Actor Edward Furlong rose to fame in 1991 as John Connor in the hit movie “Terminator 2”. Furlong was 12 years old, and the world was his oyster. As a teenager, he played Edward Norton’s little brother in “American History X”.
Everything could have gone well for the actor if it hadn’t been for the fact that he filed for emancipation when he was 15 years old. Once he went out on his own, things got pretty rough. He started having issues with substance abuse and run-ins with the law. Furlong spent most of his acting money and is strapped for cash nowadays.
Former professional boxer Evander Holyfield had a stellar career of over 20 years, earning the World Heavyweight Champion title four times and winning a bronze medal in the Olympics. Holyfield once had a net worth of over $240 million, and that was in prize money alone!
Unfortunately, a slew of divorces, alimony, child support, and a very excessive lifestyle cost the ex-boxer nearly his entire fortune. Nowadays, he’s worth about $500,000.
Eccentric comedian and actor Andy Dick was huge back in the 90s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, thanks to several legal issues, lewd behavior, theft accusations, and substance abuse, Dick has lost most of the fortune he amassed from his TV career.
This gave the comedian a terrible reputation, which in turn made it nearly impossible for him to get a job. Nowadays, Dick struggles to make ends meet, never mind living the lavish lifestyle he once did.
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Theo Huxtable in "The Cosby Show", saw great success during the sitcom’s eight seasons. The show was one of America’s most popular shows back in the late 80s and throughout the 90s. Even after it ended, the sitcom reruns earned Warner some hefty residual checks.
Unfortunately, after the whole Bill Cosby scandal broke out, the sitcom went completely off the air, and the reruns stopped. Warner took a huge financial hit, but he managed to partially recover by landing a role in Fox’s "The Resident".
The Bill Cosby fiasco really got a lot of people into serious financial trouble, mainly the actors, who stopped receiving money from reruns. One of these actors was Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux, Sondra’s boyfriend.
Things got so bad for Owens that he had to take a job at Trader Joe’s in 2018, which was revealed after an online post went viral. Ironically, as much as people felt sorry for him, this also prompted other TV celebrities to offer him a job.