There are a number of celebrities that have led us to the conclusion that, being a child actor/actress doesn’t necessarily mean that the future has to be bright for you. There are those who started out as child actors/actresses, but seem to have lost the spotlight now that they are adults. The following are 10 child actors that failed in adult life
Once-upon-a-time, Macaulay Culkin was an adorable and super-talented kid who was overwhelmingly loved for his role as Kevin in Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. His adult life is however troubled and the former child star has had his share of drug troubles. If you take a look at him now, you wouldn’t believe that he was once talented and extremely charming.
She started out as a child star at the age of 11, when she was cast as the lead in the remake of “The Parent Trap”. Just like Culkin, Lindsay Lohan has also struggled with drugs for a couple of years. She went through stints in rehab, a series of car crashes and arrests. On 23rd August, she pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and DUI and was sentenced to 1-day in jail and 3 years probation.
Prior to launching into pop stardom, Britney Spears was an adorable teenage girl whose talent was showcased on “The New Mickey Mouse Club”. Her troubles started in 2007, when she underwent a public breakdown in front of paparazzi. Besides losing custody of her children, she was charged with a hit-and-run. She has had some brief stays in rehab, and was at one point unwillingly committed to a psychiatric ward.
At the age of ten, Danny co-starred on “The Partridge Family”. His acting career hit a dead end in 1970, and he swiftly turned to drugs. He become addicted to crack and became homeless soon after. In the 90s, he was arrested for beating up a transvestite prostate. He has however made a comeback on the TV screens and is said to be going well.
Taran starred in the 1990’s big hit sitcom “Home Improvement” and he was surely a cute guy. After the show ended, he turned to be a completely different person. He sued is parents for his fortune and kicked them out of the family home that he had acquired when he was only 12 years old. Soon after attaining 17 years, he married a woman who was 16 years her senior. The two ran an illegal vegan restaurant and catering service. They got divorced after they were busted. Taran’s house into foreclosure and he has gone through hell and back ever since.
He started off as a talented young man but the same can’t be said now that he is an adult. He has tried enough times to pull his career out of the dungeon that it plummeted to but has all been in vain. He has tried his hand on Reality TV but failure has been on his tail. He also tried writing a book and even went as far as releasing a sex tape, but that has made things even worse for him.
He was cast as Willis Drummond on the TV show “Different Strokes”. He had no real troubles until 1983 when he got arrested for possessing a concealed weapon. Four years later, he was arrested for making a bomb threat. In 1989, the troubled man was arrested for pulling a gun on his mechanic. In the same year, he faced his most serious charge when he was tried for attempted murder.
Bobby was hauled into the world of fame when he was 13 years old. This was after winning a miniature Oscar for his outstanding performance as a juvenile actor. At age 18, he was arrested for being in possession of marijuana. His vices ranged from drug use to forgery and life was never the same again. He was found dead in 1968 with no ID and was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave.
Besides his blond curls, Aames talent made the young actor easily stand out. Regrettably, alcohol and drugs have taken away what he depended on most in his life. He reportedly sold his home to pay off a debt of over $350,000.
Faustino is also one of the child stars who actually never went anywhere (career-wise, that is). Even though he has appeared on various TV shows, he isn’t as successful as he was as a child star.