Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Jan 14 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Jason Bateman, who is celebrating his 46th birthday on Wednesday.

child stars - Ricky Schroder today
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Now in his mid-40s, Schroder has shed his childhood image, thanks to roles on "NYPD Blue, "Lonesome Dove," "Scrubs" and "24." In 2010, he guest-starred in an episode of ABC's "No Ordinary Family" and played himself in the comedy "Get Him to the Greek." He most recently appeared in the 2013 Hallmark Channel movie "Our Wild Hearts."

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