While seeing actors charged with substance abuse offenses or lesser assault charges is nothing new, some actors have found themselves charged with much more serious violent crimes.
These celebs have found themselves formally charged with manslaughter or murder charges at some point in their careers. Some were acquitted or had the charges dropped, but others are still serving time behind bars.
Matthew Broderick's run in with the law is often forgotten, but back in 1987, the Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor almost served hard time.
Broderick was driving in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland when he passed over into the wrong lane and caused a head-on collision. Both the driver and the passenger in the other vehicle were killed instantly.
He was charged with "causing death by dangerous driving," that eventually was lessened to a petty careless driving charge, with Broderick paying a $175 fine instead of going to jail.
Child-actor turned Hollywood mainstay Robert Blake was put on trial for murdering his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley, who was found shot in the head after Blake went back into a restaurant to retrieve a gun he claimed was left inside.
Blake was chared with the murder, in addition to other charges, based on witnesses claiming that he tried to hire them to commit the murder. The charges were dropped after a jury could not reach a unanimous decision, with all but one voting for acquittal.
The decision was upheld, but Blake had to pay $30 million to Bakley's family in a wrongful death suit.
Before his murder trial, O.J. Simpson was well-known for his football career, in addition to a steady acting career. He appeared in all three Naked Gun films, an episode of Roots and numerous other projects. He also hosted Saturday Night Live 1978.
Simpson was charged for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. It was dubbed the "Trial of the Century" and became a massive media event.
Simpson was cleared of the charges, but was found liable in a civil suit.
In one of hip-hop's most notorious legal cases, Snoop Dogg was charged in connection to the 1993 murder of Phillip Woldermariam.
Snoop was allegedly driving a vehicle while his bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot the victim. Driving the car made him just a liable for the murder, in the prosecution's eyes.
With a defense by Johnnie Cochran, both men were eventually acquitted of the crime.
One of the most tragic downfalls on this list is that of former Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis, who played Half-Sack on the show.
Lewis, who also made appearances on The O.C. and Drake & Josh, was found dead in his landlord's driveway on Sept. 26, 2012. It is believed Lewis accidentally fell to his death after and murdering his landlord.
"I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not. I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path. Yes, it's day (of) mourning, but it's also a day of awareness and gratitude. Sadly, some of us carry the message by dying," he added.
Joseph Son, best known as Random Task in the Austin Powers franchise, had a long and troublesome legal past, with multiple rape charges levied against him.
His brush with murder happened in 2012. The 44-year-old actor was accused in the beating death of his cellmate in a Kern County prison.
He was recently convicted on a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter after a two-week trial.
Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter back in March.
As previously reported, Medina got into a heated argument with his roommate, 36-year-old Josh Sutter, in Jan. 2015 over Medina’s girlfriend. The situation escalated quickly and became physical, with Medina fatally stabbing Sutter multiple times with a sword.
Medina admitted to the stabbing and was subsequently sentenced to six years in prison.
Medina portrayed the Red Ranger, AKA Cole Evans, on 2002's Power Rangers Wild Force. He was also involved in the 2012 Power Rangers Super Samurai series.
Jeremy Lindholm, a cast member in the Showtime revival season of Twin Peaks, was arrested for attempted murder and other charges back in August.
Lindholm appeared as the character Mickey in a scene opposite Harry Dean Stanton's Carl Rodd in the show, but not long after the episode he was in aired, he allegedly assaulted a woman with a baseball bat.
Spokane, Washington, police responded to the situation and received "information suggesting the intent of the suspect was to kill the victim."
here was "information suggesting the intent of the suspect was to kill the victim."
Lindholm was then booked for attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. HE was also charged for assaulting the primary victim's friend.
Lane Garrison (Prison Break)
Felicia Pearson (The Wire)
Michael Jace (The Shield)
Lillo Brancato Jr. (The Sopranos)
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Amy Locane (Melrose Place)
Charles Dutton (Alien 3 / Roc)