The Breakfast Clubbers: Where Are They Now?
No ‘80s teen movie was complete without Molly Ringwald. So we got a little excited today when we saw that, in addition to starring in the show “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” on ABC, everyone’s favorite teen queen had re-emerged, this time as a singer. Ringwald is using her killer pipes on a jazz record with composer Peter Smith. And just like her career, her vocal stylings have stood the test of time. Here, you can listen to her ditties on the new album “Here It Comes.”
This got us thinking: Where did all the other “The Breakfast Club” brat packers go? We’ve gone all Nancy Drew to find out.
- The Brain. Anthony Michael Hall was dweeb central, but now the nerd is all grown up and an action star. From 2002-2007, he starred in “The Dead Zone” on USA. But if you kept your eyes peeled, you probs noticed his bits as a newscaster in Batman box office smash, “The Dark Knight.”
- The Basket Case. Ally Sheedy was known for being the Pixy Stix sandwich eattin’ clepto, and the apple of “Short Circuit” robot Johnny 5’s eye. But in 1998, she went gay for pay! She busted out in lesbian cult classic, “High Art,” and then starred as a tranny on Broadway in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch.”
- The Criminal. Judd Nelson, aka beefcake Bender, made a name for himself as the Brat Pack bad boy. Since 1985, he’s starred in a countless number of crappy straight to video releases. But, he also played Brooke Shields’ very sexy boss on ’90s sitcom, “Suddenly Susan.” And director Kevin Smith kissed his butt with a cameo in “Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back.” But if you have kids, or are an adult child, you might also be listening to him play Rodimus Prime, in the new “Transformers: Animated” series.
- The Jock. Emilio Estevez was the wrestler with a body that looked like it was carved out of marble. And don’t forget the heart of gold! Son of Martin, bro of Charlie, although Emilio hasn’t been as visible, he is still working in Hollywood, just behind the camera. He now directs TV shows, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007 for writing and directing “Bobby,” a movie on the assassination of Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy.