The 40 Ugliest Former Child Actors

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List Criteria: Upvote the child TV and movie stars who grew up the ugliest.

Some of the cutest child actors grow up to be some ugly adults. Some of these ugly former child stars were unfortunate enough to go through puberty in front of a camera, and many never recovered even a modicum of their cuteness. While their stumbling trips into adulthood didn't stop some of them from achieving big-time success and/or smoking hot spouses (Ron Howard, I'm talking to you), the fact remains that while these poor folks were cute actors as kids, they still turned into some of the ugliest actors as adults. 

As if it's not bad enough to talk about how some of these actors and actresses used to be among the greatest child actors ever, some of them are even child stars who grew up to look like Muppets, and now they "grace" the list of child actors who grew up ugly. And they're rich. Most of them made more money before they lost their virginity than you'll make your whole life. Remember that. It buys happiness and the freedom to not care what you think, person on the Internet.

If this list of formerly cute young actors bums you out, swing by the list of before and after pictures of your childhood crushes to get back in the sexy groove. There's a couple of zonks on the list, but it's a generally pleasing collection of hot former child stars.

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    Jerry Maguire

    A RANKER USER SAID: "he has a nice body, but he still has that child like face...kinda freaks me out a bit! My solution would be to put a bag over his head so I don't get grossed out."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Westlake Village
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Jerry Maguire, Dr. Dolittle, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Like Mike, + more
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    The Wonder YearsA RANKER USER SAID: "Why does everyone think that Marilyn Manson was Paul in the Wonder Years? was this a rumor or...? (Last time I checked Paul from the Wonder Years was played by Josh Saviano)"(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
    • Profession: Actor, Lawyer
    • Credits: The Wonder Years, Camp Cucamonga, The Wrong Guys
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    Malcolm In The Middle
    A RANKER USER SAID: "I always thought that Frankie Muniz was never very cute. And now with his hair like that he is still not cute. But I had heard he was worth a lot of money so he is very successful."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: USA, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
    • Profession: Race car driver, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Fairly OddParents, Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Deuces Wild, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, + more
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    The Sixth Sense, A.I.

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Haley Joel Osment should have won an Oscar. But in a moronic country that idolizes the worthless Kardashians and Paris Hilton, and judges people on looks instead of talent, I don't expect much. No wonder I prefer British movies."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Forrest Gump, The Sixth Sense, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Secondhand Lions, Pay It Forward, + more
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    A RANKER USER SAID: "Mayim Bialik I think looked better on Blossom than she does now. She fits the role that she plays in The Big Bang Theory quite well and does an excellent job on that. I used to love watching Blossom. Did you know that her first acting job was Pumpkinhead in 1988?"(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Researcher, Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Big Bang Theory, Beaches, Pumpkinhead, Blossom, Don't Drink the Water, + more
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    Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire
    A RANKER USER SAID: "She's not what I'd consider ugly, but then I do like red heads. Unlike a lot of other actresses Mara doesn't wear necklaces and jewelry because of an allergy to nickel. Regardless she's still beautiful"(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street, A Simple Wish, Pearl, + more
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    The Wonder Years
    A RANKER USER SAID: "I was surprised that Fred Savage made the list. He was a cute kid in The Wonder years and even now he does not look that bad. He was always a great actor and is very successful with producing and directing."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Princess Bride, Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Wonder Years, 2 Broke Girls, + more
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    Saved by the Bell

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: San Jose, USA, California
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Saved by the Bell, Big Top Pee-wee, Made, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, + more
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    Harry Potter
    A RANKER USER SAID: "I thought he was so hot in the 3-5 movies and when I saw him on tv a couple of months ago I was so suprised he looked so bad. He needs to shave."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, + more
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: Roseanne, 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up, Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home
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    Paper Moon
    A RANKER USER SAID: "Let's talk about tatum O'Neil. as a child, she sort of looked boyish to me. Now days she is not super pretty but has an attractive smile. And she can act so really that is all that matters."(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Profession: Author, Actor
    • Credits: The Bad News Bears, Paper Moon, Rescue Me, This Is 40, Basquiat, + more
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    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Disclosure, BASEketball, Sons & Daughters
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    The Nanny

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: The Nanny, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Captain Ron, Players, The Oz Kids
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    A RANKER USER SAID: "Really? 37 people, most of whom are at or near middle-age (or Ron Howard), who no longer look the way they did when they were 7? You just blew my mind! Seriously, though, "ugly"?? Who still thinks like that??"(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Apollo 13, American Graffiti, A Beautiful Mind, + more
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    The Cosby Show
    A RANKER USER SAID: "Raven symone?! That lil girl from the bill cosby show is a lesbian???? That girl from thats so raven???? No way no way no way I am so shocked!"(join the conversation)

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Cosby Show, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Dr. Dolittle, That's So Raven, Tinker Bell, + more
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    Family Ties

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Whittier, California, USA
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Family Ties, Crash Course, Celebrity Fit Club, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, Shoot the Moon
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    Hannah Montana

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    • Age: age 24
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Garland
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Phineas and Ferb, Monster House, Hannah Montana, Secondhand Lions, Hannah Montana: The Movie, + more
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    Growing Pains

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: West Covina, California, USA
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Growing Pains, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Snoopy!!! The Musical, Deceptions, + more
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    Malcolm In The Middle

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    • Age: age 24
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Finding Nemo, Armageddon, Malcolm in the Middle, Joe Dirt, Unfaithful, + more
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    The Partridge Family

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Broomall, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Charlotte's Web, The Partridge Family, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Corvette Summer, + more
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