Fans of The Sixth Sense might not even recognize Haley Joel Osment these days — but he’s not the only child star who’s transformer! Click through the gallery below to see before and after photos of your favorite former child stars, and find out what they’re up to today:
- Haley Joel Osment
He may never live doen his signature “I see dead people” line from ‘The Sixth Sense,’ but Haley’s career seems to be alive and well. As a child actor, he starred in ‘A.I’ and ‘Pay it Forward,’ and he continues to work steadily, most recently in the upcoming movie ‘Tusk’ and the Amazon Studio series ‘Alpha House,’ plus voice roles in ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad.’ Now 26, he was recently spotted looking like he’d put on more baby fat than he had as an adorable kid!
- Tiffany Brissette
Tiffany’s performance as Vicki in the cheesy ’80s sitcom ‘Small Wonder’ was simply robotic — and that was fine for the then ten-year-old actress ,since Vicki happened to be a lifelike cyborg. But once the show was canceled after 96 episodes, the Tiffany, now 39, left Hollywood to pursue a private life and now works as a nurse in Boulder, Colorado
- Jeff Cohen
Anyone wanna see the Truffle Shuffle?! Jeff was only 10-years-old when he starred as the troublemaking, Sloth-loving Chunk in 1985’s ‘The Goonies,’ but the big screen didn’t prove to be his calling. Jeff left showbiz in 1991, eventually earning a law degree at UCLA — losing a few pounds along the way — and has been a successful L.A. entertainment lawyer since.
- Aileen Quinn
Aileen was only 10 when she beat out 8,000 other girls to nab the starring role in the 1982 movie ‘Annie.’ After waiting for sequels that never materialized and a handful of small roles, she went on to an academic career and is now a theater professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey. But she hasn’t quit show business — she’s the lead singer of rockabilly band The Leapin’ Lizards and continues to perform.
- Barret Oliver
He rocketed to fame at age 11 as Bastian Bux in the fantasy film ‘The NeverEnding Story,’ but the L.A. actor didn’t seem to enjoy being in the spotlight. After a few more roles, Barret quit acting in 1989 to jon in Sea Org., the strict wing of Scientology in which followers live on a boat. Now unrecognizable, he lives in Los Angeles, where he’s a photographer, printer, photographic-technology historian and expert in Woodburytype.
- Brian Bonsall
Toward the end of popular 80’s sitcom ‘Family Ties,’ in 1986, a 5-year-old Brian joined the cast as youngest child Andy Keaton. Shortly after starring in the 1994 kids’ flick ‘Blank Check’ and on several episodes of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ Brian left acting and attended high school in Boulder, Colorado. But following a DUI and two assault charges, Brian admitted to drug problems and was given two years’ probation in 2010. Today, he performs in the Denver-based folk/punk band Bootjack & Bonz.
- Alisan Porter
In 1991 she stole the hearts of movie-goers everywhere as the adorable 10-year-old ‘Curly Sue,’ alongside Jim Belushi. Alisan largely bowed out of the limelight after the movie, but had a rough road, recently admitting to battling with alcoholism. She’s been sober since 2007, and hasn’t “touched a drink or drug since.” Now 33, Alisan has her own popular mommy blog, Lil’ Mamas, and works on a singing career while raising her two children with her husband in L.A.
- Jonathan Lipnicki
As Renee Zellweger’s bespectacled 6-year-old trivia-whiz son in 1996’s megahit ‘Jerry Maguire,’ he knew that the human head weighs 8 lbs. These days, Jonathan, who calls him self “a normal white kids from the suburbs,’ is a chiseled, 23-year-old Los Angeles actor and aspiring action star who practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has managed to get steady work in Hollywood.