It's a tale as old as Hollywood itself; child actors are always getting arrested for drugs, alcohol, or general malfeasance. It's hard growing up in the limelight, and some of these child actors eventually resorted to drugs and alcohol to help them cope with the fame. Some child actor mugshots were taken while the celebrities were intoxicated, while others feature fresh-faced photographs. Some former child actors have even been arrested on multiple occasions.
Who is the most famous child actor with a mugshot? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. The Parent Trap actress has been arrested on a number of occasions. She was arrested multiple times for DUI in 2007, and charged with Grand Theft in 2011. What I Like About You actress, Amanda Bynes, was charged with DUI in 2012. She reportedly hit a stopped police car when driving in Los Angeles.
Several male child actors also have posed for mugshots. Dustin Diamond, best known for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell, was sentenced to four months in prison in 2015 for stabbing a man in a bar fight in Wisconsin. Edward Furlong, who starred in such films as Terminator 2 and Brainscan, was arrested for public intoxication in 2004. He was reportedly trying to free lobsters from a tank inside a grocery store.Why do you think so many former child stars end up in trouble with the law? Take a look at this list and share your opinions in the comments section.
The Little Rascals star, Brandon "Bug" Hall, was arrested for huffing air-duster in 2020.
- Age: 36
- Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- Credits: Hercules, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, The Big Green
- Photo: L.A. Sheriff / Fair Use
Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment, was arrested for a DUI and possession of marijuana in 2006.Source
- Age: 33
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Credits: The Sixth Sense, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Pay It Forward, Secondhand Lions
- Photo: LAPD / Fair UseThe O.C. actress, Mischa Barton, was arrested for drunk driving back in 2007.
- Age: 35
- Birthplace: London, England
- Credits: All My Children, The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill, The O.C.
- Photo: Charleston PD / Fair UseJake Lloyd, known for playing young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, was arrested in 2015 after allegedly leading South Carolina police officers on a high speed chase.
- Age: 32
- Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
- Credits: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Jingle All the Way, Race to Space, Unhook the Stars, Madison