WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Since directing the 2007 revisioning of 'Halloween', rocker Rob Zombie has continued his multi-platform assault on the media. On the big screen, he completed his vision of Michael Myers with 'Halloween II' in 2009, and entered the animation realm in the same year, with the release of 'The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto'. Most recently, he directed 2012's 'The Lords Of Salem', a witch drama that starred his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie. Besides those films, Rob also rose to fame in Hollywood with the films 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003) and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005). In the music world, Rob has kept busy, releasing two original studio albums: 2010's 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' and 2013's 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor', as well as a remix album titled 'Mondo Sex Head' (2012). Next up for Rob, while continuing to write music, is a film titled 'The Broad Street Bullies', based on the exploits of the Philadelphia Flyers. No release date has been set.
Sheri Moon Zombie
Fashion designer Sheri Moon Zombie, known for appearing in her husband Rob Zombie's films, reprised her role of Deborah Myers in flashback sequences in 2009's 'Halloween II' and also lent her voice to the character of Suzi X in the animated feature 'The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto'. In 2012, she joined her husband again in the film 'The Lords Of Salem', portraying the lead role of Heidi Hawthorne. Sheri is perhaps best known for her role of Baby Firefly in the films 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003) and its sequel, 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005). Off screen, she runs a clothing line, Total Skull, and frequently appears on the Spike TV 'Scream' Awards annually. No word yet if she will join Rob Zombie's next film, 'The Broad Street Bullies'.
With a career spanning four decades, Malcolm McDowell was perhaps best known for his role of Alex in Stanley Kubrick's controversial film 'A Clockwork Orange', released in 1972. Other major screen roles to his credits include 'O Lucky Man' (1973), 'Caligula' (1979), and 'Cat People' (1982). After delivering Rob Zombie's vision of Dr. Loomis in the 2007 remake of 'Halloween', McDowell returned for its sequel in 2009, and has seen a resurgence of cult popularity since. He has starred in films like 'Doomsday' (2008), 'Silent Hill: Revelation' (2012), and 'Antiviral' (2012). In addition to the big screen, Malc has lent his voice to several ongoing animated projects, including 'Robot Chicken' (2007), 'Bolt' (2008), and 'Phineas And Ferb' (2008-2012). He is a regular guest at horror conventions, and has become very popular with fans with his quick wit and reminiscence of his work throughout the years. He currently has over a dozen projects ongoing, including recurring roles on TV dramas 'Franklin & Bash' and 'The Mentalist'.
Brad Dourif, who portrayed Sheriff Brackett in Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' and 'Halloween II', is perhaps best known for his other major role in the horror world-- that of Charles Lee Ray (Chucky) in the 'Child's Play' franchise. He portrayed the role in the original, and has voiced the doll ever since, spanning six films. He most recently completed 'Curse Of Chucky', a direct to video installment of the franchise in 2013 which starred his daughter, Fiona. Brad is also known for his role of Grima Wormtongue in the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy and as Doc Cochran in the HBO series 'Deadwood' (2004-2006). Dourif, a frequent guest star on TV dramas, has several to his credit, most notably 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2010), 'Fringe' (2011), and 'Psych' (2011). He has two films upcoming titled 'Twisted' and 'The Control Group', as well as a rumored seventh 'Child's Play' film with original creator Don Mancini again at the helm.
Tyler Mane, the tallest actor ever to portray Michael Myers at 6'9", is perhaps best known as Sabretooth from the film 'X-Men' (2000), and Big Sky, a professional wrestler in the old World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s. Tyler, who accepted the part after Rob Zombie told him he wrote it with him specifically in mind, previously worked with Zombie in 2005's 'The Devil's Rejects', and appeared in a bit part as Ajax in the epic 'Troy' alongside Brad Pitt in 2004. His most recent film credits include '247 Degrees Fahrenheit' (2011), 'Devil May Call' (2013), and 'Compound Fracture' (2013), which he portrays a character named, oddly enough, Michael. Tyler, along with his wife, Renae Geerlings, started Mane Entertainment company, and currently has one project lined up for 2014, a film titled 'Penance Lane'.
Scout Taylor-Compton, who starred as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' and 'Halloween II', has primarily appeared on the small screen since. She has guest starred in shows like 'CSI' (2010), 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (2010), and 'Grey's Anatomy' (2012). Scout has also appeared in several serials, including 'Love's Unfolding Dream' (2007) and 'The Governor's Wife' (2008). Her other notable film credits include the remake of 'April Fool's Day'
(2008), 'The Runaways' (2010), and '247 Degrees Fahrenheit' (2011), alongside Tyler Mane. A regular guest at horror conventions, Scout remains very active on social media via Facebook and Twitter.
Kristina Klebe, Lynda from Rob Zombie's 'Halloween', has continued in the horror genre since. Her credits include 'Zone Of The Dead' (2009), alongside horror vet Kane Hodder in 'Chiller' (2011), and 'The Advocate' (2013). Kristina has also appeared in a guest capacity on several TV series, including 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (2008), 'Criminal Minds' (2009), and 'CSI: Miami' (2010), in an episode directed by Rob Zombie. Her most recent projects include 'Bela Kiss: Prologue' and 'Proxy', both in 2013, and four other films set for release in 2014. A regular guest at horror conventions, Kristina is also very active on social media via Facebook and Twitter.
Danielle Harris, who played Jamie in both Halloween 4 and 5, developed into a multi-talented actress throughout the 1990s. Harris excelled in both television and films, appearing on numerous shows. Her most notable movie credits include 1990's 'Marked For Death', 1993's 'Free Willy', and 1998's 'Urban Legend'. On the small screen, she guest starred on TV classics like 'Roseanne', 'ER', and 'Charmed'. In 1995, Danielle offered to again reprise her role as Jamie in 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers', but due to the producers' indecision on her and her salary, she opted not to return. Most recently, Danielle returned to the franchise that defined her, taking on the role of Annie in Rob Zombie's 2007 revisioning of 'Halloween'.
Nick Mennell (Bob) has gone on to gain the distinction as being the first actor to appear in two major horror remakes, as he joined the cast of the 'Friday The 13th' reboot in 2009 in the role of Mike. In the same year, he portrayed Josh in the cabin game thriller 'The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond'. On the small screen, Nick has appeared on the CBS drama 'Numbers' in 2008, and the cable drama 'Southland' from 2009-2011. His next project is the religious drama 'Saint Janet', which is set for release in 2014.
Veteran actor William Forsythe (Ronnie White) appeared in director Rob Zombie's gritty 2005 horror/western drama 'The Devil's Rejects'. Forsythe, a regular on the convention circuit, is well known throughout the Hollywood community, having appeared in action films like 'Out For Justice' (1991), 'Stone Cold' (1991), and 'The Rock' (1996), comedies like 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo' (1999), and TV serials 'SharkMan' (2005), 'Prone To Violence' (2006), and 'Final Approach' (2007). In addition to the big screen, William has guest starred in several TV series, including episodes of 'Entourage' (2007), 'The Mentalist' (2011-2012), and 'Boardwalk Empire' (2011-2012), as well as the short lived series 'The Mob Doctor' (2012-2013). Going forward, Forsythe has a half-dozen films in production or set for release, including 'Hidden In The Woods', 'Laugh Killer Laugh' and 'The Witching Hour'.
Skyler Gisondo, best known as Tommy Doyle in Rob Zombie's 'Halloween', has continued on in Hollywood as he has aged into his teens. On the comedy scene, Skyler appeared as a regular on 'The Bill Engvall Show' from 2007-2009, voiced the character of B-Dawg in 'Snow Buddies' (2008) and its sequel, 'Santa Buddies' (2009), and had the small role of Young Moe in the big screen update of 'The Three Stooges' in 2012. He has also had the small part of Howard Stacy in the box office smash 'The Amazing Spider-Man' in 2012. On the small screen, in addition to his regular roles, he guest starred in 'Psych' (2010-2012), 'Hawthorne' (2010), and 'Once Upon A Time' (2013). Next up for Skyler are the TV movie 'Middle Age Rage' and the big screen sequel, 'A Night At The Museum 3', both set for release in 2014.
Genre favorite Udo Kie, Morgan Walker in Rob Zombie's 'Halloween', is well known in the B-movie horror community. Other horror credits to his name include 'Blade' (1998), 'Feardotcom' (2002), 'BloodRayne' (2005), and 'Mother Of Tears' (2007). He also appeared uncredited in the role of the Witchhunter in Rob Zombie's most recent flick, 'The Lords Of Salem' in 2012. In addition to his on screen work, Kier also works on the cartoon circuit, lending his voice to shows like 'Justice League' (2002), 'The Batman' (2004), and 'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated' (2010-2012). His next projects are the two-part film 'Nymphomaniac' for director Lars Von Trier, set for release in 2014.
Clint Howard, known as a regular contributor to brother Ron Howard's films, co-starred in the role of Doctor Koplenson in 'Halloween' for Rob Zombie. He continues to work with Zombie in films like 'The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto' (2009), and 'The Lords Of Salem' (2012). In addition to that, his other credits include 'Frost/Nixon' (2008), 'Night At The Museum 2' (2009), 'Curious George 2' (2009), and 'BloodRayne: The Third Reich' (2010). Howard also works on the small screen as well, guest starring in TV series like 'Heroes' (2009), 'Fringe' (2009), and the on-again, off-again comedy 'Arrested Development' (2003-2013). Clint has six films on tap for future release, including 'Sand Castles', 'The Whole Banana', and 'Intramural', all set for release in 2014.
Genre favorite Danny Trejo, a regular for director Rob Zombie, is perhaps best known for the title role in the film 'Machete' (2010) and its sequel, 'Machete Kills' (2013). Trejo works all across the board with both film and television roles. Danny, a child drug addict and criminal, was in and out of jail for 11 years, during which time he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. He successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. He usually appears as a convict or tough villain, but also has appeared in comedies, TV serials, and even kids shows. Credits to his name include 'Marked For Death' (1990), the 'From Dusk Til Dawn' trilogy (1996-1999), the 'Spy Kids' quadrilogy (2001-2011), 'XXX' (2002), and 'Predators' (2010). He has also lent his voice to Rob Zombie's animated feature, 'The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto' (2009), and appeared in popular TV dramas 'Breaking Bad' (2009-2010), 'Bones' (2011), and 'Sons Of Anarchy' (2011-2012). Upcoming for Danny are parts in no less than two dozen films, all set for release in 2014.
Genre vet Lew Temple, Sheriff Winston from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning', is perhaps best known for his roles in a pair of Rob Zombie films, 2005's 'The Devil's Rejects' and 2007's 'Halloween' reboot. An avid lover of baseball, Temple served as a minor league bullpen catcher for the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros in the mid-1980s. He continued on in baseball until 1993 before turning his attention to acting. His most recent credits include 'Unstoppable' with Denzel Washington (2011), the animated 'Rango' with Johnny Depp (2011), and the western gangster 'Lawless', co-starring Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy (2012). In 2002, Lew was let go from a movie contract because he dismissed symptoms of a serious illness. Not long after, a near-death experience landed him at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, where he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and a forty percent chance of survival. He stayed in the hospital for eight months, for chemotherapy treatment, and was released. He is actively involved in various charities, including 'Bowling For Boobies', which benefits breast cancer patients.
Popular horror actor Bill Moseley has gone on to develop several memorable characters after 'Texas Chainsaw Part 2'. He is, perhaps, even better known as Otis B. Driftwood from Rob Zombie's cult films, 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003) and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005). The characters has brought him an underground following in the horror community, and led to an independent campaign for a 'Best Supporting Actor' Oscar nomination, which failed. Most recently, Bill was cast in two films for director Darren Lynn Bousman: the underrated 'Repo: The Genetic Opera' (2008), and 'The Devil's Carnival' (2012). Both involved extensive scenes where Moseley gets to exhibit his singing prowess, with surprisingly good results. Bill is also an active member on the music scene. He has collaborated with guitarist Buckethead in the band 'Cornbugs', and has contributed to several songs with Repo co-star Nivek Ogre. Additionally, he provides the voice of a telemarketer in Combichrist's music video 'Sent To Destroy'. His many horror film credits include 'The Blob' (1988), 'Silent Night, Deadly Night 3' (1989), 'Night Of The Living Dead' (1990), 'Halloween' (2007), and '2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams' (2010). Moseley, a Yale graduate, recently returned to the 'Texas Chainsaw' film series, taking over the role of Drayton Sawyer (The Cook) in the upcoming 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D'. Bill is very popular in the convention scene, and regularly appears at Monster-Mania, Horrorhound, and Fangoria conventions.
Leslie Easterbook, known for her roles in Rob Zombie's 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005) and the 'Police Academy' franchise, continues to appear in several films and shows on the B-movie circuit. Credits to her name include 'The Heartbreak Kid' (2007), 'The Afflicted' (2010), 'Night Lights' (2012), and 'Sorority Party Massacre' (2013). Leslie, married to actor Dan Wilcox, has several films in production set for release in 2014 or beyond: 'L.A. Dirt', 'Vendetta', and 'Penance Lane', alongside Tyler Mane and Daniel Roebuck.
Popular horror actor Dee Wallace, known for roles in 'E.T.' (1982) and 'Cujo' (1983), continues on in the genre today. In addition to her work with Rob Zombie ('The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto' (2009), 'The Lords Of Salem' (2012)), she has co-starred in 'The House Of The Devil' (2009), 'Exit Humanity' (2011), and 'My Stepbrother Is A Vampire' (2013), among others. Outside of the genre, Dee frequently guest stars in many TV shows, including 'My Name Is Earl' (2007), 'Criminal Minds' (2008), 'Law & Order: L.A.' (2010), and 'The Office' (2011). Going forward, Dee has several films on tap, set for release in either 2014 or 2015: 'Apparitional', 'Love & Mercy', and 'Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard'.
Pat Skipper, who played the role of Mason Strode in Rob Zombie's 'Halloween', has gone on to a career primarily on television. He has appeared in over 80 films and shows, including 'Cold Case' (2005), 'Boston Legal' (2005-2008), and 'The Young & The Restless' (2007) on TV, and 'Independence Day' (1996), 'Ed Gein' (2000), and 'Seabiscuit' (2003) on the big screen. After 'Halloween', Pat followed that up with guest appearances on FX's hit drama 'Justified' (2010), playing the role of the Reverend. Most recently, Skipper has starred in episodes of 'The Mentalist', 'Mad Men', and 'Perception', all in 2014. He currently lives in Florida with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Jack and Amelia.
Popular horror actor Ken Foree, best known for his roles in 'Dawn Of The Dead' (1978) and 'Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III' (1990), continues to bring his talents to the genre. He has worked frequently with director Rob Zombie, both in his 2005 film 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005) and his remake of 'Halloween' (2007). He also appeared as a televangelist in the 2004 remake of 'Dawn Of The Dead', a role given to him by director Zack Snyder as a nod to his involvement in the original. His upcoming movie roles include 'The Lords Of Salem' (2012) and 'Sara's Cell' (2013). The horror film comedy 'Shaun Of The Dead' (2004), a parody of the zombie movie genre, has a subtle reference to him. The film's main character is an employee of 'Foree Electronics'. Foree appeared as himself in the 2008 novel 'Bad Moon Rising', by Jonathan Maberry. Foree is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities involved include Tom Savini, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon. Ken regularly appears at horror conventions, and hosts his own horror festival, entitled 'Foree Fest', first held in the U.K. in 2007.
Popular genre actor Sid Haig, known as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's first two films, 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003) and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005), has appeared in over 350 episodics and 34 films. He was primarily typecast as a villain, so much so that he nearly got out of the business altogether in the early 1990s. He was fed up with the business until then-unknown director Quentin Tarantino wrote the part of the judge in 'Jackie Brown' (1997) for Sid. Then things got better, and Sid was re-energized with his profession. During the mid and late 1990s, Sid ran a community theater company in Los Angeles, and came out of his self-imposed retirement to star in Rob Zombie's 'House Of 1000 Corpses' (2003). The role of Captain Spaulding breathed new life into Sid's acting career, as well as an induction into the Horror Hall Of Fame. Since that time, Sid has frequently collaborated with Rob Zombie, including in 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005), 'Halloween' (2007), 'The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto' (2009), and 'The Lords Of Salem' (2012). He has won several awards for his work in the genre, including 'Best Supporting Actor' at the 13th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards; 'Best Actor' in the 15th Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, as well as sharing the award for 'Most Vile Villain' at the First Annual Spike TV 'Scream' Awards with Leslie Easterbrook, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Bill Moseley as The Firefly Family. Most recently, Sid appeared in 'Hatchet III' alongside Kane Hodder and Danielle Harris, and is a regular on the horror convention circuit.
Daniel Roebuck, who played the role of Big Lou Martini in both 'Halloween' (2007) and 'Halloween II' (2009), appeared on both the big and small screens throughout his career. One of Roebuck's more memorable roles was as Jay Leno in the HBO made-for-TV film 'The Late Shift' (1996). Leno has often commented positively on Roebuck's performance whenever a guest brings up the film on the show. From 2005 until 2010, he had a recurring role in the television drama 'Lost', appearing as Dr. Arzt in nine episodes. He appeared as Morris Green in Rob Zombie's film, 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005), later returning to work with Zombie in his two installments of the 'Halloween' franchise. Daniel has also been a writer and producer for the Monsterama series, and appeared in some episodes of the series as well. In 2009, Roebuck guest starred in the fan produced web series 'Star Trek: The Continuing Mission', and has guest starred in episodes of 'Bones' (2005) and the short-lived series 'Dark Blue' (2009-2010). Most recently, Daniel has portrayed Dave Karofsky's father in the Fox hit show 'Glee' (2010), and appeared on a webisode of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' in October 2012.
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