Have you ever wondered what the Goonies stars from the 1980’s look like right now?
For all you 80’s kids, films like the Goonies, E.T and terminator are still massive hits to this day… What a generation to grow up in! So what about the actors? Where are they now?
Let’s concentrate on probably one of the most famous films, The Goonies (more info)! Released by Warner Brothers on June the 7th 1985, the film grossed a massive $61.5 Million worldwide and has now seated itself as cult status!
Who were the Actors and where are they now?… Let me show you!
The Cast in no particular order:-
- Sean Astin as Michael “Mikey” Walsh
- Corey Feldman as Clark “Mouth” Devereaux
- Jeff Cohen as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen
- Jonathan Ke Huy Quan as Richard “Data” Wang
- Josh Brolin as Brandon “Brand” Walsh
- Kerri Green as Andrea “Andy” Carmichael
- Martha Plimpton as Stephanie “Stef” Steinbrenner
- Anne Ramsey as Agatha “Mama” Fratelli
- Joe Pantoliano as Francis Fratelli
- Robert Davi as Jake Fratelli
- John Matuszak as Lotney “Sloth” Fratelli
- Mary Ellen Trainor as Irene Walsh
- Keith Walker as Irving Walsh
- Lupe Ontiveros as Rosalita
- Steve Antin as Troy Perkins
- Curtis F. Hanson as Mr. Perkins
- Paul Tuerpe as the Sheriff
Let’s start with ‘Chunk’ probably one of the more famous characters due to his signature ‘truffle shuffle’.
Here is Jeff Cohen ‘Chunk’ then and now, what a transformation!
Good on you Jeff, no more truffle shuffles for you anymore I’m guessing?
Jeffrey Bertan Cohen (born Jeffrey Bertan McMahon; June 25, 1974 now aged 43) became an American attorney (and founding partner of Cohen & Gardner, LLP) after his stint as an actor. Jeff was best known as former child actor Chunk in the 1985 Steven Spielberg film The Goonies.
Remember Mikey? The one with the Asthma. Check him out now.
Sean Astin ‘Mikey’ has hardly changed a bit from back in the 80’s.
Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) . He is best known for his role as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985) Sean has also starred as the title character of Rudy (1993), Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Doug in 50 First Dates (2004), Jim Kent in the first season of The Strain (2014), and Bob Newby in the second season of Stranger Things (2017).
Probably should say though, that being a hobbit in the Lord of The Rings Trilogies is one of his biggest roles!
What about ‘Mouth’ the one that wouldn’t shut up?
Wow, I can’t help but think If I passed Corey Feldman on the street, I would not recognise him one bit? His nose looks completely different.
Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) He became well known during the 1980s starting of in The Gremlins (1984), then the massive hit The Goonies (1985) and the unforgettable film Stand by Me (1986). In 1987, Feldman starred in The Lost Boys with Corey Haim; they became known as “The Two Coreys” and went on to appear in a few other films together, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).
Feldman had a traumatic acting career during his youth and released his memoir, Coreyography, in 2013, in which he recounted the sexual abuse he experienced in the 1980s.
Data hasn’t changed one bit since when he was a Goonie!
Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan (Born: August 20, 1971) is a Vietnamese-born American actor and stunt choreographer of Chinese descent. He is best known for his appearances as a child in the 1980s Steven Spielberg productions of The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
‘Brand’, the oldest of the group, big brother to ‘Mikey’ then and now
Josh James Brolin (Born February 12, 1968) is an American actor. His first cameo role was in the 1985 film The Goonies. He has since appeared in a wide number of films and has probably done more since the Goonies than any other actor. He is best known for his work as Llewelyn Moss in No Country for Old Men, young Agent K in Men in Black 3, George W. Bush, and Dan White in Milk, for which he received Academy Award and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor!
Other roles he has been in include Hollow Man, In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster, True Grit, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Inherent Vice. In 2015, he appeared in Everest and Sicario. Wow, some achievement!
Wait there’s more!…Brolin also plays the villain Thanos in the Marvel comic film creations, Avengers: Infinity War and the Avengers film. In April 2017, Josh Brolin was cast as Nathan Summers / Cable as a part of a four-film contract in the X-Men film series, with his first appearance intended to be in Deadpool 2.
We all loved Deadpool 1, so way to go Brolin!
‘Andy’ the girl who had the football player boyfriend before she settled with ‘Brand’ above.
Kerri Green was born on January 14, 1967.
You may have seen Kerri in teen flicks in the 1980s, including Summer Rental (1985). Her Acting carrer took off in the 1985 film The Goonies, in which she played the cute cheerleader Andrea “Andy” Carmichael.
She went on to perform in the film Lucas (1986), in which she starred as the center of a love triangle between the characters of Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen. Next on the list was the film Three for the Road (1987), but didn’t quite capture the audience like the first one did.
Kerri eventually co-founded a film production company, Independent Women Artists, with Bonnie Dickenson. She co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of a play about teen pregnancy called Bellyfruit (1999).
‘Steph’ the second girl of the group, the one with the glasses looks different without the trademark ‘jam-jar’ glasses on.
Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) was a former model. Her acting debut was in The River Rat (1984) Similar to the other child actors, Martha’s career took off in The Goonies (1985). She has also appeared in The Mosquito Coast (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Parenthood (1989), Samantha (1992), Raising Hope (2010) and Small Town Murder Songs (2011).
“Hey you guys” Lets not forget about probably the most famous characters of them all ‘Sloth‘.
John Daniel “Tooz” Matuszak (October 25, 1950 – June 17, 1989) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League who later went on to become an actor.
He retired after winning his second Super Bowl in 1981. Matuszak participated in the 1978 World’s Strongest Man competition, where he placed ninth. He starred in TV and Film starting with O.W. Shaddock in 1979 in North Dallas Forty followed by Tonda in the 1981 film Caveman. Again his best known role was as Sloth in the 1985 movie The Goonies.
Sadly John Matuszak died in 1989 of an accidental propoxyphene overdose.
The goonies was well loved for their adventurous nature and mischievous behaviour, I think we all wanted to join their club as a child, I know I did! This film has reached cult status and will be loved for years to come, with new generations of wanna-be pirates, adventurers and general mischievous souls!