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80s Child Actors: 11 of Our Favorite TV Stars Then and Now

It's been more than three decades since they starred in sitcoms — see what they've been up to!

Ah, the ’80s. It was a time of big hair, over-the-top fashions and music videos on MTV. One of the best parts of the decade was all the great sitcoms that were on the air. Shows like Family Ties, The Facts of Life and Who’s the Boss? served up wholesome laughs, lovable characters and a sense of escapism, and many of us wished we could be part of those charming onscreen families like the beloved 80s child actors.

In the decades since the ’80s, the popularity of family sitcoms has waned, with reality shows and prestige TV becoming more common. However, old school sitcoms live on in reruns, streaming services and our memories, and they’ll always serve as a source of nostalgia and playful humor.

Here’s a look back at some of the 80s child actors who made all our favorite shows so memorable, along with information about what they’ve been up to lately.

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