What the Cast of 'The Breakfast Club' Looks Like Now
By John Boone
Photo: Universal Pictures
Don’t you forget about Molly Ringwald. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’ 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club,stars Ringwald and Ally Sheedy attended a special screening at SXSW (a digitally remastered version of the film will also be released in select theaters from March 26-31). Which seems like the perfect opportunity to find out what our favorite detention-goers look like three decades later:
Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish, the “Princess”
Ringwald starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager until 2013, lent her voice to the villainous Dark Princess in 2014's Rainbow Brite, and will next appear in a reboot of another ‘80s classic: Jem and the Holograms.
Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds, the “Basket Case”
Sheedy had a multi-season stint on Psych, where she played serial killer Mr. Yang until 2013, and most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production “The Long Shrift,” directed by James Franco.
Estevez hasn’t done a ton of acting of late: His last gig was an episode of Two and a Half Men in 2008. But he directed his father, Martin Sheen, in a movie, The Way, in 2010 and opened the Casa Dumetz winery with his wife in 2014.
Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson, the “Brain”
Hall has appeared in a number of TV series over the years -- Community, CSI: Miami, and Psych -- as well as movies like The Dark Knight and Foxcatcher. His latest, Results, with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders, premiered at Sundance this year.
Judd Nelson as John Bender, the “Criminal”
Nelson voiced several characters on Cartoon Network’s Ben 10: Omniverse until 2014, and has most recently appeared as Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) nemesis Billy Beretti on Empire. He also published four books via Kindle.
Kapelos has kept busy starring on FX’s Justified until 2014 and appearing on series such as Graceland, Modern Family, and Psych. He’s also part of director Jill Soloway’s repertoire of actors, appearing in her Sundance hit Afternoon Delight and Golden Globe-winning series Transparent.
If it seems like literally everyone from The Breakfast Club has worked on Psych at some point or another, it’s because everyone has -- Emilio Estevez being the only exception.
And Paul Gleason as Assistant Principal Dick Vernon
Sadly, Gleason died at the age of 67 on May 27, 2006 from lung cancer (the above photo is from late 2005). He kept acting until his death, guest starring on programs like Dawson’s Creek and Malcom in the Middle.
Now, find out why Ringwald and Sheedy told ET they don’t want a Breakfast Club remake and see how well they remember the movie’s classic lines: