'Sandlot' Premiered 27 Years Ago — A Glimpse into What the Movie's Cast Is up to Now
"The Sandlot" was released in April 1993. Find out what the cast of the successful baseball film is up to now.
Wrote and directed by David Mickey Evans, the movie tells the tale of a group of young baseball players in 1962, as reported by US Weekly. "The Sandlot" turned into a cult classic. The New York Yankees even recreated it.
According to PEOPLE, the coming-of-age comedy film starred Tom Guiry, Marty York, Patrick Renna, Mike Vitar, and Chauncey Leopardi. Here's what the former child actors are up to now.
"The Sandlot" was Guiry's film debut. He played the role of Scotty Smalls. After the movie, Guiry has had small roles in several television shows and films, including "The Revenant," "Lassie," and "Mystic River."
The actor currently lives in Trenton, New Jersey. In an interview with PEOPLE, he said, "I have three kids and I work overnight at a Whole Foods. If I'm lucky enough to act I still act."
Tom Guiry at Treaty Oak Distilling on October 20, 2019 in Dripping Springs, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images
After portraying the role of Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez in the film, Vitar continued acting for several years. He was picked to star in the two "Mighty Ducks sequels" — "D2: The Mighty Ducks" and "D3: The Mighty Ducks."
The acclaimed actor then became a firefighter in Los Angeles. His last role was in a 1997 episode of "Chicago Hope."
Renna played as Hamilton "Ham" Porter in "The Sandlot." He has worked steadily since the film's debut. He appeared in several television series and movies such as "CSI," "Bones," and "The Closer." In 2018, he told PEOPLE that he's a new father.
"I'm a little behind some of these guys [his Sandlot castmates] but I'm an actor," he added. "I'm on GLOW, did a couple episodes of the second season. I like to let them get good and jump on the bandwagon."
Patrick Renna at Treaty Oak Distilling on October 20, 2019 in Dripping Springs, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images
Leopardi continued his acting career on TV and in movies after his role as Michael "Squints" Palledorous in "The Sandlot." He starred on "Freaks and Geeks" and "Gilmore Girls."
The actor invests the vast majority of his time working outside Hollywood these days. In an interview with PEOPLE, he revealed that he also has a family and that he's presently an entrepreneur.
Chauncey Leopardi at Treaty Oak Distilling on October 20, 2019 in Dripping Springs, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images
After the "The Sandlot" ended, York balances occasional acting gigs. He appeared in "The Eric Andre Show," "Boy Meets World," and "Hey Arnold!"
Nowadays, York centers around his wellness. The actor shared in an interview that he personal train on the side and he still do acting.
Marty York is seen on May 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
According to Hollywood Reporter, other notable casts of "The Sandlot" are James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle, Brandon Quintin Adams as Kenny DeNunez, Karen Allen as Mrs. Smalls, Grant Gelt as Bertram Grover Weeks, Victor DiMattia as Timmy Timmons, Shane Obedzinski as Tommy Timmons, and Denis Leary as Bill.