From ‘Different Strokes’ to ‘Family Ties’, 80’s sitcoms ruled the television airwaves. The 1980’s introduced the world to a talented group of actors that achieved crossover success in television and movies, some of whom are still popular actors today. The success of television shows like ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘Gimme A Break’ spawned spin-offs and opportunities outside of acting for its stars.
80’s heartthrobs Scott Baio and Joey Lawrence landed major label recording deals, which allowed them to launch music careers and expand their international fanbase. Eddie Murphy’s single off his 1985 album, ‘Party All The Time’, reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Teen idols like Tom Cruise, John Stamos and Rob Lowe are major stars that are still active in Hollywood and viewed as sex symbols today. Robert Downey, Jr., Johnny Depp and John Cusack have gone on to build highly respected acting careers, each earning several Academy Award nominations.
To find your favorite actors from the 80’s, you do not have to look much further than the popular TV shows and movies that are produced today. Star of the popular 80’s sitcom ‘Silver Spoons’ Ricky Schroder is among the actors that have enjoyed a resurgence of their careers. His role as Danny Sorenson on ‘NYPD Blue’, which ran from 1998 to 2001, initiated his return to popularity. Schroder recently appeared in The Hallmark Channel film ‘Our Hearts’ in 2013 and stars in the upcoming 2014 major film ‘Locker 13’.
Which 80’s actors have maintained their wealthy status? Take a trip down nostalgia lane for this rundown of famous ‘80s actors that are still rich.
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