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Let’s face it, child stardom always has an expiration date. Not every pre-adolescent thespian will gain the career longevity of a Jodie Foster or Anne Hathaway after puberty has passed them by. We can’t predict the future of our current favorite kid stars of film and television. We can, however, examine the ongoing careers of our favorite ones from the past. Here is a list of the whereabouts of 15 notable former child stars.
Joseph Mazzello first came to the attention of moviegoers as Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park (1993) and later, The River Wild (1994). Following the disappointment of Star Kid (1997) and Simon Birch (1998) the actor took a brief Hollywood hiatus. Recently he has returned to the spotlight after earning a starring role in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks produced HBO miniseries The Pacific. With his star back on the rise, he can next be seen as Mouse in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.