1980s child stars: Where are they now?

Published On: Dec 22 2011 03:48:11 PM PST   Updated On: May 07 2014 11:00:00 PM PDT

Soleil Moon Frye of "Punky Brewster" fame celebrates her 38th birthday on August 6. Join us for a look at where she and other child stars from the 1980s are today.

80s child stars - Wil Wheaton now
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After leaving "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Wheaton he took some time off to work in personal video production and took acting classes before re-entering the world of acting. He's since made numerous appearances on TV shows, including a recurring role playing himself on "The Big Bang Theory," as well as roles on "Numb3rs," "Criminal Minds," "Leverage," "Eureka" and the web series "The Guild." He also runs his own weblog, Wil Wheaton Dot Net, contributes to several other blogs and has published several books.

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