In the early ’90s, a young actor named Daniel Shalikar captured the hearts of audiences with his adorable performance in the family comedy “Honey, I Blew Up The Kid.” But as the years have passed, many fans have found themselves wondering: what happened to that cute kid from the movie?
Born on October 24, 1988, in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Daniel Shalikar was just under four years old when he shared the screen with his twin brother Joshua in the role of Adam Szalinski, the unwitting tot who turns into a giant.
Honey I Blew Up the Kid
The 1992 sequel to “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was a fantastical adventure that followed the Szalinski family as they dealt with a new mishap caused by one of Wayne Szalinski’s inventions. Daniel, along with his brother, played the role of Adam, whose accidental exposure to his father’s experimental growth ray causes him to grow to an enormous size, leading to comedic and heartwarming chaos. The film was a commercial success and remains a nostalgic favorite for many.
Where Is Daniel Shalikar Now?
Today, at 35 years old, Daniel Shalikar has found fulfillment far from the Hollywood sets. His Instagram account reveals a life filled with passions new and old. He shares moments from visiting craft breweries, riding horses, and the joys of marriage with his wife Maggie and fatherhood with his daughter, Molly.
Shalikar has also embarked on a commendable career with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) as a Field Rider. His posts reflect a deep commitment to this role, describing how what started as a hobby evolved into a discipline that provides passion and therapy.
His dedication led him to join the NJSP Field Rider Program, and with support from his loved ones, he has even adopted a horse named Tuf from Heart of Phoenix Horse Rescue. Tuf, an 18.2 hands high Belgian draft gelding, is set to join him in his duties, showcasing Daniel’s deep connection to his work and his community.
As Daniel Shalikar continues his journey, we wish him all the best for the future, filled with success, health, and happiness in all his endeavors.