We all know what happened to the career of the show's main asset, but it made me wonder where the rest of the cast are now. A little Google searching revealed some interesting tidbits that I thought I'd share with you.
|That was then ...|
Holly Robinson as Officer Judy Hoffs
Get your own Damn Beer was released in 2005 and her 2008 book about Parkinson's disease, Proud Hands, is a tribute to her father. In 2010 she released a childen's book, My Brother Charlie, co-written with her daughter Ryan and author Denene Millner.
Son of a well known acting family, Peter got an early start, making his film debut at the age of 13. 21 Jump Street was his most prominent role in front of camera, the bulk of his on-screen career consisting of guest and supporting roles. It was on 21 Jump Street that he was first offered the chance to direct. He has since gone on to direct on many shows, including Andromeda, Stargate, Stargate: Atlantis and SGU Stargate Universe. He now produces and writes in addition to directing.
Like Holly Robinson, the most interesting moments in Dustin Nguyen's life seem to be the ones that happened off-camera. His parents were both in artistic professions, his mother an actress and dancer, his father an actor, writer and producer. Dustin was just 13 when they made a dramatic escape from Vietnam before the encroaching Viet Cong forces. They lived in refugee camps until settling in Missouri. While 21 Jump Street was pretty much the height of his career, he has an impressive list of credits. He is currently hosting, directing and producing Amazing Race Vietnam.
There's very little personal info out there on Steven Williams' personal life, but his career, spanning more than 30 years, has included appearances in dozens of high profile TV shows, from MacGuyver and The Dukes of Hazzard, to The X-Files, Stargate and most recently Supernatural ... hmm, I'm seeing a pattern in his more recent work.
If any of our blog readers see the new movie, please leave a comment and let us know what you think (cos I don't get out much so I'll have to wait for the DVD release!)