After all this time, who would have thought that it's already been 18 years since "The Fast and the Furious" came out on the big screen? Headlined by actors Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, the origin movie of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise featured a lot of heart-racing car action. Moreover, this was also the film where we saw Diesel's Dominic Toretto eventually form an unlikely alliance with Walker's Detective Brian O'Connor.
In the end, the bromance between these two men would remain strong throughout the franchise's 11 succeeding films. Off-screen, Diesel and Walker became fast friends too, forging a friendship that would have gone on if Walker were still alive to this day.
At present, 'Fast and Furious' has grown into a multi-million-dollar franchise that has fans all over the world. Moreover, the 'Fast and Furious' family has also grown tremendously since the first film.
Today, however, we'd like to pay homage to the original movie by showing you where "The Fast and the Furious" cast are today.
20 Chad Linberg
In the movie, actor Chad Linberg portrayed the role of Jesse. Since then, Linberg has been involved in a number of film and television projects. These include films such as “Adam and Eve,” “Push,” “Punk Love” and “In the Gray.” According to the IMDB database, his latest is a role in the television series “Sneaky Pete.”
19 Thom Barry
Actor Thom Barry once portrayed the role of Agent Bilkins. At the moment, it doesn’t seem that Barry is involved in any television or film projects. However, back in 2017, Barry took to Twitter and posted a photo of himself, along with actress Tracie Thoms. According to Barry, he had attended the screening of “Career Suicide.”
18 Mike White
In “The Fast and the Furious,” Mike White portrayed the role of a night truck driver. Since then, White has been featured in a number of films, including “The Hunted,” “My Father’s House,” “We Were Soldiers.” At the same time, it looks like he participated in the reality game show “Survivor.”
17 David Douglas
In the movie, actor David Douglas portrayed the role of a Rasta racer. Since then, Douglas went on to appear in several television series, such as “Ghost Whisperer,” “Love, Inc.,” “Half & Half,” “Strong Medicine,” “ER,” “Veronica Mars,” “Zoey 101,” “Gigantic,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Back in the Game,” “The Newsroom,” “Scandal,” “Benched,” “Ray Donovan” and even “Hannah Montana.”
16 Stanton Rutledge
In “The Fast and the Furious,” Stanton Rutledge portrayed the role of Muse. Since then, he appeared in films such as “It’s Not That Simple,” “The Trip” and “P.O.V.: The Camera’s Eye.” Meanwhile, he also had roles in the television soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Aside from these, Rutledge has also received credits as a director and producer.
15 RJ de Vera
In the movie, RJ de Vera played the role of Danny Yamato. Today, de Vera seems to have a role that is not acting-related. According to the website Cars Yeah, “RJ DeVera is the Customer Engagement Leader at Meguiar’s Car Care. Formerly the editor at Street Magazine where he wrote and photographed the youth car culture movement.”
14 F. Valentino Morales
In “The Fast and the Furious,” actor F. Valentino Morales played the role of a dispatcher. Since then, Morales worked with Vin Diesel a few more times in movies like “XXX” and “The Pacifier.” Meanwhile, Morales’ other credits include “A Man Apart,” “Find Me Guilty,” “Young Cesar,” “Hope Café” and “The Box.”
13 Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo is a Samoan actor who played the role of a Samoan guard in “The Fast and the Furious.” Since then, he has also appeared in movies such as “The Scorpion King,”12 Rounds,” “Speed Racer,” “The Slammin’ Salmon” and “A Perfect Getaway.” Moreover, he has also appeared in television series such as “Big Love,” “Hawaii,” Easy Money,” “Accidentally on Purpose,” “The Young and the Restless,” “New Girl” and many others.
12 Beau Holden
In the movie, actor Beau Holden played the role of Ted Gassner. Since then, Gassner appeared in movies such as “Yours, Mine & Ours,” “The Rookie,” “American Dreamz” and “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.” Moreover, he also appeared in the tv series documentary “Arrest & Trial.” Since 2009, it doesn’t appear that Holden has been active as an actor.
11 Vyto Ruginis
Actor Vyto Ruginis portrayed the role of Harry in “The Fast & the Furious.” Since then, he has appeared in movies such as “Auto Focus,” “The Last Run,” “Home of the Brave,” “The Gray Man” and “Moneyball.” Moreover, he has also appeared in various television series, including “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Shameless,” “The Unit,” “Major Crimes,” “The Mentalist,” “Numb3rs,” “The Forgotten” and of course, “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
10 Noel Gugliemi
In the movie, actor Noel Gugliemi played the role of Hector. Today, Gugliemi is expected to come out in the upcoming horror flick “A Psycho’s Path.” Moreover, according to the IMDB database, Gugliemi is also set to appear in a number of other future films. Meanwhile, Gugliemi also recently played the role of Hector in the television series “Fresh Off the Boat.”
9 Ted Levine
Ted Levine is an actor who played the role of Sgt. Tanner in “The Fast and the Furious.” Since then, Levine has appeared in a number of films over the years. These include “The Truth About Charlie,” “Wonderland,” “Birth,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The L.A. Riot Spectacular,” “The Hills Have Eyes,” American Gangster,” “Shutter Island,” “Tommy Benjamin,” “Dig Two Graves,” “Bleed for This,” “Swing State,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and most recently, “A Violent Separation.”
8 Johnny Strong
Johnny Strong played the role of Leon in “The Fast and the Furious.” Aside from this, Strong also appeared in movies such as “Black Hawk Down,” “Sinners and Saints,” “Daylight’s End, “Get Carter” and “Cold Brook.” In addition, he has also appeared as himself in a documentary about the making of “Black Hawk Down.” Moreover, Strong has also received credits as a producer, writer, and composer.
7 Reggie Lee
Reggie Lee is a Filipino-American actor who portrayed the role of Lance Nguyen in “The Fast and the Furious.” Since then, he has appeared in a number of films such as “Black Hole,” “Masked and Anonymous,” “Net Games,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” Drag Me to Hell,” “Star Trek,” Life as We Know It,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and many more.
6 Rick Yune
In the film, actor Rick Yune played the role of villain Johnny Tran. Since then, Yune has appeared in movies such as “The Fence,” “Die Another Day,” “The Fifth Commandment,” “Beyond Remedy, “ Ninja Assassin,” Olympus Has Fallen,” The Man with the Iron Fists” and most recently, “Alita: Battle Angel.” Meanwhile, Yune also appeared in tv series such as “Prison Break,” “Futurestates” and “Boston Legal.”
5 Matt Schulze
Matt Schulze is an actor who portrayed the role of Vince. Since then, he has also appeared in movies such as “The Transporter,” “Torque,” “Action Point,” “Extract,” “Mr. Brooks,” “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things,” “Seven Mummies,” “Final Move,” “Mr. Brooks,” “The Flock, “The Acquirer” as well as “Fast Five.”
4 Ja Rule
If you could recall, music artist Ja Rule featured quite prominently in the 2001 film. In the movie, he portrayed the role of Edwin. Since then, Ja Rule pretty much came under fire after his involvement in the failed Fyre Festival. With regard to this, he recently told CNN, “It was organized bad. The idea of it was dope, the marketing was dope, everything was done very right on that end. The execution was extremely bad, man.”
3 Michelle Rodriguez
As you may know, actress Michelle Rodriguez has been playing the role of Letty throughout the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. Aside from this, Rodriguez has also appeared in movies such as “Avatar,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Blue Crush, “Resident Evil,” “The Breed,” “Battle in Seattle,” “Machete,” “Milton’s Secret,” Widows” and most recently, “Alita: Battle Angel.”
2 Jordana Brewster
Throughout the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, actress Jordana Brewster has played the role of Mia Toretto, Dominic’s sister and Brian's love interest. Aside from this, Brewster has also appeared in films such as “Home Sweet Hell” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.” Moreover, Brewster has also appeared in television series such as “Chuck,” “Dark Blue,” “Dallas,” “American Crime Story,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Magnum P.I.”
1 Vin Diesel
Actor Vin Diesel plays the lead role of Dominic Toretto in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. Aside from this, Diesel has also been busy appearing in films such as “XXX,” “Pitch Black” Knockaround Guys,” “A Man Apart,” “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “The Pacifier,” “Babylon A.D.,” “Find Me Guilty” and “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.” Meanwhile, Diesel has also been the voice behind the character of Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.