The teen idol is more than just a young celebrity, they're an American institution. Hot singers, young singers, young actors---teen idols are indeed a special kind of rock star. They can fall as fast as they rise. Or they can go on to have long careers as major superstars. But what makes a teen idol? There's no special requirement, save for the ability to entrance hordes of teenagers for as long as their attention spans allow. You don't even have to be a teenager----just an entertainer of sorts who strongly appeals to the teen masses.
They don't necessarily have to be the best singers or best actors or make the best pop music. They just have to be LOVED by teenagers everywhere.
This list is compiled of the most popular male teen idols of all time---with before and after pics. That means teen idol legends who are deceased, such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Andy Gibb, aren't on it. Just the living ones. So here they are-----the most popular teen male idols of all time----then and now. Some went on to become major superstars and others... well, read the list to see what they've all been up to.