The Curse Of Child Stardom? Former Child Actors Who’ve Had Legal Trouble As Adults

December 2, 2013 ‐ By Meghan Williams

It’s hard seeing the cute child stars we once watched on TV grow into adults with legal problems and criminal convictions. But nowadays that seems to be more the norm than the exception. From Dee Jay Daniels to Maia Campbell – check out these 15 former child actors who’ve had legal trouble as adults.

child actors who've had legal trouble as adults.

Source: WENN

Marcus T. Paulk

Earlier this year, Marcus T. Paulk (the actor who played Myles on Moesha) was arrested following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend, Andi Roxx. According to Andi, Marcus punched and kicked her in the chin and stomach following an altercation that began at a Beverly Hills nightclub. Sad.

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  • Atira

    Lack of structure early on. You can’t give an adolescent thousands of dollars and no parental guidance. It doesn’t help when kids are their parents pay check. Even if parents worked a 9to5 it would be better and give a child more respect and discipline if they knew they weren’t supporting their parents.

  • MyPOV

    Jennifer should not be on the list. She wasn’t in drugs arrested etc. She checked her man for being disrespectful then cheating. More to the story than was printed.

  • http://www.ilivenolye.com/ ChaNita Bei

    Smelt?

  • Sophia Wilson

    The guy must have a very unique outlook on / some interesting opinions when it comes to relationships and women .

  • :)

    LINDSAY IS ACTUALLY 28 YEARS OLD ABOUT TO BE 29….

  • yvonnemandolph

    Orlando Brown…Man I saw him get beat down my a young mother in the Inglewood for calling her infant a B””” HE! was kicking and screaming HELP! folk were standing around laughing once he was able to get away he ran down La Cienga screaming. SERIOUSLY! summer of 2014,

  • Sar’raa Lee McAhhfkit

    “smelt” alcohol on his breath? SMELT really? that would be an action involving metal.. Smelled, would be the ability referenced. WOW where are their editors?!

    • SWISSYBOOTS

      Lol…I thought the same when I read smelt…Smh…

  • MrsMommy

    You mean the “curse of stupidity?”

  • Chuckle

    I bet at least one of you regular folk has a record so why hate on these people. A few of them like Todd Bridges have managed to get their ish together.

  • Chiryder

    Why do people blame being a child actor? It’s not the fame’s fault. These kids were probably bad eggs to begin with. People need to understand the difference between reality and fantasy. The Characters they portray on TV are just that…characters.

  • Chiryder

    Not Simba! He couldn’t get arrested!

  • Upyer Yarse

    The vast majority are black; go figure.

    • rebecca

      Again, you are on a BLACK site.

  • oj9561

    RODE HARD AND PUT AWAY WET !!!!!

  • Blaque

    Where are the parents? If you as a parent do not make sure that your child is grounded then this will be the result. Further more shouldn’t these parents help their children save the money they make and help them plan their futures. Ever heard of school?? All of this could have been avoided, these are unneccessary tragedies.

    Is there a significance or meaning behind the tatoo of red lips on the former Hugley star?

  • Bambi Hussein

    Disproportionately black . . . can’t seem to escape the hood mentality.

    • rebecca

      You are aware that you are on a mostly BLACK site right? I’m sure any other site would mention all white child stars who messed up their lives.

  • Aaliyah21215

    All of these damn ads! Who puts an ad on top of an ad with a page full of ads????

  • Angela R. Ingram

    He played Malcolm on Young and the Restless. They got it confused.

    • Sar’raa Lee McAhhfkit

      or he played two characters by the same name? hmmmm, that just seems impossible though right?

  • CARAMELBROWNTONE

    WTH happened to Macaulay!? GOT DAMNNN!

    • ForReals?

      Michael Jackson.

      • MRSMATRIMONY

        ohmahgod I thought the same thing

      • adam&evenotsteve

        Not faggie boy. I just don’t believe it.

    • TheMsmother

      LOL! I know right?? She looks terrible!

  • Chas

    I want to rub lotion under Jason Weavers eyes……

    • ♥♡DAMN SHE MEAN☆★

      lmaoooo

    • CARAMELBROWNTONE

      LOL better yet preparation H!

      • Chas

        lmfao good idea

    • Chiryder

      don’t touch Simba!

      • Sar’raa Lee McAhhfkit

        simba, he only did the singing voice…

        • Chiryder

          Exactly… simba! Singing voice or not. He was the character.

    • Mi$$Kiva

      DEAD…lmao

      • http://instagram.com/14thofjuly/ Brandon J✨

        /Vigger