16 Cute Child Actors Who Grew Up To Be Ugly

By and large, most kids are cute. For kids who are on screen, it is a necessity. You don’t see many ugly ducklings in show business; in fact, it is usually the other way around. Here are 15 child actors who went from cute to mute.



16. Lark Voorhies

Most people probably remember her character`s name, Lisa Turtle, on the show Saved By The Bell than they do her real name, and the reason is obvious. Unlike many of the other actors from the show, like Elizabeth Berkeley and Mario Lopez, Lark just became, well, a lark, landing roles in strange projects and losing her looks.

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  1. Lloyd

    February 27, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    someone needs glasses, Daniel radcliffe is smoking hot

    • kristina

      March 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Lipnicky and radcliff are SMOKING, id tap that in a sec tf is wrong with people

      • Nicole

        March 31, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        haiiilll yeah, id tap that in a heart beat

      • sydney

        April 2, 2015 at 1:58 am

        well put

    • jim

      March 2, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      jonathan is FAR from ugly!

      • Trin

        March 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

        You can say that again. Haley Joel Osment is pretty great looking as well.
        I wish wish wish they wouldn’t treat weight gain like it turns people ugly. I happen to think the contrary.

        • c

          March 20, 2015 at 4:03 am

          He didn’t gain weight he cultivated mass.

      • Anonymous

        May 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

        Ummm……you should see lipnicki now. This photo of him is clearly not updated.

    • toyabg

      March 4, 2015 at 6:53 am

      They where all ugly kids. Except Fred Savage he was a cute kid.

      • Ann

        March 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

        Most of the child actors were mediocre-looking kids and grew into mediocre-looking adults. However, M.Culkin, Bonaducci and Mayim Bialik were straight-up ugly as kids and no improvement as adults. The picture of the female from Saved by the Bell – she looks like she had a lot of bad plastic surgery.

        • ChiTownEdge

          May 3, 2015 at 6:56 am

          She has lupus.

          • Mik

            March 24, 2016 at 7:52 am

            So having lupus makes you ugly?

    • Angelique

      March 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Yeah Daniel Radcliffe is hot. They def. need some glasses. I don’t think Raven Simon is ugly either. People are crazy. There where maybe or 4 that were like Whoa….but still.

    • Bob

      March 12, 2015 at 4:14 am

      What makes me think that this insane article was penned by a female?

      • Mary

        March 31, 2016 at 8:51 am

        I agree with you,Bob. Insane, mean, superficial, and so wrong. People can’t be defined be their outward appearance. I would much prefer a person who is kind, sensitive to others, honest, well, you get the idea. Those who value virtues and principles. I would choose those over superficial beauty any day. yes, a sense of humour helps too. I also believe in karma. What you put out comes back to get ya!!
        Inner beauty surfaces, and those people are truly loved and valued.

    • Shawn S

      March 17, 2015 at 12:41 am

      Agreed. Fred Savage got better looking with age as did D. Radcliffe. The blonde dude from The Wonder Years doesn’t look bad these days either. However, I used to seriously crush on the red ranger. They got that right, I didn’t even recognize him.

    • david

      March 18, 2015 at 11:01 am

      agree to that!

    • kdgrayson

      March 19, 2015 at 3:10 am

      McCauley Caulkin looks like a heroin addict and near death.

    • Donna

      March 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      You’re so right, Daniel Radcliffe is smoking hot!

    • cool

      March 22, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      I know right

    • Christy

      March 23, 2015 at 2:51 am


    • Kynzi Booth

      March 23, 2015 at 4:20 am

      Heck ya

    • bob

      March 23, 2015 at 4:37 am

      Sorry guys. Radcliff looks like a little hobbit. With his big, distorted looking head and small, short body.

      Looks very cartoonish imo. He is definitely not cute at all, anymore.

      Just has too much of a bonehead.

      Lipnicky on the other hand, well they totally missed this. His head shrunk and looks really handsome as he got older.

    • tim

      March 23, 2015 at 8:26 am

      tru dat! he lights my fire!

    • Michelle

      March 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      And Simone is beautiful what the hell’s wrong with people, take a look in the mirror God doesn’t love ugly on the inside IJS no cure for it too bad so sad

      • bryan

        May 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm


    • Jan Long

      May 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      I love Daniel Radcliffe, he is such a decent human being, not spoilt by fame or pretentious, he’s a great actor too, he isn’t type cast and has the guts to go for roles that are so different from Harry Potter, I think everything he’s done film or theatre have been brilliant. One of the best British actors we have. What more can I say, I’m his biggest fan…

    • cathy

      June 5, 2015 at 4:49 am

      I agree. And that is an old pic of Jonathan Lipniki, he is a hottie too.

    • Debbie

      June 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Smoking hot is right!!!

  2. Claudia

    February 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    who compiled this list? Lindsay Lohan? (She’s infamous for saying certain people are ugly, even though they are not).A few of the people on this list are not ugly. Fred Savage? Raven Symone? They are not ugly!

    • I know

      March 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      I know, right. Sad list. In my book, only 4 made the cut for UGLY.

    • ellen

      March 3, 2015 at 12:27 am

      That’s not Lyndsey who says that it was Amanda bynes remember. And yeah she’s infamous for that

    • Daxxon

      March 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      You are thinking of Amanda Bynes.

  3. Claudia

    February 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Oh, and why was Ron Howard not on this list? His brother made the list.

    • Bess Rife

      March 31, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      They also failed to mention Ron Howards brother also appeared on Gentle Ben.

  4. Madison

    February 28, 2015 at 9:08 am

    This is kinda just mean :/ some of them are not even ugly in the slightest. Just because they gained a few pounds over the years doesn’t mean they’re ugly.

    • Donna

      May 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      I agree with you! It is mean.

  5. Paul David Graham

    February 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

    McCauley is definitely ugly. Mayim is NOT ugly. Neither are most of the others on this hit list. While they may not have grown into international super models, they look like normal people – NOT ugly. Danny looks better now than he did then. He never was “cute”.

    • Rulie Haveman

      February 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      right on Paul David

    • er

      March 23, 2015 at 1:57 am

      i agree. lol to this list. not accurate at all

    • randall smart

      June 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Totally agree, I think Mayim is actually pretty hot. Whoever compiled this list is just mean spirited, and blind. A couplr are actually not great looking, but hey we can’t all grow up to be fashion models.

  6. Grace

    February 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Some of them are not even ugly. I mean look at Daniel Radcliffe, he is hot.

  7. Grace

    February 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Raven Symone is really pretty.

  8. Jeremy

    February 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Taran Noah Smith would win the role as Adam Lanza in the Newtown movie.

    • taleah

      March 10, 2015 at 5:49 am


    • tessa

      March 23, 2015 at 2:18 am

      What happen to the middle brother off of home improvement? He did simbas voice on the lion king.. JTT aka Johnathan Taylor Thomas??

  9. Texas001

    February 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Lark isn’t ugly and Blossom never was cute as a kid but I agree with the rest of them.

  10. sarah

    February 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Taran Noah Smith was the youngest brother on Home Improvement. The middle brother was played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

  11. Andrew

    February 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    jonathan Lipnicki putting on a few extra pounds? That dude is ripped as hell. Every Google image of him looks like an ad for Insanity. Nice try, though.

  12. Rex Reed

    March 1, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Clint Howard will in my opinion always win this contest hands down !

    • Bob

      March 3, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Wrong. The title is ‘cute’ child actors who ‘turned’ ugly. Clint Howard does not qualify.

      • Jan

        March 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

        He was a child star, did you see him in an old star trek episode.

        • melody hill

          March 20, 2015 at 8:09 pm

          Clint was the star of the T.V. show Gentle Ben in the 60,s and he was never cute.

      • Yeppers

        March 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

        I see what you did there, Bob. I agree!

  13. Maximina

    March 1, 2015 at 2:24 am

    all of these kids were ugly from the beginning except mccauly

  14. Bowler4life

    March 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

    What’s wrong with you guys? Jeremy Miller is HANDSOME!!!

    • Patti

      March 4, 2015 at 11:02 am

      I meant Jeremy Miller is hot, not Daniel Radcliffe!!

      • jasmine

        October 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        Don’t you know that daniel radcliffe is a very good actor as Harry Potter? and he is a international actor or in other words, famous.

  15. KC

    March 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm


    • Patti

      March 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Totally agree!

  16. SandyLester

    March 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    who made the determination these people were ugly?
    Ron Howard’s brother always looked odd.

  17. Ddawg

    March 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Only a couple of these are outright ugly, the rest are just older versions of themselves. Whoever put this list together probably looks like Quasimodo and is just jealous.

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