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The List: Top 10 Former Child Stars

November 26, 2013

This week, former Disney star Selena Gomez comes to town in the wake of her “Spring Breakers” performance and Daniel Radcliffe moves to break out of Harry Potter’s shadow as Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.” So we’re counting down 10 child stars who avoided the trainwreck trap and went on to better things.

10. Ron Howard

As an actor, he graduated from Opie to Richie Cunningham before growing up to be an Academy Award-winning director (“A Beautiful Mind”), but we love him most as the producer/omniscient narrator of “Arrested Development.”

9. Fred Savage

Yes, Kevin Arnold of “The Wonder Years” actually had a successful career post-pining for Winnie Cooper. He’s directed many episodes of great TV comedies (“Party Down,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), but also a few episodes of “2 Broke Girls.” Read More