Child stars: Where are they now?

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye was best known as Punky Brewster in the 1980’s hit television series of the same name. She guest-starred on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ several years ago and voiced Zoey in ‘The Proud Family’.

Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen played Lawrence ‘Chunk’ Cohen’ on the 1985 movie ‘Goonies’ when he was about 11. He demonstrated the now-infamous ‘Truffle Chuffle’ and made a new friend in Baby Ruth bar-loving freak Sloth. He played small roles in television shows such as Michael J. Fox’s 1980s sitcom ‘Family Ties’ but ended his acting career around 1991. Cohen, now a 35-year-old lawyer at the Cohen & Gardner, LLP. firm, is pictured at the June ‘Goonies’ reunion in Oregon.

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin was about 17 when he starred as ‘Brand’ in the 1985 movie ‘The Goonies’. He later starred in ‘No Country For Old Men’ in 2007 and played former President George W. Bush in ‘W’ in 2008. He now stars in the new film ‘Jonah Hex’ with Megan Fox.

Brian Bonsall

Brian Bonsall is best known for playing Andy, the youngest Keaton child on NBC’s ‘Family Ties’. He went on to several other projects after ‘Family Ties’ including a starring role in the 1994 Disney film ‘Blank Check’. He quit acting in 1995. He was arrested in Denver last year for assault and sentenced to two years of probation.

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson is best known for his role as Charlie Conway in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ film series as well as Pacey Witter in the T.V. series ‘Dawson’s Creek’. He is a cast member on FOX’s ‘Fringe’.

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty started acting at the age of 10. She is best known for her role as Brenda Walsh in the T.V. series, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’. She also starred in the fantasy drama series ‘Charmed’ with Alyssa Milano and was a contestant on last season’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin’s character in the 1985 film ‘The Goonies’, Michael ‘Mikey’ Walsh, discovers that braces do not hinder kissing. Astin later starred in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy as Sam and also had played Lynn McGill during the fifth season of FOX’s spy series ’24’, which recently ended. He voiced a Meerkat in ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’ (2009). Right: Sean Astin arrives at the Disney ABC Television Summer press junket in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Brice Beckham

Brice Beckham is best known for his role as Wesley T. Owens in the T.V. series ‘Mr. Belvedere’. He has had several small film roles and starred in the series ‘I Hate My 30s’ and also appeared on an episode of ‘Burn Notice’.

Rick Schroder

Rick Schroder made his film debut at age 9 and went on to star in the T.V. series ‘Silver Spoons’

Corey Felman

Corey Felman was about 14 when he starred as ‘Mouth’ in the 1985 movie ‘The Goonies’. He later played Teddy in the 1986 movie ‘Stand By Me’ and vampire hunter Edgar Frog in the 1987 film ‘The Lost Boys’ alongside Kiefer Sutherland and his friend, the late Corey Haim. Feldman also voice Donatello in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movies in the 1990s. Now 38, Feldman attended the recent ‘Goonies 25th reunion’ event in Oregon in June.

Robbie Rist

Robbie Rist’s claim to fame was his role as cousin Oliver on the television series ‘The Brady Bunch’.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci is best known for her role as Wednesday Addams in the ‘Addams Family’ movies. She also starred in the 2003 film ‘Monster’ with Charlize Theron and guest-starred on the ABC series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and is featured in the 2011 film ‘Bel Ami’ with ‘Twilight’s Robert Pattinson.

Aileen Quinn

Aileen Quinn is best known for her starring role in ‘Annie’. She took a break from acting in the late 1980s and returned in recent years to star in the films ’30’ (2007) and recently, ‘Multiple Sarcasms’ (released 2010).

Susan Olsen

Susan Olsen is famously known as Cindy Brady the youngest Brady on ‘The Brady Bunch’. She quit acting around 1990 and returned about a decade later to star in the 2009 horror film ‘Zombo’.

Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey is best known for his role as Sam on the television series ‘Diff’rent Strokes’. He has since lended his voice to several cartoons, such as ‘Invader ZIM’.

Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim is best known for her role as Nellie Oleson on the hit show ‘The Little House on the Prairie’. She has since penned a book ‘Confessions of a Prairie Bitch’.

Fred Savage

Fred Savage is best known for his role on ABC’s ‘The Wonder Years’ starring as Kevin Arnold

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman achieved success in the 1994 film ‘The Professional’ at age 13. She has since gone on to star in films such as ‘V for Vendetta’ and played Padme in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was made famous for his role in ‘Doogie Houser, M.D.’ He has since gon on to star in the hit show ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and recently guest-starred on ‘Glee’.

Maia Brewton

Maia Brewton is best known for playing Sara, the kid obsessed with Thor in ‘Adventures in Babysitting’. She also played Parker Lewis’ bratty sister Shelly on the 1990s series ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’. She appeared in a play in Los Angeles several years ago called ‘The Girl in the Flammable Skirt.’

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