In Hollywood, many child stars fall victim to the curse of fame.
Even Drew Barrymore struggled with substance abuse before becoming a major starlet.
But that doesn’t mean that every former child star went on to have a troubled future. We found several child actors who grew up to have successful careers outside of show business.
Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years,” Danny Lloyd from “The Shining” and Rider Strong from “Boy Meets World” have all found success outside of the spotlight.
From teachers to martial artists to firefighters, you’ll be surprised to see what these stars are doing.
Today, Lipnicki is looking buff. He's a successful competitor in the martial art Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Columbia-educated Strong runs Literary Disco, a podcast and blog about literature. He also produced a commercial for President Obama and published a Graphic novel.
But Temple stopped acting and pursued a political career. She served as a U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and wrote a book about the experiences.
Today, Dylan is all grown up. According to his Twitter account, he's going to school to be a sound engineer.
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