You Remember That Girl From That Show/Movie, She’s Totally Hot Now

Our generation has grown up with the television. Movies, Sitcoms, Games Shows raised us just as much as our parents did. We learned from our movie heroes that we could find treasure in a pirate ship with the help of a guy named Sloth, and we discovered how bad real cars sucked because they didn’t transform into giant robots. But most importantly, we met girls for the first time with the help of a television. And now, much like the girl from next door you didn’t hook up with when you had the chance, they’ve grown up into total hotties.

The idea behind the following pictorial is not to state the obvious. The girls on this list were nerdy, silly, goofy, regular kids that overcame all those adjectives and blossomed into hotness. Whereas some girls had it from the get go. Namely, Kelly from Saved By The Bell. She was hot then, and she’s hot now. Of course, we’ll still include pictures for completeness.


Tiffani-Amber Theissan – Gorgeous then and even more so now.


Hayden Panettiere – A pretty obvious choice for hottie now, the star of Heroes is a major babe. But, did you know Hayden began her career as Sheryl from Remember the Titans?


Lindsay Lohan – We’ll probably get ridiculed and have rocks thrown at us for including her, but you have to admit, she’s not all that bad to look at. Especially considering the leaps and bounds she took from childhood like back when she was in Parent Trap.


Marguerite Moreau – We wouldn’t expect anyone to remember Connie from The Mighty Ducks, why would you? She was mean and played sports better than you. Most recently showing up in Queen of the Damned it’s nice to see her back.


Shawna Waldron – Currently into directing and some acting gigs including a 2 year stint as a cast member of Ladies Man, Icebox from The Little Giants is now a lovely babe. Thanks for growing up!


Anna Chlumsky – Along with Macaulay Culkin, Anna made us all afraid of bees when she played Vada from My Girl. Her career has recently began to pick up with several new movies in the works, this probably correlates directly with the recent hotness she’s achieved.


Ariana Richards – You probably know her better as the sister in the original Jurassic Park film, but we’ll always remember the adorable girl in the girl who wanted to dress up as an alien from Spaced Invaders. Now, Ariana and her cuteness spends time doing art.


Michelle Trachtenberg – Without a doubt in our minds, this is the biggest transformation on the list. Did anyone ever think that that goofy girl from Harriet the Spy would develop into the smokin’ hot chick on Euro Trip?


Candice Cameron – While on the show Full House we watched her grow from a dorky little kid into an attractive woman. But, it wasn’t until she got out from under the shadow that Becky’s “milfness” put off, that we got to see how majorly beautiful Candice is.


Soleil Moon FryePunky Brewster was never one of my favorite shows, but there’s no doubt that little Punky was a cute kid. Now, there’s no doubt that she’s a super good looking woman who’s been a part of the hit shows Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Proud Family.


Tatyana Ali – Ashley from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air never really stole the show when surrounded by attention grabbers like Carlton and Will. But oh man, she’s the foxy lady grabbing attention now… movies, soap operas (The Young and the Restless), and even a singing career have been a part of Tatyana’s career.


Danica McKeller – She put the “Wonder” in Wonder Years; as in, we wondered if we’d ever meet a girl like her. Sure, she was nerdy, but that was cool. Couple nerdy with drop dead gorgeous and well, that’s Danica now. She’s still into entertainment making appearances on NYPD Blue and The West Wing, but her new claim to fame is teaching kids that math doesn’t suck in her new book “Math Doesn’t Suck”.


Tina Majorino – We won’t count points off if you don’t recognize the little starlet of Andre right away. Tina played alongside a great big seal in the movie and hilarious adventures ensued. She’s probably better known for her role as Deb in Napoleon Dynamite or Mac on Veronica Mars, how they hid sucha cute girl under all that weird movie, we’ll never know.


Amanda BynesAll That was the kid version of Saturday Night Live back in the day. You had Keenan and Kel doing the “Good Burger” skits, and, um… Amanda Bynes prepping herself for a life of hotness. She’s made quite a name for herself starring in The Amanda Show and most recently the movie Hairspray.


Zena Gray – Zena wouldn’t have made our list except for two reasons. #1 Max Keeble’s Big Move, a movie she starred in, was just on the other day. #2 She’s hot. Other places you might have seen Zena; the movie The Shaggy Dog and Law and Order.

The Goonies… Where Are They Now?

The Goonies is one of my, and I bet your, favorite movies of all time. It’s just got everything you could possible ask for in a movie. Action, suspense, mystery, comedy, a great cast, a fun plot, and Sloth.

So what’s up with The Goonies crew? Where are they now? What are they doing? Are they even alive?


Mikey – Sean Astin

Mikey is the hero of the movie who’s out to save his neighborhood, The Goon Docks, from demolition. His goal, to find the lost treasure of the pirate One Eyed Willy. He overcomes his problems with asthma and dyslexia by being a genuinely positive and enthusiastic attitude. Mikey is played by Sean Astin. Astin went on to star in the movie Rudy, and most importantly the role of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. A role that would springboard him into stardom, directing opportunities, and guest starring roles. He is married and has 3 children.

Chunk – Jeff Cohen

Chunk and the truffle shuffle are probably the most memorable parts of The Goonies with the exception of Sloth. Chunk is the comic relief of the Goonies group, with that humor normally revolving around food. But in the end saves everyone from disaster by teaming up with Sloth to put a stop to the Fratellis. Chunk was played by Jeff Cohen, who has since gone on to graduate from UCLA where he studied law. Cohen now co-owns a law firm in Beverly Hills, California where he practice entertainment law.

Mouth – Cory Feldman

Mouth is the smartass obnoxious best friend of Mikey and from the start of the movie you can easily see how he got his name. He may seem to be more of a hinderance to the Goonies cause, but proves reliable at talking his way out of problems and his fluency in Spanish also plays a key role. Mouth shares a mutual crush on Stef. Cory Feldman played the part of Mouth and a virtual slew of other films in the 80’s and 90’s. Most notably The Lost Boys, Stand By Me, and two movies in the Friday the 13th series. Feldman has battled drugs and poor choices over the years. Most recently making appearances on The Surreal Life and Two Coreys with fellow child star Corey Haim.

Data – Jonathan Ke Quan

The 4th core member of the Goonies group is Data. The brains of the operation, Data is seen throughout the film using a variety of gadgets he invented modeled after his idol James Bond. Though the inventions seem a little silly and useless at first, Data goes on to save the lives of the entire group on more than one occasion. Jonathan Ke Quan started his film career along side Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and has also starred in a couple of TV shows including Head of the Class in the 90’s. Quan is now a stunt coordinator and worked on the X-Men movie.

Brand – Josh Brolin

Brand is Mikey’s older brother and at the beginning against his quest to find the gold. But, pairing his concern for his brother and the crush that he has on fellow Goonie Andy, he eventually does all he can to help. Josh Brolin had his career kickstarted with his role on The Goonies and has gone on to a successful career in acting including No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, and most recently W. He is married and has two kids.

Andy – Kerri Green

Andy is not a Goonie at the start of the movie, in fact she’s pretty much the opposite. An attractive cheerleader from the better side of town she begins the movie dating a football star that antagonizes the group before she starts up her relationship with Brand. Andy eventually solves One Eyed Willy’s most complicated puzzle with her limited knowledge of piano playing. Kerri Green played the role of Andy, and later gained critical acclaim in the movie Lucas. Since then Green has started a film production company called Independent Women Artists.

Stef – Martha Plimpton

Stef is Andy’s best friend and stands by her throughout the movie. Stef is also the opposition to the smart-alec attitude of Mouth and often butts heads with him. This later leads to flirtation. The role of Stef was portrayed by Martha Plimpton who originally gained notice as a model. She has been featured in films throughout her career including The Mosquito Coast and I Shot Andy Warhol, but has made more of an impact in television and theater. She is currently a member of The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble.

Sloth – John Matuszak

Sloth is the deformed and extra large sibling of the Fratellis, the group the Goonies are challenged by for One Eyed Willy’s gold. Sloth was dropped as a child on more than one occasion by his mother which is what caused his ugly appearance. After being tormented by his family, he befriends Chunk and helps save the day at the end. The character of Sloth was played by John Matuszak, started out his career as a Pro Football player and was a part of two Raiders Superbowl Championship teams. Matuszak would eventually be featured in several other movies and television programs including M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The A-Team. He died in 1989 at the age of 38 from heart failure, possibly has a result of steroid use.

Mama Fratelli – Anne Ramsey

Mama Fratelli is the elderly and domineering matriarch of the Fratelli clan. Her sons Jake, Francis, and Sloth are the “bad guys” in The Goonies. Looking to get rich quick, Ma Fratelli hounds the kids after they stumble upon her hideout. Anne Ramsey, who was 56 when The Goonies was filmed won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. She also starred in the film, Throw Momma From the Train which earned her an Oscar Nomination. She died in 1988 of throat cancer.

Jake Fratelli – Robert Davi

Jake Fratelli is the opera singing Fratelli brother who torments the Goonies and his brother Sloth. The part was played by Robert Davi who has gone on to a limited movie career including Diehard and Predator 2. But his most recognizable role was as a lead role in the sitcom The Profiler and later was a part of Stargate Atlantis. He was presented with the LIFETIME Achievement Award by the Italian Board of Directors in New York for his involvement in community. He is married and has 6 children.

Francis Fratelli – Joe Pantoliano

The brains of the Fratelli clan, Francis is often at odds with his brother. Joe Pantoliono played the role of Francis and has since succeeded in having a very successful career in film and television. He’s been featured in The Fugitive, Bad Boys, The Matrix, and Daredevil. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his part in The Sopranos. He is married and has four children.


This article originally started out as a humorous look back at one of my favorite movies of all time. But, I think the movie speaks for itself. I hope you enjoyed finding out about what’s up with the cast of the Goonies as much as I did.