36. Josh Saviano
Josh played the role of Paul Joshua Pfeiffer in the 90’s TV hit “The Wonder Years”, after which he had a few minor movie roles before he disappeared from the Hollywood scene altogether. So clean was his cut from tinsel town that rumors began to circulate that he had taken on a new identity as Marilyn Manson! At this point, Saviano resurfaced to assure the public that he had simply moved on and become a successful business attorney.
37. Cyndi Lauper
The famous pop star well known for her hit single “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, has had her share of difficulties. At one point Lauper was so broke after struggling with drug addiction that she found herself singing at local bars and waiting tables at the local IHOP to make ends meet. At the age of 63 she appears to have her life together, returning to the spotlight and earning enough money to supplement her impending retirement years.
38. Michael Marrona
As a child star Marrona appeared in The Adventures of Pete and Pete – a Nickelodeon hit show, but his acting career failed to take off when the show ended. He wisely returned to school and became an electrician, now working on-set with behind the camera gigs on such shows as “Sex and the City”.
39. Antoine Walker
NBA All-Star player Antoine Walker and actor Nicolas Cage have one thing in common – they both experienced losing their personal fortune. Walker had a great career, earning $110 million in all – which he gambled away and invested poorly. A fraud case in Nevada was the final blow, with criminal defense attorneys draining him of any remaining resources. His most recent claim to fame is being the subject of a documentary entitled “Riches to Rags”. Sad.
40. Hallie Eisenberg
Unlike Jessie Eisenberg’s who paid his dues to get where his is today, younger sister Hallie seemed to have it made when she embarked on her acting career. She started as the Pepsi Kid in the well-know ads of the 90’s, and shortly thereafter appeared in the hit movie “Paulie”. She worked with great actors like Minnie Driver and Jeff Daniels until her struggle with anxiety sidelined her. After seeking treatment for her condition, Hallie started working as an image consultant – with now boyfriend Owen Danoff as her first client.