Some stars will forever be children in our minds. It is hard to believe that the adorable child star in Leave It to Beaver is now a retired actor in his 70s. To us, the fresh-faced star will forever be immortalized as the cute-as-a-button character he played.
Still, as much as we like to deny it, child stars do grow up and many of them actually leave acting behind to pursue entirely different careers.
Here is a roundup of the most iconic childhood stars from the 80s through the 00s, and a sneak peek into what the stars are up to now.