January 17, 2013 9:22 AM | By Jackie Burns
Whatever happened to...? Celebrities who fell off the radar

These long-lost actors seemed to disappear into thin air

Karyn Parsons, Mia Sara and Matthew Broderick, Judd Nelson (© Getty Images/Everett Collection/Everett Collection)
  • Karyn Parsons, Mia Sara and Matthew Broderick, Judd Nelson (© Getty Images/Everett Collection/Everett Collection)
  • Mia Sara and Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (© Everett Collection)
  • Mia Sara (© WireImage/Getty Images)
  • Andrew Shue on Melrose Place (© Everett Collection)
  • Andrew Shue (© WENN)
  • Shannyn Sossamon with Josh Hartnett in 40 Days and 40 Nights (© 2002 - Miramax Films)
  • Shannyn Sossamon (© Briquet Nicolas/ Abaca Press)
  • Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club (© Everett Collection)
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They may have had hit TV shows, or red-hot movie careers, but these celebrities have long since disappeared from the spotlight. While some have all but retired from acting, others have been plugging away on little known TV shows over the years, having seen their star status take a major hit. Click through the gallery as we see what the following long-lost celebrities are up to these days.

Jan 18, 2013 9:34AM
This may have been the WORST what happened to ever MSN.  SO WEAK!  This people (the majority) seem to be doing just fine.  You are pointing your fingers at these 'has beens' like they are such losers, 'haha, he directs gossip girl and wrote a book, what a loser', yet how much money do you get paid for your pitiful 'journalism' job.  You should do a 'what ever happened to' list from your own high school so that when you get to yourself, you can write 'all I ever do is judge people who have seen success on a level that neither I or any of my of breed will ever achieve'.  Boooh-urns MSN.  FAIL.
Jan 18, 2013 10:06AM
You make it seem they are now loser status. People do move on to other career paths. And what ever they decide to do! i hope they are happy! They made money, popularity. And I wish them the best! Joe
Jan 18, 2013 5:14AM
Turning their  backs on Hollywood may have been the best  decision some of these people made.When you think about how many get into drugs and trouble (think L.L.). Kirk Cameron made the right choice for the very best reason.
Jan 18, 2013 1:28AM

Hollywood sure has a way of turning people into hard and sleezy.

I agree with Kirk Cameron thanks but no thanks hollywood.

Jan 18, 2013 9:44AM
and that is such a bad thing..make fun of your own life buddy..they at least went further than we  ever will.
Jan 18, 2013 8:27AM
I wish you would say what did happen to them.  What are they doing now?
Jan 18, 2013 2:19PM
Bad journalism from a super unknown writer who has never made it outside of her own little circle of friends...   
Jan 18, 2013 7:50AM
WOW Brings back memories seeing all these 80's and 90's sitcoms actrors and actresses...
Jan 18, 2013 8:28AM
Jan 18, 2013 7:37AM
Judd Nelson was also on a tv show about an office....can't remember the name but it did well for a while....sheesh fact checker....
Jan 18, 2013 3:53PM

"Fame" and stars come and go, the public is fickle, and has only limited time for tv and movies.  We all can't be in the limelight.   Hollywood illusion.  And those who 'bought' the illusion-that you are nothing if you aren't in the limelight-are probably the ones who get strung out on drugs when their short lived fame comes to an end.  And then Hollywood/the media,  turns on them, 'oh, they are losers now".  Too bad they never knew their full value in being a human being, in the first place.

Jan 18, 2013 11:20PM
I turned to this page and all I see are a bunch of pictures with 2 lines written underneath.  Where's the story?  Am I missing something?
Jan 18, 2013 5:40PM
In 1985 Tina Yothers was guest star at the International show in Toronto. She was there for two days and I was her personal body guard while she was here. Many people lined up for her autograph. Tina was shy but carried herself very well with the crowd. I remember one young lady used a word with "z" in it, Tina knew zee but questioned me what zed was. Gave me a smile. Very nice young lady, I am sure she grew up to be a fine young woman.
Jan 18, 2013 8:46PM
on the positive side,they are beautifull and they are great were then and are now,im sure..
Jan 18, 2013 5:09PM
People get chosen for movies in any age some continue some choose to move on so it`s everyone's choice and it is good for some of them as they have a great career in they`re private life and we still will remember them as we always will see movies with them in it.And yes some of them have slip offs in a not very good way but it is the Individuals certain human behaviour as we all know movie stars are humans with weaknesses and strengths and we do feel with them to hopefully change for the better but sometimes it takes it`s toll.
Jan 18, 2013 5:42PM

Judd looked fine to me as a normal guy, the others didn't look too Hollywood?  in fact looked awkward


Jan 19, 2013 9:48AM


 you are absolutely right.....and I, like the rest, will disregard the naysayers to your response. Shame on MSN for attempting to raise attention to flaws, set backs, (.."plugging away at.." ie) to those celebrities who have seemingly 'disappeared' from the spotlight. We know they are financially settled, and have their lives in order with career-enhanced decisions made. This article is another mere, lame attempt by MSN journalling to exploit celebrity life for the lack of higher levels of on-line, professional journalism. I also agree to your point that pay scales are drastly different in favour of the above celebrities. Perhaps the writer, and naysayers are acutely aware of the power of envy and resentment towards those who soar higher than the common folks in their career choices.  

Jan 18, 2013 5:57PM

Most disgusting so called Actor on the planet will smith and his preacher wife enough already, I love black and white but bring back the cosbys these folks are sickening!


Jan 18, 2013 4:33PM
looks like olive oyl from the popeye movie...Shelly Duvall
Jan 18, 2013 5:54PM

Well Will , I think he be the most advantageous actor,  director, producer you name it dude in the industry!  He used all the tools or his agents did,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he isn't that talented, he isn't that cool, and in fact he's the most disgusting actor in the history of Hollywood I have ever seen!

Exploiting his talentless kids to make music?  I think that's what they call it, what a joke?  Those kids only have a career if he pays for it, NO TALENT WHATSOEVER!


He didn't have any talent either he was funny, but he fails to mention how he got his parts,,,,only how he's going to make a career for his kid by shaving their head?  

Something wrong with these folks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and you for supporting it!

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