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Rick Moranis and the Rest of 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' Cast 31 Years after the Iconic Movie Hit Theaters

Bettina Dizon
Mar 01, 2020
07:03 A.M.
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One of the craziest Disney family movies in the '80s, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," had viewers on an adventure with a frustrated scientist who accidentally shrunk his family.

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The genius storyline of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" made the film a classic family movie. It has been over 31 years since its premiere in 1989, yet even today's generation can enjoy the film.

Since its success, the actors and actresses have made surprising turns in their careers, with some going on to become Hollywood stars. Here's a look at the cast after the film first showed.

RICK MORANIS

The aspiring scientist Wayne Szalinski had spent a lot of his time inventing a shrinking gun in his attic when the invention suddenly works but on his children.

Rick Moranis at the 62nd Academy Awards. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The actor who played the role, Rick Moranis, already appeared in a slew of comedies before the premiere, including "Ghostbusters," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "Spaceballs."

He continued to appear on screen after starring in the movie but paused to raise his two children after his wife sadly died from breast cancer in 1991.

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During his hiatus, Moranis released a few music albums and lent his voice in the "Brother Bear" films. His most recent appearance is in the television show "The Goldbergs."

MARCIA STRASSMAN

Prior to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," Marcia Strassman appeared in several shows such as "The Love Boat," "The Patty Duke Show," "M*A*S*H," "The Love Boat," and "Welcome Back Kotter."

Marcia Strassman, 1975. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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She has since reprised her role in the film's sequel, "Honey I Blew Up tie Kid" and again in "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience."

Not long after, Strassman voiced-over the Nickelodeon shows "Rugrats" and "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters." Unfortunately, the actress passed away in 2014 due to breast cancer.

Marcia Strassman, Ron Palillo, and Gabe Kaplan in a scene from "Welcome Back, Kotter." | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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AMY O'NEILL

Like her other co-stars, Amy O'Neill already had many acting credits in the '80s, including "Mama's Family," "Family Ties," "Night Court," and "The Twilight Zone."

She also reprised her role in the film's sequel and the "Audience" short. The actress was reportedly disheartened to act in the mid-'90s after landing roles that required nudity.

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O'Neill later quit the acting scene and joined the circus as the "Girl on Stilts." Despite her new venture, there will always be a special place for acting in her life.

ROBERT OLIVERI

Robert Oliveri starred as Nick Szalinski in the film but was most remembered for his role as the little brother in "Edward Scissorhands." After playing a few characters after, he left the Hollywood scene and focused on his family in Florida.

THOMAS WILSON BROWN

Many things looked fun in the film, thanks to Thomas Wilson Brown, including riding a bee, fighting a giant scorpion, and saving someone from drowning in a puddle.

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Brown has since continued to act with appearances in "Pearl Harbor," "Knots Landing," "Boy Meets World," and "Walker, Texas Ranger."

JARED RUSHTON

Jared Rushton was believed to become one of the biggest child stars of his time after landing the role of Billy Kopecki in "Big" and Chip on "Roseanne."

He appeared in several productions throughout the '90s before leaving acting to focus on his music career as a guitarist in several bands. 

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