Almost three decades have passed since Kevin McCallister said the immortal words: “Guys, I’m eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!”
No matter how you feel about it, those are the facts – 27 years have gone by since a 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin played the role that would forever define his life and career. Some other cast members have also been unable to shake Home Alone off their backs easily, while others have found success in acting or in other endeavors. Two are not with us anymore: John Candy and Robert Blossom.
Here is what has become of the cast who starred in the original Home Alone back in 1990.
Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McCallister)
Home Alone made 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin the most famous child actor of his generation. After many years spent fighting his personal demons, Culkin is reportedly finally healthy and happy. Last heard on screen lending his voice to multiple characters on Robot Chicken, Culkin has also made headlines in recent years fronting the band Pizza Underground.
Joe Pesci (Harry Lime)
The mobster-movie icon who won an Oscar for Goodfellas went on to deliver numerous memorable roles, among others in My Cousin Vinny, A Bronx Tale and the unforgettable Casino. Pesci announced he was retiring from acting in 1999, but returned to the big screen with cameo roles in The Good Shepherd and Love Ranch.
Daniel Stern (Marv Merchants)
Best known for narrating The Wonder Years, Stern went on to appear in numerous films and TV shows and was most recently a regular on the WGN America series Manhattan.
Catherine O’Hara (Kate McCallister)
The Emmy-winning actress continues to work steadily in Hollywood, also appearing in various television series. She is currently a regular on the CBC sitcom Schitt’s Creek.
John Heard (Peter McCallister)
John Heard is a mainstay in Hollywood and has a number of projects due out this year. He has had Emmy nominations for his roles in the Sopranos and Battlestar Galactica and is remembered for his recurring roles on CSI: Miami and Prison Break.
Gerry Bamman (Frank McCallister)
Gerry Bamman last appeared on The Following in 2015.
Terrie Snell (Leslie McCallister)
Last seen on screen in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan in 2008, Terrie Snell has since left acting to pursue a career as a talent agent.
Devin Ratray (Buzz McCallister)
Devin is remembered for playing Kevin’s older brother, one of the worst big brothers in movie history. He continued pursuing acting as well as performing music as a singer-songwriter. He’s had memorable roles in the critically acclaimed films Nebraska and Blue Ruin.
Angela Goethals (Linnie McCallister)
Although she didn’t return for the Home Alone sequel, Angela is probably best known for her recurring role on 24. She also played a lauded role in the mockumentary Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
Hillary Wolf (Megan McCallister)
Hillary Wolf went on to star in Big Girls Don’t Cry … They Get Even and reprised her role in Home Alone 2 before retiring from acting. Later, she represented the United States in Judo in both 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.
Michael C. Maronna (Jeff McCallister)
Michael C. Maronna continued acting and is fondly remembered for playing Big Pete on classic Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Today he works behind the scenes as an electrician on film sets.
Kristin Minter (Heather McCallister)
Kristin Minter is still acting. She was a series regular on ER for close to a decade between 1995 and 2003. In 2015, she appeared in horrors Fire City: End of Days and Excess Flesh. This year, she appeared in the drama Liza, Liza, Skies Are Gray.
Kieran Culkin (Fuller McCallister)
Macaulay’s equally adorable younger brother Kieran actually ended up having a more impressive acting career than his brother, for now. He has appeared in a number of indie films, as well as having success on the theater stage. In 2015, he guest-starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Fargo and has recently been in Wiener Dog and Infinity Baby.
Senta Moses (Tracy McCallister)
Senta Moses is probably best known as Phoebe on Beakman’s World. She has also worked on MTV’s Faking It and Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs.
Diana Rein (Sondra McCallister)
Diana Rein continues to act and has recently appeared in a number of short films, in addition to pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter.
Other memorable cast members include John Candy (Gus Polinski), who died in 1994, and Robert Blossom (Old Man Marley), who died in 2011.