Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Whatever Happened to Josh Peck?

Remember the kid that played Josh on Drake and Josh? He's still acting. here are a list of his recent and upcoming projects:

2012 Regular Boy (pre-production)

2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift (post-production)
Eddie (voice)

2012 Planet B-Boy (post-production)

2012 Red Dawn (completed)
Matt Eckert

2012 ATM

2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (TV short)
Eddie (voice)

2009 Aliens in the Attic
Sparks (voice)

2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Eddie (voice)

2009 Wild About Harry
Spoke White

2009 iCarly (TV series)

2009 What Goes Up
Jim Lement

2008 Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh (TV movie)
Josh Nichols

2008 Drillbit Taylor

2008 The Wackness
Luke Shapiro

Here is Josh Peck then and now:

Whatever Happened to Drake Bell?

Remember the kid that played Drake from Drake and Josh? He's still acting. Here is a list of his recent and future projects:

2012 Ragz (TV movie) (pre-production)

2012 The Reef: High Tide (post-production)
Pi (voice)

2011-2012 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV series) (post-production)
Peter Parker / Spider-Man

2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (TV movie)

2010 iCarly (TV series)
Drake Parker

2010 I <3 Vampires (TV series)

2009 The Fish Tank (TV movie)

2008 Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh (TV movie)
Drake Parker

2008 The Nutty Professor (video)
Harold Kelp (voice) / Jack (voice)

2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare (video)
Butch Hare (voice)

2008 College
Kevin Brewer

2008 Superhero Movie
Rick Riker

Here is Drake Bell now:

Whatever Happened to Jake Lloyd?

Remember the little kid that played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace?

Here is Jake Lloyd now:

Whatever Happened to Mara Wilson?

Remember the little girl from movies like Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire? Well here is Mara Wilson then and now, and yeah, she got hot:

At the age of nine, Mara was cast in the lead role in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's book Matilda (1996). Sadly, during filming, Mara lost her beloved mother to breast cancer but she bravely pushed ahead with the film much to the amazement and admiration of her adult co-stars.

Mara starred in three films over the following three years, the last of which was as the granddaughter of Peter Fonda in the film version of the British children's favorite Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000). Unfortunately, the film did not do well in the box office and also signaled an end to Mara's childhood career as she focused on her school career and just enjoying her teenage years.

In June 2005, Mara graduated from Idyllwild School of Music & Arts and has since gone on to attend New York University where she is studying drama so perhaps the big screen has not seen the last of her!

Whatever Happened to Ross Bagley?

Remember the little kid that played Nicky Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Currently I’m attending college at California State University Northridge and plan to get my Cinema and Television Arts degree in the spring. I hope to produce films and television after that, but don’t be surprised if you see me creep across your TV screens in the meantime.

Here is Ross Bagley now:

Whatever Happened to Tahj Mowry?

Remember the little boy from the TV show Smart Guy? Well here is Tahj Mowry then and now:

Whatever Happened to Daryl Sabara?

Remember the little boy from the Spy Kids movies? Well here is Daryl Sabara, then and now:

Whatever Happened to Jason Zimbler?

Remember the little brother from Clarissa Explains It All? Well here is Jason Zimbler then and now:

Whatever Happened to Dylan and Cole Sprouse?

Remember the twin boys from the movie Big Daddy and the TV series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody? Well here is Dylan and Cole Sprouse then and now:

Whatever happened to Alexa Vega?

Remember the little girl from the Spy Kids movies?

Well, she is still acting:

In 2003, she was named one of that year's hottest teen celebrities in Vanity Fair. In 2004, Vega finished filming two movies: Sleepover and State's Evidence, and in the following year starred in a made-for-television drama entitled Odd Girl Out as a victim of cyber-bullying. She also filmed for another made-for-TV movie, Walkout. In June 2006, she finished filming Remember the Daze, which came out to limited theaters in April 2007. She also finished filming Repo! the Genetic Opera, which was released in 2008. Vega has also been confirmed as the lead role in Helix, written and directed by Aram Rappaport, which began filming in Chicago in March 2008. Vega was originally cast in Robert Rodriguez's Shorts, however, due to her being in Australia for the filming of Broken Hill, she had to be recast. She was replaced by Kat Dennings.

In 2009, she played Ruby Gallagher on the ABC Family television sitcom Ruby & The Rockits, which also starred Patrick & David Cassidy. The series was not renewed for a second season.

Vega made her Broadway debut as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray in 2007.


Vega was married on October 10, 2010 to producer Sean Covel, in a ceremony held in his hometown of Lead, South Dakota.

Alexa Vega is all grown up, and she's gotten hot. Here is Alexa Vega now:

Whatever Happened to Jonathan Lipnicki?

Remember the kid from the movies Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little? He was so dorky that he was cute. Well guess what? He's still dorky.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

What Happened to Peter Billingsley (Ralphie) from A Christmas Story?

Remember cute little Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) from the movie A Christmas Story? What ever happened to him? After the movie in 1983 he did some more acting. In 1984 Billingsley starred in an adaptation of The Hoboken Chicken Emergency with Dick Van Patten and Gabe Kaplan, a special Thanksgiving episode of the PBS series WonderWorks. He also appeared on a special edition of Family Feud and on the game show Celebrity Hot Potato.  
In the late 80s his acting career slowed. He was a guest star on Who's The Boss?, Punky Brewster, The Wonder Years, and Highway To Heaven, and appeared in the film The Dirt Bike Kid, Carly's Web, Russkies and Beverly Hills Brats. 

In the early 90s Billingsley played a would-be jock who gets hooked on steroids in the CBS Schoolbreak Special The Fourth Man. His next Schoolbreak Special appearance was in 1994's The Writing on the Wall, starring Hal Linden as a rabbi who teaches three boys about the horrors of intolerance after they are caught defacing his home, temple, and car with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti.

Also in the 90s he decided to start doing more work behind the scenes by producing, writing and directing. Known as Peter Michaelsen, he was assistant editor on the movie Knights. In 1994 Peter starred in, wrote, and directed (credited as Peter Billingsley) the short film The Sacred Fire, and credited as Peter Michaelsen in the executive producer function. Other behind the scenes work has included The Discovery Channel's A.R.K., The Adventures of Animal Rescue Kids, Patriot Son, The X Show, Made, and Elf, Dinner for Five Zathura, The Break-Up, and Iron Man; he also acted in the film, playing a scientist who works for Obadiah Stane. He also directed 2009's Couples Retreat.

Billingsley has also done a little acting recently in Sherman Oaks, Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, Elf, L.A. Heat, Four Christmases and No Deposit, No Return.

Billingsley has recently written a musical adaptation of A Christmas Story that is scheduled to open in Seattle during the second week of December 2010.

Before he was in A Christmas story he did a bunch of commercials. Billingsley's first acting role was as a two-year-old in a Geritol commercial. He went on to star in about 120 television ads throughout the 1970s and early 80s.He was probably best known for a series of commercials for Hershey's chocolate syrup in which he portrayed the character Messy Marvin.

He also played in several films like If Ever I See You Again, Paternity, Honky Tonk Freeway, Death Valley, Massarati and the Brain, and the made-for-TV movie Memories Never Die.

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