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.
Miko Hughes, Dylan from 'New Nightmare', has continued on in various TV and film roles, both as a child actor and as an adult. On TV, his credits include 'Full House' (1990-1995), 'Life With Louie' (1995-1998), 'The Parent Hood' (1996) and 'Baywatch' (1998). Miko's big screen ventures include 'Apollo 13' (1995), 'Spawn' (1997), 'Mercury Rising' (1998) and 'Clockstoppers' (2002). Most recently, he played a radio DJ in the Ben Stiller comedy 'Tropic Thunder' in 2008. Miko's father, John Hughes, works in films doing special effects, so he was a natural for the part of Dylan. Currently, Miko lives in Apple Valley, California, where he is an actor by day, and DJ by night.
David Newsom, who played Chase in 'New Nightmare', has acted in over 40 different films and shows. His numerous credits on the small screen include '24' (2005), 'Without A Trace' (2006), 'CSI: Miami' (2007) and 'The Ghost Whisperer' (2007). Most recently, David has guest starred in episodes of 'The Mentalist' (2008) and 'Supernatural' (2009). An avid photographer, David collaborated with Viggo Mortensen in 2005 to create a photo monograph of his family and the landscape of Driggs, Idaho. The resulting book was called 'Skip' and published by Mortensen's own Perceval Press.
Tracy Middendorf, who got her start in films with her role as Julie in 'New Nightmare' has continued her career on both fronts, the big screen and small screen. Tracy has been involved in over 50 projects, most notably her role as Ashley in Tom Cruise's sequel 'Mission: Impossible III' (2006) and her role as Bonnie in two episodes of the ABC hit series 'Lost' in 2007. Other TV credits for Tracy including 'Angel' (1999), '24' (2002), 'House M.D.' (2005) and 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2007). Most recently, Tracy has guest starred in episodes of 'CSI' (2009) and 'Bones' (2009). Her next film project is titled 'Boy Wonder', slated for a 2010 release. Tracy is also known as one of the first actors to portray Carrie Brady on the daytime soap 'Days Of Our Lives' in the early 1990s.
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.
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.
Tuesday Knight, who took over the role of Kristen from Patricia Arquette in 'The Dream Master', later returned to the series in 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' (1994), playing herself. She has also guest starred on many TV shows and films, including '2000 Malibu Road' (1992), 'The X-Files' (1999), 'Weeds' (2005-2008), and most recently, 'Heroes' (2008). She has also done some work on the popular show 'Sex & The City' (2008), including composing music for the film version. She co-founded the company "Toe Brights" with Lisa Wilcox in 2000, but later created a line of her own. Tuesday is also the founder of 'Tuesday's Hip Vintage', which since its start has had a large array of celebrity clients.
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.
Marianne Maddalena, a frequent collaborator with Wes Craven in many of his films, has established a production company with Wes called 'Craven/Maddalena Films' in Los Angeles. Among the films Marianne has produced for Wes include the 'Scream' franchise (1996-2000), the original 'Last House On The Left' (1972), the re-make and sequel of 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'The People Under The Stairs' (1991). Marianne started out as Wes Craven's personal secretary in the mid-1980's and as they became great friends over the years, she began to get involved more and more in his films, up to her current capacity as co-founder of their production company. She is currently working on two films with Wes, 'The Waiting' and 'Ambrose Fountain'.
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 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' (1991). 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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