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11 Child Actors Who Disappeared After One Big Movie

Where have they been?

Hal Scardino ("The Indian in the Cupboard")

Hal Scardino ("The Indian in the Cupboard")

Hal only did a few films in the '90s, including "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and 1995's "The Indian in the Cupboard," which was his breakout role. He stopped acting in 1997, but he is set to make a comeback in the 2015 film "The Show," which he also produced.

Liesel Matthews ("A Little Princess")

Liesel Matthews ("A Little Princess")

After her starring role as Sara Crewe in "A Little Princess," Matthews got the part of the president's daughter in "Air Force One." After that, she pretty much vanished. What you may not know is that she actually is a princess of sorts in real life, as heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune. She is also a well-known philanthropist and founded the Young Ambassadors for Opportunity.

Bradley Michael Pierce ("Jumanji")

Bradley Michael Pierce ("Jumanji")

Who could forget poor Peter from "Jumanji"? Everyone, apparently. Although Pierce continued to act, he never gained much fame after the '90s. He mostly got bit parts in TV shows and did some voice-over work. He also produces short films with fellow actor J. Paul Zimmerman.

Amber Scott ("Hook")

Amber Scott ("Hook")

Amber Scott played Maggie Banning in the 1991 film "Hook," but it was her only acting credit. Years later she attended Trinity College in Connecticut, but not much else is known about the former actress.

Jimmy Workman ("The Addams Family")

Jimmy Workman ("The Addams Family")

Jimmy Workman's first role was Pugsley in 1991's "The Addams Family." After that he got a few bit parts in TV shows and films but stopped acting in the early 2000s. He now works in the technical crew for film and TV.

Daveigh Chase ("The Ring")

Daveigh Chase ("The Ring")

Daveigh Chase is an exception to the rule; she actually did continue to act, getting parts in films like "S. Darko" and the hit TV show "Big Love." But did anyone know it was the creepy little girl from 2002's "The Ring?"

David Dorfman ("The Ring")

David Dorfman ("The Ring")

And speaking of "The Ring," what about that OTHER creepy kid? By the time he played Aidan, David Dorfman had already racked up quite a few acting credits, including 2000's "Panic." He went on to reprise his role in "The Ring Two" and appeared on a couple of TV shows such as "Joan of Arcadia" and "Zombie Roadkill," but he hasn't acted since 2010. He also happened to be a child prodigy and started his undergrad career at UCLA when he was only 13.

Jason James Richter ("Free Willy")

Jason James Richter ("Free Willy")

"Free Willy" was a '90s classic, and the lead role of Jesse was played by Jason James Richter. After reprising his role in two sequels, Richter continued to act, getting bit parts in film and TV, but he was never able to recapture his 15 minutes of fame.

Shawna Waldron ("Little Giants")

Shawna Waldron ("Little Giants")

Everyone remembers hard-hitting tomboy Becky "The Icebox" O'Shea from 1994's "Little Giants," but does anyone recognize the name Shawna Waldron today? Turns out she has been acting consistently in movies and TV shows including "Family Rules," "The Ladies Man," and "Cyrus."

Shaun Weiss ("The Mighty Ducks")

Shaun Weiss ("The Mighty Ducks")

Shaun Weiss was a big name in the late '80s and early '90s. He not only appeared as Elvis on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" but also as Goldberg in "The Mighty Ducks" and as Josh in "Heavyweights." He continued to act in the '90s and still gets parts in movies here and there.

Eric Lloyd ("The Santa Clause")

Eric Lloyd ("The Santa Clause")

You might recognize Eric Lloyd from films such as "The Santa Clause" and "Dunston Checks In." In addition to reprising his role as Charlie in "The Santa Clause" sequels, he also acted in the TV series "Jesse" and "About Abby."

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