Let's Look At Some Famous Child Sitcom Stars And Where They've Ended Up

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Zack morris in 'Saved By The Bell'.

In the history of television, there has been no shortage of overnight stars and child sensations. Sometimes, these young actors go on to have illustrious careers, and other times, for one reason or another, they tend to go a different way.

Below is a collection of some of the most revered child sitcom stars of the past 50 years. Have a look below and let's see where they all ended up.

Fred Savage from 'The Wonder Years' is now working mostly as a producer/director.

Fred Savage in the middle of the street.
instagram | @fredsavage

Some of Fred's most recent works include directing eight episodes of the rebooted version of The Wonder Years as well as a cameo acting appearance in The Connors.

Kirk Cameron left Hollywood in order to dedicate himself to his faith.

Kirk Cameron has made a lot of noise over the past two years. He spoke at length against defying COVID-19 restrictions, and his social media is awash with videos that purport his borderline fundamentalist religious views.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen retired from acting to focus on their fashion line.

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become proverbial business moguls. Their fashion reportedly brings in close to $90 million USD per year, and they have a combined net worth of over $500 million.

Michael Fishman from 'Roseanne' continues to work as a producer.

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instagram | @reelmfishmen

Michael is a father of two and tends to do most of his work these days behind the camera. However, he happily reprieved his role as D.J. for The Connors.

Frankie Muniz has made several cameo appearances in various TV shows since starring in 'Malcolm In The Middle'.

Frankie Muniz and his baby.
instagram | @frankiemuniz4

Frankie also bought an olive oil shop with his wife called Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars, and in his spare time, he enjoys driving race cars.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar left 'Saved By The Bell' and never stopped working.

Zack Morris in 'Saved By The Bell'.
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Over the years, Mark-Paul has appeared and starred in several TV shows, including the short-lived legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, alongside co-star and former child actor, Breckin Meyer.

Angus T. Jones said goodbye to 'Two And A Half Men' after the show's raunchy humor began conflicting with his Christian faith.

These days, Angus would be hardly recognizable by his fans, due to the fact that the former actor now sports a very long and bushy beard.

Soleil Moon Frye from 'Punky Brewster' has recently reinvigorated her acting career.

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Since the '90s, Soleil has worked primarily as a voice actor for shows like Bratz and Planet Sheen. She recently revived her role as Punky Brewster for the rebooted version of the classic '80s series.

Ross Bagley from 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' has moved on from Hollywood and now sells real estate full time.

Ross Bagley from 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'.
instagram | @realdealrossyb

Ross first made a name for himself playing little Nicky Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If you happen to be buying/selling a home in the Los Angeles area, Ross is the man to call.

Jaleel White from 'Family Matters' is still acting in various TV shows.

Jaleel White skiing.
instagram | @jaleelwhite

Jaleel White captivated a generation playing Steve Urkel on Family Matters. Kids of the '80s and '90s will be rejoicing at the news that Jaleel is set to reprise his nerdy role in the upcoming TV movie Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas left 'Home Improvement' in order to attend college.

Johnathan Taylor Thomas in 'Man Of The House'.
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After JTT completed his post-secondary studies, he stuck around Hollywood for a handful of cameo appearances before dropping off the radar entirely. The former teen heartthrob also has no social media presence whatsoever.

Amanda Bynes from 'What I Like About You' retired from acting after encountering problems with substance abuse.

Similar to Britney Spears, Amanda was also under conservatorship since early 2013. She recently won her court case and decided to release a rap song as a form of celebration.

Ron Howard from 'The Andy Griffith Show' has since gone on to become one of Hollywood's most acclaimed directors.

Ron Howard on 'Happy Days'.
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in case you've been living under a rock for the better part of the new millennium, Ron Howard is the brilliant director behind films like The Da Vinci Code and Apollo 13.

Danielle Fishel from 'Boy Meets World' went on to complete her degree as well as publish a memoir.

Daniel Fishel from 'Boy Meets World'.
instagram | @daniellefishel

Danielle's memoir is titled "Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness." You can pick up a copy of your own on Amazon.

Jason Bateman from 'Little House On The Prairie' is now a highly sought-after actor.

jason Bateman in 'Ozark'.

Jason's career has been on a slow and steady rise ever since he was cast as Michael Bluth in Arrested Development. Most recently, he's appeared on the flagship Netflix series Ozark.