IN TOUCH MAGAZINE OCTOBER 4, 2004
From puff to buff and freak to chic, check out who changed the most for fame
#10 JERRY O'CONNELL
Chubby kid to buff babe
BEFORE: At age 11, Jerry was chosen by director Rob Reiner to play the heavy kid opposite teen heartthrob River Phoenix in Stand by Me, and for years afterward, poor Jerry was pigeonholed as "the fat kid."
AFTER: He worked hard to burn off his baby fat and emerged as a muscle man, winning a top role on the sci-fi show Sliders. Now the leading man on Crossing Jordan, Jerry keeps his body buff by pumping weights at the Sports Club/LA in West Los Angeles.
SECRET WEAPON: Hot body and hot chicks. Jerry's turned into quite the ladies' man, dating a string of Hollywood hotties, including Estella Warren. And he was even engaged to E!'s gorgeous Giuliana DePandi.
"I try to use my treadmill five days a week," says the 6'2" hunk o' muscle.