Childhood actors Corey Feldman and Corey Haim have remained close despite Haim’s untimely death in 2010. Haim, who passed away at the age of 38 from pneumonia, began his career in show business at a young age. He appeared in his first commercial when he was just 10 years old.
The Canadian actor admitted in 1988, “I wanted to play professional hockey, man.” However, after taking action, I realized, “Well, okay, maybe I do have something here.”
After establishing himself as a regular on the Canadian children’s show The Edison Twins, he continued to land roles and made his film debut in a small role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. in the 1984 drama Firstborn.
Throughout the ’80s, Haim worked with Johnny Depp, Kirk Cameron, and other hunks, and he also became good friends with Feldman, another child star.
After their co-starring role in The Lost Boys in 1987, the two actors became known as “The Two Coreys.” Later films in which the duo appeared include 1988’s License to Drive and 1989’s Dream a Little Dream, as well as a number of VHS releases and a sequel to The Lost Boys from 2008.
They joined a reality show in later years called The Two Coreys, which also focused on their drug abuse problems and aired between 2007 and 2008.
The ‘Two Coreys’ Both Had Difficult Childhoods While On The Scene
Feldman was subjected to this cycle of abuse until he became an adult at the age of 14. Because of this, and because of his time in Hollywood, Feldman began using drugs, with his time on “Stand By Me” is the first time he did so.
Despite having struggled with substance abuse himself and losing a close friend and co-star in the form of River Phoenix, Feldman has remained clean and sober since 1995. (via The Guardian)
He met his future best friend, Corey Haim, on the set of “The Lost Boys.” They were practically inseparable because of all the ways in which they were alike, such as being the same age, having the same first name, and having a lot in common.
After being together for so long, the pair started being referred to as “The Two Coreys,” and they even got their own reality show. The show explored their struggles with substance abuse and sexual abuse in Hollywood, and it followed Haim as he tried to get his acting career back on track. Feldman severed ties with Haim in 2008, and the latter’s 2010 death from pneumonia-related complications followed shortly thereafter.
Young Actor Corey Haim Was Talented But Struggled With Many Inner Demons
Many of the perpetrators of Corey Feldman’s assaults are identified in his recently released documentary, My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, but the film also goes into graphic detail about the abuse suffered by Feldman’s costar and longtime friend, Corey Haim, during Haim’s early days in Hollywood.
When he was just ten years old, Canadian-born Corey Haim became a breakout TV star. Anyway, what ended up happening to him?
Among the stars he first appeared alongside in a film were Peter Weller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., and Christopher Collet. The young actor’s first day on set was a grueling one. After Corey praised Peter’s performance as the mother’s abusive boyfriend in the film, Peter pushed the young actor against a wall off-set.
Peter’s outburst was attributed to “method acting,” and it took several production assistants to pull him off of Corey.
Peter did apologize to Corey, and while that incident might have been enough to deter a less resilient young actor from ever returning to the business, Corey went on to star in increasingly high-profile productions. Sarah Jessica Parker, Corey’s costar, gushed over him, calling him “naturally gifted” and “a real charmer.”
He won a Young Artist Award for his performance in A Time to Live and starred in the critically acclaimed film Silver Bullet, based on a novel by Stephen King.
Feldman’s Focus These Days Are On His Music
Corey Feldman has been putting a lot of effort into the music business in recent years. He formed a band called Corey and the Angels as an outlet for dealing with the trauma of his upbringing (via Smashing Interviews Magazine).
Feldman is currently engaged in a solo endeavor, and he has just released a humongous box set titled “LOVE LEFT 2.1,” which features six discs, four hours of new footage, and sixty new songs. A music video for the album’s track “Comeback King” was also recently released by the actor-singer.
Feldman has made it his mission to talk about the abuse he, Haim, and other child actors experienced while working in Hollywood. His documentary “My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys” delves into his experiences working with other actors and crew members, as well as the allegations against Haim (via Entertainment Weekly).
In doing so, he hopes that more people will hear and understand their story and take steps to prevent today’s child actors from facing the same problems they did (via NBC San Diego). For the time being, Feldman is enjoying life in California with his wife and son.
Between 2007 and 2008, the A&E Network broadcast a reality show titled The Two Coreys, which followed the lives of the two actors. In 2010, after a long struggle with drug addiction, Haim passed away from pneumonia. As of the year 2020, Feldman’s My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys was available for purchase.