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.
Ken Kirzinger, Jason, also had the small role of the cook in 'Jason Takes Manhattan'. He gave director Ronny Yu exactly what he was looking for: a hulking mass to dwarf Robert Englund. He was considered for the role once again in sequel talks, and then ultimately, the role in the reboot went to Derek Mears. Ken's most recent credits include 'Hot Rod' and 'Wrong Turn 2' in 2007 and 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' remake in 2008.
After 'Freddy vs. Jason', Monica Keena continued her film and television career, appearing in the TV show 'Entourage', while lending her voice to the Emmy-winning comedy 'King Of The Hill' on occasion. In addition, Monica has appeared in several TV series including 'Without A Trace' (2006), 'The Ghost Whisperer' (2007), and 'Grey's Anatomy' (2005-2007). Currently, she is slated to star as Maddie in the upcoming remake of 'Night Of The Demons', to be released in 2010.
Jason Ritter, the son of the late actor John Ritter, is very active in Hollywood these days, starring in both television and movie projects. On TV, he had a recurring role on 'Joan Of Arcadia' for 45 episodes, and appeared in another 19 showings of 'The Class'. On the big screen, Jason, known for his role in 2002's 'Swimfan', starred alongside Hilary Duff in her movie 'Raise Your Voice' (2004), and followed that up with a small role in the 'Wicker Man' remake (2006). Most recently, he played Jeb Bush in the 2008 film 'W', an Oliver Stone pic about the life of former President George W. Bush.
Pop singer Kelly Rowland has gone back to her roots, re-joining the group 'Destiny's Child'. While continuing her musical career, Rowland has also made several guest appearances on television. She's been on the shows 'American Dreams' (2003), 'Girlfriends' (2006), and was a musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' prior to filming 'Freddy Vs. Jason'.
Katharine Isabelle was no stranger to horror prior to being cast in 'Freddy Vs. Jason'. She is known for playing Ginger in the 'Ginger Snaps' series, and played the role of Tina in the remake of Stephen King's classic 'Carrie' (2002). Most recently, Katharine has been involved in several up and coming TV series, appearing in 'Supernatural' (2007), 'Sanctuary' (2007-2008), and 'The L Word' (2009). Her latest movie is titled 'Rampage', which was released in 2009.
Brendan Fletcher continues his TV and movie success, appearing in 'Ginger Snaps Back' (2004), alongside Katharine Isabelle, and the sequel 'BloodRayne 2: Deliverance' (2007). He was also involved in Al Pacino's '88 Minutes' in 2007, as well as episodes of the 'Masters Of Horror' series ('The Damned Thing', 2006) and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (2007). Brendan's latest project, slated for a 2010 release, is titled 'The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde'.
Chris Marquette has become more known for comedy recently than for horror. His more well-known projects included 'The Girl Next Door' (2004), 'Just Friends' (2005), and 'Fanboys' (2008). Chris was a regular on the TV series 'Joan Of Arcadia' from 2003-2005, also starring Jason Ritter. He was also a regular on the TV show 'Strong Medicine', playing the role of Marc Delgado for 31 episodes (2000-2005). Other TV credits for Chris include 'Touched by an Angel', 'Nash Bridges', and '7th Heaven'. His next film is titled 'Kid Cannabis' and set for 2011.
Veteran comedy actor Lochlyn Munro, Deputy Stubbs in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', is known for his off-the-wall roles. Although I remember him best in 1998's 'A Night At The Roxbury', Lochlyn's movie credits include 'Dead Man On Campus' (1998), 'Scary Movie' (2000), 'Dracula 2000' (2000), and 'White Chicks' (2004). On TV, he's appeared in 'Weeds' (2005), 'Smallville' (2006), and 'Eyes' (2007). Lochlyn has four films in post-production, set for release in 2010: 'Let The Game Begin', 'Hard Breakers', 'Chad Chucka', and '9-9-09'.
Kyle Labine continues to shine on-screen. He has appeared in the horror sequel 'Halloween: Resurrection' (2002), followed by a part in 2004's 'The Perfect Score' and various TV shows, including 'The L Word' (2004), 'Supernatural' (2006), and 'Reaper' (2008). Kyle was also a regular on the show 'Grand Star', playing Kurt Masters in 26 episodes from 2007-2008. His latest film is a direct-to-video comedy titled 'Revenge Of The Boarding School Dropouts'.
After playing Lori's father in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', Tom Butler has continued his career in both television and movie work. He's had many diverse roles throughout his career, including roles in 2006's 'Snakes On A Plane' and 2008's 'The Andromeda Strain'. Most notably, Butler appeared in the 2004 Kurt Russell film 'Miracle', based on the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, and the TV adaptation 'Flight 93' (2006), based on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has also been in a score of TV series, including 'Smallville' (2005), 'Supernatural' (2006), and the short-lived 'Blade: The Series' (2007). His latest projects are titled 'Revolution' and 'Fixing Melissa', both set for release in 2010.
David Kopp, Blake from 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has gone on to appear in several TV series, including two episodes of the popular 'Psych' (2007), the first three episodes of 'Blade: The Series' (2007), and 13 episodes of 'jPod' (2008). Currently, David has a film coming out titled 'The Seamstress', starring Lance Henriksen, set for release in 2010.
Jesse Hutch, better known as Trey from 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has appeared in several movies and TV series since the film. His credits include 'The Butterfly Effect' (2004), 'American Dreams' (2002-2004), 'Smallville' (2005), and 'About A Girl' (2007-2008). He most recently had a recurring role on 'Kyle XY' (2009), and finished a film titled 'On The Run', starring Steven Seagal, which is set for a 2010 release.
Although he had a small role as Mark's brother Bobby in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', Zack Ward's role was important nonetheless. Since then, Zack has exploded back onto the big screen, playing alongside Milla Jovovich and Oded Fehr in 2004's 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse' and in the mega-hit 'Transformers' in 2007. Zack has also appeared in two sequels recently, 'BloodRayne II: Deliverance' (2007) and 'Alone In The Dark II' (2008). On the small screen, he continues steady work, guest starring in episodes of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (2007), 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' (2008), 'Cold Case' (2009) and 'Dollhouse' (2009). Next up for Zack are two films set for 2010: 'Repo', starring Jason Mewes and 'Monster Mutt', starring Mindy Sterling ('Austin Powers') and John Kassir ('Tales From The Crypt').
Garry Chalk, who played Sheriff Williams in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has done work primarily on children's shows since the film. His credits include 'Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2' (2004), 'The Karate Dog' (2004) and 'Dragon Tales' (2005). He has also lent his voice to several video games, including as Optimus Prime in 'Transformers' (2004) and 'The Godfather' in 2006. His dramatic work includes 'The Dead Zone' (2002-2005), 'Eureka' (2006), 'The 4400' (2007), and 'Supernatural' (2008). Garry currently has two films lined up for 2010: the TV cartoon 'Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins' and the drama 'The Saints Of Mt. Christopher', starring Tom Sizemore.
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.
Chris Gauthier, Shack from 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has continued on in films and TV, starring in 2004 films 'Scooby-Doo 2' and the Stephen King adaptation 'Riding The Bullet'. Chris has also worked with John Carpenter in his 'Masters Of Horror' episode titled 'Cigarette Burns'. His other credits include a recurring role on the TV show 'Eureka' (2006-2009), 'The Butterfly Effect 2' (2006), 'Smallville' (2009), and 'Harper's Island' (2009). His most recent film was the graphic-novel adaptation 'Watchmen' (2009), where he played the character of Seymour.
Since 'Freddy Vs. Jason', Brent Chapman, who did nothing when Blake told him to "give me some f*cking space!" (he played Blake's father), has gone on to several TV shows. His TV credits include 'The L Word' (2004), 'Supernatural' (2006), and 'Sanctuary' (2007). Brent also appeared in an episode of the 'Masters Of Horror' anthology titled 'The Screwfly Solution' (2006), which was directed by Joe Dante and starred Jason Priestley of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' fame.
Alistar Abell, who had the small role of Officer Goodman in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has gone to primarily work on cartoons since the film. He has lent his voice to several shows, including 'Transformers: Super Link' (2004), 'G.I. Joe: Valor Vs. Venom' (2004), 'Bratz: Super Babyz' (2007) and 'Iron Man: Armored Adventures' (2008-2009). On the dramatic side of things, Alistair appeared on a score of TV shows like 'The 4400' (2005), 'Tru Calling' (2005), 'Stargate SG-1' (2005-2007), and 'Supernatural' (2007). His film credits include 'Snakehead Terror' (2004), Ice Cube's 'Are We There Yet?' (2005), and 'Dr. Dolittle 3' (2006).
Colby Johannson, who played Shack's teammate in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has also continued his craft primarily on the small screen. TV credits for Colby include 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004), 'Smallville' (2005), 'Supernatural' (2006), and 'Reaper' (2007-2008). In addition, he played the Lineman in 'Final Destination 3' (2006) and was in the Sci-Fi TV film 'Ogre' in 2008, alongside fellow 'FvsJ' co-stars Brendan Fletcher and Katharine Isabelle. He is currently a regular on the show 'For Your Security', where he's played the role of Tim in nine episodes since 2008.
Eileen Pedde, who carried the small role of the school nurse in 'Freddy Vs. Jason', has continued her work on TV, most notably on the vampire show 'Blood Ties', where she played Crowley from 2007-2008. Her other credits include 'Tru Calling' (2004), 'Kyle XY' (2006) and 'Battlestar Galactica' (2006-2008).
Most people know Evangeline Lilly from her role as Kate Austen in the ABC hit series 'Lost' from 2004-present, but not many people know that she was indeed a part of 'Freddy Vs. Jason'. Before she was known, she played an extra in the film, as a student standing next to a locker. It was after this and appearances on 'Tru Calling' (2003) and 'Kingdom Hospital' (2004) that she got the role on 'Lost'. She currently continues her work on that, and has appeared in three films: 'The Long Weekend' (2005), 'The Hurt Locker' (2008) and 'Afterwards' (2008).
Oscar Gutierrez, better known as the WWE's Rey Mysterio, also appeared in 'Freddy Vs. Jason' as a Jumper, and was involved in several stunts on the film. Mysterio, of course, is a professional wrestler who grew up on the scene in Mexico, but gained prominence when he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1996. From there, he springboarded to success with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1997-2001, and then with World Wrestling Entertainment, where he's been a mainstay on the roster since 2002. Other film credits for Gutierrez include 'Ready To Rumble' (2000) and 'Ministry Of Mayhem' (2005).
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