WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Robert Englund, one of the most sought-after horror veterans on the scene, has gone on to many horror films and even dabbled in directing from time to time. Aside from his career as Freddy, which included the 'Freddy's Nightmares' TV series, Robert starred in a 1989 remake of 'The Phantom Of The Opera', and works frequently with director Tobe Hooper. His many horror credits include 'The Mangler', '2001 Maniacs', 'Strangeland', 'Urban Legend', and 'Wishmaster'. Robert is also an avid surfer, and has appeared on shows such as 'Entertainment Tonight' to discuss surfing. In October 2009, he released his memoir book, 'Hollywood Monster', chronicling his experiences in the film industry. He has passed on his glove to Jackie Earle Haley, who took on the role of Freddy in the 2010 remake for Platinum Dunes.
Heather Langenkamp, Nancy from the original 'Nightmare On Elm Street', has continued her acting career since the film. She declined to do 'Freddy's Revenge', but did return for 'Dream Warriors' (1987) and 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' (1994). Heather always viewed acting as something she did on the side, even though she became well known as the character Nancy. Aside from that, her TV credits include 'Just The Ten Of Us' (1988), 'Growing Pains' (1990), and 'JAG' (1992). She is married to special effects make-up artist David Anderson, and the couple lives in Malibu with their two children.
Aside from Robert Englund, perhaps no other actor from the 'Elm Street' series has been more soughtafter and well known as Johnny Depp. Depp has gone on to a huge degree of stardom, having also been known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' films and for his frequent work with director Tim Burton. Other film credits include 'Secret Window', 'From Hell', 'Sleepy Hollow', 'Donnie Brasco', and 'Public Enemies', to name a few. He currently has over a dozen projects in development, among them 'Alice In Wonderland' (playing The Mad Hatter) and a sequel to 'Sin City'.
Jsu Garcia, who was cast under the name of Nick Corri in the first film, has gone on appear in many films and television shows. His big-screen credits include 'Predator 2', 'Candyman: Day Of The Dead', 'Collateral Damage', 'Along Came Polly', and 'We Were Soldiers'. In addition to that, his TV work includes guest stints on 'Crossing Jordan', 'CSI: Miami', and 'Without A Trace'. Outside of acting, Jsu enjoys golf, running, and charity work. In 2004, he completed the Los Angeles Marathon in 6 hours and 18 minutes, without any prior training. He has also climbed Mt. Sinai (1991) and the Egyptian Pyramids (1995) while on a pilgrimage in the Holy Lands.
Amanda Wyss, who portrayed Tina in the original 'Nightmare On Elm Street', has enjoyed success primarily on the small screen since that time. Among her many TV credits are 'CSI', 'Cagney & Lacey', 'Highlander', 'Charmed', and 'NYPD Blue'. She has also appeared on Showtime's horror hit 'Dexter' (2006) and lent her voice as the narrator in the 2006 film 'Night Terrors'. To date, Amanda has also appeared in 16 television productions and three stage shows. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
John Saxon, known as a heartthrob in his heyday of the 1970s, continued on in films after 'Elm Street'. He is perhaps best known for his karate role in 'Enter The Dragon' (1973) with Bruce Lee, and also starred in 'Black Christmas' (1974), 'The Last Samurai (1990), 'Beverly Hills Cop III' (1994), and 'From Dusk Till Dawn' (1995). He later returned to the franchise with stints in 'Dream Warriors' (1987) and 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' (1994). A black belt in karate, John has won three awards, including a 1958 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer, along with James Garner and Patrick Wayne. He has also guest starred on many TV shows, including 'Melrose Place', 'CSI', and the Showtime anthology 'Masters Of Horror', appearing in the episode 'Pelts', which was directed by Mick Garris.
Ronee Blakley, who played Marge Thompson in the original 'Elm Street', has been seen primarily on the small screen since the film. Her credits include 'The Love Boat' (1979), 'Highway To Heaven' (1984), 'Tales From The Darkside' (1985), and 'Hotel' (1988). In addition, Ronee appeared as the character Sally in the 1987 sequel, 'A Return To Salem's Lot', based on the Stephen King novel, 'Salem's Lot'. In addition to her acting, Ronee has composed music for four films, including the 1984 movie 'Docu Drama', which she also wrote and directed. Ronee was nominated for an Oscar and two Golden Globes in 1976 for her portrayal of Barbara Jean in the film 'Nashville'. She was also nominated for a Grammy that year for her musical work on the same film. She is currently active on the convention scene.
Charles Fleischer, who played Dr. King in 'A Nightmare On Elm Street', is perhaps best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit in the 1988 crossover hit 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'. Fleischer, who has continued his career primarily in comedy and children's shows, started doing stand-up at age nine and studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. His credits include 'Back To The Future Part II' (1989), 'Dick Tracy' (1990), 'Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight' (1995), and 'Polar Express' (2004).
Lin Shaye, the younger sister of New Line Cinema founder and CEO Robert Shaye, has made a career out of the supporting roles she plays. Her credits include primarily New Line films, like 'Dumb & Dumber' (1995), 'There's Something About Mary' (1998), and 'Me, Myself and Irene' (2000). On the horror scene, she returned to the 'Elm Street' franchise in 1994's 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare', and also appeared in 'Critters 2: The Main Course' (1988), 'Amityville: A New Generation' (1993), '2001 Maniacs' (2005), and 'Snakes On A Plane' (2006). Lin is also signed on for the sequel to '2001 Maniacs', slated for release in 2011, as well as ten other films for 2010 or 2011.
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