Meet the ‘Police Academy’ Cast 35 Years after the First Movie Premiered
The cast of "Police Academy" was a group of talented individuals who revolutionized comedy, and made a movie that became a classic, and still entertains generations born after its debut.
The "Police Academy" movies, like most notable classics, is a product of a man's dream. Paul Maslansky created the franchise, and the first of the police movies premiered in '84.
It produced stars like Michael Winslow, Steve Gutenberg, and the man who is known as the "Police Academy" cast zed, Bobcat Goldthwaite.
It has been 35 years since the first film came out, and fans are wondering about the "Police Academy" cast now. To this end, we've compiled some facts about what the "Police Academy" movie cast has been up to.
MICHAEL WINSLOW WAS LAVELLE JONES
With the impact Winslow's character had on the franchise, it's safe to say that not even the "Police Academy" IMDb page is complete without him.
The man who played "Lavelle Jones" brought a new dimension to comedy. The actor's character could mimic different sounds, and it helped to cement his iconic role in the film and made him one of the two actors to appear in its seven installments.
Winslow maintained his youthful exuberance, but he switched out his short afro for a lower haircut. His Facebook profile describes him as an actor, and artist, and these days he works as a standup comedian, and sound effect master.
In 2016, he revealed during an interview with Studio 10 that he started making sounds because he had no friends and moved around a lot as a child.
LESLIE EASTERBROOK WAS SGT. DEBBIE CALLAGHAN
Easterbrook made an impression as "Debbie Callaghan," the blonde beauty whose love interest was an Asian man she once starred alongside as his mother. In the years that followed, the actress starred in productions like "Murder, She Wrote," and has remained active in Hollywood.
She sports a short blonde look now, and in a 2019 interview, advised younger actors always to say "Yes," and take a chance on their dreams. The actress has a social media presence, although her last tweet was in 2016.
STEVE GUTENBERG WAS CAREY MAHONEY
Gutenberg is the second actor, who appeared in the seven installments. There's no mention of "Police Academy" cast and crew without him.
He went on to star in productions like "Veronica Mars" before taking the director's chair and working behind the scenes both in theater and movies.
Gutenberg has an active social media presence, resides in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Emily Smith, and reunited with castmate, Tim Kazunnisky, in August, on WGN Chicago. He maintains his boyish look and smile.
BUBBA SMITH WAS MOSES HIGHTOWER
Everyone loved the tall, athletic built, Smith. The actor was one of the few to successfully transition from playing defense in the NFL to the small screen.
He maintained an active acting career until his death in 2011. In 2016, it got revealed that he died from a concussion-based brain disease resulting from CTE. The actor maintained his famous mustache until his death.
DAVID GRAFF WAS EUGENE HUCKLEBERRY
Graff was one of the "Police Academy" characters to appear in six installments of the film. His role, as revealed by the actor in an interview, tried too hard to please everyone, and loved guns a lot.
He remained an active actor for 20 years until he suddenly died from a heart attack while attending a wedding in Arizona.
GEORGE GAYNES WAS COM. ERIC LESSARD
Gaynes was one of the older characters in the film and maintained an active career until 2003 when he retired. The actor was old, and full of gray hair when he died in 2016, at the age of 98, at his daughter, Iya Gaynes' home in Washington.
G.W. BAILEY WAS CAPT. THADDEUS HARRIS
Bailey didn't need old age to turn gray; by the time he was 30, he was already sporting an older hair look. He loved playing Harris and once said he thought the character was "wonderful."
He currently runs the Sunshine Kids Foundation, an NGO that engages children with cancer with positive activities.
MARION RAMSEY WAS LAVERNE HOOKS
Ramsey is one of the "Police Academy 2" cast. Her character rocked an afro bob, and was frightened by everything, so much so that her voice was always a whisper.
The actress hasn't changed much, except for ditching the afro for a more modern look. Aside from "Police Academy," she also has credits in "Beverly Hills, 90210," and "MacGyver."
KIM CATTRALL WAS KAREN THOMPSON
Cattrall was the brunette beauty who blurted out her phone number to "Carey Mahoney" during an inspection. She has since dyed her hair blonde, and is the self-proclaimed Liverpool born, Canadian bred New Yorker.
The actress has an active social media presence, and after suffering some personal tragedies, she recently told The Guardian that she always lives to enjoy herself.
The woman who gets googled as Cattrall "Police Academy" is set to star in Fox's "Filthy Rich," as the conservative "Catherine Monroe," who presents a perfect public image, but has a lot to hide.