15 Child Stars Who Look Shockingly Different Today

Child stars are beloved universally. When they are children, at least.
A lot of celebrities get their break early in life, either by being cast as the stars of children's shows - think Disney and Nickelodeon - or by starring in movies.
But no child stays young forever. Whether their TV shows end or they simply grow up, some of these child stars' fame will fade. While some make great use of their early fame as a platform for a more long-lasting career, other child stars are not so lucky. In some cases, they completely abandon their fame and go on to another career path.
Plus, child stardom isn't easy, though. We often hear horror story after horror story about child stars being used or mistreated by the people around them.
This is why some of them look shockingly different since their hay day. After all, they no longer have the pressure to look perfect at all times.

#1 Mitchel Musso

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He is famous for his three Disney Channel roles: Oliver Oken in Hannah Montana, Jeremy Johnson in Phineas and Ferb, and King Brady in Pair of Kings on Disney XD. He hosted the Disney Channel's PrankStars.

#2 Anneliese van der Pol

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Anneliese van der Po is well-known for her stage performances, as well as her role as Chelsea Daniels on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven (2003–2007) and its spin-off Raven's Home (2017–2021, 2023). Her filmography includes the musical comedy Bratz (2007), the spoof Vampires Suck (2010), and the international production 5 Weddings (2017). Van der Pol has worked with The Walt Disney Company on several songs.

#3 Kay Panabaker

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Kay Panabaker is best known for her roles in the 2009 reboot of Fame as Jenny Garison, Debbie Berwick in Phil of the Future, and Nikki Westerly in Summerland.

#4 Aaron Carter

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He rose to prominence as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, becoming a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the first years of the twenty-first century with his four studio albums.

#5 Jake Thomas

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In the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire, he is best known for his role as Matt McGuire, the title character's younger brother (2001–04). He received a Young Artist Award for supporting actor in 2002 for his work in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). In addition, he played Jason Stickler in Cory in the House (2007-08).

#6 Clayton Snyder

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Clayton Snyder is an American actor best known for his role as Ethan Craft in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire and its film adaptation, The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

#7 Raviv Ullman

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He is best known for his role as Phil Diffy in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future.

#8 Steven Anthony Lawrence

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From 2001 to 2003, he was best known for his recurring role as Bernard "Beans" Aranguren in the hit Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens. [1][2] as well as his film roles in The Even Stevens Movie (2003) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2004). (2003).

#9 Nicole Gale Anderson

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She is best known for her portrayal of Heather Chandler in The CW's Beauty and the Beast. She has also played - anhthay đổi cách diễn đạy chỗ này nhé cho khác với câu trước. Macy Misa in the Disney Channel series Jonas and Kelly Parker and Miranda Collins in the ABC Family shows Make It or Break It and Ravenswood, respectively.

#10 Moises Arias

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He is best known for his roles as Rico in Hannah Montana on Disney Channel, Biaggio in The Kings of Summer at Sundance in 2013, Cokestraw in The Wall of Mexico at SXSW in 2019, and Bigfoot in the Colombian war drama Monos.

#11 Leah Pipes

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She was a regular on the TV show Lost at Home and played Samantha Jacobs in the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect.

#12 Doug Brochu

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Grady Mitchell in the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance and So Random!

#13 Jennifer Stone

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She is best known for her role as Harper Finkle in the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place franchise. She has also appeared in several television films, including a voice role in Dadnapped (2009), the main character in Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010), and the role of Abby Hanover in Mean Girls 2. (2011).

#14 Meaghan Martin

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She is well-known for her roles as Tess Tyler in the Disney Channel television movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, as well as Jo Mitchell in Mean Girls 2. Martin played Bianca Stratford in the ABC Family television series 10 Things I Hate About You. She has also appeared as a guest star in House and Jessie, as well as recurring as Julie #2 in multiple seasons of MTV's Awkward.

#15 Johnny Pacar

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He is best known for his roles as Cody Jackson in the television series Flight 29 Down and Damon Young in the ABC Family show Make It or Break It. He also appeared as Jimmy Francis in American Dreams and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It...
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