These days, there are a lot of people deemed a celebrity due to social media and there’s a massive turnover of famous people. With new ‘celebrities’ created seemingly every day, it’s easy to forget the stars we once knew and loved many years ago. Sometimes it’s jarring to watch an older TV show or movie and see a random actor that had huge fame at the time. It felt as though they’d be iconic forever but then they disappeared out of nowhere.
So today we’ll look at some of the most notable names who no longer dominate the public sphere. We’ve got everybody from multiple Academy Award winners to teen idols. Some of them left the celebrity life behind while others lost their career momentum. Find out what happened to them here.
Muniz was one of the biggest TV stars of the 2000s but seemingly disappeared out of nowhere. He played the titular character in the hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which had in millions of viewers across the world. Then he stepped into the big leagues in Hollywood, appearing in movies like Agent Cody Banks.
However, Muniz stepped away from acting for a while and entered the world of racecar driving. He suffered a near-fatal accident in 2009 as he competed in the Formula BMW Championship. But he recovered and continues to drive while dipping his toes back into the world of acting (via FOX News).