While the movie may be called Crocodile Dundee, it was actually John Meillon’s character, Wally, who stole the show as Dundee’s on screen partner. It was such an important part of the movie, that John would get to reprise the role of Wally in the Crocodile Dundee sequel that followed!
Unfortunately, Wally would pretty much be the final role he played. John passed away in 1989, from cirrhosis of the liver. He left behind a legacy filled with accolades for his work in theater. His career began early on, as a child star on ABC’s “Stumpy”. Shortly after, he made his first appearance on stage. He went on to tour with the Shakespeare touring company, at the age of 16. He has said that his work in theater really shaped his career and helped him learn discipline.
Since his portrayal of Richard, the sleazy editor who continuously gets in the way of true love in the movie Crocodile Dundee, Mark Blum has continued to rack up some great credits in the industry.
While the name Mark Blum might not immediately jog your memory, you have definitely seen him in various films and TV shows. Maybe you remember him as the journalist in Capital News? He also co-starred in newer TV shows, like Mozart in the Jungle. When he isn’t acting in front of the cameras, he is often taking on roles on Broadway. He has small roles in two upcoming movies and just landed his 70th role, where he will be on the TV show The Blacklist.
Reginald VelJohnson has become one of the more famous character actors in Hollywood after his minor role as a limo driver in the first Crocodile Dundee movie. While his role may have been small, he did not let that stop him, and shortly after, his career started to blow up and the roles kept on coming!
With co-starring roles in Die Hard and Die Hard 2, and the unforgettable role in the hit show Family Matters, he quickly became a household name. VelJohnson is well known for playing police officers on television and on the big screen. VelJohnson has an incredible 99 credits to his name.
David Franklin has acted in 21 films, and is no stranger to the TV world, he has been in over 20 T.V. shows since 1977. What a career! But don’t worry if you have trouble remembering him from the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - his career is so much more than that little piece.
David Franklin is typically remembered for his smashing roles as Meeklo Braca, in the science fiction television series Farscape, and as Brutus in Xena: Warrior Princess. Perhaps you recognize him from The Matrix Reloaded? David Franklin also seems to have found the greatest weight loss program, as he has lost nearly 50 pounds ever since going on a diet containing only vegan food.
David Gulpilil is remembered for starring along Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee as Neville Bell. People were impressed with David, who showed some real talent on set.
His career would go on to rise with appearances in films such as The Proposition and Charlie’s Country. Despite his massive talent, David unfortunately had several run ins with the law. Instances included violent offences, such as an arrest for domestic violence for breaking his wife’s arm. While he is not the nicest guy, he continues to wow audiences and is very talented. If you are the kind of person who can separate the actor and his talent from his personal life, then David Gulpilil might just be your guy. If not, then you’re probably hoping that Hollywood stops giving a pass to violent offenders on the basis of talent.
Ernie Dingo played the role of Charlie in the second Crocodile Dundee film. After that stint, he continued to find success and went on to become a very busy character actor. While Dingo may not necessarily have reached star status in Hollywood, he has managed to stay really busy.
Ernie Dingo has over 34 credits to his name, with his most recent credit being on the TV show Redfern. If you want to get a taste of his work, the best way to catch him onscreen is online, since most of his gigs are pretty much under the radar in the US.
Rick Gonzalez has come a long way since playing bit parts in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He has had so many huge roles that it is almost impossible to remember Rick in a role as minimal as a gang banger in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
He went on to play many significant roles, such as Timo Cruz from Coach Carter and Ben Gonzalez on the hit TV series Reaper. Don’t forget his role as Naps, in Roll Bounce. Currently, he plays a vigilante superhero named Rene Ramirez “Wild Dog” on the CW superhero drama series, Arrow.
Superfans of the Crocodile Dundee films will never be able to forget Steve Rackman as the meathead named Don, especially since he was the one and only guy to kiss Paul Hogan’s character in the first Crocodile Dundee. Fans remember Rackman, and he would go on to reprise his role in all of the following Crocodile Dundee films before retiring and moving back to Australia.
Steve moved to Australia when he was just a teenager. From 1973 to 1978, he wrestled in Australia for World Championship Wrestling on the Nine Network. Fans of wrestling in the ’80s will never forget Steve Rackman for his time inside of the wrestling ring as the famous brawler crusher. Today, Steve is a personal trainer at the gym that he runs.
Gill is a well known character actor. Even though he only appeared in one of the Crocodile Dundee films, his character is remembered by anyone who has seen it! He portrayed the leader of a group of kangaroo hunters whom Dundee had to fight in the hotel bar. In that memorable scene, Dundee later used a dead kangaroo as a cover to scare the hunters. Since his role in Crocodile Dundee, Gill would go on to act in a total of 71 films!
Terry was also seen in the recurring role of Detective Jack Grace, in the women's prison drama Prisoner. He was also a regular cast member in The Flying Doctors, and played another starring role in Blue Heelers. He also had a guest role on Neighbours. He passed away at the age of 75 in 2015.
Crocodile Dundee heartthrob, Nugget O’Cass, was played by Gerry Skilton. Gerry went on to have appearances in all three of the Crocodile Dundee films. Unfortunately, those appearances would be the only roles on his resume.
For some reason, Hollywood stopped sending Gerry audition notices and information, so unfortunately, Skilton had no choice but to retire from acting in 2001. His last film was Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles — just like so many other actors on this list. He reprised the character in 2010 for a proposed outback-adventure reality series Nugget Gets A Life, with permission from Paul Hogan, which he self-financed and had hoped to sell to a network
Jonathan Banks has probably had the biggest career success story after being a part of the Crocodile Dundee films. He has become one of the most in demand character actors on television today. Prior to Dundee, he was in the films Airplane! and Beverly Hills Cop. He got his first big break on the TV series Wiseguys.
He has most recently hit it big in his role as a former police officer who turns into a hitman, in the AMC series Breaking Bad, and its spinoff, Better Call Saul. This has even led to Academy Award recognition for the burly character actor, as well as five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
The Crocodile Dundee films will always remember Paul Rodriguez as Diego, in the third and final installment of the Dundee films.
Born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles, Rodriguez has developed into a diverse and multi-talented entertainer. When it comes to comedians, Paul Rodriguez has had quite a long and incredible career. Rodriguez has starred in many acclaimed films, like Ali and Blood Work. In 2004, he was ranked #74 on Comedy Central’s list of the "100 Greatest Standups of all Time." Aside from acting, he also received the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" for his contribution toward water conservation in the City of Fresno.
Donning the ultimate ‘bad guy’ look, Jere Burns remains as one of the most memorable cast members in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, playing the role of Arnan Rothman.
Jere has had quite an impressive career since the ending of the Dundee trilogy. He has gone on to get some huge TV roles on his resume - working on projects like The Muppets, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and the hit TV series Justified as Wynn Duffy. Jere Burns has also appeared on Broadway! His Broadway credits include Hairspray and After the Night and the Music.
Charles S. Dutton
Charles Dutton is well known as Leroy Brown in Crocodile Dundee II, but that is just a small piece of his long-acting resume. He has gone on to star in many well-known films and television shows.
Some of his best-known works are his roles as "Fortune" in the film Rudy, "Dillon" in Alien 3, and his starring role in the TV series Roc, where he played the title character. In 2002 and 2003, Charles picked up some Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy Awards for his roles in The Practice and Without a Trace. He also had a nomination in 1999 for his guest-starring role as Alvah Case, in the HBO drama Oz, but he did not win. For his role in OZ, he was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Having a bit role in the third and final Crocodile Dundee film did not stop Aida Turturro from racking up some serious credits on her resume.
Aida Turturro landed her first film in the year 1989, but it did not make her a well-known personality. She remains most well known for her starring role as the sister of Tony Soprano in the HBO series, The Sopranos. Aside from her role on the Sopranos, Turturro has stayed quite busy with TV work on Law & Order as Judge Felicia Catano. She has a multitude of films under her belt, such as True Love, What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, Illuminata, Sleepers, and Deep Blue Sea.
Can you believe that the amazing Stephen Root’s very first role was in Crocodile Dundee II? He portrayed a DEA Agent named Toilet, and the rest was history! Since then, Root proved his worth as an actor, comedian, and voice actor and has landed some major roles.
He has starred as Jimmy James on the TV series NewsRadio, as Milton Waddams in the comedy Office Space in 1999, and as the voices of Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland in the animated series King of the Hill. His resume also includes roles in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "Unification" and in the movies O Brother, Where Art Thou?, DodgeBall, The Man in the High Castle, and Get Out. He also has a ton of supporting roles in a variety of HBO series.
Clarke landed a minor role in Crocodile Dundee as Simone. She would then go on to land a few more gigs in her short but sweet career. Caitlin got her to start stealing the hearts of kids everywhere when she played the beautiful and fierce Valerian, in the Dragonslayer film pre-Dundee, back in 1981.
She was best known for her role in Dragonslayer and later for her role as Charlotte Cardoza in the Broadway musical Titanic, during the years 1998–1999. Sadly, the lovely Clarke passed away from cancer at only 52 years old, well before she ever really got to show off all of her many talents.
When Hechter Ubarry was just a kid living in New York, he discovered his acting and singing abilities. He was encouraged to study opera, and so he did with a cantor named Maurice Jampol. He gave him lessons, despite Ubarry not having the funds to pay them. He always said he could pay him when he could, and luckily he was able to!
He then utilized his skills and landed himself a role as the drug king “Rico” in Crocodile Dundee II. After this amazing role, he started to receive many offers and would eventually return to Broadway. Hechter still performs live on Broadway and also stars in his own cabaret show, which has been running since 2000.
The man behind the camera when it all started was Peter Faiman, the director of the original Crocodile Dundee film. Though Faiman would go on to gain some serious honors in Australia, becoming a Member of the Order of Australia, he would never really get another major gig as a director.
In 1994, he assisted with the launch of the FX network in New York and was the coordinating director for the opening and closing broadcasts of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with the Sydney Olympic Broadcasting Organisation. Since returning to Australia in 2002, he has been a consultant for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. There he has been acting as a producer on Strictly Ballroom, Spicks and Specks, and The Pet Show.
For a while, it looked like Paul Hogan was destined to be a huge star in Hollywood. He scored the Crocodile Dundee trilogy as his first major series of gigs, and most would have assumed that would lead to instant fame. Hogan also co-wrote the movie, which was a massive success all over the world. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was also nominated for Best Actor at the BAFTAs. The screenplay of the film was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Saturn Award. Hogan also co-hosted the 59th Academy Awards with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.
A scandal linking him with offshore bank accounts and tax evasion would tarnish Hogan’s name, and soon after the scandal, the Australian star retired. His last role was a guest-starring part in the TV series Open Slather.
Many people have no idea Luis even starred in the second Crocodile Dundee film. The Puerto Rican-born American actor is easily recognizable for his many roles since, though. Luis has played character roles such as sidekicks, thugs, and policemen for much of his career, and he does it well!
Guzmán starred in the films Out of Sight, The Limey, Traffic, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. He’s also been successful on TV, starring in the HBO series How to Make It in America and the hit Netflix series Narcos. He also starred in the medical drama Code Black, where he portrayed nurse Jesse "Mama" Salander.
Clare Carey has acted in many films, including, of course, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, that wasn’t her claim to fame. She is best known for her roles in episodic television. Most know her for her role as Kelly Fox on the sitcom Coach, and her role as Macy Carlson, the Olsen twins' mother, on the ABC Family series So Little Time.
She has had recurring roles on Point Pleasant, Jericho as Mary Bailey, and Crash as Christine Emory. She also made a guest appearance in Eli Stone as a lawyer. Carey had a cameo role in the Showtime film La Cucina. She also had a part in the NCIS episode "Life Before His Eyes", as Ann Gibbs, opposite Mark Harmon. She later guest-starred on NCIS: New Orleans, playing villain Anne Boudreau, in the episode, "Sic Semper Tyrannis."
Michael Lombard is best known for his performances in Guiding Light, Pet Sematary, and The Thomas Crown Affair. But of course, fans of Crocodile Dundee will forever know him as Sam Charlton.
He received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for his stunning performance in Otherwise Engaged. He also won an Obie Award for his performance in What's Wrong With This Picture? On TV, he played the role of Marshall Beck in all 15 episodes of Filthy Rich, until 1983. He had guest roles in a multitude of popular television shows like Kojak, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, The Rockford Files, Three’s Company, Riptide, Spenser: For Hire, Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, and many episodes of Law & Order and all of its spinoffs. Sadly, Michael Lombard passed away in 2020 leaving behind him his legacy.
Snyder’s role was merely a pimp in the Crocodile Dundee film, but despite that fact, he has appeared in many TV series and films, dating from 1979 to 2004.
Snyder played the role of a gas station attendant in the film The Warriors. He took on the role of "Soul Hunter #2" in Soul Hunter and "Orin Zento" in By Any Means Necessary, episodes of Babylon 5, and as Aaron Conor in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Masterpiece Society". He also has played the role of the Romulan Bochra in the episode "The Enemy". From 1979 to 2004, he appeared in many TV series and films. Aside from his work in stage and film acting, he has also done voice work in anime and video games for studios such as Animaze, Bang Zoom Entertainment, and New Generation Pictures.
Anne Francine is a cabaret singer and actress. She played the role of Fran in Crocodile Dundee. In addition, she played the Evil Queen in the live TV version of Snow White! Even still, most knew her due to her villainous role as Flora, in Harper Valley PTA.
In 1954, she made her Broadway debut with Shirley Booth in By the Beautiful Sea. She stepped in for the legendary Bea Arthur as Vera Charles in the 1966 Broadway production of Mame, starring the late Angela Lansbury. Incredibly enough, she and Lansbury reprised their roles in the 1983 Broadway revival. In 1987, she made her last appearance on Broadway as Mrs. Harcourt, in the revival of Anything Goes, starring Patti LuPone. Unfortunately, Fran was her last role, as she passed away in 1999.
The actress, teacher, author, and model has starred in a handful of films and TV series. Anne Carlisle clearly wore many hats in the entertainment industry.
She is best known for writing and portraying both the lead female and male roles in the film Liquid Sky. In 1985, she also played the small role of "Victoria" in the Susan Seidelman film Desperately Seeking Susan. She played a memorable role as transvestite "Gwendoline" in Crocodile Dundee and starred in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice. Carlisle also adapted and wrote a novel version of her cult film Liquid Sky. Carlisle also posed for the famous Playboy Magazine in 1984.
Irving Metzman was actually born Douglas Kahn but changed his name to "Irving Metzman", the name of his character in the second play he did. He had planned to change his name for each appearance to that of his character in the play before, but didn't follow through and has continued to be known as "Irving Metzman".
He is best known for his roles in WarGames, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Irving the doorman in Crocodile Dundee. Irving is also a published playwright. The play Irving wrote, entitled "Partners", was published and appeared in "Dramatics" Magazine in its March/April 1979 issue.
Most people probably don’t remember, but Nancy Mette played the role of Karla, a New York prostitute, in the film Crocodile Dundee. Since those days, she has maintained a very low-key Hollywood career, gaining a mere 19 acting credits.
She’s had roles in projects such as Meet the Hollowheads and Terms of Endearment. She may never have become a star, but Nancy Mette had found a unique niche in movies playing small but demanding roles. If a director needed to fill a minor role calling for a difficult line or a quirky delivery, he could always pick up the telephone and ask whether Mette was available. Her last role was as a guest star on Monk. She has been married to Hollywood director Barnet Kellman since 1982.
Juan Fernández de Alarcon
Juan is a Dominican actor best known for his roles as the evil character in his movies. Fernández was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He made his film acting debut in the film Salome and since then has gone on to star in over 30 movies.
He is best known for A Man Apart (2003), The Collector (2009), and Crocodile Dundee II (1988). Aside from acting in movies, Juan also worked as a model for various designers. He has worked for numerous high-end clients, including Yves Saint-Laurent, Nino Cerruti, Zandra Rhodes, Ossie Clark, and Giorgio di Sant'Angelo. Additionally, he’s modeled for various artists, like Salvador Dalí.
Dennis Boutsikaris has won the Obie Award two times! He was also the first American actor to play Mozart on Broadway, in "Amadeus". It seems like Crocodile Dundee II paved the way for many incredible actors.
Dennis has done over 140 recordings for Audiobooks for publishers around the world, portraying the works of authors such as Phillip Roth, Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver, and Don Delillo. For his voice work, he won an Audie Award. His film credits include lead roles in *batteries not included, The Dream Team, Crocodile Dundee II, Boys on the Side, and In Dreams, among many others. Most recently, he was in the films Cherry Crush, The Education of Charlie Banks, and Calling it Quits. In 2012, he co-starred in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film of the successful "Bourne" franchise. He is still going strong, as last year he starred in Better Call Saul.
Paul Greco can be best remembered as the leader of the not-so-tough gang, The Orphans, in the cult classic, The Warriors.
He is fondly remembered as one of two thugs out to kill Woody Allen's title character in Broadway’s Danny Rose, and the New Yorker who does a double-take reaction to the guy from Australia, Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan), in Crocodile Dundee. He then went on to appear in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including an episode of Miami Vice. Sadly, he passed away from lung cancer in 2008, at age 53, with just 20 credits under his belt.
Australian actor Serge Cockburn is pretty much only known for his role as Mikey Dundee in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, where he portrays the son of “Crocodile” Dundee.. Serge's parents read an ad in the paper that a local production company, Bangalow Productions, was looking for a little boy to play Mick Dundee's son in Crocodile Dundee in L.A. so they made a short video of Serge talking to his Grandpa about his pet lizard, Huffy. Casting director Maura Fay was "knocked out by his performance", and he scored the role.
Aside from his success in acting, Serge also plays soccer and loves reptiles. He has five pet snakes, a gecko, a pink-tongued skink, a blue-tongued lizard, and a dog! His only other acting role was three years after Dundee in Danny Deckchair.
Actor and director Alec Wilson is probably best remembered for his roles in Crocodile Dundee II and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Wilson played the character Denning, in the second Dundee film that came out in 1988. Weirdly enough, in Crocodile Dundee II, he played one of the bad guys. But he went on to play one of Mick’s friends, Jacko, in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
Alec Wilson, like Paul Hogan, is also a fellow Australian which made him a great choice for the film since he already had the accent. Those accents are pretty hard to do! Since his appearances in the Dundee films, he has been in a few more movies, but after 2013 he disappeared completely from the big screen.
Kaitlin Hopkins portrayed Miss Mathis in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. She went on to be quite the stage, screen, and television actress. Apart from film and television, Hopkins could always be found starring in plenty of theatre roles. In 1994, at the young age of 30, she was cast in the rock opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky by Peter Sellars. She spent the next year on tour, traveling the world with the production, performing in Paris, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Montreal, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, among other locales.
Currently, she stepped aside from acting and is the new Head of Musical Theatre at Texas State University.
Kenneth Welsh has such an extensive resume that you probably don’t even remember him from Dundee. He has played many historical figures including Colin Thatcher, Harry S. Truman (not once but twice), Thomas Edison, James "Scotty" Reston, General Harry Crerar and James Baker. He has made appearances on the TV series Due South and Slings and Arrows. He was nominated for a Best Actor Genie Award for his role of Reno Colt, in the film Reno and the Doc. In 1997, he directed the play SoHo Duo at the West Bank Theatre in New York City.
His role as the Vice-President of the United States, in the 2004 film, The Day After Tomorrow, sparked major controversy due to his resemblance to Dick Cheney, who at the time was the actual Vice-President.
Winston is an actor and producer who is probably less known for his role as the taxi driver in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles than any other credit. He is usually known for Little Miss Sunshine, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
That being said, he is probably best known for his television roles. He was on Six Feet Under, John from Cincinnati, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Along with the company of Jeffrey Combs and Gary Graham, he is one of only three actors, aside from the regulars, of course, to appear in all four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise. He has been married to Amy Smallman since October 1998, and together they have two children.
John Billingsley played the role of Barry in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Since his Dundee days, he’s had both small and large roles in film and television. John is definitely type-cast and he frequently plays scientific characters, such as doctors or professors.
You probably know John as Doctor Phlox from the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. In Stargate SG-1: The Other Guys (2002), he plays a scientist with a fascination for Star Trek (his character even states that he dresses up as a Vulcan at Star Trek conventions). In Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), he portrays the medical officer Dr. Phlox, whose shipmate is a Vulcan named T'Pol.
Lifetimes before his small stint in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles as a curator, Hammond portrayed the world-famous role of Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and the iconic Peter Parker “Spider-Man” on the TV series The Amazing Spider-Man.
When Nicholas was only 6 years old, his family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the musical "My Fair Lady" starring Julie Andrews in London. After seeing this incredible piece, Nicholas decided he wanted to be an actor. His family returned to the US when Nicholas was 10 years old. It was then that he landed his first part (a small role in the movie Lord of the Flies). At a whopping six feet tall, he is the tallest actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-man. He retired from acting in 2016.
Keli Daniels had a rather small role in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, which is why she’s best known for her work in American Crime Story, The Fosters, and Masters of Sex. Her daughter is actress Wyndoline (Wyni) Landry. Keli appeared in one episode (S.2 E.12) of the TV series "Switched at Birth", alongside her daughter. Keli starred in and wrote a one-woman show about her life as both a mother and actress called Are We There Yet?
She currently writes and performs all around LA on a very regular basis. She has also been teaching and coaching, both privately and in group settings for the past 10 years. Keli has also done a number of commercials for big brands, such as Jif, Miralax, Sutter Health, and Alka Seltzer.
Character actor Lenny Citrano is certainly very well known, he has starred on so many hit TV shows. His film and stage credits, though, tend to have him playing shady characters that ultimately get what's coming to them… but not without a few laughs thrown in first.
His television credits include hit shows like “Vegas,” “Justified,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Lie to Me,” “Castle,” “ER,” “Without a Trace,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Matlock,” “NYPD Blue,” “Babylon 5,” “Columbo,” “Cheers,” “Who's the Boss?,” “Murder She Wrote,” and “Baywatch.” He has also done voice-over work for video games, like Red Dead Redemption. It is pretty funny that with such a successful acting career he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture.
Piro has starred in a bunch of roles after Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. He is best known as the host of a children’s TV show, Couch Potato, on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also become one of Australia's most respected theatre actors, with performances in Under Milk Wood, Moby Dick, Whose Life Is It Anyway, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Merry Widow, The Producers, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The 39 Steps, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, His Girl Friday, and Hate. His performance in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Realism got him critically recognized for his use of the acting technique known as biomechanics.
He appeared as several characters in the Rolf DeHeer film Bad Boy Bubby, worked with director Scott Hicks on his films Call Me Mr. Brown, Sebastian, and the Sparrow, and appeared in the French feature L'Amour En Ambuscade for Carl Shultz, and the films The Outsider, Falls, The Condemned, Darkness Save Your Legs, and Crime & Punishment.
In the first and second films of the Crocodile Dundee trilogy, Maggie Blinco played the character of Ida. Maggie’s up-and-coming career didn’t end after Crocodile Dundee II - thankfully for her, it continued to flourish.
She went on to star in films such as Flirting, Cheek to Cheek, and Doctor Doctor. At the age of 84, Australian actress Maggie Blinco feels she is in a category all her own, as far as roles go. She has played her fair share of dementia patients of late but is excited to be playing a politically incorrect nanna in a new comedy. More recently, Maggie appeared in a short film called BABA.
Paul, Linda, & Chance
During the days of shooting the Dundee films, the Hogan’s were nothing more than a picture-perfect family of three. But, of course, a lot can happen in a day, and that means so much more can happen and change over time. Sadly, this is the case for the Hogans. The divorce was very hard for all three of the family members, but especially for Chance. Hogan and his first wife, Noelene Edwards got married in 1958. They separated and then divorced in 1981 and remarried less than a year later. A second divorce in 1986, was considered one of Australia's messiest celebrity divorces.
Hogan then married his Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski in 1990. Paul has five kids with his first wife and just one with his second. In October 2013, Kozlowski filed for divorce from Hogan, saying the pair had irreconcilable differences.
Tatyana Ali may not look so familiar, or maybe she does, but certainly not from Crocodile Dundee I. The ever so lovely Tatyana Ali starred only in the second film of the trilogy, Crocodile Dundee II. She portrayed the role of “park girl”. Not so memorable.
But, get ready for this! This beautiful actress and the adorable little girl from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are the same person! The little kid we watched grow up on “Fresh Prince” is now a major Hollywood star. Today, she is working on her new album, as well as starring in many box-office films. She is certainly creating quite the name for herself. Bravo!
While we are talking about stars from the film Crocodile Dundee II, let's move to Gregory Jbara. This star played the part of “Young Cop” in the second film. He is an Award-winning actor with a massive career spanning 30 years. Jbara can be spotted in some of the biggest hit TV series, like “Frasier,” “Friends,” “Law & Order,” and “Nurse Jackie.”
His biggest and probably most well-known role is as Garrett Moore in CBS’s Blue Bloods (2011-2017). Born and raised in a suburban Detroit town, he stayed a New York resident through 1997. Jbara now lives with his wife Julie, and their sons Zachary and Aidan, in sunny Los Angeles.
Susie Essman was also in Dundee II as the “Tour Guide”, which does not sound too big, but was a major role considering the film was located in South Africa. Susie has come very far since her tour guide days on Dundee.
She has been touring and doing shows at clubs throughout the country for more than twenty years. She was a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1989. Her first major half-hour special was put on Comedy Central in 1992. Much of her comedy draws from her Jewish background - because of this she has been featured in documentaries such as Heroes of Jewish Comedy and A History of Jewish Comedy. As both an actress and a writer, Susie has become very well-known for her role in “Bolt,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Keeping the Faith.”
Gus wore many hats. He was well-known as a character actor and as a former pro boxer. Gus Mercurio had also served in the United States Marine Corps and was a chiropractor! Mercurio was an international boxing judge, where he was even seen refereeing a world title fight and was a well-known boxing promoter. He became the president of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame – where he was inducted in 2008.
As an actor, Gus was known for playing the role of Frank in Dundee II. Thanks to the actor’s unique and raspy voice, wild personality, and natural talents, he was quickly recognized by TV production houses in Australia. Gus of course was not a stranger to the camera, appearing in several TV shows as well as hit films like Crocodile Dundee II. Sadly, Gus passed away in December of 2010.
Carlos is always remembered as Garcia, from the second Crocodile Dundee film. Carlos is also doing very well in Hollywood, well enough to be cast in some of the biggest box-office films, like Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
Carlos spends his time being heavily involved in the Latino/Hispanic community in New York and Los Angeles. Cultivating a career in arts administration, Carrasco has been the Executive Director of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors in New York, a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, and also a co-director of the JACK Arts Ensemble, based in Los Angeles. A man of many hats, for sure!
Jim Holt is an actor with tons of credits to his name. He has many well-known productions on his resume which, aside from Crocodile Dundee II, include Bodyline, Anzacs, A Country Practice, Embassy, G. P., Heartbreak High, Wildside, and recently in an episode of Packed to the Rafters (2009). Holt is also an established and talented magician and has had the unique opportunity of incorporating his talent into some of his television appearances.
He is married to a publishing executive - Robyn Holt - and they have an adult daughter named Hannah. From 2002 to 2006, he was based in Russia, while his wife Robyn was the Managing Director of Conde Nast Zao (Russia), the publishing house of Russian Vogue, GQ, Architectural Digest, and Glamour magazines
Marilyn Sokol is an actress, comedian, singer, teacher, and writer/director. This multi-talented actress has won an Emmy Award, an Obie Award, and a Bistro Award. She went to Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., followed by New York University.
She began her professional entertainment career in 1966 as a belly dancer, in the production of Man of La Mancha. The star won an Obie Award in 1972 for Distinguished Performance by an Actress, for her performance in a Chelsea Theater Center production of The Beggar's Opera. She has worked consistently as a comedian, singer, and cabaret performer. From 2012 to 2013, she starred in the off-Broadway production Old Jews Telling Jokes. She has taught as a Distinguished Lecturer in the theatre department at Lehman College. She currently plays the character Agnes Vertrulli on the popular web series Submissions Only.
We may not all remember Doug’s role as Cato, the Kung Fu Tourist when recalling the extensive star-studded cast of Crocodile Dundee II, but Hollywood surely made a note of his talent, and he continues to work.
Since his Dundee fame, he’s starred in numerous shows and films. Some of his most notable work includes RoboCop 3 as Kanemitsu’s aide and, more recently, roles on the shows “Odd Mom Out,” “Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “White Collar,” and “Blue Bloods.” His extensive resume also boasts featured roles in Oceans Eight and Damsels in Distress. He currently resides in New York City and as of 2018, he is still acting.
Can you believe this world-famous comedian played merely an onlooker at the mansion, back in 1988’s Crocodile Dundee II? Amazing! Most people know him from his work on SNL and even more recent hits, like Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups. Quinn has also become a major star for his one-man comedy shows, which portray his unique take on history and growing up in New York City.
As of 2015, he has written and starred in five shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he has collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director. Long Story Short was also filmed as an HBO special that aired in 2011, and Unconstitutional and The New York Story were released as Netflix specials.
In the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Morgan played the role of Matt. This actor/writer was born in Australia. He is an Australian writer, director, actor, and producer. He is also an accomplished professional musician. He even earned an honors degree in Literature from the University of Sydney and subsequently graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a BA in Performing Arts, in 1998.
He has become a fixture of the entertainment industry, both in the U.S. and Australia, with television roles including All Saints, Water rats, Home and Away, and Sea Patrol. O'Neill also appeared in Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback, Supernova, Little Oberon, and the 2012 Netflix movie, The Factory. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah Sonneville.
After his small part as the driver in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Brian Turk is sadly no longer with us.
While not a major star, he was perhaps best known for playing Gabriel, in the movie Carnivàle, in the year 2003, or as Backstage Bull in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). In 2019 he sadly passed away following complications with his medical condition. He was only 49 at the time.
Obviously, we all know this world-famous boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He kept his title as the undisputed world heavyweight champion for years and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. We are pretty sure you don’t remember his special appearance as himself in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Not many do. Anyway, he’s guest-starred as himself on tons of shows.
Tyson has stayed in the spotlight for years by promoting websites and companies. Ironically though, Tyson had been known to shun endorsements and would accuse other athletes of putting on a false front to obtain them. He has put on entertainment boxing shows at a casino in Las Vegas and started a tour of exhibition bouts to pay off his numerous debts. Recently, he began playing himself as the voice of himself for the animated show, Mike Tyson Mysteries.
Quite memorably, Mark played a gang-banger in the film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. However, Grey’s Anatomy fans will remember him as David Morris from the show. He also played the GSC Tech for Extant. His appearances on shows like “How To Get Away With Murder” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” kept him a household name. Having just completed Murray Mednick's Out of The Blue, Mark starred in Nowhere on The Border by Carlos Lacamara and Haunted Heart at the Lost Studio.
He also had a widely successful two-month run of Idiot's Delight at the Lilian Theatre, and a 4-week long run of Mason Alexander's And They Buried God at Theatre. He appeared in Carlos Lacamara’s Becoming Cuban at the Hudson Theatre. He also played the lead in Harold Pinter’s A Night Out and was featured in Night School, both were part of the critically acclaimed Lost Studio Pinter Project.
Kimbrough was the producer of the movie Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. His first movie was the 1983 film Eddie Macon's Run, where Mark Margolis also starred. Later in the 80s, he appeared in Beer, Biloxi Blues, and the comedy Fletch Lives. In 1999, he was in The Limey with William Lucking. Also in that same year, he starred in the major hit American Beauty, with Scott Bakula.
Continuing his record of having parts in widely successful movies, he starred in Erin Brockovich, in 2000. In the 2001 movie Joy Ride, he provided the brief appearance of the villain Rusty Nail, although another actor did the voice. In 2002, he appeared in the box office hit Catch Me If You Can. Kimbrough has also been a guest star in Mad Men, Pitch, and The Magnificent Seven.
From playing Eric in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles to becoming the go-to Hollywood actor for authoritative characters, Acovone made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He usually plays villains, police or military, lawyers, and Mafia bosses. Acovone has over 100 credits to his name, spanning 40 years of roles in film and television.
His major TV credits include Search for Tomorrow as Brian Emerson, Beauty and the Beast where he played D.A. Maxwell for the entire three-season run, and Hollywood Beat. Fans always remember him as Joe Smith in “General Hospital” or his guest roles on “24” and “CSI.” Along with his Beauty and the Beast co-star Linda Hamilton, he can be seen playing the officer pulling over the TX Terminator in Terminator 3. In 2016, he acted in the motion capture video game Mafia III, playing the role of an Italian Mafia boss, Sal Marcano. Most recently in 2017, he played Ray Bruno in Gun.
Steven has countless movie and television production credits under his belt. He portrayed the role of Evil Barron for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Then, he continued acting in Hollywood. His credits are vast, including the British series “Flambards” and “The Sandbaggers.” He is a native of Australia, and he is also very well known around there, as well as in the U.K., as a stage and theater actor, starring in Camelot at the West End’s Drury Lane; The Undertaking at the Fortune; The Old Ones at The Royal Court; Wren at The Mayfair; and Othello, West Side Story, Sleuth, and Much Ado About Nothing at The Royal Exchange, among other credits.
You have probably seen him as N’ Goo Tuana in Scooby-Doo (2002). On the television movie Sinbad and the Minotaur, he played the role of Al-Jibar. Steven Grives lives in Australia with his wife and five children.
How could we forget Linda Kozlowski and her role in Dundee as the beautiful Sue Charlton? Kozlowski and her co-star Paul Hogan had such amazing chemistry on set that they would end up becoming a romantic item, which led to Hogan divorcing his wife for this new relationship. The two would end up married for over 10 years, and have one child together before calling their relationship quits.
Since that time, she has appeared in Almost an Angel in 1990, Backstreet Justice (with Paul Sorvino), The Neighbor (with Rod Steiger) in 1994, and Village of the Damned in 1995. In 2001, she starred again with Hogan in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, the least successful of the movie franchise. She has said she has left the acting business because of dissatisfaction with the roles she was getting.
No matter how old you were when "7th-Heaven" aired, the Camdens indeed made their way into your hearts. The hour-long drama was the corner-stone of The CW. The show chronicled the lives of Reverend Eric Camden, his wife Annie, and their seven kids.
"7th-Heaven" was a faith-based theme, but that doesn't mean that the show managed to tackle controversial subjects including drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, and racism. The show wrapped in 2007 and the cast have all gone their separate ways. So, where are the Camdens these days?
Beverly Mitchell (Lucy Camden)
When Beverly Mitchell was discovered, she was making a scene. As a 4-year-old at the mall with her mom, she was in the middle of throwing an epic temper tantrum when a talent scout recognized her flair for melodrama.
The budding star debuted on television with "Big Brother Jake" and then landed her first film role. Soon after, she endeared us all by playing little Lucy Camden on "7th Heaven" while we watched her grow up as a Camden “P.K.” and marry a Kinkirk brother.
Beverley Mitchell – Now
These days, Beverly Mitchell is a mom of three, side-by-side with her adored husband, Michael Cameron. With the recent arrival of baby number 3, she is in seventh heaven.
She was in "Mean People Suck" (2001) and joined the cast of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" in 2010. In 2006, she debuted as a country music singer with the hit song “Angel.”
Geoff Stults (Ben Kinkirk)
Geoff Stults was a child actor who went to Australia to be a pro football player. "7th Heaven," WB’s longest-running series, was one of his most prominent roles, and he portrayed Glen Oak firefighter Ben Kinkirk.
Geoff grew up acting alongside his real-life brother George Stults, Ben Kinkirk’s brother Kevin on "7th Heaven." Before starring in The WB drama series, Geoff appeared on "Spin City" and "Everybody Loves Raymond."
Geoff Stults – Now
In television, he’s also known for "October Road" and "Happy Town." Geoff Stults played Mitch on the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie." His latest film role is "12 Strong" (2018).
Memorably, he starred in "Wedding Crashers" and "She’s Out of My League." Most recently, he appears on" Stargirl," the DC Comics-inspired television series.
David Gallagher (Simon Camden)
Teen Choice winner David Gallagher’s child acting career began at age 2. Before "7th Heaven" scooped him up, he was Mikey on "Look Who’s Talking Now" with John Travolta, starring as well on "Phenomenon and Summer of Fear." He’s also loved for voicing Riku in the famous gaming world, "Kingdom Hearts."
As one of the younger Camden’s, Simon is the adorable brother who begged God for a dog. His prayer is answered by the end of the first episode. Still, we know Simon becomes one of the darker characters, especially when he struggled with accidentally killing a boy in a car accident.
David Gallagher – Now
In 2007, Gallagher graduated from USC with a film and television degree. He starred in all 11 seasons of "7th Heaven" and went on to play a serial killer in "Numb3res." Keeping with infamous murder suspect characters, Gallagher appeared on "CSI: Miami, Bones," "Without a Trace," and "The Deep End" as the possible killer.
He was nominated for a Young Artist Award five times for Best Performance between 1994 and 2002. After his youngest brother was diagnosed with autism, Gallagher supports Cure Autism Now as a spokesperson.
Mackenzie Rosman (Ruthie Camden)
As the youngest sibling, until the Camden twins are born, Ruthie is that adorable sweetie with a full crop of curls. But, like all the others, she grows up!
Mackenzie was four when she got her first commercial and is credited for landing the role of Ruthie by shaking hands with each person at the audition.
Mackenzie Rosman – Now
She’s a big girl now. Posing for "MAXIM" in a 2013 photoshoot, she revealed a sensual side to her sweetness. But her true passion is riding her horse Mentos. Mackenzie is a competitive equestrian rider in events like show jumping.
Her real-life sister Katelyn guest-starred on "7th Heaven" in the episode about cystic fibrosis. Sadly, she died from the disease in 2008. Since then, Mackenzie has been a strong supporter of the cause.
Rachel Blanchard (Roxanne Richardson)
Rachel Blanchard is a Canadian actress who launched her career with a Mickey D’s commercial. She grew up on a Canadian show called "The Kids of Degrassi Street." In 2000, she starred on "Road Trip."
In two of the later seasons of "7th Heaven," she played officer Roxanne Richardson who leaves the show after her character is sent abroad on tour in Iraq. Lucy is relieved as Roxanne is a source of jealousy with Kevin.
Rachel Blanchard – Now
Rachel Blanchard is most well-known for her role on the British sitcom "Peep Show." She co-starred on the award-winning show as Nancy from 2004 to 2007.
On this side of the pond, she shows up in "Snakes on a Plane" and "Without a Paddle." She’s also in "Where the Truth Lies" and "Open House." Blanchard plays Maggie in the 2021 psychological thriller "Deep Water."
Tyler Hoechlin (Martin Brewer)
Without a shadow of a doubt, Martin Brewer is the character with the most tragic story. Portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin, Brewer made his debut in the eighth season and stayed on the program until the end of its run.
The young man lost his mother at a young age and had a father deployed to Iraq. As a result, the Camdens took in Martin as their own until he could live independently.
Tyler Hoechlin – Now
Hoechlin’s career has been as active as ever since "7th Heaven" finished its run. He's managed to snag roles in movies like "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "Fifty Shades Freed" and is on his way to becoming a true Hollywood star.
He has also managed a healthy run in the world of television, starring in shows such as MTV’s "Teen Wolf," which won him the award for Male Scene Stealer at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
George Stults (Kevin Kinkirk)
George joined "7th Heaven" after his brother Geoff was already established as Mary Camden’s beau Ben. George played Kevin Kinkirk, Ben’s older brother. Kevin is a policeman who falls for Lucy Camden.
In real life, George, who is also an athlete, had a wrestling scholarship at USC when he made his way into showbiz as a model. He guest-starred on "Friends" in Season 7. He also starred in "Necrosis," an independent psych-thriller.
George Stults – Now
Post-"7th Heaven," he played the love interest in several Christmas TV movies. But he’s also known for "Borderline Murder," "What Lies Above" and "Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion." It’s fair to say 7th Heaven made the Stults brothers Hollywood hunks.
Fun fact: While George was cast for the buttoned-up cop Kevin, he had auditioned for the role of Simon, a troublemaker boy who pressures other kids into drinking.
Jessica Biel (Mary Camden)
By the time Jessica Biel made the cast of "7th Heaven" at age 14, she had been trained as a vocalist and working as a model. The show was a springboard for her career. As a rebellious real-life teen, however, she nearly lost the gig or at least tried to. She cut her hair off and dyed it blonde. Producers freaked, including Aaron Spelling, and she had to apologize.
To tick them off, she posed topless in "Gear" magazine. More apologies. About that time, Mary Camden’s story turns dark with a plot twist that finds the athletic teen in a severe car crash, permanently injuring her leg.
Jessica Biel – Now
As an adult, Biel found success in producing and landing films like "Total Recall" and "The Book of Love." As of 2012, Ms. Biel is Mrs. Jessica Timberlake. The celebrity wedding was celebrated in Fasano, Italy. They have two children.
Besides a string of films, Jessica showcased her talent in an 8-episode miniseries for USA Network called "The Sinner." She was the executive producer and the lead role. The actress stated that she decided to produce to make the complex projects she wanted to work on reality.
Stephen Collins (Rev. Eric Camden)
Before 7th Heaven, Stephen Collins enjoyed a stable acting career appearing in "All the President’s Men" and "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," as well as television shows like "The Waltons" and "Charlie’s Angels."
He is most recognized, however, as the father of the Camden household, who is also the church minister. His kids have to deal with the “P.K.” stigma. Being a “Preacher’s Kid” is not easy.
Stephen Collins – Now
Collins’ career summarily ended in 2014 with an admission to "People" magazine addressing a public scandal. With no other way to bring back audiences, Catherine Hicks, who plays his wife Annie, considered how producers might handle a reunion show or other production.
She said, “You know, I don’t know. I mean, we’d have to open with Stephen’s coffin.”
Christopher Michael (Chief Michaels)
Chief Michaels is the head of the local precinct and a detective in the fictional town of Glen Oak. He’s a beloved and trusted member of the community who is brought in to assure fairness and justice.
When middle “P.K.” Simon accidentally killed a kid on a bike, Chief Michaels reassured the boy that a full investigation of the scene found there was no way he could’ve avoided the accident.
Christopher Michael – Now
Christopher Michael kicked off his acting career with daytime soaps in the ‘80s. He often plays a police officer, military, or other law enforcement agent.
In television, he appeared on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Family Matters," and "Baywatch." He’s also been on "Melrose Place," "The X-Files," and "Friends" and in over 100 movies. "7th Heaven" his most well-known work.
Adam LaVorgna (Robbie Palmer)
Adam LaVorgna first appeared on TV in the daytime soap "As the World Turns" when he was three. He portrayed 10-year-old Frank Sinatra in the miniseries, "Sinatra."
But we know him best as Mary Camden’s boyfriend, Robbie Palmer. Before joining the "7th Heaven" cast, LaVorgna won the Youth in Film Award for Best Actor in "Brooklyn Bridge."
Adam LaVorgna – Now
He played Mary’s troubled on-again-off-again boyfriend for two seasons. Leaving the show was a mutual decision because he missed the East coast and his family when the producers were tiring of his character.
He appeared in "CSI: Miami and Law & Order." His film credits include "Get Happy" and "The House is Burning." Currently, he’s in post-production with two films.
Chaz Lamar Shepherd (John Hamilton)
Chaz Lamar Shepherd first shows up on "7th Heaven" in the first season as John Hamilton but became a significant character in Season 4.
He had done several television shows and "The Nutty Professor" before acting as John in the Camden family soap opera drama.
Chaz Lamar Shepherd – Now
Chaz Lamar Shepherd comes from Philadelphia and is currently a singer/songwriter personality with one album called "Love & Truth," released in 2010.
Since 7th Heaven, he’s been in "Touched by an Angel," "The Division," and, most notably, "The Game." He also plays Keith in "Hater’s Back Off!" since 2016.
Catherine Hicks (Annie Camden)
Annie Camden is mom to the Camden clan and a loving wife to Rev. Eric Camden. She’s the one the kids come to first for advice. Catherine Hicks got her foot in the door with commercials in 1976.
She moved to soap operas and then to Broadway. In "The Bad News Bears," she was the junior high school principal. She portrayed Marilyn Monroe in "Marylin: The Untold Story," earning a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Catherine Hicks – Now
These days, after starring in the entire trilogy of "Child’s Play" and the "Curse of Chucky," she has some opinions about a possible "7th Heaven" remake. She told "TMZ" that after her husband, Rev. Camden, dies, the show could be called “Eighth Heaven,” featuring “a new boyfriend for Annie.”
Catherine is an active member of the L.A. Homeless Action Committee, The League of Women Voters, and a volunteer for Congressmen Schiff’s campaign.
Jeremy London (Chandler Hampton)
Jeremy London got his break into showbiz with television series with "I’ll Fly Away." He found some fame in ‘90s niche comedies with roles in "The Babysitter" and "Mallrats." Soon after, he played Griffin Holbrook on the Fox series "Party of Five," which led to his role as a young preacher named Chandler Hampton on "7th Heaven."
Jeremy has an identical twin brother Jason who is also an actor. Occasionally they will audition for roles together.
Jeremy London – Now
Jeremy played the young minister for two seasons, stepping in when Rev. Camden was in the hospital and sticking around for 37 episodes. In real life, the actor’s behavior is more akin to the characters in "Mallrats" than to a minister.
He has two domestic abuse charges on record for two separate wives. He later appeared on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" to discuss his addiction and family relationships. He’s continued to act and has film credits through 2016.
Scotty Leavenworth (Peter Petrowski)
Scotty Leavenworth was a child actor who started working when he was four. Before he was Lucy Camden’s middle school boyfriend, Peter Petrowski, took part in several outstanding movies.
The young actor was in "The Green Mile" with Tom Hanks, "Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story," and had voiced characters in "Babe: Pig in the City" and "Baby Genius."
Scotty Leavenworth – Now
Scotty’s latest work was in 2010 with "Slow Moe." He filmed and played Marvin “Moe” Moebly. Before dropping off the radar, he appeared in "Desperate Housewives," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Bones," and "Philly."
He also played Matthew in "Erin Brockovich." He starred as Lucy’s faithful beau for two seasons, just hanging out doing homework or taking a hit from the school bully to support Simon.
Maureen Flannigan (Shana Sullivan)
Shana Sullivan is Matt Camden’s girlfriend for two seasons. Maureen Flannigan played the role of Shana as a seasoned actress up until the couple calls it quits in Season 4. Shana goes off to NYU, and the long-distance relationship drives Matt back to his old girlfriend.
Before "7th Heaven," Maureen guest-starred in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Northern Exposure," and "Out of this World." In the latter, she is best known as Evie Ethel Garland, the well-liked teenager from that fantasy sitcom.
Maureen Flannigan – Now
After leaving the show, Maureen Flannigan appeared in "Beverly Hills 90210," "Law & Order," "Special Victims Unit," "Boston Public," and "Close to Home."
She has no film roles or television appearances since 2011.
Barry Watson (Matt Camden)
Barry Watson launched his showbiz career as a model. Soon, he began appearing on daytime soap "Days of Our Lives." His first break came when Aaron Spelling cast him in the series "Malibu Shores," mostly because Spelling had him in mind for his "7th Heaven" project.
As big brother Matt Camden, he doted over his younger Camden siblings. Still, he was an independent character who was always ready to leave home and provided a plethora of girlfriend dramas.
Barry Watson – Now
Matt Camden got his chance to leave home when he went off to med school. In real life, however, Barry Watson was not at medical school, but battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He took a leave of absence from the show, the disease went into remission, and he returned to finish his role.
He was ready to quit his role as Matt, but the producers held it open for him. Watson is also known as Brian in "What About Brian," and for his roles in "Samantha Who?" and "The Loudest Voice."
Haylie Duff (Sandy Jameson)
Haylie Duff is big sister to Hilary Duff and is an actor and singer in her own right. As a kid show star, she appeared in "Lizzie McGuire," "Napoleon Dynamite," and made-for-TV movies "Love Takes Wing," and its sequel, "Loves Finds a Home."
She portrayed Sandy Jameson in Season 10 and 11 of "7th Heaven" and is well-known for the role. Sandy was one of the Camden-kids family friends who gets pregnant, has a baby, and converts to Christianity.
Haylie Duff – Now
In addition to her singing career in which she records music with her sister Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff landed a cooking show on the "Cooking Channel" with her Real Girl’s Kitchen blog and followed it up with a book of the same title.
Haylie has also launched the Little Moon Society, a children’s clothing line. Her last movie was "Hacker," and on television, she was in "Deadly Delusion."
Ashlee Simpson (Cecilia Smith)
In Season 7 and 8, Cecilia becomes part of the Camden family household as Simon’s girlfriend. The twins adore her, especially as a babysitter. Everybody loves her, which only injects a stiff dose of drama when the couple ultimately breaks up.
In real life, Ashlee Simpson is an actress, singer, songwriter, and younger sis to Jessica Simpson.
Ashlee Simpson – Now
Ashlee Simpson got her reality show on MTV called "The Ashlee Simpson Show" after appearing in "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," also on MTV. During the same period, “Pieces of Me,” her debut single, became a hit song. Her album "Autobiography" followed suit selling more than 5 million copies.
Her second album, "I Am Me," went platinum. She had a high-profile relationship with Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy that cycled through marriage and divorce. She married actor Evan Ross and had one more child. In 2005, "Forbes" listed her as one of their “Richest Young Celebrities.”
Megan Henning (Meredith Davies)
Megan Henning is from Baltimore, Maryland, and began acting in 2000. She played Meredith Davies on nine episodes.
Meredith’s boyfriend is Martin, but Ruthie is interested in Martin. Ruthie is relieved when Martin and Meredith break up so she can get her chance with Martin.
Megan Henning - Now
Besides "7th Heaven," Megan Henning is known for "The Brotherhood of Poland," "New Hampshire" as Monica Shaw. She also appeared on "Mad Men" as Judy Hofstadt. She appeared in "ER," "Veronica Mars," "Grey’s Anatomy," and "Grimm."
In film, she was in psych-thrillers "Brawler" and "I Know Who Killed Me."
Sarah Thompson (Rosanna “Rose” Taylor)
Rose is not a favorite in the Camden household. They see her as Simon’s possessive girlfriend and are not pleased to pressuring their son into marrying her. But she is a dynamic character, changes her ways, and Annie finally accepts her as a daughter.
In the end, the two do not marry, going their separate ways on their planned wedding day. Before "7th Heaven," Sarah Thompson appeared in "Touched by an Angel" and The Sopranos."
Sarah Thompson - Now
Thompson’s latest role was in 2016. She starred in a TV pilot called "Cruel Intentions" that never did air. Previously she starred in the film "Cruel Intentions 2."
In television, she went back to daytime TV with "All My Children," and also appeared in "Without a Trace" and "House." She’s known for her recurring role as Eve in "Angel."
Andrea Ferrell (Heather Cain)
At the end of Season 4, Andrea Ferrell plays Matt’s love interest. Heather Cain is a deaf girl whose first love is Matt Camden. He commits to her by learning sign and nearly getting married, but they break up at the last minute.
She appeared in "Jerry Maguire" before getting the role of Heather.
Andrea Ferrell - Now
Andrea Farrell is a hard of hearing actress who starred in eight episodes as Heather Cain.
On the big screen, she was in "Date Movie" and "The Sterling Chase." Besides acting, she loves “being a mom” and is supportive of the deaf community. She is fluent in ASL.
Happy was young Simon’s answered prayer. He begged his parents and prayed to God for a dog, and, voilà, Happy arrived on his front lawn. Though he thought it was an act of God, it was his mom Annie Camden who rescued the dog from the animal shelter.
Happy was scheduled to be put to sleep! The canine actor was called Happy in real life; they kept her actual name for the show.
Happy - Now
Out of the entire cast, Happy never missed a single episode. The loyal Camden family pet showed up for all 243 episodes of the family drama series.
Happy lived until 2010, to the ripe old age of 15. In real life, she was a terrier mix rescue dog who was saved from an abusive household.
Kyle Searles (Mac)
Kyle Searles was born in Houston, Texas, and landed his first television role with"7th Heaven." Kyle plays Mac, best friend of Martin Brewer. They play on the same baseball team.
Though Mac is Martin’s buddy, he does have a tendency to spread rumors behind his back. In the episode “Regret to Inform,” he tells people Martin is dating an older woman.
Kyle Searles - Now
Kyle Searles was almost on "Desperate Housewives" after having starred in the original pilot, but his character was replaced. He did appear in "South of Nowhere" and "Dawson’s Creek."
Searles also appeared on "Moolah Beach," a Survivor-inspired reality competition show in 2001, but missed out on the $25,000 prize by taking second place.
Sarah Wright (Jane)
Sarah Wright played Jane, a homeless youth who the Camden family takes in. Her happily-ever-after story ends with marrying Eric Camden’s (much younger) adopted brother George.
"7th Heaven" was not Sarah’s first television role. The former model was a regular on "Quintuplets" and "The Loop". She also appeared in "Malcolm in the Middle" and "CSI: Miami."
Sarah Wright - Now
Sarah Wright guest-starred onParks and Recreation in several episodes, as well as many other TV shows post-"7th Heaven." Her lucky break came with the series "Marry Me," starring as Dennah in her first significant television role.
While the series only last a year, she landed "Spinning Out," a Netflix series at the beginning of the year. Another highlight was co-starring with Tom Cruise in "American Made."
Nicole Cherié Saletta (Deena Stewart)
Simon meets Deena Stewart when they are both 12. She is his first girlfriend. They are still together as 15-year-olds, and everyone is shocked when they find out the two are expecting a baby. Some fans think these two should have stayed together in the end and married. Nicole “Niki” Saletta played Deena for five seasons.
In the show, she breaks up with Simon, and her family ends up moving to the East coast, but she returns to Glen Oak, and the two try dating again.
Nicole Cherié Saletta - Now
As an actress, Niki Saletta is known primarily for her role in "7th Heaven," but she is also a talented recording artist and songwriter. She records and performs live with her brother, who is also a recording artist.
In the gaming realm, she appeared in a Tekken video game commercial opposite Snoop Dogg.
Ed Begley Jr. (Dr. Hank Hastings)
Ed Begley Jr. came to "7th Heaven" as a seasoned actor. He played Dr. Hank Hastings, an OB/GYN who bungled Matt’s birth. He felt the ire of Annie and Eric as his negligence nearly cost baby Matt his life. He redeems himself, of course, and the preacher and his wife forgive him.
Dr. Hastings delivers the twins, and all is well. He also married Eric’s sister. Ironically, he is the role model for Matt, influencing his decision to go to med school and become an OB/GYN.
Ed Begley Jr. - Now
Ed Begley Jr. started in film and television in the ‘60s. His first television appearance in "My Three Sons" led to hundreds of film and TV roles. He was on "Happy Days," "Wonder Woman," and "Charlie’s Angels." One of his most prominent television roles was on "St. Elsewhere" as Dr. Victor Ehrlich.
Today Begley is known for his environmental activism. He is a vegan and lives in an eco-friendly home featuring solar and wind power, plus an electricity-generating bicycle.