Australia: I’m all grown up
MATTHEW Krok was the most recognisable kid on TV, identified not by name but by a cruel description, “the fat kid from Hey Dad“.
That or “the fat kid from the Sorbent ads”.
That’s a lot of baggage for any kid to endure before his teens.
“I think some of it got to me,” Krok recalls.
“Kids latch on to that sort of stuff and I copped a bit of teasing.”
Now 24, Krok has come out the other side of being a “former child star” remarkably unscathed, which he credits to the support of his family and his religion.
Krok was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and last year finished a two-year stint as a Mormon missionary. …[Click for more]