Where is the Cast of the Goonies Now?

Goonies

In 1985, Richard Donner’s unforgettable adventure film, The Goonies hit cinemas. The film was met with massive success. It made $9 million in its opening weekend, and was surpassed only by Rambo: First Blood II. It has won awards, been featured on dozens of “Best Films” lists, and is considered one of the best adventure/comedy family films of the 1980s. And that is saying a lot, considering the 80s was the decade of A Christmas Story, Mac and Me, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Today, the movie is still fondly remembered by adults who grew up with it, as well as by a whole new generation of kids who are just discovering it. Merchandise based around the movie is still being produced, including toys for kids, as well as some fun iGaming products, such as the Goonies slot, for the adult fans. 

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However, getting back on track, let us look at the main cast of the Goonies and talk a bit about what the crew is doing in 2022. 

Sean Astin

The de-facto main character in the film, Mikey was portrayed by Sean Astin, the son of Patty Duke, an Oscar-winner, and quite the notable actress in her own right. After The Goonies, Sean Astin went on to star in the film Toy Soldiers, which was not met with any sort of positivity, either critically or in popularity. 

However, the minor setback did not stop Astin from moving on to portray the main character in one of the best football films in history, Rudy. It is perhaps this film that garnered him the fame he needed to accomplish his most notable role. 

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Modern fans will recognize Sean Astin from his role as Samwise Gamgee, in the hit film series Lord of the Rings, as well as his cameo appearances in Stranger Things. All in all, Astin has certainly done well for himself. 

Corey Feldman

Perhaps one of the fan favorites, Corey Feldman portrayed the smart-mouthed member of the club, which earned him the nickname Mouth. By the time he starred in the film, Feldman was already an industry veteran. 

After his work in The Goonies, Feldman starred in a plethora of classic 80s films, including Stand By Me, the Lost Boys, and License to Drive. Nowadays, Feldman is more of a musician than an actor. His most famous (or perhaps infamous) album is Angelic 2 the Core, which many consider one of the worst albums of all time. 

Jeff Cohen

The most memorable part of the film was the young, chubby, comic relief, Chunk, and his heart-warming relationship with the physically deformed Sloth. Chunk was portrayed by Jeff Cohen. After his stint in The Goonies, Mr. Cohen made a few appearances in the TV series, Family Ties. However, he is no longer pursuing an acting career.

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Rather, Jeff Cohen finished law school in UCLA, and today works as an attorney, as well as a writer for the Huffington Post and CNBC. He was named one of Hollywood’s “Top 35 Executives 35 or Under” in 2008.

Jonathan Ke Quan

Ke Huy Quan, or Jonathan Ke Quan, was the tech-savvy, gadget-building Data. Prior to the Goonies, Ke Quan portrayed the smart-mouthed, child sidekick of Indiana Jones in Temple of Doom, however, since then Ke Quan has not done a lot of films. After his appearance in 1992’s Encino Man, Jonathan moved on from an acting career, and became a stunt director for various films, including the first X-Men movie, and Jet Li’s 2001, martial arts masterpiece, The One.

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