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30 Actors Who Quit Hollywood And What They Do Now

1. After The Death Of His Wife In 1991, Rick Moranis, The Star Of ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids‘ Took A Break From Acting To Dedicate His Time In Taking Care Of His 2 Children.

2. Karyn Parsons, Who Appeared On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as Hilary Banks For Six Years, Moved On To Nonprofit Work. She Founded A Non-Governmental And Not-For-Profit Organization Called Sweet Blackberry,That Focused On Teaching Children About Black History

3. Ever thought about what Charlie from the original version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is doing these days? He’s now a certified dairy veterinarian in New York.

4. Jeff Cohen who famous in Hollywood for his fat kid roles like Chunk In The Goonies,

5. Danny Lloyd, Who Played Danny Torrance In The Shining, Is Now A Biology Professor At Elizabethtown Community And Technical College In Elizabethtown, Kentucky

5. Kal Penn Who Is Famous For His Role Of Kumar in Harold & Kumar Joined The White House Office Of Public Engagement As The Associate Director After Quitting Acting.

6. Mara Wilson, Who Played The Titular Character In Matilda and Rose To Prominence As A Child For Playing The Role Of Natalie Hillard In The Film Mrs. Doubtfire, Is Now A Writer

7. Mike Vitar from “The Sandlot” isn’t stealing bases anymore, but he is saving lives. The 42-year-old former childhood actor has been a firefighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department since 2002 and still lives in Southern California city.

8. Lucas Babin who is best known for playing the role of Spider in School of Rock, has now become the District Attorney of the Tyler County, which is located in the state of Texas.

9. Jennifer Stone, Who Played Harper Finkle On Wizards Of Waverly Place, Is Now A Registered Nurse

10. Erik Estrada, who played officer Francis Llewellyn “Ponch” Poncherello on Chips, became a reserve police officer for the Muncie Police Department in Indiana. Today, he is a reserve officer in St. Anthony, Idaho

11. Frankie Muniz Of Malcolm In The Middle and Agent Cody Banks Has Become An Authorized Professional Racer, Even Earning An Award For Sportsmanship From His Peers. Muniz Manages An Olive Oil Shop In Arizona And Was Also A Part Of A Band.

12. The Early 90s Actress Ariana Richards Who Is More Prominently Known For Her Role In Jurassic Park Became A Full-Time Painter After Graduating From College

13. Josh Saviano Who Played Paul From The Wonder Years Now Practices Law In His Native State Of New York

14. Charlie Korsmo, Who Played The Role Of Jackie In Hook, Teaches Law At The Case Western Reserve University School Of Law

15. Freddie Prinze, Jr. Who Is Known For Playing Ray Bronson In “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” And Fred In “Scooby Doo” Now Works As A Chef And A Cookbook Author

16. In The ’50s, Tommy Rettig Was The Adorable Boy Whose Sidekick Was The Ubiquitous Lassie. After Lassie He Found Work As A Computer Software Engineer.

17. Ali Mcgraw From “Love Story” Followed Her True Passions And Started Rallying For Animal Rights And Also Became A Yoga Instructor

18. Michael Schoeffling Known For “Sixteen Candles” And “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” Now Works As A Carpenter And Runs A Woodworking Shop

19. Jerry Mathers, Who Played Beaver Cleaver On Leave It To Beaver, Joined The Forces And Became A Sergeant In The Air Force Reserve

20. Former Two And A Half Men Star Angus T. Jones, Ditched Acting At The Age Of 21. These Days, Jones Is Working On The Management Side Of Tonite, A Production Company Co-Run By Diddy’s Son, Justin Combs

21. Bridgit Mendler, Who Played Teddy Duncan On Good Luck Charlie, Is Currently Pursuing A Degree At Harvard Law School

22. Taran Noah Smith Who Played Mark Taylor “Home Improvement” Is Now A Carpenter

23. Danielle Fishel Who Played Topanga In “Boy Meets World” Is Now A Journalist

24. Jonathan Taylor Thomas Who Played Randy Taylor In “Home Improvement” Is Now A Writer

25. Maia Brewton Starred In The 1987 Box Office Hit Adventures In Babysitting And Spent Three Seasons On The Fox Sitcom Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. The Actress Is Currently A Practicing Lawyer

26. Lark Voorhies Who Played Lisa Turtle In “Saved By The Bell” Is Now A Writer

27. Brittany Ashton Holmes Enjoyed A Successful But Short-Lived Career As An Actress. She Is Perhaps Best Known For Her Portrayal Of The Cheeky Darla In The 1994 Film Version Of The Little Rascals. She Now Works As A Barista And Seems To Enjoy Her Current Pace Of Life.

28. Nikki Blonsky, Who Played Tracy Turnblad In Hairspray, Was A Makeup Artist At Superstar Salon In New York

30. Andrew Shue Who Is Known For “Melrose Place” Is Now An Online Publisher And Co-Founder Of Cafemom, A Website That Focuses On Parenting Content And Women’s Interest


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Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.