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11 Young Celebrities We Grew Up Watching Who Ended Up Behind Bars

By Nitin Bhatnagar, 24 June 2018

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8Brad Renfro

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Early career

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Brad started appearing in Hollywood movies when he was just 11. He made his debut with The Client, alongside Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones and by the time he was 25, he had acted in 21 movies. He became a star at a young age but not everything was going right for him.

Brad Renfro

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Drug addiction

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Police arrested him for the first time when he was 15 for keeping substances with him. His age helped him in remaining out of jail but after 2 years, he was taken into custody for stealing a yacht. In 2005, he was again detained during a raid but in 2008, he lost his life due to a drug overdose.

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9Todd Bridges

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Early career

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Todd Bridges was also a part of the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” and he also faced problems in young age. He was seen in the show at the age of 13, three years after the start of his career but by the age of 20, he was in deep legal trouble.

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Legal charges

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Todd was detained by the police in 1989 on the charges of making an attempt to take the life of a drug dealer whose name was Kenneth Clay. Police was sure that it was Todd who shot him but the young actor was released of the charge when an eye-witness claimed that Todd was not present at the crime location at the time of crime.

Todd Bridges early career

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10Brian Bonsall, Early career

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Brian is an American musician, singer, guitarist and a former child artist who is mostly known for being a part of the sitcom Family Ties (1986-1989) and for his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He won three Young Artist Awards for his performance in the series. However, in 1995, he retired from acting.

 Brian Bonsall, Early career

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Retired as an actor

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He grew up to be a musician and rockstar and had no intentions of returning to acting. In 2007, he was taken into custody by the police for hitting his girlfriend and was sent on probation for 2 years. In 2009 again, he was arrested and this time it was for third-degree hit and not appearing in court with regard to the previous case. Later in 2010 also, he was detained for using marijuana. 

Retired as an actor

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11Dustin Diamond, Very good career

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Remember Screech from TV sitcom Saved by the Bell? Dustin played that role for almost 13 years. After the serial ended, he started doing stand-up comedy and toured a lot. He was also seen om game and reality shows after that and did some guest appearances in movies as well. 

Dustin Diamond career

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Now that is something no one expected from him

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He had many issues when it was about his taxes but he committed the biggest crime in 2014. Once while at a bar, he stabbed a man with a switchblade during a fight. He was booked for carrying a concealed weapon and irresponsible behavior and was sent for four months prison. He was released on probation after serving three months of prison. 

Dustin Diamond

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