Like many child actors before him, Robert Iler, who for six seasons played A. J. Soprano on the landmark series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), ran into his share of trouble along his path to fame. Starting off with a number of commercials, including an ad for Pizza Hut, Iler made his screen debut in "The Tic Code" (1999) before landing the role of the underachieving A.J. who is a constant source of anxiety to his mafia father, mainly due to his inherent inability to take over the family business. But just as his career had started, Iler ran into trouble with the law in 2001 when life began imitating art following his arrest for armed robbery and possession of marijuana. After receiving three years' probation, Iler branched out beyond "The Sopranos" to land roles in "Tadpole" (2002) and "Daredevil" (2003), while nabbing guest roles on "The Dead Zone" (USA Network, 2002-07), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). Meanwhile, he faced further legal problems in 2005 when he was part of a police raid of an underground poker club in New York City. Though his time on "The Sopranos" ended when the show wrapped in 2007 with one of the most talked about finales in television history, the adult Iler remained relatively under the radar with his future as an actor apparently uncertain.