Child actors are lucky to become famous at a tender age. However, some of them eventually become victims of father time. While some child stars still look awesome in adulthood, there are others who did not age well. Here are 8 child actors who you may barely recognize:
1. Macaulay Culkin – Before
Macaulay Culkin was the child actor who made Home Alone movies a huge hit. As he aged, the actor turned to drugs which took a toll on his appearance. He got clean but he can no longer take back the consequences of substance abuse on his looks.
2. Lark Voorhies
Lark Voorhies is popularly known for playing the sassy Lisa Turtle on Saved By The Bell. She now looks entirely different thanks to poor plastic surgery. In her adult years, she suffered from mental illness but was able to establish her own production company.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
We all know Daniel Radcliffe as our favorite boy wizard. He grew up before our eyes but not exactly in a way that made us happy. He is not bad looking but the fact that he no longer look like Harry Potter anymore is the reason why he is on our list.
4. Clint Howard
Clint Howard was known for playing cute Leon in The Andy Griffith Show. Unlike his brother Ron Howard, Clint stayed and grew up in front of the camera. As he grew older, he transformed from being the adorable kid to the creepy guy in movies. He usually plays characters who are a little demented or creepy because of his appearance.
5. Haley Joel Osment
The Sixth Sense was nearly scrapped because they couldn’t find a suitable actor, until Haley Joel Osment. He was an adorable and promising child actor back in the days. He is still an actor making his way into adulthood but he has taken on unexpected roles and not as cute as he used to be.
6. Austin St. John
You may remember Austin St. John for being the Red Ranger. At that time, he had all the makings of becoming a big Hollywood star. However, he left the show after one season and has aged out of his Elvis-like looks.
7. Raven Symone
Raven Symone was definitely adorable. Everyone loved her so much that she was able to land her own show That’s So Raven. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to be the best move. She put on a lot of weight and is no longer as cute as she used to be.
8. Taran Noah Smith
Taran Noah Smith was the cute younger brother on Home Improvement who was always the butt of his older brother’s jokes. He also had to contend with Jonathan Taylor Thomas for attention. The child actor grew up and surprised everyone with his awkward appearance. The only attention he is getting these days too is only from the authorities because of his drunk driving.