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.
Lisa Zane, Maggie from 'Freddy's Dead', has continued on in TV, films, and even lent her voice to several animated series. Her credits include 'L.A. Law' (1992-1993), 'ER' (1995), 'Roar' (1997-2000) and 'Law & Order' (2006). On the animated side of things, she has been involved in 'Iron Man' (1995), 'The Incredible Hulk' (1996), and 'Bike Mice From Mars' (2006-2007), among others. Her most recent appearance was in a 2009 episode of the cop drama 'Southland'. In addition to her acting, Lisa is also an accomplished singer. In 2006, The Songwriter's Hall of Fame recognized Lisa as one of their new songwriters of the year. She can also be seen at Les Deux is Los Angeles, where she frequently performs. Her brother, Billy Zane, is also a famous actor as well ('Titanic', 'Tombstone', 'The Phantom', etc.)
Shon Greenblatt, who played the mysterious role of John Doe in 'Freddy's Dead', has starred in over a dozen film productions. Shon, who trained theatrically at the Stella Adler Conservatory, was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1993 for his portrayal of Oscar Delancey in 'Newsies' (1992), an ensemble cast that also featured Christian Bale, Luke Edwards, and Trey Parker (of 'South Park' fame). Shon's other credits include 'There Goes My Baby' (1994), 'Timelock' (1996), and 'Oddman' (1998). His most recent film was 2002's dark comedy 'Luster'. In addition, Shon also started a music video production company called 'Creature'. He currently lives in the mountains outside Manhattan with his wife Soli and their two children.
Lezlie Deane, who portrayed Tracy in 'Freddy's Dead', came to the franchise having already experienced Freddy once in her life, having starred in an episode of 'Freddy's Nightmares' titled 'Cabin Fever' in 1989. Lezlie, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, went on to appear in several serial dramas, including 'Dynasty' (1989), 'Jake And The Fatman' (1992), and 'Pacific Blue' (1998). She also appeared on '21 Jump Street' in 1987 alongside fellow Elm Street alum Johnny Depp and for two episodes of 'Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater' in 1994.
Ricky Dean Logan
Ricky Dean Logan, much like his other 'Freddy's Dead' co-stars, went to a diverse career of TV, films and animation. Ricky, who played Carlos in the film, guest starred in dramas like 'Pacific Blue' (1999), 'ER' (2006), and 'Las Vegas' (2008). In addition, he also had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera 'Days Of Our Lives' in 2008, playing the character Earl. Coincidentally, Ricky also guest starred on an episode of the popular comedy 'My Name Is Earl' in 2008, as well as providing voices for the 'Spawn' animated series from 1997-1999. His most recent appearance was in a TV film titled 'Shadowheart' in 2009.
Breckin Meyer, Spencer from 'Freddy's Dead', has gone on to be one of the more well-known actors to emerge from this film. Meyer, who made his film debut with Freddy, has starred in over 50 films and shows, most notably in the laugher 'Road Trip' (2000), as well as the two 'Garfield' films as Jon Arbuckle. In addition, Breckin has been involved in several animated adventures, including 'Kim Possible' (2002-2003), 'Titan Maximum' (2009), and 'Robot Chicken' (2005-2009), which he has also written 17 episodes for. Breckin was also a part of the hit cartoon 'King Of The Hill' from 2000-2009, voicing the character Joseph Gribble for 56 episodes. Breckin also started a production company with fellow actors Seth Green and Ryan Phillippe, and enjoys playing the drums on the side.
Yaphet Kotto, Doc from 'Freddy's Dead', was already known to the horror world for his role as Parker in the 1979 classic 'Alien', which was directed by Ridley Scott and featured Sigourney Weaver. Kotto is also famous for portraying 'Kananga/Mr. Big' in the 1973 James Bond flick 'Live And Let Die', with Roger Moore as Agent 007. Yaphet won a 1969 Western Heritage Award for his role in 'The High Chaparral', and was nominated for an Emmy in 1977 for the TV special 'Raid On Entebbe'. Most recently, Kotto co-starred in 'The Puppet Masters' (1994) and had a regular role as Lt. Giardello in the action drama 'Homicide: Life On The Street' from 1993-1999, encompassing 122 episodes. Most recently, Yaphet co-starred in the comedy 'Witless Protection' with Larry The Cable Guy in 2008.
Tom Arnold, known mostly as a comedian and the former husband of Roseanne Barr, has continued on in a guest starring capacity since 'Freddy's Dead'. Among his credits are 'True Lies' (1994), 'Austin Powers' (1997), 'McHale's Navy' (1997) and 'Cradle 2 The Grave' (2003). Most recently, Tom has appeared on the FX network's hit show 'Sons Of Anarchy' (2009), and has several film projects lined up. In addition, he is a host of 'The Best Damn Sports Show Period' on Fox Sports Net, and voices the 'Oven Mitt' character on the Arby's TV commercials.
Roseanne Barr, one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood, was the star of the show 'Roseanne' from 1988-1997. Her public fallout with former husband Tom Arnold was all over the tabloids in the mid-1990s, as was her performance of the Star Spangled Banner at a San Diego Padres baseball game that some people call the worst ever. Through it all, Roseanne has continued her career, most recently guest starring on episodes of '3rd Rock From The Sun' (1997), 'The Nanny' (1997), and 'My Name Is Earl' (2006). Roseanne won the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and has won 16 total awards, scoring numerous other nominations in the process. She currently resides in El Segundo, California.
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'.
Alice Cooper, one of the most well known rock stars in the world, frequently makes guest appearances on movies and TV shows. Among the films to his credit are John Carpenter's 'Prince Of Darkness' (1987), 'Freakshow' (1999) and 'The Attic Expeditions' (2001). His music is often featured in films and shows too numerous to list. He released his most recent album, 'Along Came A Spider' in 2008. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 1984 for Best Video Album 'Alice Cooper: The Nightmare', and won an Eyegore Award in 1997. In addition, Cooper tours and is the host of a syndicated radio program 'Nights With Alice Cooper' on the FM dial.
Linnea Quigley, who held the small role as a naked soul from Freddy's chest in 'The Dream Master' is known for her roles in the B-horror universe. Linnea has been in over 100 different films and shows. Her most famous roles were in the controversial Christmas horror film, 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' (1984) and 'Return Of The Living Dead' (1985). She is highly regarded as a 'Scream Queen', and has several projects lined up for 2010, including 'Strangers Online', 'Dead End', 'Post Mortem, America 2021' and 'Collapse'. She is a horror convention regular, and re-formed her all-girl band, 'The Skirts', who frequently perform at those events.
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 2: Freddy's Revenge' (1985), 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master' (1988), 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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