These 12 actors left the Hollywood spotlight for employment outside of the limelight.
After stints in “All That,” “She’s the Man,” and “What I Like About You,” Bynes’ last role was in 2010’s “Easy A” opposite Emma Stone.
Bynes stepped out of the spotlight to focus on a career in fashion design.
Brittany Ashton Holmes played Darla in the 1994 version of “The Little Rascals.”
After a few TV movie appearances the following years, Holmes retired from Hollywood and reportedly pursued a degree in political science.
Charlie Korsmo appeared opposite Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman as Jack in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook,” and high school party film “Can’t Hardly Wait.”
After that, Korsmo retired from acting and attended MIT and Yale Law School before becoming a lawyer and law professor.
Danny Lloyd played Danny Torrance, the son of the troubled caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, in “The Shining.”
Lloyd left acting in 1982, and in 2007 became a community college biology professor in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Hackman stopped acting in 2004 after appearing opposite Ray Romono in “Welcome to Mooseport.”
He became an author, penning multiple historical fiction novels.
Jack Gleeson played all-around terrible human being Joffrey Baratheon in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
After the boy king was killed off in 2014, Gleeson decided to step away from acting and return to his studies.
Jeff Cohen played fan-favorite Chunk, the lovable, Truffle-Shuffle dancing member of “The Goonies.”
Unlike other members of “The Goonies,” Cohen stepped away from acting in 1991 and eventually became an entertainment lawyer and partner of his own firm in Beverly Hills.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a teen heart throb who voiced young Simba in “The Lion King” and starred in “Home Improvement” opposite Tim Allen
Despite a handful of guest appearances in Allen’s current ABC show “Last Man Standing,” Thomas moved away from acting to focus on his studies, spending time at Harvard, Columbia, and St. Andrew’s University in Scotland.
While Nick and Joe Jonas continued their acting and music careers after their family band The Jonas Brothers went their seperate ways, the third JoBro Kevin became an entrepreneur and started a construction business.
His business experience didn’t help him during a short-lived stint on “The Apprentice” in 2015.
After famously playing Jake Ryan opposite Molly Ringwald in “Sixteen Candles,” Schoeffling walked away from Hollywood to focus on carpentry and help raise his kids.
Mike Vitar appeared in the classic baseball film “The Sandlot” as sandlot legend Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. He would later appear in “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “D3: The Mighty Ducks” before quitting acting.
Vitar is now a fireman Los Angeles. In 2015 Vitar was charged wtih felony assault with a deadly weapon after beating a man on Halloween of that year. A few months ago Vitar reached a plea deal and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery.
Playing Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was Peter Ostrum’s only role in Hollywood.
He’s now a vet specializing in large animals in New York state.