If you were a kid back in the 90s, there is no way that you would not know about the 'Mighty Ducks.' Indeed, these Ducks represent more than just a successful film franchise from Disney. They were a cultural sensation, something that young boys and girls could relate to.
Nonetheless, it doesn't hurt to get pretty decent numbers at the box office either. In the end, "The Mighty Ducks" made a total gross of around $50.8 million in 1992, according to the website Box Office Mojo. Meanwhile, "D2: The Mighty Ducks" grossed an estimated $45.6 million in 1994. Finally, "D3: The Mighty Ducks" made an estimated gross of $23 million in 1996.
Believe it or not, it has already been 27 years since the first 'Mighty Ducks' film came out. And wouldn't you want to know what the cast has been up to since then? Well, we've got some answers for you:
20 Vincent Larusso
In the franchise, Vincent Larusso played the role of Adam Banks in all of the franchise’s three films. He started out as the star hockey player of the rival team before eventually joining the Ducks himself.
Since this role, Larusso has not really remained active in the entertainment industry. According to the IMDB database, he only appeared in the film “Superhero Movie” and the tv series “Dollhouse.”
19 Elden Henson
Elden Henson is the brother of Garette Henson. Throughout the ‘Mighty Ducks’ franchise, Henson portrayed the role of Fulton Reed who was recruited by the team after breaking Gordon’s car window.
Since then, Henson has been quite busy. In fact, he has appeared in movies such as “Cast Away,” “She’s All That,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “Jobs” and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ films.
18 Shaun Weiss
In the first ‘Mighty Ducks’ movie, Shaun Weiss portrayed a kid named George Goldberg. George was a goalie who was scared of getting hit by the pucks. Eventually, however, he came around and even managed to deal with his fear.
In real life, Weiss’ situation went a bit sideways in recent years. According to a report from People, the actor was arrested on August 2017 for possession.
17 J.D. Daniels
In the franchise, J.D. Daniels played the role of Peter in the first ‘Mighty Ducks’ film. Following this, Daniel went on to appear in various television series.
These include “Mad About You,” “Full House,” “Quantum Leap,” “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “The Nanny,” “Burke’s Law,” “Party of Five,” “Family Law” and “Buddy Faro.” Moreover, Daniels has also provided voice talent for tv series such as “Gargoyles,” “Beethoven,” “The Little Mermaid” and more.
16 Garette Henson
Actor Garette Henson played the role of Guy Germaine for all three ‘Mighty Ducks’ movies. His character was a hockey player with some serious skills. Over the years, Henson also went on to appear in a number of television shows.
These include “NCIS,” “Melrose Place,” “Cold Case,” “Close to Home,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”
15 Joss Ackland
Veteran actor Joss Ackland portrayed the role of Hans in the first and third ‘Mighty Ducks’ movies.
His character served as a mentor to Gordon Bombay. At the same time, Hans happened to be the owner of an ice hockey store. Following his work on the franchise, Ackland went on to star in movies such as “Milk,” “No Good Deed,” A Different Loyalty,” “Asylum,” “These Foolish Things,” “Moscow Zero,” “Flawless” and many others.
14 Michael Ooms
In the film franchise’s first two films, actor Michael Ooms played the role of McGill. Since then, it doesn’t look like Ooms worked on any other film or television show.
Instead, it seems that he decided to pursue theater. In fact, according to Park Square Theater, Ooms portrayed the title character in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” back in 2017.
13 Josef Sommer
In the franchise, Josef Sommer played the role of Gerald Ducksworth, a man who was approached by Gordon to sponsor the team, allowing them to purchase some professional equipment. At the same time, the team was also called the Ducks in his honor.
Following his involvement in the franchise, Sommer went on to star in “Patch Adams,” “The Family Man,” “The Next Best Thing,” “The Sum of All Fears,” “The Elephant King,” “The Invasion,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and many others.
12 Aaron Schwartz
In the ‘Mighty Ducks’ world, you would best remember actor Aaron Schwartz as Dave Karp, a chubby hockey player who enjoyed playing pranks on his friends. Since then, Schwartz has remained quite busy.
According to the IMDB database, the actor went on to star in several television series, including “The Adventure of Pete & Pete,” “Guiding Light,” “Chasing Dorota,” “Law & Order,” “Suits,” “Gossip Girl,” “Made in Jersey,” “The Originals,” “Elementary,” “Young Sheldon” and “The Kominsky Method.”
11 Jussie Smollett
In the film franchise, Jussie Smollett portrayed the role of Terry Hall. Appearing only in the first movie, the character played for the District 5 Ducks, along with his older brother.
Since then, Smollett has bee quite busy, appearing in a number of television shows over the years. These include “Cro,” “Coach,” “On Our Own,” “The Mindy Project,” “Revenge,” “Underground” and more. More recently, Smollett also stars as Jamal Lyon on the hit tv series “Empire.”
10 Lane Smith
Lane Smith is an actor who portrayed the role of Coach Reilly in the first movie.
Over the years, Smith has worked on a number of tv series, including “The Practice,” “Legacy,” “DAG,” “Judging Amy,” “Legacy,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Clueless,” “Bull,” “Walker, Texas Ranger” and many others.
9 Heidi Kling
Heidi Kling is an actress who portrayed the role of Casey Conway in both the first and third ‘Mighty Ducks’ films. Since then, Kling has not been quite active in the entertainment industry.
Although, she has appeared in the television series “Brimstone” and the film “Turbulence.” Meanwhile, she married actor David Berón in 1994.
8 M.C. Gainey
M.C. Gainey is an actor who portrayed Lewis the first ‘Mighty Ducks’ film. Since then, Gainey has been quite busy, working in both television series and films.
Some of the films he has appeared on include “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “King of the Ants,” “The New Guy,” “Sideways,” “Unearthed,” “Wild Hogs,” “Django Unchained,” “Greater.” Meanwhile, he also worked on tv series such as “Riverdale,” “Speechless,” “Outcast,” “American Gothic,” “Maron,” “The Mentalist” and most recently, “Bosch.”
7 Danny Tamberelli
In the first ‘Mighty Ducks’ film, Danny Tamberelli played the role of Tommy. Since then, Tamberelli steadily got roles in various television series.
These include “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Bonehead Detectives,” “All That,” “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd,” “Gross Habits” and many others. Most recently, Tamberelli also starred in a film called “Ham on Rye.”
6 Matt Doherty
Throughout the three ‘Mighty Ducks’ films, Matt Doherty played the role of Lester Averman.
Following this role, he went on to appear in various television series, including “Felicity,” “ER,” “Boston Public,” “The Unit,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Maron,” “Bones,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity,” “Dark Blue,” “Franklin & Bash” and “Rosewood.” Meanwhile, according to IMDB, Doherty also has an uncredited role in the Oscar-winning film “Argo.”
5 Jane Plank
In the ‘Mighty Ducks’ films, actress Jane Plank played the role of Tammy. As you can recall, she was the figure skater that was recruited specifically to distract the rival team.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Plank decided to pursue a career in singing in recent years. In fact, she also has some original songs, such as “Fly With Me” and “Restless.”
4 Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams portrayed the role of Ducks player Jesse Hall in the first and second films of the franchise. After this, Adams went on to work in television series such as “Moesha,” “The Burning Zone,” “Sister, Sister,” “Boy Meets World” and “Reborn.”
Moreover, Adams also starred in the films “Beyond Desire” and “MacArthur Park.”
3 Marguerite Moreau
In the ‘Mighty Ducks’ films, actress Marguerite Moreau played the role of Connie Moreau, the original female hockey player of the team. Since then, Moreau has starred in various television series, including “Parenthood,” “Life as We Know It,” “The O.C.,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Shameless,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and many others.
Meanwhile, she also starred in films such as “Caroline and Jackie,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and “The Tank.”
2 Joshua Jackson
Back in the 90s, a young Joshua Jackson portrayed the role of Charlie Conway throughout the franchise’s three films. And as you may know, Jackson went to star in several movies over the years.
These include “Scream 2,” “Cruel Intentions,” “The Skulls,” “Americano,” “Shadows in the Sun,” “Bobby,” “Shutter,” “One Week” and more. Meanwhile, Jackson also became known for taking on the role of Pacey Witter in the hit tv series “Dawson’s Creek.”
1 Emilio Estevez
In the ‘Mighty Ducks’ franchise, veteran actor Emilio Estevez played the lead role of Gordon Bombay. Prior to this, Estevez has appeared in films such as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Repo Man,” “The Outsiders,” “Tex,” “Maximum Overdrive,” “Young Guns,” “Stakeout” and “Wisdom.”
Meanwhile, he also appeared in “Bobby,” “Sand,” “The Public” and more after starring in the ‘Mighty Ducks’ films.
Sources - Box Office Mojo, People, The Mighty Ducks Official fan page, IMDB & The Hollywood Reporter