Jeff Cohen

Best known as Chunk from the 1980s kids classic "The Goonies," child star-turned-entertainment lawyer Jeff Cohen has had a curious career path. The Los Angeles native earned his first acting role in 1983 in the Ron Howard-directed sitcom pilot "Little Shots," which was never picked up. After a few one-offs on family-friendly series like "Webster" and "Kids Incorporated," Cohen earned his life-defining role in "The Goonies." The movie, which followed a group of friends on a quest to discover a long-lost pirate's treasure, was wildly popular and garnered Cohen a handful of subsequent small parts on a string of TV productions throughout the 1980s, including two separate appearances on the culture clash sitcom "Family Ties." Still, Cohen tired of the spotlight, particularly as much of his fame related to a series of jokes aimed at his pudgy physique. As he entered high school, Cohen shied away from acting and got fit by pursuing football. But far from ashamed of his brush with fame, Cohen poked fun at his Chunk past in college, gamely performing the Truffle Shuffle at football games at the University of California, Berkley, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1996. He went on to study law at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and co-founded the law firm of Cohen & Gardner in 2002. Behind the scenes, he's become a force to be reckoned with and in 2008 was named one of the Top 35 Executives 35 and Under by "The Hollywood Reporter."