13 Child stars who look totally different to how you remember them

13 Child stars who look totally different to how you remember them

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I say that I really miss my school years. Like, sure, homework sucked and now we can go out and get food without having to beg mum for more cash than the fiver she gave you.

But when we were kids, there weren't any bills to pay, there were no big decisions to make, and instead of having to do the pile of dishes so you can cook food for yourself when you get home, you would just slump onto the couch and watch TV without a worry in the world.

Whether it was your favourite after-school program or those 3 or 4 movies you just never got sick of watching, there was a great comfort in sitting in front of the TV that's different to how we get home to watch Netflix now.

But alas, we all grow up. And incidentally, so do the stars from those old TV shows and movies. And if you've ever wondered, "I wonder what Bruce Bogtrotter is doing right now", or "What does Lizzie McGuire's brother look like these days?", then you've come to the right place.

Here are 13 child stars from your childhood favourites and what they look like now.

1. Jonathan Lipnicki AKA Ray Boyd from Jerry Maguire, and all those Stuart Little movies

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2. Alyson Stoner AKA Sarah Baker from the Cheaper by the Dozen movies

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Sarah Baker alyson stoner cheaper by the dozen actress then and now child stars Credit: Getty

3. Jim Karz AKA Bruce Bogtrotter in Matilda

4. Maureen McCormick AKA Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch (as well as Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie)

maureen mccormick brady bunch marcia brady child star now

maureen mccormick brady bunch marcia brady child star now Credit: Getty

5. Macaulay Culkin AKA Kevin from Home Alone

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Macaulay Culkin home alone kevin then and now child stars Credit Getty

6. Tia and Tamera Mowry AKA the identical twins from Sister, Sister

Tia and Tamera Mowry sister sister tv show then and now child stars

Tia and Tamera Mowry sister sister tv show then and now child stars Credit: Getty

7. Noelle and Cali Sheldon AKA baby Emma from Friends

rachel green friends daughter emma who played them twins now Credit: Warner Bros Television

8. Jake Thomas AKA Lizzie's brother Matt in Lizzie McGuire

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9. Vanessa Hudgens AKA Gabriella from the High School Musical films

vanessa hudgens high school musical gabriella then and now

10. Steven Anthony Lawrence AKA Beans from Even Stevens

Beans from Even Stevens actor then and now

11. Zack from Saved by the Bell

Mark-Paul Gosselaar zack saved by the bell then and now

Mark-Paul Gosselaar zack saved by the bell then and now Credit: Getty

12. Paul Butcher AKA Dustin from Zoe 101

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13. Joseph Mazzello from Jurassic Park

Joseph Mazzello jurrasic park 1 kid then and now

Joseph Mazzello jurrasic park 1 kid then and now Credit: Getty

Whoa! Talk about a blast from the past. Who knew that our beloved characters from so long ago would be real, functioning adults in the present? Oddly enough, you can kind of still see some of their most famous roles in them even in pictures from today... Or that's just the nostalgia in me convincing me that I see it.

Time to re-watch a few favourites this weekend? I think so too!