then and now 21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting  

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What are your favorite '90s child actors up to today? There's always that moment, usually right before you're about to fall asleep, when the thought hits you out of nowhere: "Whatever happened to that actor? I loved them." Invariably you're thinking of a star you really liked while growing up in the '90s. Whether you wonder about that sitcom fan favorite who dropped off the face of the earth, or the film princess who seemed to have a great career ahead of her but gave it all up, this list as all the info on what these '90s stars who quit acting have been doing to fill their days. 

Where these retired actors have gone is astounding - many have become lawyers, some doctors, and some simply remained in the entertainment industry, but work on the other side of the camera. Many of the heartthrobs you had posters of growing up are now involved in making the shows you love! 

This list runs the full gauntlet of life experiences, showing all the top 90s stars now, so when you're browsing through this list of where the best '90s stars are now, be sure to keep your jaw from dropping to the floor. Check out where these '90s child actors are now and see what they look like today with then and now child actor photos!

Josh Saviano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting
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Best known for playing Paul Joshua Pfeiffer on the classic comedy-drama The Wonder Years, Josh Saviano left the set to earn a degree in political science at Yale University, and ultimately became a lawyer, handling mergers dealing with intellectual property.

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

Profession: Actor, Lawyer

Credits: The Wonder Years, Camp Cucamonga, The Wrong Guys, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting
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The teen heartthrob of Home Improvement fame quit acting after the '90s and threw himself into academics, eventually getting into Harvard, then studying abroad in Scotland, and basically kept his head in the books for over 10 years. He hasn't made a big return, but has quietly made a few very brief appearances with his former TV dad Tim Allen on Last Man Standing. These days, he's more focused on writing and directing.

Age: 34

Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck, Wild America

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Crystal McKellar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting
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Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. For a time, she and her sister, Danica McKellar, competed for acting roles, but eventually, Crystal decided to become an attorney, going to Yale University and graduating from Harvard Law School.

Age: 39

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Lawyer

Credits: Fatal Judgement, Judgement, 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

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Troy Slaten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 21 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting
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In what seems to be a theme among a lot of these child actors, Troy Slaten, who played Jerry in Parker Lewis Can't Lose, left acting young, graduated from UCLA, and went to law school at Pepperdine University. He now practices criminal law and litigation in southern California.

Age: 40

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Lawyer

Credits: Cagney & Lacey, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad

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