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Jonathan Lipnicki

This four-eyed tyke made his film debut at age 6 alongside Tom Cruise and Renee Zellwegger in 1996’s “Jerry Maguire.” 

While the 21 year-old took an extended break from Hollywood, he’s ready for his return with two movies in the can: “Tag” and “For the Love of Money.” When Jonathan isn’t working, he spends his time doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and, as you can guess, lifting weights.

 

Jaleel White

Friday nights in the ’90s were not complete without Jaleel, who played nerdy, accident-prone Steve Urkel on “Family Matters.”  

 White graduated from UCLA with a degree in film and television in 2001. Since then, he’s kept busy with guest-starring spots on TV and with small movie parts, including roles in “Dreamgirls” and “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”

 

 

Haley Joel Osment

Haley got his start on TV’s “Thunder Alley” in 1994. Later that year, he appeared alongside Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump” as Forrest Gump Jr. But it was when 11-year-old Haley starred in “The Sixth Sense” in 1999 that he really gained Hollywood’s attention.

In 2006, Haley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and drug possession after hitting a brick mailbox and flipping his car while driving near his home. In 2010, Haley graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Haley will star in the upcoming “Wake the Dead,” a modern-day retelling of the Frankenstein story.

 

David Faustino

David made his TV debut when he was three months old on “The Lily Tomlin Special,” but his first full-time gig was at age 12, when he landed the role of awkward Bud Bundy on “Married… with Children.”

In the mid-’90s, David started a weekly hip-hop party at Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Strip called Balistyx, where acts like N.W.A., KRS-One and will.i.am have performed. Now, David raps under the name Lil’ Gweed. In May 2007, he was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In 2009, David co-starred with fellow former child star and pal Corin Nemec in the Crackle Web series “Star-ving.”

 

Danny Pintauro

 

Danny originated the role of Paul Ryan on “As the World Turns” in 1982. But we’ll always love him best as towheaded Jonathan Bower on “Who’s the Boss?”, a part he played from 1984 to 1992. 

Danny declared that he’s gay in a 1997 interview with National Enquirer. In January 2011, an article on The San Diego Union-Tribune website revealed that Danny was a Tupperware salesman. Hey, Danny, there’s no shame in becoming a manny.

 

 Keshia Knight-Pulliam

Keshia started acting professionally at age 3, when she got a gig on “Sesame Street.” By 4, she was starring alongside Bill Cosby as Rudy, the youngest Huxtable, on “The Cosby Show.” At age 6, she was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress, making her the youngest actress ever up for the honor.

In 2001, Keshia graduated with honors from Spelman College with a B.A. in sociology and a concentration in film, and quickly made her return to Hollywood. Since then, she’s appeared in movies like “Beauty Shop” and “Madea Goes to Jail,” and she stars on “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

 

Tina Majorino

Tina was one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood in the mid-’90s. She got her first big role at 7, playing Sophie Wilder on the short-lived sitcom “Camp Wilder.” Things picked up from there, with film roles in “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Corrina, Corrina,” “Andre” and “Waterworld.” A number of TV movies followed, including “Before Women Had Wings” with Oprah and “Alice in Wonderland.

After taking a five-year hiatus from Hollywood, Tina starred as Deb in “Napoleon Dynamite” in 2004. She then had recurring roles on both “Veronica Mars” and “Big Love”. Most recently, she starred in the music video for Pink’s “F—in’ Perfect.”

 

Ben Savage

Ben got his start in Hollywood at age 8 playing his real-life big brother Fred’s onscreen little brother in “Little Monsters.” But the part that Ben is best known for is on ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” in which he played main character Cory Matthews for seven years. 

In 2003, Ben interned for U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter as part of his studies at Stanford University, from which he graduated in 2004. Since then, he’s had a number of guest-starring roles and appeared in movies like “Palo Alto,” and the upcoming “Lake Effects” with Jane Seymour.

 

Jurnee Smollett

It’s hard to steal the spotlight from the Olsen twins, but Jurnee did it with ease as Michelle’s sassy best friend Denise Frazer on “Full House.” Jurnee got her chance to shine on her own when she was 11, playing the title character in 1997’s “Eve’s Bayou” with Samuel L. Jackson.

Jurnee has come a long way from playing second fiddle to MK and Ashley. She co-starred with Denzel Washington in 2007’s “The Great Debaters,” for which she won a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. She returned to the small screen to play Jess Merriweather on the critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” for the show’s final two seasons. She also played Lisa Tyler, a young lawyer who paid for law school by stripping, in the CBS legal drama “The Defenders” with Jerry O’Connell and James Belushi. In October 2010, Jurnee married musician Josiah Bell.

 

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