The Goonies Cast From 1985, Here’s Where They Are Now

The cast of The Goonies look at something in the distance

We all love The Goonies. 1985’s swashbuckling, nerdy adventure flick still brings a smile to faces everywhere. Some of us may be wondering whatever happened to the Goonies cast.

Did you know most of the film was shot in Oregon, and the original house still stands? Here is an update on those loveable characters today. 

1. Sean Astin: Mikey Walsh

Sean Astin in The Goonies 1985
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Sean Astin played the main protagonist, Mikey Walsh, and went on to reach cinema greatness as Samwise Gangee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, a string of low-budget romantic comedies and a featuring part in Stranger Things have kept Astin busy. The Santa Monica-born actor is a generous attendee at various comic and nerd conventions. 

2. Ke Huy Quan: Data

Ke Kuy Quan
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Ke Huy Quan — who played fan-favorite Data — struggled to reach stardom as an adult after Goonies' success. He became a fight choreographer for X-Men before a role in Finding ‘Ohana (2021).

Recently, Quan leaped back into our hearts with his award-winning performance as Waymond in Everything Everywhere All at Once. The actor will star in the American-Born Chinese series later this year. 

3. Josh Brolin: Brand Walsh

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Since The Goonies, no actor has reached the same consistent box office heights as Josh Brolin. Notwithstanding a career dip in the ‘90s, the man who played George W. Bush and Thanos had a renaissance when the Coen brothers cast him as Llewelyn Moss in their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men. Since then, Brolin has been a Hollywood juggernaut. 

4. Corey Feldman: Mouth

Cory Feldman
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Coming into The Goonies in 1985, Feldman was the most well-established actor on set, with several box office successes already. Moving forward, he dominated the ‘80s with a string of cult-classic films such as Stand by Me (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and License to Drive (1988).

Sadly, Feldman’s early life was plagued by abuse, some of which he discusses in his 2013 memoir Coreyography. The former child star has since dealt with subsequent attacks on his person and reputation. 

5. Jeff Cohen: Chunk

Jeff Cohen The Goonies
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The kid who delighted the world with his infamous truffle-shuffle dance is barely recognizable almost 40 years after the movie. Jeff Cohen didn’t take to acting after his Goonies fame.

Instead, the actor — whose last credit is the movie Perfect Harmony (1991) — is now an entertainment lawyer. Moreover, Cohen oversaw Le Kan Quan’s contract for Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022). Too cool. 

6. Kerri Green: Andy

Josh Brolin and Kerri Green in The Goonies (1985)
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Playing an ‘80s love interest was never easy to follow up for Kerri Green, who played Brand’s eventual girlfriend. With her last IMDb acting credit listed as 2012’s Complacent, Green’s career has been mostly TV cameos on ER, Mad About You, and In the Heat of the Night

7. Martha Plimpton: Stef

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Like Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton made her later career in television after a couple of decent ‘80s movie hits. In 2012, Plimpton founded an abortion advocacy organization, A is For, though her biggest post-Goonies headlines came when she won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for The Good Wife

8. Joe Pantoliano: Francis Fratelli

Joe Pantoliano in The Goonies 1985
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One of the two Italian criminal brothers, Francis Fratelli is a constant menace to Chunk until Sloth saves the day. Joe Pantoliano had a strong career after The Goonies, with the ‘90s being his heyday.

Appearances in prominent movies such as The Fugitive (1993), Bad Boys (1995), and The Matrix (1999) culminated in an Emmy Award for his performance in The Sopranos

9. John Matuszak: Sloth

The Goonies (1985)
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The late actor brought a perfect blend of horror and comedy to children globally when Sloth made his Goonies entrance. The “Me Sloth, You Chunk” bromance is the movie’s most endearing subplot. Matuszak was a pro-NFL footballer, winning two NFL rings with the Oakland Raiders before his Goonies fame. Sadly, he lost his life after an accidental overdose in 1989, only four years after the movie’s release. 

10. Anne Ramsey: Mama Fratelli

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With a wonderful acting range, Ramsey found playing a sadistic mother a breeze. Her next comedy success, Throw Momma from the Train (1987), earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. In 1988, Ramsey died only three years after giving the world the menacing Mama Fratelli. 

11. Robert Davi: Jake Fratelli

Robert Davi in The Goonies 1985
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The brother from the scary mother (who sings like an opera star) is played by Robert Davi, who became the hardest-working actor in America after The Goonies. Davi has a perfect antagonist face, so he was typecast as a villain throughout his illustrious career, spanning 130 movies.

Curiously, Davi directed My Son Hunter (2022), a biopic about controversial presidential offspring Hunter Biden. 

12. Lupe Ontiveros: Rosalita

Lupe Ontiveros in The Goonies 1985
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The housemaid who saves the day in the Goonies’ resolution went on to play small roles in some good films, namely Blood in Blood Out (1993), Selena (1997), and As Good as It Gets (1997). Sadly, Ontiveros passed away at age 70 in 2012, with her last movie credit listed as Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011).