Every generation has their handful of stars that phased out with popular fads. For the 90s, the fads were Furbys, Pogs, and fashion trends such as frosted hair, neon windbreakers, wide legged pants, and more. Like these fads of the 90s, most teen TV stars faded into obscurity. Since the 90s, these hot celebrities have obviously changed their look. Some look just as fresh-faced as they were in the 90s and others are completely unrecognizable when put next to their Teen Beat centerfold. From Jonathan Taylor Thomas to “Boy Meets World’s” Rider Strong, here’s what a few of these stars look like today.
18. Andrew Keegan
You might remember Andrew Keegan from his recurring role on the hit TV show “7th Heaven,” but Keegan broke out in the mid-90s on shows like “Baywatch,” “Thunder Alley,” “Step by Step,” and “Party of Five.” He was also in popular teen movies like “10 Things I Hate About You” and the Othello remake “O.”
17. Rider Strong
If Rider Strong looks familiar to the younger millennials it’s because he’s still playing Shawn Hunter from time to time on the spin-off show “Girl Meets World.” Back in the 90s, the actor got his big break playing the same character as a pre-teen all the way up until college on the original series “Boy Meets World.” As you can see, he hasn’t changed a bit.
16. Ian Ziering
For those who were born in the early to mid 80s, you might have had “90210” hunk Ian Ziering on your wall. The actor got his start on the hit show “Beverly Hills, 90210.” For years he couldn’t get work after the show went off the air in 2000, but eventually he rebounded in the cult low budget movie “Sharknado.”
15. Jake Lloyd
Many of you might know Jake Lloyd from his break out role in the 1999 film “The Phantom Menace.” At the time, the 12-year-old played young Anakin Skywalker in the George Lucas space saga. Unfortunately, since then he’s had to take a break from acting due to health problems. Earlier this year it was announced that the actor was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
14. Tatyana Ali
Tatyana Ali rose to fame by playing the youngest daughter, Ashley Banks, on the hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” During her more popular years, she broke out as a solo R&B singer, taking a page out of co-star Will Smith’s book. These days she’s made small appearances on TV shows like “Zoe Ever After” and has three films coming in 2016.