Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 16 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is celebrating his 34th birthday on Tuesday.

child stars - Ricky Schroder today
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Now in his mid-40s, Schroder has shed his childhood image, thanks to roles on "NYPD Blue, "Lonesome Dove," "Scrubs" and "24." In 2010, he guest-starred in an episode of ABC's "No Ordinary Family" and played himself in the comedy "Get Him to the Greek." He most recently appeared in the 2013 Hallmark Channel movie "Our Wild Hearts."

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