15. PETER OSTRUM
The 90s kids may have seen the adaptation named Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum starred in the original 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum was the kid that won the Golden Ticket. The movie was his one and only and he’s now a veterinarian.
14. JEFF COHEN
Jeff is known for the ’85 classic The Goonies. He played the character of Chunk and well, Chunk has now taken his shenanigans to the court room. Cohen is currently a lawyer and founding partner for Cohen Gardner LLP.
13. SARAH MICHELLE GELLER
We’ve all wondered where Buffy was these days. Well, she’s selling organic ingredients for her own company FoodStirs. It’s unfortunate that her vampire slaying days are over.
12. ANGUS T. JONES
Remember that scrawny kid from Two and a Half Men? He’s no longer in the acting industry. While Charlie Sheen has had a successful career after the hit show, Jones left the industry and is now running a successful event planning business.
11. GENE HACKMAN
You probably don’t know that there is indeed an Oscar-winning actor that is now not even in Hollywood. Hackman was well known for movies like “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Superman”. He’s now spending his time writing novels from his house in New Mexico.
10. MARA WILSON
Mara was highly praised for her role in Matilda which was one of the best movies of her. Wilson would have had much more success in her career, sadly she left to pursue a career as a writer.
Cates started off her career with a huge role in the hit 80s movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The film really propelled her career and she was set to become the biggest teen star of the era. However, she left the career to spend time with her children and run her boutique in New York City.
8. DANIELLE FISHEL
Fishel starred on Disney’s Girl Meets World which was a decent role for her. She’s currently working as a journalist for Pop Sugar and posts on their YouTube channel.
7. ALI MACGRAW
McGraw grew to fame after her role in the Academy Award nominated movie Love Story. However, she decided that she wasn’t cut out for this celebrity lifestyle and decided to live a quiet life as a yoga instructor.
6. KARYN PARSONS
Karyn used to play a rather snobby role during her time at NBCs The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. However, her real life character is quite different from her on-screen one. Karyn is currently running a non-profit named Sweet Blackberry.
5. KEVIN JONAS
We all know who this little guy is. Part of the Jonas Brothers, Kevin was one of the most famous celebrities of the early 2000s. But, after the band split, he sort of got left behind. Kevin is now a home builder and contractor.
4. MIKE VITAR
You won’t find many people that left Hollywood to become a public servant. Mike played an amazing role in the ’93 movie, The Sandlot. However, he left his million-dollar career to become a firefighter.
3. VANILLA ICE
Vanilla Ice, one of the most highlighted rappers of the hip hop era is now a house flipper. Just admit it, you still mumble Ice Ice Baby every now and then.
2. NIKKI BLONSKY
Nikki got pretty well-known after her role as Tracy Turnblad in the movie Hairspray. But, after that, she struggled to find roles. She eventually abandoned that role and switched to a career as a Hair Stylist.
1. JOSH SAVIANO
The Wonder Years witnessed the iconic role of Paul Pfieffer played by none other than Josh Saviano. After leaving his acting career, he got enrolled in Yale University and finished his degree. He is now a lawyer that helps actors with their various business ventures.