When bad boy lawyer Gordon Bombay gets a DUI while living his corporate, childless, and slightly uptight life, his world is turned upside down. After being sentenced to coach a peewee hockey league (because that's the natural thing to do when someone gets a DUI, is to put them in charge of a large group of rowdy children), he turns a ragtag bunch of misfits into the best hockey team your childhood had ever seen, The Mighty Ducks. Believe it or not, that was 24 years ago. So what happened to The Mighty Ducks cast?
Many of the actors returned to the series for D2: The Mighty Ducks, where Coach Bombay gets offered a job to coach Team USA's hockey team for the Junior Goodwill Games in California. But after that, most of your beloved Ducks flew in separate directions. Some of the Ducks made their way into other classic '90s flicks of your childhood, making you quack whenever you saw them on screen. Some went on to spin their brief dance with childhood stardom into fully fledged adult Hollywood careers. And some decided that they'd never quite top being a Duck, and went on to live their lives outside of the spotlight. Read on to find where The Mighty Ducks are now.
Oh, Charlie Conway. As the unofficial team leader, he stole your heart and every once in a while, stole an awesome shot on the rink. Joshua Jackson played the young, impressionable Conway, and went on to have arguably the most successful career of anyone in The Mighty Ducks history. From Dawson's Creek, to The Skulls, to Fringe, to his current gig as Cole Lockhart on The Affair, Jackson has appeared in more than 30 films since his starring role in The Mighty Ducks according to his IMDB page. He's also been dating actress Diane Kruger since 2006, and Elle reported that the couple moved in together in March 2016.
Starring as Fulton Reed, the kid witha killer slap shot, Elden Henson has made quite a career for himself. Having scored some major screen time in The Hunger Games franchise as Pollux, he can also be found starring as Foggy Nelson in the Netflix original series Daredevil, as the trusty sidekick and best friend to the show's title character.
Beloved Goldberg, the goalie who always leaking gas, was played by Shaun Weiss. He went on to star in Heavyweights with a few of his other Duck comrades, but since, things haven't been going so well. After a failed Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his career in 2014, and a restraining order from his ex-girlfriend in 2013, it's safe to say that remembering Weiss as Goldberg is a little easier than following up with him today.
Matt Doherty played good ole Lester Averman, the natural jokester of the Ducks who spent most of his time practicing his material rather than playing hockey. Doherty has since graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in theater, and has appeared in a number of television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Boston Public, and even scored a small role in the Academy Award winning flick Argo.
J.D. Daniels played Peter, who had the most attitude on the team. After his role as a Duck, he did a substantial amount of voice work, and even voiced the main character of Arnold in Hey Arnold's pilot episode, but seemingly has stepped out of the spotlight since.
After Aaron Schwartz played funny man Dave Karp in The Mighty Ducks, he went on to star as the main character in Heavyweights alongside a few of his Duck alumni and Ben Stiller. After a break from the entertainment industry, Schwartz returned to play the doorman Vanya, who Dorota falls in love with on Gossip Girl, and you would barely recognize him. Schwartz grew into his lovable chub very, very well.
After life as a duck, Marguerite Moreau made it big with the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. After which she took on several smaller roles in shows like The O.C., Parenthood, and Shameless. Most recently, she reprised her role as hot counselor Katie in the Netflix reboot of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
I know what you're thinking — Jussie Smollett was in The Mighty Ducks?! He sure was. As young Terry, who wasn't afraid to put Coach Bombay on the spot for his terrible coaching skills at the beginning of the movie. After a series of small roles here and there, Smollett landed a starring role on Empire playing Jamal Lyon. He's been putting his rejuvenated fame to good use, talking openly to Ellen about his sexuality, and creating a platform for discussion surrounding being comfortable in your own skin, and proud of who you are.
Brandon Adams played Jesse Hall, the young and outspoken Duck who was protective of his team. His career took off after his role in The Mighty Ducks, scoring roles in The Sandlot, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sister Sister, and Boy Meets World, but since, Adams seems to have taken a step out of the spotlight.
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Garette Ratliff Henson (pictured left) appeared alongside his real life brother Elden Henson as Guy Germaine, a skilled hockey player on the Ducks. Though he wasn't a huge character, his storyline revealed that he was dating Connie, played by Marguerite Moreau. Though he had a few roles after The Mighty Ducks, Henson has proved to be more interested in filmmaking than acting. Since 2009, he's directed five short films.
One of only two girls on the original team, Jane Plank played figure skater Tammy. Though she's stepped off screen since her time as a Duck, she's stepped into a different facet of entertainment — music. Plank is a singer-songwriter in the Minneapolis area.
Danny Tamborelli made it big after his screen time in The Mighty Ducks, landing his own television show, The Adventures of Pete and Pete. He also moved onto All That, where he groomed himself as a comedian. Today, he's still acting, in a sketch comedy group called Man Boobs Comedy. He also dabbles in music with his band Jounce, and hosts the monthly podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike.
After his work in the Mighty Ducks trilogy, Vincent LaRusso (pictured right) stepped out of the acting world. He went on to study at Boston University, graduating in 2000. He's done commercial work, but has since remained mostly off-grid.
Although Aarn Lohr didn't make it into the first of The Mighty Ducks trilogy, he did star in the second and third installments. After his role as one-half of the mighty "Bash Brothers," Lohr went on to star in Newsies, as well as providing the singing voice for Max in A Goofy Movie, and acting in a handful of small television roles. Since then, he has stepped mostly out of Hollywood roles, and into theater. He appeared in the film adaptation of Rent in 2005, and has since appeared in numerous New York theater productions. According to Variety, in 2015, Lohr bought a house with his partner Idina Menzel.