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.
Mark Patton, who starred as Jesse in 'Freddy's Revenge', got out of acting after the film was released. His last appearances came in the 'CBS Schoolbreak Special' and an episode of 'Hotel', both in 1986. He also starred in a TV pilot titled, 'Kelsey's Son' with Chuck Connors, but it was not picked up. Prior to the film, Mark auditioned for the role of Glen in the original 'Nightmare On Elm Street', but was passed over in favor of Johnny Depp. Mark also has an interest in country and western music, which his family always encouraged him to pursue. At age 17, he flipped a coin in his bedroom to determine which would it be: New York or Nashville. It came up tails, and it was off to the Big Apple. Currently, Mark lives in Venice, California, and directs off-broadway theater productions. He is also beginning to attend horror conventions across the country celebrating his role as Jesse.
Kim Myers, who played Lisa in 'Freddy's Revenge', went on to a career primarily on the small screen, appearing in many TV serials and dramas. 'Freddy's Revenge' was Kim's first major Hollywood role, and her credits include: 'Walker, Texas Ranger', 'JAG', 'Judging Amy' and 'The Closer'. She also co-starred in 'Hellraiser: Bloodline' in 1996, the fourth film of the storied 'Hellraiser' saga, and was alongside Patrick Swayze in 1998's 'Letters From A Killer'. In addition, Kim had a recurring role as Jarrod's mother in drama 'The Pretender', which ran from 1996-1999. She most recently appeared in the 2010 TV drama '10,000 Days', as well as the films 'Jump Rope Sprint' (2011), 'The Forger' (2012), and 'Notes From Dad' (2013). There is also a film adaptation of '10,000 Days' in the can, slated for release in 2014. Kim is also active on the horror convention scene across the country, celebrating her roles in 'Freddy's Revenge' and 'Bloodline'.
Robert Rusler, Grady from 'Freddy's Revenge', has gone on to several horror sequels and a score of TV dramas. He broke in doing commercials, most notably a Heineken commercial in the 1980s directed by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone. Rusler, whose father was a guard at Universal Studios, entered the business right out of high school. Among his film credits are 1985's 'Weird Science', 1991's 'Sometimes They Come Back' and 1993's 'Amityville: A New Generation'. On the small screen, Robert's recent appearances have included '24' (2006), 'The Closer' (2007), 'The Unit' (2007) and 'Medium' (2008). His most recent film, 'Delivered' is currently in post-production, with a 2011 release scheduled. Robert is active on the horror convention circuit.
Marshall Bell, who played Coach Schneider in 'Freddy's Revenge', has continued on in primarily a supporting role since the film. Among his most famous credits are 'Stand By Me' (1986), 'The Puppet Masters' (1994), 'Starship Troopers' (1997), 'Identity' (2003), 'Room 6' (2006), which also featured Kane Hodder. On TV, Marshall has been on scores of serials and dramas, including 'CSI' (2002), 'Deadwood' (2004), 'The Shield' (2005), 'Stargate: Atlantis' (2008), and 'Southland' (2009). In addition, Marshall appeared in the NBC series 'Fear Itself' in 2008, in the episode 'In Sickness And In Health' as Carlos' Uncle Bob. Bell, a regular on the horror convention scene, has three films on tap for 2010: 'The Rock N Roll Dreams Of Duncan Christopher', 'The Rum Diary', and 'Prettyface'.
Clu Gulager continued on in horror films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His most successful was the indy hit 'Feast', as well as its two sequels, which ran from 2005-2009. Clu, named after the clu-clu birds that nested at his home when he was born, originally signed with Universal Studios in the 1960s as a contract player. He later revitalized his career in the 1980s in scores of horror flicks that took advantage of his ever-growing, wild-eyed eccentricities. These films included 'Teen Vamp' (1988), 'Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter' (1994), and 'Vic' (2006). Clu was nominated for a 1987 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film 'Hunter's Blood'. His sons, John and Tom, also worked with him on the 'Feast' films as well.
Christie Clark, who appeared as Angela, the youthful sister of Jesse in 'Freddy's Revenge', went on to big success on the soap opera 'Days Of Our Lives'. Portraying Carrie Brady, Christie garnered six award nominations, ultimately winning the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award for 'Hottest Romance' with Austin Peck. She appeared in 53 episodes of the drama from 1993 through 2006, when the producers went in another direction creatively. In addition, Christie has created the Monkeywrench clothing line for snowboarding.
Sydney Walsh, who had the small role of Kerry in 'Freddy's Revenge', has gone on to appear in over 70 different TV shows and specials. Among them are: 'ER' (2000), 'NYPD Blue' (2002), 'Nip/Tuck' (2003), 'Without A Trace' (2005), and 'Medium' (2006), alongside fellow Elm Street alum Patricia Arquette.
Robert Shaye, better known as a producer for New Line Cinema, frequently guest stars in some of the New Line films. His other credits in the New Line universe include 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master' (1988), 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' (1991), and 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' (1994). Robert has overseen the production of the entire 'Nightmare on Elm Street' franchise (1984-present), as well as the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy (2001-2003), the two 'Critters' films (1986-1988), and other films such as 'Cellular' (2004) and 'The Last Mimzy' (2007) and 'The Golden Compass' (2007). Currently, the man often credited as 'L.E. Moko' is serving as an executive producer on the 'Nightmare On Elm Street' remake, set for 2010.
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