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Corey Feldman: Iconic 1980s Child Star and Passionate Advocate

As a devoted Corey Feldman fan for over 30 years, I‘m thrilled to provide this in-depth profile of the legendary child actor, musician, and activist who rose to fame in the 1980s and remains an influential pop culture icon.

Brief Profile

**Full Name** Corey Scott Feldman
**Birthday** July 16, 1971 (Age 52)
**Birthplace** Chatsworth, California, United States
**Zodiac Sign** Cancer
**Height** 5‘ 5" (165 cm)
**Net Worth** $1 million
**Spouse** Susie Sprague (m. 2002–2014)
**Children** 1 son
**Social** Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Corey Scott Feldman is an actor and musician, known for his iconic roles in classic 1980s hits like The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, and more. With over 100 acting credits to his name, Feldman‘s career has now spanned over four decades in the entertainment industry.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Born on July 16, 1971 in Chatsworth, California, Feldman‘s parents were both musicians and encouraged his interest in performing from a young age. Feldman started acting in McDonald‘s and Playboy Jeans commercials at just 3 years old. In 1979, he made his film debut with a bit part in the sci-fi thriller Time After Time starring Malcolm McDowell.

Feldman‘s breakout role came in 1984 when he portrayed the mischievous and memorable character Mouth in the adventure classic The Goonies, which skyrocketed him to 1980s teen idol status. That same year, he won his first Young Artist Award for his role in the horror film Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.

Rise to Fame in the 1980s

The 1980s marked the height of Feldman‘s fame as he scored leading and supporting roles in some of the most iconic movies of the decade. In 1986, he gave a standout dramatic performance as the troubled Teddy in Rob Reiner‘s coming-of-age masterpiece Stand By Me alongside River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O‘Connell.

Feldman reunited with Jerry O‘Connell in 1987 for The Lost Boys, playing vampire-hunting teen Edgar Frog, which cemented him as a bona fide Gen X icon. Other major 1980s hits featuring Feldman included Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, License to Drive, and Dream a Little Dream.

"The 1980s were amazing. I got to work with so many legends and be a part of all these classic movies that people still love. It was beyond my wildest dreams." – Corey Feldman

Diverse Film and TV Career

While Feldman remained best known for his 1980s teen roles, he continued acting in a wide variety of films and TV shows. In the 1990s, he took on indie movies, animated voice work, genre flicks, and cameo appearances in titles like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Red Line, Dream a Little Dream 2, and Busted.

Feldman‘s TV work included memorable guest spots on Married… with Children, Tales from the Crypt, Sliders, and as the voice of Donatello on the live-action Ninja Turtles series. In 1999, he appeared in five episodes of Dweebs, an office sitcom starring Feldman as himself that aired on CBS.

In the 2000s, Feldman expanded his repertoire with offbeat roles in films like My Date with Drew, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, and Lost Boys: The Tribe. From 2007-2008, he co-starred with his friend Corey Haim in their A&E reality show The Two Coreys, giving fans a glimpse into their unique friendship and careers.

Musical Performer

In addition to acting, Feldman is a talented musician who plays multiple instruments. He started the rock band Truth Movement in the early 1990s and they toured nationally.

Feldman released his first solo album, Former Child Actor, in 2002 and has since put out four more eclectic and experimental albums, including his 2016 album Angelic 2 the Core featuring Snoop Dogg. He often performs live with his band Corey Feldman and the Angels.

“Music lets me express myself in ways that acting doesn’t. I get to be creative and connect with fans on a whole different level.” – Corey Feldman

Child Advocate and Activist

Feldman has been outspoken about his experiences with sexual abuse as a child actor in Hollywood. His 2013 documentary Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys exposed these issues in the industry. Feldman continues to advocate for extending statute of limitations on child sex crimes and launched a non-profit called Kids 2 to help counsel abuse victims.

"Abuse should never be tolerated, no matter how much time has passed. I won‘t stop fighting to change the law so more survivors can get justice." – Corey Feldman

The Corey Feldman Foundation, launched in 2017, works to empower and protect youth in the foster care system. Through his advocacy and bravery sharing his own story, Feldman is determined to enact real change.

Personal Life

Feldman has been married three times, most recently to model Courtney Anne Mitchell since 2016. He was previously married to actresses Vanessa Marcil (1989–1993) and Susie Sprague (2002–2014), with whom he shares his son Zen (b. 2004).

An avid painter and martial artist, Feldman earned his black belt in 2017. He celebrates his birthday every year with an annual Corey‘s Angels Wrap Party at his home with friends, fans, and costumes.

Legacy as a Pop Culture Icon

With his flowing locks, infectious charm, and undeniable talent, Corey Feldman remains an iconic symbol of 1980s cinema. His filmography reads like a checklist of some of the most enduring classics of the decade.

From The Goonies to Stand By Me to The Lost Boys, Feldman‘s characters are forever etched in movie history. His incredible career has now spanned over 130 acting credits across film and television.

Feldman‘s musical artistry and activist spirit reveal his inspiring commitment to creativity and justice. Though the 1980s are long gone, Feldman‘s cultural impact persists today through his timeless movies, advocacy, and connection to generations of fans.