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VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp
This 80s movie is chock-full of young stars. Where are they now? For this list, we're looking at what the cast members of “The Lost Boys” have been up to since the movie's release in 1987. And if you haven't seen “The Lost Boys” . . . . spoiler alert! Which of these actors is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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The Lost Boys: Where Are They Now?


It’s one of the most ‘80s films ever made, and it is chock-full of that decade’s young (and not-so-young) stars. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re looking at “The Lost Boys” – where are they now?



For this list, we’ll be looking at the actors that starred in the iconic movie, and seeing what they’ve been up to in subsequent years, although some of their résumés are so long we can’t fit it all in! And if you haven’t seen “The Lost Boys” . . . . spoiler alert!



#10: Edward Herrmann





Herrmann made his mark in “The Lost Boys” by portraying Max, the polite and somewhat dweeby father figure and romantic partner to Lucy. Only it turns out…he was the head vampire all along! Duh duh duh! Herrmann appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the years, starring as Richard Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls” and appearing in “The Aviator,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “30 Rock,” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Unfortunately, Herrmann passed away from brain cancer on December 31, 2014 at the age of 71. He was survived by his two children and wife of 21 years, actress Star Hayner Roman.



#9: Billy Wirth




Wirth played Dwayne, the silent vampire who met an explosive end. He proceeded to star in bit roles in movies and TV shows, including brief appearances in “Sex and the City” and “CSI.” In 2001 Billy produced, wrote, and directed his own movie called “MacArthur Park” which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Wirth continues to act, and he appeared as Charlie in three episodes of “Chicago P.D.” throughout 2014. In 2019 he appeared in the movie “Eternal Code” and starred as Detective Kramer in one episode of Epix’s “Godfather of Harlem.” It’s nice to know he’s still keeping busy!






#8: Alex Winter




Before he was Bill in the iconic “Bill & Ted” series, Alex Winter was the vampire Marko. Marko was the vampire with gloriously curly ‘80s hair, and he met his end after being staked through the heart while sleeping. Winter has remained a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, and he was quite busy throughout the 2010s. He both directed and appeared in “Smosh: The Movie” of all things, and 2018 saw him producing, writing, and directing the documentaries “The Panama Papers” and “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain.” In the summer of 2019, he completed filming for “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the long-awaited sequel to 1991’s “Bogus Journey.” Expect to see it in August 2020.






#7: Dianne Wiest




Wiest, who played the soft-spoken Lucy, has certainly become a highly acclaimed actress over the years : she is a two-time Academy Award, two-time Emmy, and one-time Golden Globe winner! (Not to mention all the nominations.) And Wiest continues to kill it. In 2018, she starred as Mary in Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” and from 2015 to 2019 she played Joan Short in the CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces.” She also regularly performs on stage, and at various times from 2016 to 2019 she starred as Winnie in the Samuel Beckett-penned “Happy Days.” The production played in numerous venues, including New York’s Theatre for a New Audience and the Yale Repertory Theatre.






#6: Jamison Newlander




Newlander portrayed Alan Frog, half of the vampire-hunting Frog Brothers. Like his more subsequently more famous co-star Corey Feldman (we’ll get to him in a bit), Jamison has reprised his role for the two “Lost Boys” sequels, “The Tribe” and “The Thirst.” Newlander has primarily focused on work behind the scenes, including writing and directing short films that made the rounds on the festival circuit. In 2015, he appeared as the Mayor in “Bone Tomahawk,” and 2018 saw him reuniting with his “Lost Boys” co-star in the TV movie “A Tale of Two Coreys,” where he had a brief cameo as a police officer.





#5: Jami Gertz




Gertz was discovered by famed producer Norman Lear in a talent search, and proceeded to appear in various television shows before starring as, well, Star in “The Lost Boys.” Gertz’s acting output has slowed in recent years, with her most substantial recent role being that of Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom “The Neighbors.” In 2016, she appeared in an episode of “This Is Us,” and the following year starred in one episode of “Difficult People.” She has a pretty good reason for not acting as much – she’s too busy literally owning the Atlanta Hawks! That’s right, in 2015 her long-time billionaire husband, financier Tony Ressler, bought the NBA team for $720 million.






#4: Corey Feldman




Feldman is the Frog brother than everyone remembers, probably because he has had a far more robust presence in the entertainment industry. Feldman was a major child actor throughout the ‘80s, and while he’s obviously not as big as he once was, he is still keeping busy. He’s since appeared in the two “Lost Boys” sequels and voiced Magnus in “Minecraft: Story Mode,” but his most substantial work is providing the voice of Slash in Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Feldman is perhaps best known for his advocacy work against child sexual abuse in Hollywood (having been a victim himself), and he supported the Child Victims Act at the New York State Capitol in 2018.






#3: Corey Haim





Sam proved to be Corey Haim’s breakout role. The success of “The Lost Boys” led to Haim’s status as a superstar, and both he and Corey Feldman quickly became known as The Two Coreys. The two even eventually starred in a reality show of the same name that aired on A&E between 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately, Haim battled a drug addiction that significantly hindered his career in the early ‘90s and he was never quite able to recapture his past glory. Haim tragically passed away from pneumonia in 2010. He was just 38 years old, and was later inexplicably excluded from the “in memoriam” montage at the Academy Awards. Rest in peace, Corey.





#2: Jason Patric




Patric is the protagonist of “The Lost Boys,” playing Sam’s older brother Michael. “The Lost Boys” was Patric’s first major movie role, and he later proceeded to star in movies like “Speed 2” and “Narc.” He also took to Broadway in the mid 2000s and early 2010s, starring in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “That Championship Season” opposite “Lost Boys” co-star Kiefer Sutherland. His movie output slowed in the 2010s, though in 2017, Patric starred in a war movie called “The Yellow Birds.” However, he has enjoyed more success on TV, portraying Dr. Theo Yedlin in season two of “Wayward Pines,” which aired throughout the summer of 2016.





#1: Kiefer Sutherland




Sutherland is almost single-handedly responsible for kickstarting the whole “hot vampire” craze thanks to his impeccable fashion sense, masculine scruff, and that beautiful frosty blonde ‘do. And as most of us know, Kiefer became a certified Hollywood megastar, known primarily for his role as Jack Bauer in “24.” He’s certainly not coasting on residuals, either. In 2017, he took a role in the remake of his 1990 hit “Flatliners” and recently concluded a three-season stint as President Tom Kirkman on “Designated Survivor.” As of late 2019, Kiefer is filming “The Fugitive,” a Quibi original that serves as a modern update on the storied franchise. He is showing no signs of stopping, let alone slowing down!




On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:17 PM J Karpati wrote:


The Lost Boys: Where Are They Now?



It’s one of the most ‘80s films ever made, and it is chock-full of that decade’s young (and not-so-young) stars. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re looking at “The Lost Boys” – where are they now?



For this list, we’ll be looking at the actors that starred in the iconic movie, and seeing what they’ve been up to in subsequent years, although some of their résumés are so long we can’t fit it all in! And if you haven’t seen “The Lost Boys” . . . . spoiler alert!



#10: Edward Herrmann



Herrmann made his mark in “The Lost Boys” by portraying Max, the polite and somewhat dweeby father figure and romantic partner to Lucy. Only it turns out…he was the head vampire all along! Duh duh duh! Herrmann appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the years, starring as Richard Gilmore in “Gilmore Girls” and appearing in “The Aviator,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “30 Rock,” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Unfortunately, Herrmann passed away from brain cancer on December 31, 2014 at the age of 71. He was survived by his two children and wife of 21 years, actress Star Hayner Roman.



#9: Billy Wirth



Wirth played Dwayne, the silent vampire who met an explosive end. He proceeded to star in bit roles in movies and TV shows, including brief appearances in “Sex and the City” and “CSI.” In 2001 Billy produced, wrote, and directed his own movie called “MacArthur Park” which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Wirth continues to act, and he appeared as Charlie in three episodes of “Chicago P.D.” throughout 2014. In 2019 he appeared in the movie “Eternal Code” and starred as Detective Kramer in one episode of Epix’s “Godfather of Harlem.” It’s nice to know he’s still keeping busy!





#8: Alex Winter



Before he was Bill in the iconic “Bill & Ted” series, Alex Winter was the vampire Marko. Marko was the vampire with gloriously curly ‘80s hair, and he met his end after being staked through the heart while sleeping. Winter has remained a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, and he was quite busy throughout the 2010s. He both directed and appeared in “Smosh: The Movie” of all things, and 2018 saw him producing, writing, and directing the documentaries “The Panama Papers” and “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain.” In the summer of 2019, he completed filming for “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the long-awaited sequel to 1991’s “Bogus Journey.” Expect to see it in August 2020.





#7: Dianne Wiest



Wiest, who played the soft-spoken Lucy, has certainly become a highly acclaimed actress over the years : she is a two-time Academy Award, two-time Emmy, and one-time Golden Globe winner! (Not to mention all the nominations.) And Wiest continues to kill it. In 2018, she starred as Mary in Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule,” and from 2015 to 2019 she played Joan Short in the CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces.” She also regularly performs on stage, and at various times from 2016 to 2019 she starred as Winnie in the Samuel Beckett-penned “Happy Days.” The production played in numerous venues, including New York’s Theatre for a New Audience and the Yale Repertory Theatre.





#6: Jamison Newlander



Newlander portrayed Alan Frog, half of the vampire-hunting Frog Brothers. Like his more subsequently more famous co-star Corey Feldman (we’ll get to him in a bit), Jamison has reprised his role for the two “Lost Boys” sequels, “The Tribe” and “The Thirst.” Newlander has primarily focused on work behind the scenes, including writing and directing short films that made the rounds on the festival circuit. In 2015, he appeared as the Mayor in “Bone Tomahawk,” and 2018 saw him reuniting with his “Lost Boys” co-star in the TV movie “A Tale of Two Coreys,” where he had a brief cameo as a police officer.





#5: Jami Gertz



Gertz was discovered by famed producer Norman Lear in a talent search, and proceeded to appear in various television shows before starring as, well, Star in “The Lost Boys.” Gertz’s acting output has slowed in recent years, with her most substantial recent role being that of Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom “The Neighbors.” In 2016, she appeared in an episode of “This Is Us,” and the following year starred in one episode of “Difficult People.” She has a pretty good reason for not acting as much – she’s too busy literally owning the Atlanta Hawks! That’s right, in 2015 her long-time billionaire husband, financier Tony Ressler, bought the NBA team for $720 million.





#4: Corey Feldman



Feldman is the Frog brother than everyone remembers, probably because he has had a far more robust presence in the entertainment industry. Feldman was a major child actor throughout the ‘80s, and while he’s obviously not as big as he once was, he is still keeping busy. In 2015, he appeared as Aleksandr in “Sharknado 3” and voiced Magnus in “Minecraft: Story Mode,” but his most substantial work is providing the voice of Slash in Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Feldman is perhaps best known for his advocacy work against child sexual abuse in Hollywood (having been a victim himself), and he supported the Child Victims Act at the New York State Capitol in 2018.





#3: Corey Haim



Sam proved to be Corey Haim’s breakout role. The success of “The Lost Boys” led to Haim’s status as a superstar, and both he and Corey Feldman quickly became known as The Two Coreys. The two even eventually starred in a reality show of the same name that aired on A&E between 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately, Haim battled a drug addiction that significantly hindered his career in the early ‘90s and he was never quite able to recapture his past glory. Haim tragically passed away from pneumonia in 2010. He was just 38 years old, and was later inexplicably excluded from the “in memoriam” montage at the Academy Awards. Rest in peace, Corey.





#2: Jason Patric



Patric is the protagonist of “The Lost Boys,” playing Sam’s older brother Michael. “The Lost Boys” was Patric’s first major movie role, and he later proceeded to star in movies like “Speed 2” and “Narc.” He also took to Broadway in the mid 2000s and early 2010s, starring in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “That Championship Season” opposite “Lost Boys” co-star Kiefer Sutherland. His movie output slowed in the 2010s, though in 2017, Patric starred in a war movie called “The Yellow Birds.” However, he has enjoyed more success on TV, portraying Dr. Theo Yedlin in season two of “Wayward Pines,” which aired throughout the summer of 2016.





#1: Kiefer Sutherland



Sutherland is almost single-handedly responsible for kickstarting the whole “hot vampire” craze thanks to his impeccable fashion sense, masculine scruff, and that beautiful frosty blonde ‘do. And as most of us know, Kiefer became a certified Hollywood megastar, known primarily for his role as Jack Bauer in “24.” He’s certainly not coasting on residuals, either. In 2017, he took a role in the remake of his 1990 hit “Flatliners” and recently concluded a three-season stint as President Tom Kirkman on “Designated Survivor.” As of late 2019, Kiefer is filming “The Fugitive,” a Quibi original that serves as a modern update on the storied franchise. He is showing no signs of stopping, let alone slowing down!



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