When you live life as a child actor, it seems the odds are stacked against you to find stability in life. There are so many cautionary tales, we never get to hear the success stories of most individuals who go on to enjoy happy, healthy, productive lives in adulthood. Heck, we all played make believe as children, these former kids just made money doing it. Considering a laundry list of former child stars who are no longer living in the spotlight, here is a list of nine–featuring 9–and what they’re all up to these days.
9. Dylan and Cole Sprouse
They are the twins who shared time on several jobs, and enjoyed a hit Disney channel series together, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Yes, Dylan and Cole shared time on Big Daddy, “I can wipe my own a**!” …but their popularity certainly peaked on Disney. As the show came to an end, both fellas expressed an interest in continuing education, so it was off to college they went. As it stands, they both graduated from New York University following the spring semester of 2015, and are doing what most 23 year old graduates do: figuring out what is next. Yes, Dylan is famous for having a Twitter handle that reads, “Child actor who didn’t do meth…” and he worked his way through college, delivering food and functioning as a restaurant host. Dylan is now pursuing life in video game design, while Cole remains interested in antiquities and archaeology.
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