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.
Craig Wasson, Dr. Neil Gordon from 'Dream Warriors', went on in primarily a supporting role in various TV shows and specials throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and has recently returned to film roles in the horror genre. His TV credits include 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' (1996), 'The Practice' (1997), and 'Seven Days' (1999), while his film roles include 'New Alcatraz' (2001), 'Ghost Rock' (2004), and 'Akeelah And The Bee' (2006). In addition, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 1982 for his role in the film 'Four Friends'. Craig currently lives in Los Angeles.
Patricia Arquette, who made her film debut in 'Dream Warriors', has continued her career in Hollywood both in films and television. Patricia, now married to actor Thomas Jane, has credits in over 40 films and TV shows, including 'True Romance' (1993), 'Bringing Out The Dead' (1999), 'Little Nicky' (2000), and 'Holes' (2003). Patricia is perhaps best known for her role in the NBC drama 'Medium', where she has played the character Allison Dubois for over 100 episodes, running from 2005-present. The sister of David and Richmond Arquette, Patricia has over 15 award nominations, claiming four: The 1998 Bronze Wrangler for 'The Hi-Lo Country'; The 1993 Cable Ace Award for 'Wildflower'; The 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for 'Medium'; and The 2007 Eyegore Award.
Ken Sagoes, who played Kincaid in 'Dream Warriors' and 'The Dream Master', has continued his career primarily on the small screen. His TV credits include 'Martin' (1992), 'The Division' (2002), 'The District' (2002), and 'Til Death' (2008). In addition to his acting, Ken is also an avid writer/producer. His children's special 'On Promised Land', garnered two award nominations in 1995, claiming the Cable Ace Award for Writing On A Children's Special Or Series. Most recently, Ken co-wrote the 2009 African-American drama 'Sideline Confessions' along with LaShirl Smith. He is active on the horror convention circuit.
Rodney Eastman, Joey from 'Dream Warriors' and 'The Dream Master', has continued his work since the film, mostly in TV dramas. His credit list includes 'Diagnosis Murder' (1995), 'ER' (1996), 'CSI' (2001), and 'Saving Grace' (2007). Most recently, Rodney appeared on episodes of both 'Without A Trace' and 'The Mentalist' in 2009, and has three films slated for 2010: 'Janie Jones', 'Spork', and 'I Spit On Your Grave'. Rodney was nominated for two awards, the 1989 Young Artist Award for 'The Dream Master', and the 1990 Saturn Award for 'Deadly Weapon'. In addition to his acting, Rodney plays in the band 'King Straggler' with fellow actors John Hawkes and Brentley Gore. The band recently released their self titled debut album. Rodney is also active on the horror convention scene across the country.
Jennifer Rubin, Taryn from 'Dream Warriors, has gone on to star in a lot of underground independent films throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She was originally a Calvin Klein model for their 'Obsession' line, and also a competitive swimmer. Her credits include Roger Corman's 'The Wasp Woman' (1995), 'Plump Fiction' (1997), 'Amazons And Gladiators' (2001), and 'Transmorphers: Fall Of Man' (2009). She currently pursues acting on the side, and works for Prosperity & Jiggy Card Company of New York City.
Ira Heiden, who played the wizard master Will in 'Dream Warriors', continued his career on the small screen since the film. His other credits include 'Step By Step' (1993), 'Lois And Clark' (1994-1995), and 'Family Matters' (1998). Most recently, Ira co-starred in the Jennifer Garner show 'Alias', playing techie Rick McCarthy for seven episodes from 2002-2003.
Bradley Gregg, who played Phillip in 'Dream Warriors', has gone on to become a producer, while still acting on the side. His film credits include 'Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade' (1989), 'The Fisher King' (1991), 'Fire In The Sky' (1993) and 'Whiplash' (2002). He has also guest starred on several TV shows, including 'My Two Dads' (1987-1989), 'The Pretender' (1997) and 'ER' (2000). In the 1990 film 'Class Of 1999', Bradley played the role of Cody Culp and also served in various aspects of production, including stunts and visual effects. He also started the Eventide Fields production company alongside his wife, photographer Dawn Gregg. He wrote and directed 'Cedars Of Lebanon,' which he has been working on since 2006.
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.
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Laurence Fishburne, credited as Larry Fishburne in his role as Max in 'Dream Warriors', has become well-known for playing forceful, militant, authoritarian roles. He has become perhaps most famous for his portrayal of Morpheus in the 'Matrix' trilogy of films, starring Keanu Reeves. Among his many credits are 'The Tuskegee Airmen' (1995), the remake of 'Assault On Precinct 13' (2005), 'Mission: Impossible III' (2006), and 'Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer' (2007), where he served as the voice of the Silver Surfer. A spinoff film for the Surfer is also in the works. Most recently, he has joined the cast of 'CSI' as a regular as of 2008, and signed on for the role of Nolan in the updated version of 'Predators', slated for 2011. The Oscar-nominated actor has another 17 wins and 22 nominations to his credit, including two Emmys for the 1997 TV film 'Miss Evers' Boys' and a 2007 Tony nomination for his role in 'Thurgood'. He currently lives in New Rochelle, New York.
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