiPs, Battlestar Galactica, and Manimal.

Outside of the limelight, Anderson is a licensed therapist. She serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New York and California. Moreover, she is an international lecturer on addictions and the family and has made several presentations about mental health and substance abuse.

MC Hammer | Entrepreneur

During his prime, MC Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, was one of the most famous hip-hop artists in the industry. People from the ‘90s know him best for his hit songs such as U Can’t Touch This, Pump It Up, and 2 Legit 2 Quit. To his credit, he rapidly rose to fame and won several industry awards along the way. He is also considered a pioneer of pop-rap and the first hip-hop artist to garner a diamond status for an album. However, as fast as he reached the height of his popularity, his success soon waned, and by the mid-’90s, the songwriter declared bankruptcy.

Fortunately for Hammer, he was able to bounce back and delved into several business ventures. Currently, he is known for giving lectures at Ivy League Schools, officiating weddings, and developing iPad apps.

Michael Schoeffling | Entrepreneur

Michael Earl Schoeffling was once a popular model and Hollywood actor. After graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, he started his career modeling for GQ. At the same time, his photographer, Bruce Weber, made the investments to enroll the budding star in acting classes. Soon enough, he landed a role in the coming-of-age film Sixteen Candles as sensitive high school athlete, Jake Ryan. He then made appearances in several films throughout the ‘80s, which include Vision Quest, Let’s Get Harry, Mermaids, Slaves of New York, Racing With The Moon, Sylvester, and Longtime Companion.

Despite gaining relative prominence in the industry, Schoeffling landed fewer roles and would retire from acting in the ‘90s. His last role was in the 1991 film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. After his acting career, he started a woodworking shop where he produced handcrafted furniture.

Michael Maronna | Electrician

For the majority of his life, Michael Maronna has been around the entertainment industry. He started young, appearing in TV commercials. However, he will always be credited for his performances as Pete Wrigley on Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Jeff McCallister in the Home Alone film series. During the late ‘90s, people probably remember him in a series of TV adverts for TD Ameritrade, where he played a slacker company employee named Stuart. His other films include Slackers, 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Final Days, Planet Brooklyn, Bad Apple, What Alice Found, and Be Kind Rewind.

After retiring from acting in 2013, Maronna stayed in the entertainment industry and worked behind the scenes as an electrician on TV and film sets. Moreover, he also co-hosts a podcast named The Adventures of Danny and Mike.

Leanna Creel | Entrepreneur

Leanna Creel started her acting career in the late-‘80s alongside her triplet sisters, Monica Lacy and Joy Creel. The three appeared in the TV films Parent Trap III and Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon. Leanna then went on to appear in the shows and movies such as Beverly Hills, 90210, Saved By the Bell, Ned and Stacey, Possums, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion, and One West Waikiki.

Outside of acting, she earned a degree in History and finished her master’s in film and TV at UCLA. She first delved into becoming a film producer in 1994. In addition, she would also work at a gaming studio that developed the game Hollywood Stock Exchange. By 1998, Leanna started her own film production company, called Ignite Entertainment. Currently, she runs the production company Creel Studio, which specializes in lifestyle, food, and travel content.

Maia Brewton | Attorney

Maia Brewton enjoyed success in the entertainment industry at a young age. Some might recall her from the film Back to the Future, where she played Sally Baines, Marty McFly’s aunt. She was also famous for playing the Mighty Thor-obsessed Sara Anderson in the film Adventures in Babysitting in 1987. Apart from these, she also appeared in movies and TV shows such as 21 Jump Street, Trapper John MD, Lime Street, A Family for Joe, Sky Trackers, They Deliberate Stranger, and Highway to Heaven.

Since her days as a child actress, Brewton briefly worked as a bartender and graduated from Yale University, where she studied theater. However, soon enough, she found her calling as an attorney and took up law. To her credit, she now works as an attorney in Manhattan and is happily married with twin boys.

Nikki Blonsky | Hairstylist

Nikki Blonsky is a talented dancer, singer, and actress. During her high school years, she developed her love for theater and participated in productions such as Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, and Kiss Me, Kate. Eventually, she made her screen debut in the 2007 film reboot of the classic Hairspray, where she played Tracy Turnblad. To her credit, her performance wasn’t left unnoticed, and she garnered two Critics Choice Awards, as well as nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe. She has also appeared in the TV shows Huge and Smash and landed roles in the movies Geography Club, Queen Sized, Harold, Waiting for Forever, and The Last Movie Star.

Outside of acting, Blonsky found different avenues for generating income. In between auditions, she works as a hairstylist in her hometown and boasts of being a licensed cosmetologist.

Mackenzie Rosman | Philanthropist and Equestrienne

Mackenzie Rosman started her career in the industry as a child actress. As early as four years old, she is credited for appearing in several TV commercials, including a Nike ad and a Tuff’s Diaper ad. However, her big break came in 1996 when she landed the role of Ruthie Camden in the critically-acclaimed series 7th Heaven. The series became one of The WB’s longest-running shows, which aired for ten seasons. Apart from this, she also appeared in several films such as The Tomb, Beneath, Ghost Shark, Proud American, Cloud 9, Blood Cure, Love Will Tear Us Apart, and Fading of the Cries.

Outside of the limelight, Rosman loves spending time with animals. She owns several horses and is a competitive equestrienne showjumper. The actress also spends her time as a philanthropist, supporting NGOs such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mike Vitar | Firefighter

Mike Vitar is a former actor who garnered a degree of relative success during the ‘90s. He kicked off his career at the age of 12 when he was spotted by a casting manager in a school carnival. Soon enough, he would be known for his roles as Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez in The Sandlot and Luis Mendoza in the last two installments of the Mighty Duck films. Throughout the ‘90s, the teen actor also appeared in NYPD Blue, Sunset Grill, Brooklyn Bridge, Chicago Hope, and Diplomatic Immunity.

In 1997, Vitar graduated from St. Francis High School in California. Subsequently, he also decided to retire from acting that same year. He then shifted his, working for Gerber Ambulance as a licensed EMT. Eventually, the former actor moved on to becoming a firefighter. To this day enjoys his career as a firefighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Lisa Whelchel | Author

Born on May 29, 1963, Lisa Diane Whelchel is an actress, songwriter, singer, life coach, and author. She is well-known for her nine-year role as Blair Warner on The Facts of Life. On July 9, 1988, the actress married associate pastor Steven Cauble and decided to be a stay-at-home mom and writer.

Whelchel has written a total of ten books about motherhood, friendships, child discipline, and finding Jesus. Among the books she has written are So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling and The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me). She has been given a Gold Medallion for her book Creative Correction, which talks about child discipline. In 2012, Whelchel returned to television as a contestant on Season 25 of Survivor: Philippines, winning $100,000 as runner-up and fan favorite. What a huge amount to make more investments!

Phoebe Cates | Entrepreneur

Phoebe Belle Cates Kline is an American actress who was born on July 16, 1963. She starred in a number of films during the ‘80s, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Gremlins, Shag, Heart of Dixie, Date with an Angel, Bright Lights, Big City, Private School, Paradise, Lace, Lace II, I Love You To Death, and Drop Dead Fred.

In 1994, Cates appeared in the comedy-drama film Princess Caraboo together with her husband, Kevin Kline. This was the last film she starred in before she decided to focus on motherhood and raising her children. During this time, she also used her investment money to start operating an upscale boutique known as Blue Tree, located on Madison Avenue in New York. Cates also gave life to the voice of her Gremlins character Kate Beringer in 2015 for the video game Lego Dimensions.

Angelina Pivarnick | Emergency Medical Technician

Angelina Marie Pivarnick is an American actress and reality television personality. She was born on June 26, 1986, in Staten Island, New York. She was well-known for starring in the two seasons of MTV reality show Jersey Shore and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Before joining the cast of Jersey Shore, Pivarnick used to work as a waitress and dental assistant. She is also a registered emergency medical technician and has worked for the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) in Staten Island. Aside from Jersey Shore, she also appeared in Couples Therapy and Double Shot at Love.

 On January 12, 2018, the actress announced her engagement with Chris Larangeira. The couple starred in the show How Far Is Tattoo Far? and got married on November 20, 2019. Unfortunately, just recently, the duo asked the help of their lawyer and called it quits.

Macaulay Culkin | Blogger/Podcaster

Born on August 26, 1980, Macaulay Carson Culkin is one of the most famous child actors of the 1990s. He first rose to fame when he appeared as Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone film series. The child actor also became known for his roles in the films My Girl, The Nutcracker, The Good Son, The Pagemaster, Getting Even with Dad, Uncle Buck, Changeland, Party Monster, Saved!, Rocket Gibraltar, Only The Lonely, Loving Neverland, Black or White, Adam Green’s Aladdin, See You in the Morning,  and Richie Rich.

 When Culkin decided to leave showbiz for a while, he continued entertaining his fans through the blogs he created. In 2021, he also launched his website and podcast known as Bunny Ears. Culkin was reported to have a net worth of $18 million. Can you imagine what investments he could make with this huge amount?

Portia de Rossi | Philanthropist

Amanda Lee Rogers, also known as Portia de Rossi, was born on January 31, 1973. She is an Australian-American actress, businesswoman, model, and philanthropist. She got married to Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008. Some of the series where she became known include Ally McBeal, where she was given credit and won a Screen Actor Guild Award, Arrested Development, and Scandal.

Aside from being an actress, De Rossi supports several charitable organizations like Locks of Love. This group aims to provide human hair wigs to those who have medical conditions that cause hair loss. She also participated in the fundraising for The Art of Elysium and FXB International. De Rossi is also an animal lover and supports Alley Cat Allies, an organization focused on protecting cats. Together with DeGeneres, she is also a supporter of The Gentle Barn, a sanctuary for abused animals in California.

Willa Ford | Interior Designer

Born on January 22, 1981, Amanda Lee Williford, also known as Willa Ford, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and dancer. In 2001, she released her debut album, Willa Was Here. She then appeared in the slasher movie Friday the 13th and hosted a number of reality television shows, including the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. She also competed in the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Aside from these, she has also appeared in The Anna Nicole Smith Story, Impulse, Universal Squadrons, The Nurse, Any Day, Checkmate, A Father’s Secret, and Submerged.

When Ford decided to step away from the limelight, she started working as a full-time interior designer. She even used her investment money and founded her own company WFord Interiors, which is based in Los Angeles. She is the head designer in her company.

Al Green | Pastor

Albert Leornes Greene, or Al Green, is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He was born on April 13, 1946, in Forrest City, Arkansas. Green became popular in the 1970s for recording soul hit singles, including Tired of Being Alone, Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, For the Good Times, and Let’s Stay Together. He received credit for his great works in the music industry and even won 11 Grammy Awards.

After an unfortunate event that happened to his ex-girlfriend, Mary Woodson White, Green became an ordained pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, Tennessee. He then focused on gospel music. Later on, he returned to secular music and recorded songs such as Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Keep On Pushing Love, and Stay With Me (By the Sea).

Tom Selleck | Farmer

Thomas William Selleck is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was born on January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan. His first television appearance was in 1965 on The Dating Game. Selleck was best known for his role as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator in the television series Magnum, P.I. In this role, he received credits, including five Emmy Awards nominations. He also appeared in films like Three Men and a Baby, Three Men and a Little Lady, Mr. Baseball, Quigley Down Under, Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, Killers, An Innocent Man, Monte Walsh, Crossfire Trail, Runaway, The Shadow Riders, In & Out, Last Stand at Saber River, and Lassiter.

These days, Selleck is enjoying his quiet life away from the limelight. He spends most of his time on his 60-acre ranch in California, where he manages his own avocado farm.

Vanilla Ice | Sales Agent

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, popularly known as Vanilla Ice, was born on October 31, 1967, in Dallas, Texas. He is an American rapper, television host, and actor. He is best known for his hit single Ice Ice Baby, which became the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts. It has been credited for introducing hip hop to a mainstream audience. He also starred in a number of films, including That’s My Boy, Sandy Wexler, Cool as Ice, The Wrong Missy, The New Guy, and The Ridiculous 6.

Ice became one of the most famous personalities in the music industry, but his life has changed drastically over the years. He is now selling light fixtures for Capitol Lighting. He called his designs “Vanilla Ice Lighting,” which included fixtures like chandeliers. He is using the catchphrase, “Light, Lights Baby.”

Steven Anthony Lawrence | Speaker

Born on July 19, 1990, in Fresno, California, Steven Anthony Lawrence is an American actor. His role as Bernard “Beans” Aranguren in Disney Channel Even Stevens earned him a degree of recognition from fans and gave him fame. He also starred in movies like The Even Stevens Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Kicking & Screaming, Rebound, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Some of his television appearances include That’s So Raven, The Amanda Show, and Married… with Children, ER, Frasier.

Despite the fame he earned at a very early age, Lawrence jumped into a new career and is now speaking in seminars in high schools and USC, Berkeley. That’s why he still feels surprised every time people would still recognize him on the streets and ask for photos with him.

Zach Galligan | Student

Zachary Wolfe Galligan is an American actor who was born on February 14, 1964, in New York City. He became popular after giving life to the character of Billy Peltzer in the comedy-horror films, Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He also appeared in the movies Waxwork, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Bad Candy, Hatchet III, Surviving: A Family Crisis, All Tied Up, American Bigfoot, Infested, Raw Nerve, and Legion of the Dead. In 2016, he worked with the rock band Gandalf’s Fist as the voice of one of the characters in their album The Clockwork Fable. Galligan also starred in the film Nothing Lasts Forever, but the film was never released.

The actor stepped back from acting to earn a degree at Columbia University. It was reported that his parents wanted a “more stable career” for him.

Rick Moranis | Full-time Single Dad

Frederick Allan Moranis is a Canadian actor, musician, comedian, writer, and producer. He was born on April 18, 1953, in Toronto, Ontario. He appeared and received credits in a number of Hollywood films, including Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Strange Brew, Parenthood, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Little Giants, Big Bully, My Blue Heaven, Streets of Fire, Club Paradise, Brewster’s Millions, and The Flintstones.

Moranis got married to Ann Belsky in 1986. When Belsky died in February 1991, he slowly stepped out of the limelight to focus on his two children. As an actor, he needs to travel a lot, which makes it difficult for him while he commits to taking care of his children. After 23 years of hiatus, he returned to a live-action film in 2020 and appeared in Shrunk, a sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

 Travis Tedford | Marketing Specialist

Travis William Tedford is an American former actor who was born on August 19, 1988, in Rockwall, Texas. He went to Athens High School and earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Trinity Valley Community College.

As an actor, Tedford was best known for his role as Spanky McFarland in the feature film The Little Rascals, where he earned a Young Artist Award. He also became the first “advertising-spokeskid” for Welch’s beginning in 1994 at the age of 6. Since then, Tedford has played several roles in The Little Rascals, Slappy and the Stinkers, The Thirteenth Floor, Lost and Found, All That, State of Grace, and A Christmas Tree and a Wedding. He also starred in his only horror movie, The Final. Stepping out from public life, the former actor now works as a specialist for inbound marketing in Texas Trust Credit Union.

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Businesswoman

Sarah Michelle Gellar Prinze, who is the wife of Freddie Prinze Jr., is an American actress and producer. She was born on April 14, 1977, in Long Island, New York. She first appeared on screen in the 1983 film, An Invasion of Privacy. It was then followed by several roles in television series, including Swans Crossing, Cruel Intentions, Scooby-Doo, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream, Scream 2, Angel, and All My Children, where she received credits and won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2015, Gellar founded an e-commerce startup, Foodstirs, where she sells baking kits to children. She released her first cookbook entitled Stirring Up Fun with Food, in 2017. The actress turned entrepreneur can be seen doing cameo roles here and there while spending most of her time with her kids.

Taran Noah Smith | Restaurateur

Born on April 8, 1984, Taran Noah Smith is an American former actor who received credit for playing Mark Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement. He became a member of the cast of the sitcom for nine straight years. At the age of 17, when the sitcom ended, he married Heidi van Pelt, but the couple called it quits in 2007. He also appeared in 7th Heaven, Ebbie, Abandoned, and Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home. Aside from these works, he had a voice-acting gig for an episode of Batman Beyond.

Smith is a vegan, and in 2005, he and his-then wife started a non-dairy cheese manufacturer and restaurant based in California known as Playfood. The restaurant focuses on selling organic and vegan foods. The former actor is also the Technical Manager for the Community Submersibles Project. Here, he teaches people to pilot submarines.

Hank Aaron | Restaurant Owner

For many baseball fans, Hank Aaron is a name well-known to many. After all, he was one of the sport’s most legendary players. Dubbed ‘The Hammer,’ he set 755 home runs throughout his career, eclipsing Babe Ruth’s record and retaining the record for 33 years until Barry Bonds surpassed him in 2006. In tandem with his career, he became a civil rights activist, fueled greatly by the discrimination he faced during his career.

While the baseball legend has certainly left a mark, Aaron was also a notable businessman. In the years after he retired, he had owned several franchises of major food brands as part of his investments. Some of the brands include Krispy Kreme, Popeye’s, and Church’s Chicken. In addition to fast food, he previously served on the executive board of the Atlanta Braves, which was the team he played for throughout his career.

Danielle Fishel | Journalist

Many of those who watched Boy Meets World during the 1990s certainly became fans of Topanga. Throughout the show’s run, she turned from being one of the ‘weird kids’ to being Cory’s love interest. The character was played by Danielle Fishel, who reprised it in the sequel Girl Meets World from 2014 to 2017. Aside from her time on the shows, she has appeared in Full House and hosted The Dish. In addition, she has some directorial credits, mainly episodes of shows like Raven’s Home and Sydney to the Max.

While Fishel has defined her career in acting, particularly on television, she has expanded her career in her later years. Most notably, she has been a resident journalist on the pop media website PopSugar for quite some time now. In addition, she has appeared on PopSugar’s spinoff YouTube channel, PopSugar Girls Guide.

Tiffany | Shopkeeper

Tiffany Darwish, better known simply as Tiffany, has been a longtime actress and singer-songwriter. During the 1980s, she became a teen icon, with her cover of the song I Think We’re Alone Now being her biggest hit after spending two weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite her success, she has only achieved modest success later on in her career. In addition, she has a successful acting career, having begun her acting career during the 1990s. She has mostly appeared in television roles.

While she has been known for her singing and acting, Tiffany was once noted for having made an investment in creating her boutique in Nashville. She opened the boutique, named Tiffany’s Boutique, in 2015. It specialized in designer and vintage clothing and accessories. Unfortunately, her shop closed shortly after, according to her post on her Twitter account.

George Foreman | Businessman

Among the many boxing legends over the years, George Foreman is one of the very first names that pops up to mind. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was one of the fiercest and most dominant professional boxers in the world. He astounded many when he won the gold medal during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Among the greatest highlights of his career are his win against Joe Frazier in 1973 and the legendary Rumble in the Jungle match between him and Muhammad Ali, who was regarded as his rival. With his comeback during the 1990s, he demonstrated that he was still a formidable fighter, even after a decade of being retired.

Aside from boxing, Foreman made his name in the world of business. Many television viewers have seen him advertising his grill, aptly named the George Foreman Grill. Through his company of the same name as the grill, he has achieved worldwide success by selling millions of this appliance, earning more in profits and investments than during his boxing career.

Lucy Liu | Artist

Many know Lucy Liu thanks to her long career in acting. In the late 1990s, she was known as Ling Woo in the comedy-drama Ally McBeal. She became a beauty icon in the early 2000s, thanks to her roles in Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill. In addition, she has lent her voice to Master Viper in the Kung Fu Panda series starting in 2008. While she has achieved considerable success in acting, she has been successful in other areas also.

Outside of acting, Liu has established herself as a well-known artist. She began to take an interest in painting during her teenage years and eventually made her interest into a full-fledged career. She showcased her works back in 2019 at the National Museum of Singapore. Her exhibit at the time had a theme that featured her upbringing. In addition to acting and painting, she has made her name as a director, with several credits over the years.

Lisa and Louise Burns | Lawyer and Scientist

For those who have watched the iconic thriller The Shining, an iconic scene in it has one of the film’s main characters stumbling on a hallway with twin girls standing at one end. The appearance of the twin girls has been etched into many people’s minds and into pop culture. The twins were played by real-life twins Lisa and Louise Burns. While the Burns have made their fame in The Shining, it did not translate into them going for acting careers. While they initially pursued acting, they were rejected by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after applying there.

Today, the two have established themselves successfully in different fields. Lisa became a lawyer while Louise became a research scientist with several published research papers over the years. In the end, the two have managed to find themselves in a comfortable and successful disposition.

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