Cast Of “The Lost Boys” Then And Now

The vampire crew of the Santa Carla Lost Boys hit the silver screen in 1987 with one of the best casts around, including Alex Winter, the two Coreys, and Kiefer Sutherland. But after the loving comic book nerds defeated the evil undead, what happened to the cast?

Keep reading to find out!

Then: Jason Patric

Jason Patric was pretty new to Hollywood when he won the role of Michael Emerson in The Lost Boys. Broody and not overly thrilled that his mother moved him to a new town, Patric proved that he had the acting chops that run in his family.

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But did anyone expect anything less? He is the grandson of Jackie Gleason and the son of Jason Miller, after all!

Now: Jason Patric

Jason Patric didn’t stray far from the entertainment industry after The Lost Boys wrapped up. He wound up appearing in numerous motion pictures, including Speed 2: Cruise Control, My Sister’s Keeper, and, most recently, Becoming.

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But he also took his talents to the stage, performing in Broadway plays such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and That Championship Season.

Then: Jami Gertz

The Lost Boys, actress Jami Gertz played the role of Star, the “half-vampire” girlfriend of the bad boy vampire David. But this wasn’t her first project. After studying drama at New York University, Gertaz landed small roles here and there.

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She finally got significant attention from her performance in the 1987 film Less Than Zero. It was right before she landed the role of Star!

Now: Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz has moved a long way from the silver screen, opting to take her career in a totally different direction. Married to business executive Tony Ressler since 1989, the two made a huge purchase. They became the owners of the NBA team, the Atlanta Hawks.

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During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gertz joked about the career shift, saying, “It’s not your everyday Hollywood actress tale.”

Then: Alex Winter

Before Alex Winter was cast as the curly-haired mullet vampire Marko, he was actually attending film school at New York University. It wasn’t until he graduated from school and moved out west to Hollywood that he found himself on the silver screen.

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Interestingly, Winter didn’t think the movie was going to be a hit!

Now: Alex Winter

Alex Winter went on to appear in many other films post-The Lost Boys. But he also began dabbling in screenwriting and directing. He was granted rights to Frank Zappa’s life, starting his journey to create a documentary about the famed guitarist.

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And, of course, he made his way back to the silver screen with Keanu Reeves for another installment of Bill & Ted’s Fabulous Adventure.

Then: Billy Wirth

In The Lost Boys, former model Billy Wirth played the dark and broody Dwayne, a vampire who could rock a leather jacket better than anyone, living or dead. Even director Joel Schumacher thought so.

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In an interview with Empire, Schumacher said, “I thought, ‘I’m gonna put [Wirth] in a motorcycle jacket with no shirt on, and he is gonna be a fabulous Lost Boy.'”

Now: Billy Wirth

After his time as one of The Lost Boys, Billy Wirth engrained himself in the entertainment industry. He went on to appear in various movies, such as Body Snatchers and popular television series like CSI.

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Since 1999, he’s been working in the indie film industry, directing and producing movies such as MacArthur Park, which earned him numerous award nominations.

Then: Tim Cappello

Unlike a vast majority of The Lost Boys cast, Tim Cappello was hired for his musical skills. In the film, he was nothing more than a singer and saxophone player, playing a stellar cover of “I Still Believe” by The Call.

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This was just a few years after Capello was hired by Tina Turner to be her keyboardist and saxophonist.

Now: Tim Cappello

Tim Capello has been making a whole lot of music since his time on The Lost Boys. In recent years, Capello has composed scores for various films and television shows, including the movie Radium City.

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He even played the saxophone for the variety show The Break with Michelle Wolf. Capello was featured in a 2021 Netflix series called Worn Stories.

Then: Jamison Newlander

Jamison Newlander was fairly new to Hollywood when he landed the role of Alan Frog, a teenage vampire hunter in the town of Santa Carla. Interestingly, the role of Alan wasn’t meant for a teenager.

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Originally, Newlander’s part was supposed to go to an eight-year-old! Thankfully, director Joel Schumacher decided to age the character a bit.

Now: Jamison Newlander

After his time on the set of The Lost Boys, Jamison Newlander bounced around Hollywood, snagging various roles here and there. His most well-known roles being his reprisal of Alan Frog in both Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst.

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Most recently, Newlander appeared in the Lifetime movie A Tale Of Two Corys as a police officer.

Then: Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest was coming off an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress win when she landed the role of Lucy Emerson in The Lost Boys. Director Joel Schumacher couldn’t have been more thrilled with her casting either since he really didn’t think the actress was going to go for a vampire film.

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During The Lost Boys: A Retrospective, Schumacher said, “I couldn’t believe [it] when she said ‘Yes.’ [Wiest] is one of my favorite actresses.”

Now: Dianne Wiest

Even after The Lost Boys, Dianne Wiest made waves in the entertainment industry, appearing in numerous films, TV shows, and even on the stage.

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Some of her more notable projects include Road to Avonlea, for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, The Mule, and, most recently, the films I Care a Lot and Let Them All Talk.

Then: Kelly Jo Minter

Actress Kelly Jo Minter had a few acting credits under her belt before landing the role of Maria in The Lost Boys. Minter had appeared alongside the likes of superstars Cher, Eric Stoltz, and Sam Elliott in the film Mask.

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She even appeared alongside Mark Harmon in Summer School.

Now: Kelly Jo Minter

Throughout the years, Kelly Jo Minter has kind of been all over the board when it comes to her career. While she’s still acting, it’s never been in a project overly popular with the general public. In fact, she’s known as one of the forgotten scream queens.

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Some of the titles she’s worked on include, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Getting the Kinks Out, and Tapped Out.