Best known for her role in Fast Time at Ridgemont High, Phoebe quit acting rather suddenly in the mid 90’s. She originally left to focus on her family life but does a lot of work for charity and raises.
Peter was 12 when he starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Today he is 59 and a veterinary in Lowville, New York.
When his career started to die down, Vanilla Ice decided to launch a real estate website. Now he is a real estate investor and home renovator. He also teaches new investors how to make a profit selling houses.
After playing the role of Chunk in The Goonies Jeff chose to put an end to his acting career. Today he is a lawyer and lives in Los Angeles.
The ’80s pop star Tiffany rode the wave of success with hits like her 1987 cover song, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” but after a long stretch of small-time music, television and film gigs, Tiffany returned to the simple life. But first, she posed nude in Playboy back in 2002 after her records failed to sell. Now she runs a vintage shop called “Tiffany’s Boutique” off of Highway 76 in White House, Tennessee.
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FREDDIE PRINZE JR.
Freddie’s had a couple of career changes since coming to our attention as the heartthrob in She’s All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer, where he met his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar. After working as a director and producer for WWE, Freddie released his first cookbook in 2016 called Back To The Kitchen, described as 75 delicious, real recipes (and true stories) from a food-obsessed actor.
After the former child star left the Disney series that he shared with his identical twin brother Cole, people wondered where he’d gone. Many years later, tabloids found a photo of him working at a New York City restaurant. Turns out, he was only working part-time and is enrolled a New York University.
He was only 5 when he starred in The Shining. After the movie was released, Danny quit acting and today he is a biology teacher in Kentucky.
Children lucky enough to grow up during Nickelodeon’s ‘90s heyday will remember Mike Maronna as the older of the two Petes on the now classic program The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
After The Adventures of Pete and Pete ended in 1996, Maronna had small roles in a few other films before finding a job that he still has to this day – an electrician on film sets.
Most of us remember Steven Seagal as a master of martial arts and actor in movies such as Under Siege. Today he is still fighting crime as a New Mexico deputy sheriff.
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For those who might not remember, Kittie was an all-girl metal band who scored a radio hit with their song “Brackish” near the turn of the millennium. Originally grouped in with the genre “nu-metal,” they switched to a more extreme sound after Nu-Metal became about as fashionable as goatees, backward Yankees caps, and a bad attitude (which were actually all surprisingly fashionable during a weird time from about 1997-1999).
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Remember Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell? After the show ended its run on television, Lark Voorhies decided to shift gears and start writing. She has written numerous books over the years and has found her passion outside of Hollywood’s spotlight.
Although he still occasionally acts, Selleck retired to a 60-acre ranch where he tends to his 20-acre avocado farm. Selleck said that his work on the farm allowed him to finally find balance after his stressful acting career.
After his brother Noel left Oasis to pursue a solo career, Liam started the band Beady Eye, but that ended after only two albums. Today Liam runs a fairly profitable fashion label in London, Pretty Green.
Despite the success of American Pie, Chris Owen never quite found success. Today he is a waiter at a sushi restaurant and has less than 100 followers on Twitter.
The former boxing champion got into financial debt and needed a way to make ends meet. So he became the spokesperson for the George Foreman Grill. Since introducing it in 1994, he’s helped sell over 100 million grills worldwide.
You might remember him from Mean Girls, well he is now an instructor at Flywheel in Los Angeles.
TIt must’ve been hard being one of the most hated people on TV, and it explains why Jack Gleeson has decided to retire from the acting world. The former King of Westeros is now studying philosophy and theology at Trinity College, Dublin.
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Carrie will be remembered by many as the cute kid from the smash hit Alien, starring alongside Sigourney Weaver. That was her only acting credit, despite appearing in many documentaries on the movie since, and would eventually go on to become a teacher.
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Karyn played Hillary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air but decided to leave the show and the Hollywood life for something more normal. She founded a company called Sweet Blackberry – a company that funds animated films about unsung Black heroes.
ERIK PER SULLIVAN
Much like his on-screen brother, Erik Per Sullivan decided the limelight wasn’t for him and went on to other things. What he does exactly is unknown, but he graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010. We’re sure he’s doing something ‘normal’.
Doris Day lit up the big screens in the 60’s and 70’s. Her life in the public eye sadly took its toll on her personal life and after years in the spotlight, Day decided to leave Hollywood. She then shifted her career to focus on helping nurse injured animals back to health.
At a very young age, Peter Billingsley won over audiences when he starred as Ralphie in A Christmas Story. After getting off the big screen, Billingsley found a career behind the cameras. He has recently been involved in the production of several films, including Iron Man.