The ‘80s was an epic decade that gave birth to a number of Hollywood careers, romances, and heartthrobs. Besides giving birth to some dynamite careers, it also gave birth to some 15 minute-glory that didn’t end well. We, personally, love the ‘80s! Everything from the fashion, toys, music, fashion, TV, movies, books and of course celebs! This might even be our favorite decade. It was this decade where shows like The Wonder Years, Saved by the Bell, Growing Pains, and The Cosby Show were on TV. Music artists like Madonna, Tiffany, and Vanilla Ice made their mark on music and fashion. We are still singing and dancing to some of their hit singles! It was also during this decade where movies such as Back to The Future, E.T., The Goonies, and The Shining were box office hits! People like Johnny Depp, Jason Bateman, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore and Michael J. Fox all became famous, and we are glad they did! We are total fans! Also, let’s not forget about Slinkys and rubrics cubes! There is simply no other decade like the ‘80s!
While the above are some ‘80s kids and teen stars that went on to have very successful careers as adults, not all ‘80s stars were so lucky. Many of them, unfortunately, developed drug and alcohol addictions, made sex tapes and landed in jail. Some even sadly took their own lives before they had a mid-life crisis. To be fair, this is not uncommon. Many children and teens struggle to live an entire life in the limelight. Some simply cannot handle the pressure to be perfect and the lack of privacy. Nonetheless, we feel sad for some of the celebs on the list, and you may too.
So, do you want to know what happened to the teen and child actors of the ‘80s? Where have they been? How do they look? Are they still adorable? What did they do after their big break? Who are they dating or married to? Are they ok? Stop asking and start reading! Prepare to be a little surprised and a little sad.
Remember Ricky Schroder?
Ricky Schroder has been acting for over 20 years now! He made his acting debut in the movie The Champ when he was a child. His role was opposite Faye Dunway and Jon Voight. A few years later, he played Ricky Stratton in Silver Spoons. The show was on the air from 1982 to 1987. Most of Ricky’s fans thus saw him grow up on the show and have a special place in their heart for him. More recently, he played himself for Get Him to the Greek in 2010.