The Goonies returns to cinemas: see the cast then and now

The Goonies is coming back to theaters near you.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Brothers Studios, the classic film will be re-released in a limited edition. The popular film originally hit theaters in June 1985 and immediately captivated moviegoers and became a classic.

The adventurous story follows a group of children who go in search of the lost ship of the notorious pirate One-Eyed Willie, hoping to recover the treasure supposedly buried with the ship and save their town.

Here’s what the cast has been up to since then.

The director of “Goonies” is planning a sequel to the classic children’s film

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin broke up then and now

Josh Brolin went on to star in Dune and Avengers: Endgame. (Getty Images)

Brand Walsh in The Goonies was Josh Brolin’s debut acting role. He went on to receive an Academy Award and SAG Award nomination for his role in Milk, as well as SAG Award nominations for his roles in No Country for Old Men and American Gangster.

He went on to star in The Young Riders, The Road Killers, Flirting with Disaster, Nightwatch, Best Laid Plans, Milwaukee Minnesota, Planet Terror, and True Grit. He later starred in Men In Black 3, Gangster Squad, Sicario, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Endgame, Flag Day, Dune, and Outer . Range.”

Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 to 1994 and they have two children, Trevor and Eden. He was married to Diane Lane from 2004 to 2013. In 2016 he married Kathryn Boyd. They have two daughters, Westlyn and Chapel.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin split then and now

Sean Astin played Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (Getty Images)

Sean Astin’s first starring role was Mikey Walsh on The Goonies. He went on to play the role of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, earning a SAG Award nomination for each film. He also received an Oscar nomination for the short film Kangaroo Court.

Aastin later starred in The War of the Roses, Toy Soldiers, Encino Man, Courage Under Fire, Icebreaker, Jeremiah, 50 First Dates, Smile, and 24. “Click.” He went on to star in Borderland, Demoted, Extraction, The Freemason, The Strain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Swing Vote, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, and Stranger Things “. ” and “iMordecai.”


Astin married Christine Harrell in July 1992 and they have three daughters – Alexandra, Elizabeth and Isabella.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman split then and now

Corey Feldman played the role of Mouth on The Goonies. (Getty Images)

Corey Feldman was already a well-known child actor before starring as Clark “Mouth” Devereaux in The Goonies. He also starred in Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, and Maverick.

He later starred in Dweebs, Born Bad, The Million Dollar Kid, No Witness, Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Splatter, Exposure, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. and “13 Fanboys”.

In his memoirs, Feldman claimed he was sexually abused as a child by someone who worked with his father. He was married to actress Vanessa Marcil from 1989 to 1993. He was then married to Susie Sprague from 2002 to 2014 and they have one son, Zen. In 2016 he married Courtney Anne Mitchell.

Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan split then and now

Ke Huy Quan won an Oscar for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. (Getty Images)

Ke Huy Quan began his career as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom before appearing as Richard “Data” Wang in The Goonies. He has since won an Oscar for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

He has appeared in Nothing Is Easy, Head of the Class, Encino Man, Red Pirate, Finding Ohana, and American Born Chinese.


Quan is married to Echo Quan.

Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen broke up then and now

Jeff Cohen played Chunk in The Goonies. (Getty Images)

Jeff Cohen guest-starred on various TV shows before appearing on The Goonies as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen. He went on to appear in Amazing Stories, Family Ties, Popeye and Son, and Perfect Harmony.

He later left acting to pursue a career in law and now works as an entertainment lawyer. Named “Next Generation: Hollywood’s Top 35 Executives 35 and Under” by The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen is Ke Huy Quan’s attorney and friend.

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton split then and now

Martha Plimpton wins an Emmy for her role in The Good Wife. (Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Martha Plimpton had a few acting roles before appearing as Stef Steinbrenner on The Goonies. She has since been nominated for three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award.

Plimpton has also appeared in The Mosquito Coast, Parenthood, Samantha, Stanley & Iris, Daybreak, Chantilly Lace, Beautiful Girls, Raising Hope and How to Make it in America ‘ on ,’ and ‘The Real O’Neils’. She later appeared in Generation, Leap, and A Town Called Malice.

Kerry Green

Kerri Green split then and now

Kerri Green appeared in Summer Rental and Three for the Road. (Getty Images)

Kerri Green’s first acting role was as Andrea Carmichael, or Andy, in The Goonies. She later appeared in “Summer Rental”, “Lucas”, “Three for the Road”, “Mad About You” and “Complacent”. She then wrote and directed “Bellyfruit.”

Robert David

Robert Davi broke up then and now

Robert Davi has since starred in Die Hard and License to Kill. (Getty Images)

Robert Davi played Jake Fratelli in The Goonies. He went on to play the lead roles in Wild Thing, Die Hard, License to Kill, and Peacemaker.

He later starred in Predator 2, Illicit Behavior, Night Trap, Son of the Pink Panther, Showgirls, Profiler, The Hot Chick, and The Iceman. He went on to star in The Expendables 3, Mob Town, Buckle Up, and Inside Man.


Davi was married to Jan Borenstein from 1970 to 1980 and to Jeri McBride from 1980 to 1990. They have a son together, Sean. He was then married to Christine Bolster from 1990 to 2019 and they had four children – Ariana, Frances, Isabella and Nicolas.

John Matuszak

John Matuszak split then and now

John Matuszak was a professional football player before turning to acting, playing the sloth on The Goonies. (Warner Brothers/Movie Clips/Getty Images)

John Matuszak was a professional football player with two Super Bowl victories before playing Sloth on The Goonies. He then appeared in “Hollywood Beat”, “Hunter” and “One Crazy Summer”.

He later appeared in Miami Vice, Aaron’s Way, Perfect Strangers, Superboy, and Down the Drain.

Matuszak died of an accidental drug overdose in June 1989 at the age of 38.

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano split then and now

Joe Pantoliano starred in The Matrix and Memento. (Getty Images)

Joe Pantoliano played Francis Fratelli in The Goonies. He went on to win an Emmy Award for his role in The Sopranos and appeared in Empire of the Sun, Midnight Run and The Fanelli Boys.


He later starred in The Fugitive, Dangerous Heart, Bad Boys, The Immortals, EZ Streets, The Matrix, Memento, Daredevil, The Handler, and Dr. Vegas.” He went on to star in The Perfect Match, Sense 8, Bad Boys for Life, Hide and Seek, and Tacoma FD.

Pantoliano was married to Morgan Kester from 1979 to 1985 and they have a son named Marco. He then married Nancy Sheppard in 1994. They have four children, Daniella, Isabella, Bobby and Melody. His eldest daughter Michelle was born before his marriage.

Anne Ramsay

Anne Ramsey split then and now

Anne Ramsey played Mama Fratelli in The Goonies. (Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Anne Ramsey had been an actress since the early 1970s before playing Mama Fratelli in The Goonies. She later appeared in Say Yes, Love at Stake, and Throw Momma From the Train, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

She then starred in Another Chance, The River Pirates, Scrooged, and Homer and Eddie.


Ramsey married Logan Ramsey in 1954. She died of complications from cancer in August 1988 at the age of 59.

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