Born on July 16, 1971 in Chatsworth, California, Corey Feldman starts his career when he was three years old, via a McDonald’s television commercial. He played minor roles in television before joining the 1977 revival of the Mickey Mouse Club. He also had guest appearances in television shows such as Mork & Mindy, The Love Boat, Madame’s Place and Cheers.
Feldman’s film debut, however, was in 1979’s Time After Time, where he had a minor role. He provided his voice to a character in the 1981 animated film The Fox and the Hound. He starred in other films such as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, and Stand By Me. In 1987, he made his first on-screen appearance with Corey Haim in the film The Lost Boys, which triggered the team-up later known as “the two Coreys.” They appeared together in two other films—License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream—before parting ways professionally, choosing to focus on their personal careers, although they remained close friends.
In 1990, Feldman provided the voice of Donatello in the film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He then struggled with a drug addiction, which sidelined his career; he later vowed to reestablish his life and career. After guest appearances in Married… with Children and Tales from the Crypt, he made his return to the big screen with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, and starred in the short-lived television series Dweebs. He reunited with Haim in the film Blown Away, and has even released a music album.
In 2002, partly in an effort to promote his album Former Child Actor, he appeared in the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life, where he married fellow contestant Susie Sprague. He made his stage debut in 2005, as the lead in Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. In 2007, he and Haim appeared in the unscripted television series, The Two Coreys, as fictional versions of themselves.