Child Stars Who Made It Big

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Tracy Pepey on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:02PM

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Child Stars Who Made It Big

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Jerry O'Connell

Looking at hottie Jerry O'Connell now, you'd never think he was that plump little boy who played Vern in the 1986 movie Stand By Me. After co-starring with some of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming actors, like River Phoenix and Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry went on to work steadily through his teenage years, doing commercials and small television shows. In 1995, he scored the lead in Sliders and eventually snagged himself a starring role in Crossing Jordan. Oh, and he recently married the gorgeous Rebecca Romijn—not bad for the chubby kid on the block.

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