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Being the centerpiece on a hit TV show has an extremely big downside. While predominant film actors have an easy time taking on roles throughout their field, TV stars are easily identified with that breakout character, in turn, making it easier to typecast the individuals. It doesn’t help that having a show in syndication doesn’t exactly pay the bills of a penthouse.

Just ask Darius McCrary, who you probably know better as “Eddie” from Family Matters. He was just arrested in Oakland for failing to pay his child support.

He’s not the only one who has learned life after TV can lead to career death. Peep this list of former sitcom stars who couldn’t win after the show ended.

Photos: Oakland County Police Department/TMZ, TNT

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