On October 2, 1992, audiences across the country were introduced to the toughest hockey team out of District 5. The Mighty Ducks became a surprise hit and has been featured on a variety of lists aggregating the best sports films ever. We take a look at the whereabouts of the cast today.
From A Lawyer…
Professional lawyer turned hockey coach Gordon Bombay helped lift a team full of colorful youngsters to claim the state Pee Wee Championship against their rivals.
…To A Director
Emilio Estevez was nominated for several awards for his film Bobby. The Staten Island native also directed episodes of Numb3rs, Cold Case, and The Guardian.
Gordon couldn’t get back to his hockey roots alone, so he relied on his old mentor Hans, who was the owner of the local sporting goods store.
Still At It
With over 130 roles in TV and film throughout his career, Joss Ackland still remains active to this day. His recent work include Prisoners of the Sun and Decline of an Empire.
The Old Coach
Coach Jack Reilly makes his return to Gordon’s life after an unfortunate loss, but this time around, he’s the competition instead of the motivator.
A Veteran In The Biz
Shortly after the film, Lane Smith gained one of his most memorable roles as Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In 2005, the Golden Globe nominated actor died from Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 69.
The Star Player
To Gordon, Charlie Conway had the “it” factor, and he was taught all of the tricks and trades of the game in order to help his team become victorious.
Beloved TV Star
Joshua Jackson, who is an avid hockey fan, has been dominating the small screen with award-nominated roles on Dawson’s Creek, Fringe, and The Affair.
Fulton Reed transformed his anger into something positive as he joined the Ducks after showing off his mean slapshot at the expense of Gordon’s van.
Elden Henson has been gaining praise for his portrayal of Foggy Nelson on the hit Netflix series Daredevil, and he’s set to reprise his role in the upcoming miniseries The Defenders.
While Greg Goldberg was very hesitant of being the goalie, he conquered his fear of the puck and became a huge asset to his team.
After some scarce roles, Shaun Weiss has been aiming for a comeback. In 2013, the comedian starred in his own web series titled What About Weiss?
While he assumed Gordon was a drug dealer the first time they met, top prankster Jesse Hall warmed up to the coach at the end.
Hanging In There
Brandon Quintin Adams’ acting career was put on hold after a 2002 shooting that claimed the life of actor Merlin Santana. In 2009, he shifted into the music industry with his mixtape titled B. Lee in H.D.
Guy Germaine, who was smitten with teammate Connie Moreau, is the second-best player on the team and a member of the Oreo Line with the Hall brothers.
Return To Acting
Garette Ratliff Henson took time off from acting to graduate from Sarah Lawrence College, but the New York City native has been slowly making a return with minor roles on NCIS, Cold Case, and Close To Home.
The Velvet Hammer
As one of two female players on the team’s roster, forward Connie Moreau displayed strong independence and stood up against what she thought was wrong.
Wet Hot Acting Career
Marguerite Moreau gained her most memorable role as Katie in Wet Hot American Summer, which she reprised for the Netflix series. She recently had a minor role in the critically acclaimed FX show The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
The Figure Skater
Along with his sister and figure skating partner Tammy Duncan, Tommy joined the team shortly after their makeover thanks to sponsor and Gordon’s boss Gerald Ducksworth.
From Nick To Music
After appearances in Nickelodeon shows The Adventures of Pete and Pete and All That, Danny Tamberelli turned his attention to music with the rock band Jounce.
The Older Sister
While Tammy Duncan got very frustrated at her younger brother Tommy for insisting on joining the Ducks, she decided to put her figure skating skills to use in order to help secure the victory.
Jane Plank left the acting business after a brief appearance in the 1996 comedy Jingle All The Way. She is currently a singer-songwriter that performs regularly in her home state of Minnesota.
The Younger Brother
Terry Hall played on the team with his older brother Jesse. Unlike his older sibling, Terry, who was a forward, was a bit nice to everyone.
Building An Empire
23 years after The Mighty Ducks, Jussie Smollett became a breakout star with his portrayal of Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire. Several of his songs from the show’s soundtracks have made their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Conqueror (feat. Estelle).”
The movie’s success helped launch the real life NHL team the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (now known as the Anaheim Ducks.) All three films combined grossed nearly $120 million in the United States, and there have been talks of making a fourth film in the franchise.