10 Forgotten Actors From The 80s

There were a lot of great movies  and TV shows in the 80s and many of them had actors that we haven’t seen since.  However, back then, they were a part of our everyday lives and we often wonder what happened to them since.  Here are 10 actors that we tracked down to give you their current status. Check it out:


1. Rick Moranis.

Rick Moranis played a series of funny roles including Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Spaceballs and of course, Ghostbusters. When his wife died of cancer in 1991, Moranis left Hollywood behind to become a full-time father to his two children, Rachel and Mitchell.

2. Alex Winter

Alex Winter gave us some good movies like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and The Lost Boys. He has since been behind the camera to direct a lot of movies.

3. Kirk Cameron.

He played on the hit TV series, Growing Pains and has since starred in some smaller movie productions that contain strong, Christian values.

4. Jeremy Miller.

Another co-star from the show, Growing Pains, has since become a business owner in Southern California.

5. Benji Gregory.

He was on the TV show, ALF and since then, he grew up and joined the U.S. Navy and later moved to Arizona with his wife.

6. Mr. T.

This iconic guy was in some epic roles. One of which was the TV series The A-Team. He all but disappeared since.

7. Henry Thomas.

This kid stole our hearts in the movie, E.T. the Extraterrestrial. He grew up to play several other roles in movies but most people don’t see him as the same person because he’s all grown up now.

8. Emmanuel Lewis.

This pint-sized actor hogged the screen in the TV Series Webster. He hasn’t had many roles since that famed show went off the air.

9. Jonathan Ke Quan.

He made us laugh in Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom and in The Goonies. Now, he mostly works behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator.

10. Richard Dean Anderson.

The magnificent MacGyver seemed like he could do anything.  However, since them, the roles have been few and far between but we will always remember him as this guy.