40+ Child Actors Who Are Probably Still Considered Children But Are Now Parents

Danielle Panabaker is still working as an actress as an adult. In 2017, the Scream Queen married Hayes Robbins, and their child was born in 2020. Panabaker is a private person who hasn’t revealed the name or photo of her child. It’s easy to forget that certain familiar faces on television grow old as well when you’re a kid. They’ve all grown up, whether it’s the kid from a sitcom, the cast of a Disney series, or child stars from classic films. Even stranger, the people we consider to be children now have children of their own. Join us as we look at famous on-screen children who have now become parents.

Josh Peck – Drake & Josh

Drake & Josh premiered on Nickelodeon in 2004. Josh Peck and Drake Bell, the show’s main actors, had previously appeared on The Amanda Show. Drake and Josh are teen stepbrothers who are learning to live in their new blended family in the series.

Josh was the more clumsy of the two, but he was also the most intelligent. Josh Peck is now a father. He married Paige in 2017, and their son Max Milo Peck was born in 2018. Adorable!

Tatyana Ali – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Even though The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is no longer on the air, we can still see Tatyana Ali as Ashley Banks. The sitcom first aired in 1990 and is still popular with viewers today.

Will Smith portrayed a fictional version of himself who had relocated from Philadelphia to a Bel-Air mansion in the series. Tatyana Ali is a mother of two sons these days. She went to college after the show and is now married to Dr. Vaughn Rasberry.

KayCee Stroh – High School Musical

The world went crazy when the TV movie High School Musical was first released in 2006. The cafeteria number “Stick to the Status Quo,” in which students warn each other not to deviate from typical high school stereotypes, is one of the film’s most popular songs.

Martha, the smart girl, admits that she likes to “pop, lock, jam, and break” during this song. KayCee Stroh, an actress, singer, and dancer, is now the mother of two daughters. Lettie Louise arrived in 2015, and Zetta Lee arrived in 2013.

Tia Mowry – Sister, Sister

Starting with their roles in the sitcom Sister, Sister, the Mowry sisters became extremely well-known teenagers in the 1990s. A producer created the series specifically for them after they were spotted on the set of Full House with their brother. Tia Landry, the bookish twin, was played by Tia Mowry.

Even though Tia Mowry hasn’t changed her appearance, we still think of her as a teen! In reality, the actress is the mother of two children with actor Cory Hardrict, son Cree and daughter Cairo.

Rupert Grint – Harry Potter

At a young age, the Harry Potter children were also extremely well-known. The faces of Ron, Harry, and Hermione were plastered all over the world on billboards. Fans flocked to theaters in droves whenever a new film was released. That’s why picturing Ron Weasley as a father is so strange.

Rupert Grint has a daughter with Georgia Groome, an English actress. Wednesday G. Grint was born in the year 2020. The couple prefers to remain in the background.

Joe Jonas – Camp Rock

Similarly, a part of our brain recognizes Joe Jonas as a married man with a child. However, another part of our brain still remembers the youngest Jonas Brother as the kid from Camp Rock with bad hair. Joe plays the arrogant Shane, a lead singer who overhears a mysterious singing voice, in the 2008 musical film.

Joe Jonas is happily married to English actress Sophie Turner, with whom he has two children. Willa Jonas was born in the following year after the couple tied the knot in 2019.

Danielle Fishel – Boy Meets World

Here’s another throwback. We follow Cory Matthews and the people around him in the teen sitcom Boy Meets World. Cory’s love interest, Topanga, was played by actress Danielle Fishel. From 1993 to 2000, Fishel was a regular on the show and also appeared on Girl Meets World.

Danielle Fishel and her husband Jensen Karp have a son named Adler Lawrence Karp, who is rarely seen online. In addition, on her 40th birthday in 2021, the actress revealed she was expecting her second child.

Daniella Monet – Victorious

Daniella Monet has appeared in a number of children’s television shows, including Zoey 101 and Victorious. Tori Vega (played by Victoria Justice) found her place at the Hollywood Arts performing arts school on the Nickelodeon sitcom. Trina, Tori’s self-obsessed sister, was played by Daniella Monet.

Daniella Monet remained in the spotlight, appearing on a number of television shows. The former child star is now the mother of two children, Gio James Gardner and Ivry Monet Gardner.

Daryl Sabara – Spy Kids

Spy Kids, a spy action comedy released in 1992, maybe a relic now, but it was a hit when it first came out. The family film followed Carmen and Juni, a brother and sister who became entangled in their spy family’s shenanigans.

Danny Trejo also appears as Machete, their estranged uncle. This is fantastic! Juni Cortez, on the other hand, is now an adult and married to Meghan Trainor, the pop star! Riley, a son born in 2021, is the couple’s first child.

Tiffany Thornton – Sonny With a Chance

Let’s return to Disney for a moment, with the sitcom Sonny With a Chance. From 2009 to 2011, this show followed adolescent Sonny Munroe. Tiffany Thornton, who played Tawni Hart, was among the cast members. Tawni is the show’s classic envious girl who eventually befriends Sonny. Classic!

Tiffany Thornton is no longer associated with sitcoms. She has been working in college recruitment since 2016. Kenneth and Bentley, two children from her first marriage, and Juliet and Kimber, two children from her second marriage, are Thornton’s children.

Christy Carlson Romano – Even Stevens

Shia LaBeouf starred in the Disney Channel comedy Even Stevens before becoming a household name for all the wrong reasons. The show featured a “manly” father, a no-nonsense mother, and children with opposing personalities, as is typical of sitcoms. Ren, the perfectionist smart girl, was played by Christy Carlson Romano.

When the show ended, Christy Carlson Romano had a difficult time, but she later met her husband at Barnard College. Isabella Victoria and Sophia Elizabeth, the couple’s two daughters, were born to them.

Carlos PenaVega – Big Time Rush

Juni Cortez from Spy Kids has already been caught up with, but what about her sister Carmen? Do not be concerned! We’ve got some news for you! After all, actress Alexa Vega married actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr. from Big Time Rush. They became the PenaVegas after they tied the knot. Cute!

The father of two sons and a daughter, the former Nickelodeon star and spy movie icon has two sons and a daughter. Carlos, Alexa, Ocean, Kingston, and Rio all have their own YouTube channel where they share their lives.

Lisa Foiles – All That

Another actress who appeared on Even Stevens is this one. Lisa Foiles was also a member of the cast of All That, a sketch comedy show starring children and teenagers. This show first aired in 1994, and it has since been resurrected with original cast members Kenan and Kel serving as producers.

Lisa Foiles is now a journalist, author, and presenter who specializes in video games. And, of course, she’s a mother. She is married to Shawn Cloninger and has two children with him.

Jamie Lynn Spears – Zoey 101

If you’re familiar with the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101, you’re probably aware of the show’s teen star’s controversial pregnancy. Sure, Jamie Lynn Spears has been a mother for a long time, but the idea of the show’s Zoey having children still boggles our minds.

Jamie Lynn became pregnant at the age of 16, and Maddie Briann Aldridge was born in 2008. Since then, she and her second husband Jamie Watson have welcomed another daughter, Ivy Joan Watson.

Kevin Jonas – Camp Rock

We watched as Kevin, the eldest Jonas brother, adjusted to married life in the reality series Married to Jonas. The Jonas Brothers made their comeback in 2012, released an album, and eventually broke up in the series. Kevin was still a long way from becoming a father.

Kevin Jonas is a proud father of two and no longer the fresh-faced kid who once starred on Hannah Montana. Kevin and Danielle welcomed their first child, Alena, in 2014, and their second child, Valentina, in 2016.

Marguerite Moreau – The Mighty Ducks

It’s time for another trip down movie memory lane! The casts of children’s movies frequently remain frozen in your mind. The Goonies are still running through booby-trapped tunnels, and the Little Rascals are still racing in the Soap Box Derby, we like to think.

We don’t want to believe they’re grown-ups like us. Little Connie from The Mighty Ducks is no longer so little. In 2015, the actress gave birth to her son Casper Hayes Redman.

Danielle Panabaker – Stuck in the Suburbs

Now for a Disney Channel film, you might have forgotten about. Because what else happens in Disney Channel Original Movies, bored teen Brittany accidentally swaps phones with pop star Jordan Cahill in Stuck in the Suburbs. The lead actress in the film was Danielle Panabaker.

Danielle Panabaker is still working as an actress as an adult. In 2017, the Scream Queen married Hayes Robbins, and their child was born in 2020. Panabaker is a private person who hasn’t revealed the name or photo of her child.

Hilary Duff – Lizzie McGuire

Hilary Duff is a name that comes to mind when we think of people we remember as kids. We know we’ve seen this celebrity grow up, but we can’t accept they’re not also their fictional selves, like the others on this list. Is it just us, or are we the only ones who think this way?

Hilary Duff, on the other hand, is a proud mother of three wonderful children. The star’s first child, Luca Cruz Comrie, is the result of her marriage to NHL player Mike Comrie. Duff is the mother of two daughters, Mae and Banks, from her marriage to singer Matthew Koma.

Nathan Kress – iCarly

Nathan Kress was yet another on-screen kid who appeared in a slew of 1990s television shows and films. After starring in Drake & Josh, the young actor and model went on to star in iCarly. Freddie, played by Kress, is the technical producer of Carly’s web show in the Nickelodeon series.

Now he’s a full-fledged adult. In 2015, Freddie Benson married London Elise Moore, an actress and stunt performer. Rosie Carolyn and Evie Elise, the couple’s two daughters, were born to them.

Justin Chon – Just Jordan

Okay, how about the Nickelodeon show Just Jordan from 2007? Jordan works at his grandfather’s dinner and deals with his eccentric family in this teen sitcom. To us, that sounds like a sitcom premise! Tony, played by Justin Chon, is one of Jordan’s enemies in the series.

We can only see Justin Chon’s goofy Just Jordan face, despite the fact that he has since played Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga franchise. In 2017, the actor and his wife, Sasha Egorova, welcomed their first child.

Danny Tamberelli – The Adventures of Pete & Pete

The Adventures of Pete & Pete was a Nickelodeon comedy that followed two brothers on their bizarre adventures. Pete was the middle name of both brothers. Not only that, but both of Pete Wrigley’s brothers had the same name. Clearly, the 1990s and 2000s were rife with strange kid-oriented programming.

Danny Tamberelli – The Adventures Of Pete & Pete

Danny Tamberelli – The Adventures Of Pete & Pete

Danny Tamberelli, who now has a little one of his own, played Little Pete. In 2018, he married Katelyn Detweiler, an actress, comedian, and musician. In the year 2019, they welcomed a child. We’re hoping it’ll be named Pete!

David Henrie – The Wizards of Waverly Place

Selena Gomez starred in The Wizards of Waverly Place, a fantasy teen sitcom. Beginning in 2007, the Disney Channel series aired for four seasons. Three siblings train to master their magical abilities in the show. Actor David Henrie played Justin’s brother.

David Henrie – The Wizards Of Waverly Place

David Henrie – The Wizards Of Waverly Place

David Henrie is now a father, not just a monster hunter. That, believe us, is a lot more difficult. With his wife Maria Cahill, the actor and director has two children. The Henrie children’s names have yet to be revealed.

Tamera Mowry – Sister, Sister

We’ve already caught up with Tia Mowry, so it’s only natural that we do the same with Tamera. On Sister, Sister, she played the boy-crazy Tamera Campbell, and she also starred in the Disney Channel film Twitches. Tamera, like her sister, hasn’t moved on, but we still see her as a fresh-faced adolescent.

Tamera Mowry – Sister, Sister

Tamera Mowry – Sister, Sister

In 2011, Tamera Mowry tied the knot with Fox News reporter Adam Housley. The two are the parents of two children: Aden John Tanner Housley, a son, and Ariah Talea Housley, a daughter.

Kel Mitchell – Kenan & Kel

It’s finally time for Kenan and Kel to move on from one double act to the next! From 1996 to 2000, this duo entertained audiences in their self-titled sitcom. The series is set in Chicago and follows best friends Kenan and Kel as they get up to all kinds of mischief.

Kel Mitchell – Kenan & Kel

Kel Mitchell – Kenan & Kel

Kel Mitchell was an orange soda-obsessed adolescent back then, but now he’s a father. Kel is the father of four children from two marriages. He has a son and a daughter with Tyisha Hampton, and a son and a daughter with rapper Asia Lee.

Justin Tyler Berfield – Malcolm and the Middle

We saw a family’s hectic daily life on Malcolm in the Middle. Francis, Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey were the sons of eccentric father Hal and overbearing mother Lois. Reese, the obnoxious and frequently violent brother, was played by Justin Tyler Berfield.

Justin Tyler Berfield – Malcolm And The Middle

Justin Tyler Berfield – Malcolm And The Middle

In real life, Justin Tyler Berfield, hopefully, is nothing like his character. As is the case with the series’ lead character Frankie Muniz, the actor is now a father. They were playing terrors one minute, and now they’re raising them. Isn’t it true that time flies?

Raven Goodwin – Just Jordan

We’re going back to the Nickelodeon comedy series Just Jordan to see how Raven Goodwin is doing. Goodwin portrayed Jordan’s cousin Tangie Cunningham on the show. For the duration of the show, the tough character had a huge crush on Tony Lee.

Raven Goodwin – Just Jordan

Raven Goodwin – Just Jordan

In 2019, the former child star announced her engagement to Wiley Battle, a finance executive, and the couple later welcomed a daughter. Tangie Bell Battle, a former on-screen teen, is now the mother of Riley Rosa Bell Battle. And, to be honest, it makes us feel quite old.

Jaleel White – Family Matters

We’re going back in time here, to the 1980s hit Family Matters. Obviously, none of the actors from this show are still children, but one of them has left an indelible mark on our collective memory. Jaleel White made a name for himself as Urkel. Surprisingly, the character was supposed to appear in only one episode.

Jaleel White – Family Matters

Jaleel White – Family Matters

Jaleel White is a father of one now that he is an adult. In 2009, the actor and his now-ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy welcomed their first child, Samaya. Urkel, we wish you the best of luck!

Melissa Joan Hart – Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Our favorite childhood witch is now an adult with her own children. Melissa Joan Hart’s character Zelda and Hilda live with her aunts on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Not to mention Salem the talking cat.

Melissa Joan Hart – Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Melissa Joan Hart – Sabrina The Teenage Witch

Melissa Joan Hart has since become a mother, and the show has been resurrected on Netflix. Tucker McFadden, Mason, and Braydon are the actress’s three sons from her marriage to musician Mark Wilkerson. Hopefully, they inherited their mother’s abilities!

Anna Chlumsky – My Girl

Anna Chlumsky may have played the foul-mouthed Amy in Veep, but in our hearts, she’ll always be Vada from My Girl. Chlumsky’s big break came when she was only 11 years old, in the 1991 coming-of-age film. Macauley Culkin, the mega-child star, was, of course, Chlumsky’s co-star.

Anna Chlumsky – My Girl

Anna Chlumsky – My Girl

Shaun So, a soldier, and the actress announced their engagement in 2007. So had previously served in the military, and the couple married in 2008. They are the parents of two daughters.

Bindi Irwin – Bindi the Jungle Girl

Do you recall Bindi Irwin, the little girl? She’s no longer a little girl! Bindi first appeared on our screens when she was two years old on The Crocodile Hunter Diaries with her famous father. Bindi the Jungle Girl, her own wildlife documentary show, debuted when she was nine years old. Sadly, Bindi’s father died when she was only eight years old.

Bindi Irwin – Bindi The Jungle Girl

Bindi Irwin – Bindi The Jungle Girl

Bindi Irwin is now married to Chandler Powell, a professional wakeboarder from the United States. Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, the couple’s daughter, was born in 2021.

Chris Warren – High School Musical

It’s time to head back to East High School to see who else from the cast of High School Musical is a parent. Kaycee Stroh, who played the smart kid who loved to breakdance, has already been interviewed. We’ve arrived at the basketball player who enjoys baking.

Chris Warren – High School Musical

Chris Warren – High School Musical

In the hit musical, Chris Warren Jr. played Zeke. In 2019, he married Layla Kayleigh, a British-American host. Kayleigh has a daughter from a previous marriage, and the couple has a son together.

Sabrina Bryan – The Cheetah Girls

The Cheetah Girls is a movie, video game, and music franchise that is based on a series of novels. Whitney Houston produced the films, which follow a teen girl group from talent show to mega-stardom. Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, and Kiely Williams made up the girl band.

Sabrina Bryan – The Cheetah Girls

Sabrina Bryan – The Cheetah Girls

Sabrina Bryan, aka Dorinda Thomas, is now married to Jordan Lundberg, a strategic accounts manager. Comillia Monroe, the couple’s daughter, was born in 2020.

Brenda Song – Stuck in the Suburbs

Macaulay Culkin is a well-known child actor, but did you know he’s married to another child actor? In 2017, Culkin began dating actress Brenda Song, and the couple welcomed Dakota Song Culkin into the world in 2021.

Brenda Song – Stuck In The Suburbs

Brenda Song – Stuck In The Suburbs

Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin, perhaps because of their unusual backgrounds, prefer to keep their child out of the spotlight. Dakota’s photo hasn’t been made public, but the baby was photographed while out for a stroll with his famous mother.

Kirsten Storms – Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

]Zenon Kar was the coolest kid in the 1990s for a lot of kids. In the Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, released in 1999, the character is sent from her alien planet to live among humans on Earth. She struggles to fit in at first, but she eventually saves the world. Awesome!

Kirsten Storms – Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Kirsten Storms – Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

In 2013, Kirsten Storms married actor Brandon Barash, and the couple has a daughter named Harper Rose. The couple divorced in 2016, but decided to remain friends for the sake of their child.

Ashley Leggat – Life With Derek

The first season of Life With Derek aired in 2005, and it followed the daily activities of a newly blended family. This sitcom featured a newly married couple with children from previous relationships, as seen on many other sitcoms. Ashley Leggat portrayed Casey McDonald, Nora’s eldest child who lives in Toronto.

Ashley Leggat – Life With Derek

Ashley Leggat – Life With Derek

Ashley Leggat married her longtime boyfriend, hockey player Jeremy Williams, in 2011. Olivia Patricia Anne and London Marie are the couple’s two daughters. The city where the McDonalds relocate in the series is London!

Bow Wow – Like Mike

Previously known as Lil’ Bow Wow, the rapper and actor now goes by the moniker Bow Wow. At the age of 13, this talented young man released his first album and appeared in several films.

Bow Wow – Like Mike

Bow Wow – Like Mike

In the world of sports comedy Bow Wow, like Mike, portrayed an orphan whose basketball skills improve after he discovers some unique shoes. Bow Wow is now an adult and the father of a daughter named Shai Moss, who was born in 2011. He revealed that he has a second child in 2020.

Allen Evangelista – Zoey 101

Allen Evangelista played Wayne “Firewire” Gilbert in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101. Surprisingly, the techie aspires to be Ryan Seacrest. He, on the other hand, spends his time building robots rather than allowing Quinn to join the science club. What else would you expect from a high school villain from a sitcom?

Allen Evangelista – Zoey 101

Allen Evangelista – Zoey 101

Allen Evangelista now has a wife named Christina Burhoe. Hudson and Harrison, the couple’s two sons, were born to them. Those kids will watch their grandfather on TV one day in the not-too-distant future.

Ross Bagley – The Little Rascals

Ross Bagley has portrayed a number of well-known children’s characters. Buckwheat in The Little Rascals was played by the actor and comedian, who made many of us fall in love with his adorable little smile. From 1994 to 1996, Bagley played Nicky Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Ross Bagley – The Little Rascals

Ross Bagley – The Little Rascals

Ross Bagley revealed in 2015 that he worked as a realtor. Reece, the son of the former child star, is his first child. Fortunately for all of us, little Reece resembles his father.

Taylor Hanson – Hanson

We were all singing “MMMBop” at any given opportunity when Hanson was on the charts. Isaac, Taylor, and Zac, three blonde brothers, formed the band. There are, however, more Hansons! The boys come from a family of seven brothers and sisters.

Taylor Hanson – Hanson

Taylor Hanson – Hanson

Taylor Hanson (keyboardist) is now a father of seven children! Jordan, Penelope, River, Viggo, Wilhelmina, Claude, and Maybellene are the singer’s children with Natalie Anne Bryant, whom he married in 2002. Hopefully, they’ll be able to sing!

Hayden Panettiere – Tiger Cruise

Hayden Panettiere starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise in 2004 and has since gone on to do other things. The film follows Maddie, a teen, as she and her family embark on a military cruise. When the 9/11 attacks occur and the ship is placed on high alert, Maddie’s enthusiasm for the military is shattered.

Hayden Panettiere – Tiger Cruise

Hayden Panettiere – Tiger Cruise

Hayden Panettiere began an on-again, off-again relationship with Wladimir Klitschko, the then-world heavyweight boxing champion, in 2009. Kaya is the couple’s daughter, despite the fact that they are no longer together.

Kenan Thompson – Kenan & Kel

Kel Mitchell is now a father, but what about Kenan Thompson, his partner in crime? Kenan, in addition to having a successful acting career, has also managed to juggle parenthood.

Kenan Thompson – Kenan & Kel

Kenan Thompson – Kenan & Kel

As a child, the Nickelodeon star appeared in a variety of shows and films, and she hasn’t stopped since. Georgia Marie and Gianna Michelle are his two daughters from his marriage to model Christina Evangeline. Hopefully, he’s as entertaining a father as his TV persona suggests!

Erik Von Detten – Brink!

Erik Von Detten, an actor and singer, has played a variety of interesting characters. He was just 13 years old when he voiced the villain Sid in Toy Story. Then he got the lead role in Brink, a Disney Channel Original Movie! Andy “Brink” Brinkner, a high school student, was followed as he trained as an inline skater in the film.

Erik Von Detten – Brink!

Erik Von Detten – Brink!

Erik Von Detten returned to the role of Sid in 2010, but he then decided to take a break from acting. He married in 2018 and is the father of two children: Claire, his daughter, and son Thomas.

JoAnna Garcia – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are You Afraid of the Dark, especially its creepy opening credits, can be quite frightening for a children’s show. The Nickelodeon show debuted in 1990 and was relaunched in 1999 and 2019. In the original series, JoAnna Garcia played Sam and was a cast member.

JoAnna Garcia – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

JoAnna Garcia – Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Sam’s stories frequently revolved around love, particularly for her crush Gary. JoAnna Garcia is now married to Nick Swisher, a baseball player. Emerson Jay and Sailor Stevie are the couple’s two daughters.

Jenna von Oÿ – Blossom

Melissa Joan Hart was originally offered the role of Dorothy “Six” Lemeure by the creators of the 1990s sitcom Blossom. When she chose Clarissa Explains It All instead, the job went to actress Jenna von Oÿ. Later, she appeared in The Parkers, a spin-off of Moesha, in 1999.

Jenna Von Oÿ – Blossom

Jenna Von Oÿ – Blossom

Jenna von Oÿ married computer data consultant Brad Batcher in 2010, but the couple later divorced. Gray Audrey and Marlowe Monroe are the actress’s two daughters.

Benjamin Salisbury – The Nanny

Finally, we speak with Benjamin Salisbury, who plays The Nanny. Fran Drescher starred as the nanny of three upper-class children in this 1999 show. Brighton Milhouse Sheffield, played by Salisbury, was a sensitive sibling who aspired to be a Broadway producer.

Benjamin Salisbury – The Nanny

Benjamin Salisbury – The Nanny

He’s no longer the child from The Nanny. Benjamin Salisbury is now a father of three children. He’s been married to Kelly Murkey since 2006, and they have three children: James, Tanya, and Lillian.

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Continue scrolling if you still want to see your favorite child actors now and what they’re up to! Remember these twin brothers from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disney Channel? Cole can also be seen in the hit ’90s sitcom Friends! as Ross Geller’s son, Ben.

Dylan And Cole Sprouse

Dylan And Cole Sprouse

To this day, the twins are still well-known. While Cole is now starring in The CW’s Riverdale as Jughead Jones, Dylan has made a name for himself as the co-founder of a New York meadery — and will soon be seen in the film After We Collided.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson may be best known for her role as your favorite telekinetic child in the 1996 family film “Matilda” — it’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two decades since the charming little girl first captivated our hearts!

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Mara returned to the screen in 2012, starring in the comedy-drama film Billie Bob Joe and a Mrs. Doubtfire-inspired episode of Broad City, after retiring from acting in 2000 to focus on her writing (she has a published book titled Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame).

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki stole the show as Ray Boyd, the precocious and lovable kid in Jerry Maguire, over 20 years ago. He also played George Little in the Stuart Little films.

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki

Monk and Interns of F.I.E.L.D. are among the films and television shows in which the actor has appeared. He’s also been busy practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and losing rap battles to Danielle Fishel (sorry, kid).

Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit

Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, real-life twins, joined the cast of Full House in the sixth season and immediately stole the show. The Tuomy-Wilhoits were absolutely adorable as Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky’s children, Nicky and Alex.

Blake And Dylan Tuomy Wilhoit

Blake And Dylan Tuomy Wilhoit

The Tuomy-Wilhoit’s you remember are now 25 years old, believe it or not. Thankfully, they can still be seen on Netflix as Jesse and Becky’s twins in Fuller House, the streaming service’s new revival show.

Dante Basco

Rufio, the most well-known of Hook’s Lost Boys, comes to mind. Rufio, played by actor Dante Basco, is one of the most iconic characters from the beloved 1991 film, known for both his bright red hair and the “Ru-fi-ooooooh!” chant that greets him upon his arrival.

Dante Basco

Dante Basco

Basco has grown up a lot since he played the scarlet-haired Lost Boy — and he’s got a much tamer haircut, of course. Basco has been busy in a variety of roles, including voicing Zuko in the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender series and guest appearances on shows such as Entourage and Community.

Anna Chlumsky

Do you recall the adorable little girl who co-starred with Macaulay Culkin in 1991’s My Girl, one of the most depressing comedies of the decade? She’s grown up a lot since then.

Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky

Her career is better than ever these days, despite a six-year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005. Since 2012, Chlumsky has played Amy Brookheimer, Vice President Selina Meyer’s chief of staff, on HBO’s hit comedy series Veep, for which she has received three consecutive Emmy nominations.

Jerry Mathers

In the role of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver, the Cleaver family’s adorable little rascal, Jerry Mathers charmed audiences every week on the television series Leave It To Beaver from 1957 to 1963.

Jerry Mathers

Jerry Mathers

Jerry joined the United States Air Force Reserve after leaving Leave It To Beaver, eventually rising to the rank of Sergeant. He’s had a few small roles in films and is now the national spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Ron Howard

The Andy Griffith Show gave Ron Howard his first break, where he played the endearing redhead Opie Taylor, before landing the role of Richie Cunningham on the hit television show Happy Days.

Ron Howard 

Ron Howard

The director and producer Ron has carved a niche for himself in the industry, winning over critics and audiences alike with award-winning projects such as A Beautiful Mind and Arrested Development.

Maureen McCormick

Even though she had guest appearances on shows such as Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, Maureen’s most well-known role was as Marcia Brady, the beautiful eldest daughter of the Brady family on The Brady Bunch.

Maureen McCormick 

Maureen McCormick

Maureen published Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, a controversial (and widely read) autobiography in 2008, detailing her difficult experiences portraying one of the most famous characters of the 1970s.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace followed in her older brother Kirk’s footsteps, a.k.a. Mike Seaver from Growing Pains. She began her career as one of the most famous preteens of the late 1980s and early 1990s when she was cast as D.J. Tanner in Full House in 1987.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace was a fan favorite during her appearance on Dancing With The Stars in 2014, in addition to reprising her role as D.J. in the reboot Fuller House. Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, a New York Times bestseller, and Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose are two books written by the married mother of three.

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