Whatever happened to your favorite '90s child actors?

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Taran Noah Smith as Mark Taylor on "Home Improvement"

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As Mark Taylor on the hit ABC sitcom "Home Improvement" Smith was often on the receiving end of major bullying and trickery at the hands of his older brothers Brad (Zackery Ty Bryan) and Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) until he finally went goth and had everyone in the Taylor household sleeping with one eye open. Since those days he’s stayed pretty much off the radar with a few appearances at events such as the TV Land Awards back in 2009.

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Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner on "Roseanne"

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As D.J. Conner on "Roseanne," Fishman will always be remembered for the episode where he did some serious self-discovery and found the results both gratifying and physically exhausting. And, in the years since playing D.J. (and playing with himself), Fishman has continued to pursue acting, with roles in the 2001 film "A.I," and more recently in, "Undrafted."

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Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibler on "Full House"

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As one of the most annoying characters in the sitcom history, Kimmy Gibler drove the entire Tanner household up a wall with her antics. Yet, as D.J.’s best friend, she always showed she had a kind heart when it really mattered. Since her time on "Full House" Barber hasn’t been in front of the camera much, but that could change if rumors of the 2015 "Full House" revival turn out to be true. 

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Josh Saviano as Paul Pfeiffer on "The Wonder Years"

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Before there was Sheldon Cooper there was Paul Pfeiffer, who as a prepubescent youth enjoyed a boyhood bromance with Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) during the 1960’s and ‘70s, at a time when the world was immersed in the Vietnam War and the hippie revolution. Since then Saviano has been a bit of a recluse, choosing to remain out of the spotlight.

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Madylin Sweeten, Sawyer Sweeten, Sullivan Sweeten as Ali, Geoffrey & Michael Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond"

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For the Sweeten siblings, being cast as the Barone children Ali, Geoffrey, and Michael, on the CBS smash "Everybody Loves Raymond," gave them the chance to show off their family chemistry and talents to audiences around the world. Since those days Madylin has worked on several projects, including the films "Eagle Eye" and the soon to be released, S"pare Change," while her twin brothers have kept a lower profile out of the spotlight.

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Marques Houston as Roger on "Sister, Sister"

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As little Roger Evans on Sister, Sister, Houston’s hormones were always on overdrive when it came to his fondness for Tia and Tamera. Since then thanks to his successful music career first as a member of the group Immature and then as a solo R&B artist, Houston hasn’t had to do too much chasing when it comes to women.

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Jenna Von Oy as Six LeMeure on "Blossom"

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Von Oy showed she had plenty of personality when she played Six, the oddball, bestie to the equally odd, socially awkward "Blossom." After that show ended, she found new life as Stevie Van Lowe on the UPN comedy "The Parkers," where she got a chance to do some blossoming of her own and show more of her funny side. Her most recent project was 2012’s "Lukewarm."

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Max Casella as Vinny Delpino on "Doogie Howser, M.D."  

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On "Doogie Howser, M.D.," Casella played a weird, horny teenager who lived in the shadow of his pal Dr. Howser. He would then go on to play the gritty role of a soldier in the mob family of one Anthony Soprano on hit HBO series "The Sopranos" and more recently took his gangster to the next level with a role as Leo D’Alessio in "Boardwalk Empire."

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Ashley Johnson as Chrissy Seaver on "Growing Pains"

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Johnson played the adorable Chrissy Seaver from 1990-1992. After the show ended she appeared on several other sitcoms including "Wings" and "Roseanne." More recently she shed her wholesome image for more grown up roles in the series’ "Masters of Sex" and "Garfunkel and Oates."

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Andrew Lawrence as Andrew on "Brotherly Love"

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As the younger brother of former teen heartthrobs Joey and Matthew Lawrence, Andrew knew he’d eventually follow in their footsteps. He did that a lot earlier than many people expected, when in one of his first roles at age 6 he played a young Joey on an episode of "Blossom." Since then he’s enjoyed success on show’s including "Brotherly Love," "Oliver Beene," "Bones" and "Melissa & Joey."

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Marcus T. Paulk as Myles on "Moesha"

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By the time Paulk landed the role of Myles on "Moesha" he had already appeared on a number of shows including, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Grace Under Fire. After five seasons playing Brandy’s little brother he went on to appear in a number of films including "Roll," "Bounce" and "Take the Lead," and most recently in the critically acclaimed "Red Tails" (2012).

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Deion Richmond as "Bud" on "The Cosby Show"

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For years Richmond was known to millions of "Cosby Show" fans as Rudy’s kind-hearted, misguided best friend Kenny aka “Bud;” a youngster whose chauvinistic views on women often landed him in the crosshairs of Rudy’s mother. After the series ended, he continued acting on the show "Sister, Sister" (1997) and in the comedy "Not Another Teen Movie" (2001). More recently he appeared in an episode of USA network hit series "Psych."

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Bryton James as Little Richie on "Family Matters"

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As the youngest cast member on the hit ABC sitcom "Family Matters," James didn’t get many storylines thrown his way, but after the show ended he continued on with his career and in 2004 landed a highly coveted role on the CBS soap "The Young and the Restless" where he has remained ever since.

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By Do You Remember

The 1990's were a decade best remembered for Monica Lewinsky's dirty dress, Grunge and Gangsta rap. Michael Jordan ran bullish over the entire sports world, while Titanic was a smash with audiences and Jurassic T-Rex's ruled the box office. On the small screen television was filled with some of the funniest, most memorable shows of all time. There were groundbreaking dramas on cable. MTV still played music videos, but each major networks had their schedules filled with an abundance of cheesy, entertaining sitcoms that kept people laughing for days. Shows like Home Improvement, Full House, The Cosby Show and Roseannewere all high on people's watch lists.

The driving forces behind the success of these and other shows were their appeal to young audiences, made possible largely by their featured child actors. Though some of the more popular young adult actors went on to have successful, and lucrative careers– continuing to work after the curtain came down on their respective programs– others chose to avoid the spotlight altogether, allowing their previous body of work to define their legacy.

DYR decided to see what some of the lesser known child stars of some of our favorite 90s shows have been up to since the days where Y2K was the scariest thing we had to look forward to.

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