What Happened to Elliott (Henry Thomas) From ET: The Extra-Terrestrial?

In ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Elliot was the little boy that found, became friends with, and save ET. But what what has he done since then?

Well, his name is Henry Thomas, and according to IMDB, he has been busy acting in TV and film, you just might not have known it was him.

Here is his filography from IMDB (I've highlighted the ones I have actually heard of):

1. Dear John (2010) (post-production) .... Tim Wheddon
2. Don't Look Up (2009) (post-production)
3. Red Velvet (2009) .... Aaron
4. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" .... Jeremy Kent (1 episode, 2009)
5. If I Had a Hammer... (2009) TV episode .... Jeremy Kent
6. "Without a Trace" .... Franklin Romar (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
7. Under (2008) (TV)
8. Suffering Man's Charity (2007) .... Eric Rykell
9. The Last Sin Eater (2007) .... Man of God
10. "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King" .... Robert Fornoy (1 episode, 2006)
11.Desperation (2006) (TV) .... Peter Jackson
12. The Deal (2006/I) .... Frank
13. "Masters of Horror" .... Jamie (1 episode, 2005)
14. Tennis, Anyone...? (2005) .... Matt Erhorn
15 The Hard Easy (2005) .... Paul Weston
16. Dead Birds (2004) .... William
17. Honey Baby (2004) .... Tom Brackett
18. 11:14 (2003) .... Jack
19. Briar Patch (2003) .... Edgar MacBeth
20. I Capture the Castle (2003) .... Simon Cotton
21. Gangs of New York (2002) .... Johnny Sirocco
22. I'm with Lucy (2002) .... Barry
23. Dead in the Water (2002) .... Jeff
24. The Quickie (2001) .... Alex
25. All the Pretty Horses (2000) .... Lacey Rawlins
26. A Good Baby (2000) .... Raymond Toker
27. Happy Face Murders (1999) (TV) .... Dylan McCarthy
28. Fever (1999) .... Nick Parker
29. Moby Dick (1998) (TV) .... Ishmael
30. Suicide Kings (1997) .... Avery Chasten
31. Niagara, Niagara (1997) .... Seth
32. Hijacking Hollywood (1997) .... Kevin
33. Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) (TV) .... Bern Venters
34. Bombshell (1996) .... Buck Hogan
35. Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) (TV) .... Ray Buckey
36. Legends of the Fall (1994) .... Samuel Ludlow
37. Curse of the Starving Class (1994) .... Wesley Tate
38. Beyond Obsession (1994) (TV) .... John Thompson
39. Fire in the Sky (1993) .... Greg Hayes
40. A Taste for Killing (1992) (TV) .... Cary Sloan
41. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) (TV) .... Young Norman Bates
42. Valmont (1989) .... Danceny
43. Murder One (1988) .... Billy Isaacs
44. Frog Dreaming (1986) .... Cody
45. Cloak & Dagger (1984) .... Davey Osborne
46. Misunderstood (1984) .... Andrew
47. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) .... Elliott
48. The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (1981) (TV) .... The Kid
49. Raggedy Man (1981) .... Harry

From Wikipedia:

Thomas returned to film in the late 1980s and early 1990s and began to prove himself in adult roles. His most prominent adult role to date was as Samuel Ludlow in 1994's Legends of the Fall. He is currently both an actor and musician. Moving to Los Angeles in 1998, the band The Blueheelers called it quits but Thomas continues to write and record songs. He posts them on his MySpace page.

And finally, some trivia from IMDB:

Performs with the band The Blueheelers.

Attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas

Ranked #24 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"

Married Marie Zielcke in Las Vegas in the same Chapel in which Britney Spears married Jason Allen Alexander.

The godfather of his daughter Hazel is Mika Kaurismäki. He was the one who introduced him to his future wife Marie Zielcke.

His wife, Marie Zielcke, is a popular actress in Germany.

Was ranked #4 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)

Was turned down for the role of Eric Bates in The Toy (1982). The role went to Scott Schwartz.

He was originally cast in the four-hour miniseries, Merlin, but when Thomas arrived at London's Heathrow Airport, much to the actor's surprise, he was informed that his official working papers were not in order, apparently the result of an administrative mess up back home, and he was denied entrance to the country. His reps called the incident an "unfortunate misunderstanding," adding that her client "did not do anything illegal." Be that as it may, Thomas was dropped from the Merlin cast and subsequently replaced by actor Paul Curran.

He dropped out of Texas's Blinn College (where he studied philosophy and history) after one year to act full-time.

He said that at age 8, he wanted to become an actor after watching a PBS special on acting and decided he had found his calling.

At an open audition in a San Antonio, Texas hotel he promptly landed a part in the 1981 Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man.

The only child of Carolyn, a homemaker, and Henry Sr., a hydraulic machinist.

He and his wife, Marie Zielcke, have a daughter named Hazel Thomas.

What Happened to Mr. Belvedere (Christopher Hewett)?

Christopher Michael Hewett (April 5, 1922 – August 3, 2001) was an English actor and theatre director best known for his role as Lynn Belvedere on the ABC sitcom Mr. Belvedere.

A devout Catholic, Hewitt served as a deacon at St. Victor's church in West Hollywood. During his later years, he suffered from arthritis and diabetes. On August 3, 2001, Hewett died of compilations from diabetes at the age of 79.

After Mr. Belvedere, Hewett starred in 1 episode of "California Dreams" - Mr. Green (1994), as well as one episode of "Ned and Stacey" - Himself (1997)


Of English and Irish extraction, Christopher Hewett was raised in England. His mother helped run a plantation in Malaysia, and was an actress herself. He attended Wimbledon College, a prestigious Jesuit school, before serving in the British armed forces.

Although born in England, Christopher started his stage career in Ireland at the age of 7 in a production of "Midsummer Night's Dream."

Confirmed bachelor who never married or sired offspring.

Devoutly Catholic.

Traced his descent (on his Irish side) from Irish political agitator Daniel O'Connell.

Christopher served two years in the Royal Air Force and was discharged at age 18 after a two year stint. He immediately joined the Oxford Repertory Co. where he performed in 104 plays. He also was an air raid warden during WWII. He moved to New York in 1954 and made his Broadway premiere in 1956 with the original cast of "My Fair Lady".

Performed and directed on Broadway from 1955-81. One of the highlights of his stage career was in the original stage production of "My Fair Lady" where he originated the role of Rex Harrison's competing egotistical linguist, "Zoltan Karpathy.".

His Belvedere character was the topic for a popular 1991 "Saturday Night Live" skit, in which a convention is held for the fictional butler.


What Happend to "Charlie" (Peter Ostrum) from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Peter Gardner Ostrum (born November 1, 1957) is a former child actor whose only film role was Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Ostrum was born in Dallas, Texas, U.S., but mainly raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), and was a student at Malvern Elementary School when he was named to the role. After the film Ostrum was offered a three-picture contract, but turned it down; he retired from acting and graduated from North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, New Jersey.

Willy Wonka remains Ostrum's only film credit after he decided that the life of an actor was not for him; instead, he received a veterinary medical degree from Cornell University and is now a successful veterinarian who specializes in cattle and horses in Glenfield, New York.

Ostrum has appeared on the real version of Where Are They Now: Child Actors on VH1.

In February 2009, Ostrum partnered with Dunkin' Donuts to help promote their new alternate slogan "You 'Kin Do It!" in Boston; he helped give out "Charlie Cards" (named for the MBTA'S mascot Charlie) to commuters on Boston's commuter system. Ostrum gave a "Golden Ticket" to one lucky commuter, which gives them unlimited rides on the rail system in 2009 and a year of free Dunkin' Donuts coffee.


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) was his only film appearance. He later went on to become a veterinarian.

Has two children, Helenka and Leif.

Was offered a three picture contract after Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), but turned it down.

Is a vet to large farm animals (cows and horses) in rural New York state.

Both Denise Nickerson and Julie Dawn Cole admit that they had crushes on him during the time they made Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) together.

Came in first place among males age 40-49 at the Lake Placid Half Marathon in 2001.

He is the youngest of four children by over a decade.

Although born in Dallas, he was raised largely in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, where he first acted in local children's theatre productions.

Attended North Hunterdon Regional High School in Annandale, New Jersey.

Lived in three different cities as a kid: Dallas, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; and Newark, New Jersey.

Lived in Munich, Germany for over half a year while filming Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).

Was number 78 on vh1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005).

Personal Quotes
When the picture was over, it was like it had never happened. I returned to school and by the time it was in theatres I'd changed a lot so I wasn't even recognised much. So, when I was, it was always a nice experience because people like 'Charlie'. He's a nice kid. My parents told me to look on it as an experience, which is what I did....My mom and dad were not at all stage parents. They made sure I had a clear choice about what I did for a living. I'm really grateful to them because being a veterinarian is very gratifying.

[On making Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)]: The entire experience was better than enjoyable. It was really interesting. But I had a chance to see what everyone's job entailed and I knew I didn't want to do any of those things for a living. Including being stars like Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. When it was over I was anxious to become just another kid again.

[On how he almost returned to performing]: When I made Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), acting was something that interested me. It still does, but not as a profession. The only time I ever considered it again was when I heard they were holding auditions to replace Peter Firth in 'Equus' on Broadway. My thinking was that, perhaps I should at least present myself. Getting the part would have been like lightning striking twice, but I didn't get it. So I continued in school with the same majors - animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.

Do I regret turning down the movie offer? I don't think so. I love the job I am doing right now. Granted it is about as far away from Hollywood as you can get, but I have a feeling of self-satisfaction with it. I don't believe that I made the right choice or the wrong choice. I made a choice that fit what I wanted, and it shaped how life unfolded for me. Would have life been better if I took the movie offer? Maybe, but I'll never know, and it's something I'll never question.


What Ever Happened to the Cast of Small Wonder?

Small Wonder

Victoria "Vicki" Ann Smith-Lawson (Tiffany Brissette)

After the series ended in 1989, Brissette continued acting appearing in Parker Lewis Can't Lose and the 1990 television movie Beanpole. Brissette's last acting role was in 1991 in the television series Equal Justice. Since 2007, Brissette has worked as a nurse and resides in Boulder, Colorado.

Video: http://www.mandjshow.com/videos/whatever-happened-to-tiffany-brissette/

Ted Lawson (Dick Christie)
There isn't a lot of information oh where he is now, but in 1999 Christie was a screenwriter for the movie Molly starring Elisabeth Shue.

Joan Lawson (Marla Pennington)
I couldn't find any information on her. It seems she didn't do much acting after Small Wonder. She was briefly on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She looked to be in great health. You can see the video clip above.

Jamie Lawson (Jerry Supiran)
According to one rumor, Supiran hates the Small Wonder show and refuses to even talk about it and has moved to New England where he does graphic design for a major food retailer. There are other rumors that he has been a roadie for the band Alice in Chains, was actually Billy Corgan from the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, or that he encountered financial difficulties and now works at a Taco Bell somewhere in California.

But perhaps the most accurate is that he lives in Laughlin, NV, and works at the Tropicana Express as a cook.

Harriet Brindle (Emily Schulman)
At 17, Emily began a career shift away from the cameras. Accumulating experience while working at talent agencies in both New York and Los Angeles, she quickly became a highly respected figure in the commercial industry. In 2008, after 13 years as the head of Acme Talent & Literary's Commercial Division, Emily relocated her department to its current home at Talentworks. Schulman married Derek Webster in 2002. They have two young daughters, Lasarina & Maev.