Far bigger names have had far more spectacular falls, no offence but this seems like a non-story.
What happened is that he was a pretty boy with mediocre talent who was lucky to star in a surprise hit but didn't have the chops to capitalize on that. Either that, or he decided to follow Blue Lagoon with The Pirate Movie. Have you seen that? I doubt you would ask what happened if you had!
I think there may have been some *drinky drinky motion* problems there too, which wouldn't have helped.
more like he was a dork & nobody could take him seriously as a leading man
Very few actors remain on top for long. He's still acting.
"Atkins became a luxury pool builder. He also developed the Christopher Atkins Strike Jacket E.F.L. (Extreme Fishing Lure)--"a rubbery slipcovering for traditional baits"--with the assistance of special-effects expert Mark Viniello."
Hey now! The Pirate movie was fun! Granted, I refuse to watch it as an adult, but the 7 year old in me says thems fightin words.