Child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child with career in acting in television, films and stage, or adult performer who beagn acting as a child, thus, they are called former child actor/actresses.
Child stars who continued with their acting career until they reach as teens, they are called teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who became famous as a teenager.
In some cases, thee are child stars who never got to see the money they earned, as the case of child actor Jackie Coogan born John Leslie “Jackie” Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984, died at age 69 of heart attack) earned millions of dollars as a child actor, but never profited his earnings because his parents squandered his earned money.
Most of the child stars, may experience unique and negative pressures when working on the set of filming in a location and under tight production schedules.Big production projects depending on the child star’s ability to deliver an effective performance add to the pressure.Some child stars became successful in their acting career and continued acting into their adulthood, but there are child stars who failed to reach stardom while growing up.The failure to retain stardom in some cases, and success has caused many child actors to lead adult lives plagued by legal troubles, drug abuse and bankruptcy.1) Butch Patrick Butch Patrick is an American actor who started his acting career as a child actor, born Patrick Alan Lilley on August 2, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.
Butch Patrick began his acting career at the age of eight, and his notable performance on the CBS comedy television series from 1964 to 1966, The Munster, playing the role as Eddie Munster, and in the 1966 Munster, Go Home feature film.
In 2005, Patrick appeared in a cameo role as man who become a werewolf in the retro-horror film Frankenstein vs.
the Creature from Blood Cove directed by William Winckler, speaking a line of comical dialog in reference to The Munster.
It was announced on July 30, 2010, that Patrick would marry Donna Mc Call, a long-time Munsters fan.
Patrick and Mc Call have communication while Patrick was working and appeared on The Munsters.
According to his agent, Patrick decided to moved to Philadelphia because for Mc Call, however, Patrick and Mc Call separated after the 2010 Halloween.