THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'The Little Rascals,' 27 years later
"The Little Rascals" was released in August 1994.
The film is based on the "Our Gang" series of short films from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
Here's what the cast, including Raven-Symoné, the Olsen twins, and Blake McIver Ewing, are up to now.
Travis Tedford played Spanky, the president of the "He-Man Woman-Haters Club."
The same year as "Little Rascals," Tedford was the first "advertising-spokeskid" for Welch's.
He appeared in a few other projects in the '90s, including "Slappy and the Stinkers," "A Bug's Life," "Adventures in Odyssey," and "The Amanda Show."
Tedford, 33, has one film credit to his name in the 2000s: the 2010 horror film "The Final."
Tedford is now a retired child star — his Instagram bio says he's a "marketing pro." Of his former career, he also jokingly states, "Didn't develop drug addiction and as a result: Not famous."
Tedford, along with the rest of the main cast, reunited in 2014 for a 20th anniversary photo shoot organized by production company 22 Vision.
Bug Hall played Alfalfa, arguably the most famous of the Rascals.
Hall was 9 years old when he played Alfalfa — you might remember his iconic hairstyle or his serenade to Darla.
He was one of the breakout stars of the film. He played Eddie Munster in the 1996 TV film "The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas," and starred in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The Stupids," "The Big Green," "Get a Clue," "Safety Patrol," and "Hercules."
Hall, 36, appeared in the 2020 teen comedy "This Is the Year." He has now retired from acting.
Hall has appeared in many TV shows in the last decade alone — since 2011, he's been in episodes of "Criminal Minds," "90210," "CSI: NY," "Nikita," "Major Crimes," "Masters of Sex," "Revolution," and more.
According to social media, Hall is married with three daughters and has left acting behind and is "embracing a life of poverty." He now has a YouTube channel, a farm, and a "family monastery."
Brittany Ashton Holmes played the object of Alfalfa's affection, Darla.
Holmes was 5 years old when she starred as Darla, an icon for all '90s kids.
She had five more credits in the '90s, but that was it for her acting career.
Holmes stopped acting in the '90s, besides working as an extra in the TV movie "We Hate Paul Revere" in 2014.
Holmes, 32, has not acted since 2014 and has no social media to speak of — according to E! News, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She also appeared in the cast reunion in 2014.
Kevin Jamal Woods played Stymie, the club's vice president.
Woods appeared in 14 episodes of "Blossom" from 1994 to 1995, around the time that the film came out. He also had a voice role in 1995's "Babe."
His last acting credit is from 2000.
Woods, 34, is now a musician going by the name Darth Nivek (Kevin, spelled backwards).
He has a YouTube channel and a SoundCloud for his music.
Jordan Warkol played Froggy, the Rascal that croaked instead of speaking and had a love of amphibians.
Warkol was a working actor in the '90s. He was in all your favorites: "Coach," "Sliders," "Baywatch," "7th Heaven," and most frequently, "Hey Arnold" and "Rocket Power."
He hasn't had an acting credit since 2006.
Warkol, 35, is expecting his first child.
According to LinkedIn, Warkol has left behind the entertainment industry to work for OTTera, a computer software company.
On social media, he announced he's expecting a daughter with his wife, Sandra, in 2022.
Zachary Mabry played the cutest of all the Rascals, Porky.
Mabry as Porky is the subject of one of the most adorable GIFs of all time. "The Little Rascals" is his one and only acting credit on IMDb.
Mabry, 31, works in media now as a podcast host and editor.
According to Instagram, Mabry hosts the "Roman Circus Podcast," which focuses on "death-defying discussions of Catholic culture, tradition and history and comment." He's also a contributing editor at the Catholic Herald.
He is also available to book on Cameo.
Ross Bagley played Buckwheat, another younger member of the gang and Porky's best friend.
Of course, Bagley is most famous for playing Nicky on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which he was in for 48 episodes from 1994 to 1996. He co-starred with Will Smith again in the 1996 film "Independence Day."
He had an 11-year hiatus from acting from 2004 to 2015.
Bagley, 33, is an "LA based realtor, actor, and DJ," according to his Instagram.
Bagley reunited with the "Fresh Prince" cast for the HBO Max reunion in 2020. Besides that, he works as a realtor, DJ, and actor, according to Instagram.
Sam Saletta played the neighborhood bully Butch.
Saletta had a successful voice-acting career in the '90s and early 2000s, voicing characters in "Beavis and Butt-Head," "Recess," "As Told by Ginger," "Rocket Power," "Rugrats," "Lloyd in Space," "King of the Hill," "The Proud Family," and "American Dragon: Jake Long" in 2005, which is his last credit.
According to his website, he was in the top 40 of "American Idol" season one before withdrawing from the competition.
Saletta, 37, is a musician now.
Saletta's Instagram bio states he is a "LA based Singer/Songwriter." He released a self-titled EP in 2015.
In 2017, he wrote and performed the jingle for this commercial.
Blake Jeremy Collins played The Woim, Butch's bullying sidekick.
Collins' first credit was "The Little Rascals." After that, he acted in "Minor Adjustments," "Men Behaving Badly," "The Fanatics," "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish," and "7th Heaven" before retiring from acting in 1999.
It's unknown what Collins is up to now, as he doesn't have social media, but he was at the 2014 reunion.
Distractifty reported Collins was working as an assistant cameraman on "Sons of Anarchy," but it's not on his IMDb.
Blake McIver Ewing played the snobby rich kid Waldo, whose father was played by none other than Donald Trump.
Ewing's character was determined to win Darla from Alfalfa, but, of course, he was unsuccessful.
At the time, Ewing had already been playing Derek, Michelle's friend, on "Full House." He went on to appear in episodes of "The Nanny," "Home Improvement," "Clueless," "Recess," and "Hey Arnold."
Ewing, 36, is now a composer and host.
Ewing hosted a few episodes of Bravo's talk show "The People's Couch" from 2013 to 2014. To date, he's been credited in the music department of 44 projects, as well as composer for 15 more.
He also reprised his role of Derek in the series finale of "Fuller House" in 2020. Ewing also appeared in an episode of "Below Deck" as a charter guest.
Courtland Mead had the very memorable role of "Uh-huh" — the only thing he knew how to say.
His character was the typographer of the club.
Mead had already been acting when he was cast in the film — he had been in "The Young and the Restless" since the year prior. Much like his co-stars, after the film, he acted in many classic sitcoms and cartoons like "Babe," the TV adaptation of "The Shining," "ER," and more. Perhaps most iconically, he voiced Gus in "Recess" and its subsequent film.
His last acting credit was in 2015.
Mead, 34, hasn't acted since 2015.
Mead's last credit on IMDb is "Mean Parents Suck" from 2014. He does have a private Instagram with over 2,400 followers with a bio emphasizing "Faith & Family."
Raven-Symoné is arguably the biggest star to come from the film. She played Stymie's unnamed girlfriend.
At the time, Symoné had already completed her run on "The Cosby Show" as Olivia, the outspoken step-daughter of Denise Huxtable, and was starring on "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" as Nicole, which she was on until 1997.
In 1999, she appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century," a role she'd reprise in 2003's "Z3."
Symoné became a full-fledged Disney Channel star in the early 2000s, with a supporting role as Monique on "Kim Possible" from 2002 to 2007, her own sitcom "That's So Raven" from 2003 to 2007, and leading "The Cheetah Girls" in the original 2003 film and its 2006 sequel.
On the big screen, she also appeared in the two "Dr. Doolittle" films in 1998 and 2001, and she starred in 2008's "College Road Trip."
Symoné released four albums from 1993 to 2008.
Symoné, who turns 36 on December 10, has returned to Disney with a spin-off of her original show, called "Raven's Home."
Symoné focused on making herself a brand in the 2010s, mainly appearing as herself in projects as well as co-hosting "The View" from 2015 to 2016. She also appeared on season two of "The Masked Singer" in 2019.
She returned to the character of Raven Baxter for the 2017 spin-off "Raven's Home," which earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination.
Recently, she's also been on "The Bold Type," "Big City Greens," and "Visible: Out on Television," and she will host a new show called "What Not to Design."
Symoné has over 2 million followers on Instagram.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played a set of twins at Darla's sleepover.
Of course, by 1994, the Olsens were already at the center of their own little empire — the twins had founded production company Dualstar in 1993.
By that time, they were nearing the end of "Full House," and they had already starred in some of their direct-to-video classics like "To Grandmother's House We Go," "Our First Video," and "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble."
Their mystery series "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley" also began in 1994.
The Olsen twins, 35, retired from acting in 2004 and now are focused on their fashion careers.
Their last film, "New York Minute," was released in 2004 to a disappointing box office, which led to them retiring as a team.
Mary-Kate continued to act sporadically, most recently in 2011's "Beastly." She went through a public split in 2020 from French banker Olivier Sarkozy.
The sisters founded fashion label The Row in 2006 and are still working on it today, with a children's line launching in September 2021.
StyleCaster estimates their joint net worth at $500 million.
Darla's friends Mary Ann and Jane were played by Juliette Brewer and Heather Karasek.
Brewer has three credits to her name: "The Little Rascals" in 1994, "Balto" in 1995, and "Vegas Vacation" in 1997.
Karasek only had one on-screen role in the '90s, which was "Rascals."
Here's what Brewer, 35, and Karasek, 33, look like now.
Karasek has stayed in Hollywood, albeit behind the scenes. She works in costumes now, and she has worked in the wardrobe department of some of the biggest projects in Hollywood, like "The Mandalorian," "Mythic Quest," "Birds of Prey," "Santa Clarita Diet," and more.
According to LinkedIn, Brewer works in California as an event coordinator. She has a public Instagram with over 900 followers.
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