Friday, January 05, 2018

Blind Item #10

This former child star from a hit network show back in the day says he used to be beaten by his jealous adult co-star who wanted the fame for himself.

68 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Jeremy Jackson/David Hasselfolf?!

Sunspirit said...

Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Tim Allen

Don Kieballs said...

Shroeder and Silver Spoons dad?
or maybe George Papadapolis

sandybrook said...

Steve Urkel? What's his name Jaleel?

Sn0widow said...

Danny Bonaduci (sp?) and David Cassidy (20 years old in 1970 when The Patridge Family debuted.

americanpanda said...

No clue.
To be different - Joey,the WHOAA Joey from that show i can't remember now from the 90s.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Family Ties.
Michael J. Fox was in his mid-20's once widdle Brian Bonsall started on the show.

Poppymann said...

Ron Howard and Andy Griffith.

Poppymann said...

Benji Gregory and ALF. ALF was a bastard after a cat binge.

Queen of Pith said...

Emmanuel Lewis/Alex Karras

filmfanb said...

Frankie Muniz / Bryan Cranston.....purely because my dreams have been shattered consistently over the last few years

Poppymann said...

Jason Bateman and Michael Landon on Little House. Landon would get violent from an allergic reaction to the hay.

Mrs Meat said...

I thought maybe that kid from Different Strokes or Bill Cosby ad the beater but neither stacks up

Tricia13 said...

Based on Entys “Back in the Day”, this could also be Angus Young/Charlie Sheen

Jon said...

I think this.

Count Jerkula said...

Bud Bundy

Squee said...

Adam Rich and Dick Van Patten.

Elle B said...

scott baio/ Alexander Polinsky

J said...

Bam-Bam

PotPourri said...

ego plays a huge factor and some of the people listed, don't have that bad of an ego. Think the Hoff is too good of a guy and same about Ed O'Neill...

os75 said...

fred savage and dan lauria

Sara, Making It Work said...

Both Baywatch and Charles in Charge started in network, but were moved to syndication during their run, so neither can be considered a network hit.
So Hoff and Baio are not it. This time.

Cadmium77 said...

Well we already knew Gary Coleman was getting terrorized by Todd Bridges...

Heather Duke said...

Little Ricky/Ricky Ricardo

The A List said...

Jerry Mathers and Ward Cleaver. He was always beating up the Beaver.

"Ward, you really punished The Beaver last night."
-June Cleaver

MollyGolly said...

Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Tim Allen, the fame being JTT's heartthrob status and his voice work in The Lion King.

BayAreaGirl said...

I agree with the Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Tim Allen guesses. I remember that by the end of the show, JTT was a bigger star than Tim Allen.

Sara, Making It Work said...

JTT has got to have some dirt. He really needs to spill. Not just Home Improvement, but especially Tom & Huck. What happened on that set? Two of his child costars (Brad Renfro & Blake Heron) are dead. I also wonder about Charles Rocket, one of the adult costars committed suicide. Did he see something? Participate in something? Kind of fishy to have so many deaths in one movie.
Spill the dirt, JTT!

beebopcowboy said...

where has jonathan taylor thomas even GONE? I mean, it felt like he was a total tween heartthrob for girls in the 90s..and then, poof, gone. same w/the older brother. didnt the youngest sibling on Home Improvement die, or have drug problems or something?

fairylights said...

Beebop, as I recall, the reason put out at the time was that he wanted to concentrate on his last year of high school, so that he could go on to college. Apparently he attended Harvard and St. Andrews in Scotland, so I guess it worked.

pwal said...
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pwal said...

@Sn0widow... I'd say Bonaduce and the dude who played Mr. Kincaid. Danny talked about their testy relationship before and I can see the adult putting hands on Danny, not because he deserved it, but because, clearly, adult actors are allowed to do whatever to child actors.

Unknown said...

Pwal - I agree with you. Danny took off in popularity but Rueben Kincaid was only middling.

.robert said...

If JTT and Tim Allen had had problems then why would he have gone on to Tim's newest show Last Man Standing for 3 years. Danny Bonaduce would most likely have already talked about any issues he had on the Partridge Family, he's talked about much worse things. I have no guesses of my own as BJ & the Bear does not count.

P Rei said...

Could it actually be someone from Fame?

JJBurg said...

Long time lurker, first time poster. When I hearI don't want this to be true, but is this Bill Bixby and the cute little Brandon Cruz who played his son on "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"?

JJBurg said...

Sorry about that messed-up post! It should've said, "When I hear 'back in the day', I think the 60s. (I'm old.) And I still don't want this to be true, but Bill has been gone for a while, and maybe Brandon is finally speaking up?

.robert said...

I thought of one, Good Times. Jimmie Walker/Ralph Carter

Adrian Zmed said...

Way back - Ricky Nelson beaten by dad? Otherwise I am saying Muniz.

Violet said...

That was my first guess.

Cail Corishev said...

It sounds like a show where the adult(s) expected to be the focus, and then the kid stole the spotlight. So @sandybrook had a good guess with Family Matters. That began as a fairly standard family sitcom with Urkel as the wacky neighbor who would stick his head in for a laugh now and then. Urkel absolutely stole the show, one of the kids got written out, and the parents, especially the mom, because secondary. Seems like I recall hearing of some bad blood over that. Don't know if the 90s counts as "back in the day."

Jennerationb said...

Highly doubt it's JTT since he appeared on several episodes of Tim''s more recent show Last Man Standing.

mellymelwiththeclientel said...

Chachi and the Fonz

Ann R. Key said...

Johnny Whitaker & Sebastian Cabot. Mr. French didn't take any shit.

Aisle B Bach said...

Jai(Manuel Padilla, Jr)/Cheetah

Sara, Making It Work said...

In enty-speak, anything prior to this century is "back in the day". 50's & 60's is practically "Old Hollywood".

Jeffster said...

Todd Bridges/Gary Coleman

OB said...

@Ann I can't stop laughing!

lutefisk said...

Felix Ungar/Leonard Unger which would account for Leif Garret's issues.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ralph Waite and one of the kids from The Waltons.
Waite was an alcoholic and (allegedly) a Cosby-level rapist. So roughing up some kids doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility here.
Also, he ran for congress, so he had to be at least somewhat of a narcissist/ fame whore.

Anyway. Ralph Waite, final answer.

Cadmium77 said...

Sebastian Cabot and Jody (Johnny Witaker Jr.)?

Count Jerkula said...

I love the porn that Foxworth bim from Family Matters did. I feel bad for her that her parents blew her money, but it aint often that petite & hot young black whores fo anal scenes. Pornhub if yer curious.

Count Jerkula said...

Mork from Ork/Mearth

Don Knotts/Ron Howard

Gentle Ben/Clint Howard

Tony Danza/Danny Pintaro

Michael J Fox/Brian Bonsall

Kirk Cameron/Leo DiCaprio

Grandpa Al Lewis/Eddie Munster

Uncle Fester/Pugsley

Pre Order Promos said...

Ron howard/ don knotts
Ron howard/ henry winkler

Pre Order Promos said...

Ron howard/ don knotts
Ron howard/ henry winkler

ardleighstreet said...

Fred McMurray and one of the My 3 Sons?

ardleighstreet said...

@ AnnRKey-- I heard an interview Johnny W gave and Sebastian Cabot used to read them Winnie the Pooh books on set downtime. Can you imagine being read Pooh by the man who narrated the cartoons? Doubt it was them.

Count Jerkula said...

People i wish it was, cause the sons annoy thr shit outta me.

Aj/ Tony or Paulie Walnuts
Junior/Walter White
Connor/Ray Donovan
Lip/Frank
Mitchel/Jay Pritchett

Stef Rose said...

Agree. Jtt left the show and has never really come out to talk about it but everyone else said it was so he could go to school. There was only supposed to be 1 more season. Tim allen has an infamous temper

airhead said...

I haven't seen Will Smith mentioned, I know the focus of the Fresh Prince was on him but the father could have still felt jealous... though my theory loses water because he could have written him out

airhead said...

he also lacks being a child.

Sara, Making It Work said...

"Former child star" seems like someone who didn't go on to much after. Not a current adult actor.
Also, child at the time, not teen.
"Says" means the child star is still alive (so not Gary Coleman), but the adult actor can be alive or dead.

Most tellingly, it does not say "actor who played his/her dad", it just says "adult actor". I think that's intentional.

So it's a different relative, or not a family show at all. Maybe a classroom show that was supposed to be about the teacher. Like Welcome Back Kotter (except Travolta was in his 20's).
Or something where a kid was brought in mid-run as a ratings grab. (Which is why I guessed the extra late addition kid on Family Ties.)

It says a lot that there are too many possibilities. Lots of really good guesses here.

TerriB said...

+++++++ rofl!!!

lucy said...

lmao! my refrigerator magnet!
https://m.imgur.com/a/K9esR

show was blossom :)

lucy said...

cousin Oliver/ Mike Brady
lol. no really I have no idea but I like this blind and hope it is revealed!

skimpymist said...

Entry needs to write a blind on Renfro. I strongly feel like he was abused. I never got over his death. It was so sudden.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@skimpymist
I haben't been around here long enough to know if they've done a Renfro blind. Not directly anyway, but I see hints of him sometimes. 200% chance he was assaulted. He never worked with SS, but got his start with Schumaker, and was in Singer's infamous molest-fest Apt Pupil. He also worked witn bonafide creeper Larry Clark on Bully. That's the one with Daniel Franzese & Bijoux Phillips.
God that poor kid.
I was ANGRY when he was snubbed in the Oscars In Memoriam. Recently there was a pedo blind that said something about how the victims never made it to In Memoriam, as a way of sweeping them under the rug.
Now I'm angry and sad.

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