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    Posted on Oct 20, 2017

    Here's What The Cast Of "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" Looks Like Now

    "We're now a quarter of an inch tall and 64 feet from the house. That's an equivalent of 3.2 miles. That's a long way. Even for a man of science."

    1. Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski

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    The beloved comedy actor of the '80s and '90s took a break from acting in 1997 to focus on raising his children. "I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it." Moranis, however, claims he's NOT retired. "As soon as [a role] comes along that piques my interest, I'll probably do it."

    2. Matt Frewer as Big Russ Thompson

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    Matt Frewer has had a prolific career that has spanned four decades, from a bit part in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life to retired super villain Moloch the Mystic in Watchmen. He also played Dr. Aldous Leekie on Orphan Black and is showing no signs of slowing down!

    3. Marcia Strassman as Diane Szalinski

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    Strassman was a well-known TV actor dating back to the mid-'60s with appearances in The Patty Duke Show and Ironside. She played Nurse Margie Cutler in M*A*S*H and Julie Kotter in Welcome Back, Kotter.

    Sadly, she passed away in 2014 at the age of 66.

    4. Kristine Sutherland as Mae Thompson

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    Kristine Sutherland is best known for her iconic role as Joyce Summers, Buffy's mom, on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In an AMA on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer subreddit, she was asked what sort of special effects were used to make the kids look small in HISTK, to which she responded, "There were several sound stages in Mexico that they used to build the sets. They were at the right scale to make the kids look small. I only saw a couple of them as they were being built while we were filming the normal size part of the script first. The sets were amazing! Imagine a blade of grass that TOWERS over your head."

    5. Thomas Wilson Brown as Little Russ Thompson

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    Brown has had a lot of smaller roles in well-known productions since HISTK. He played an announcer on Boy Meets World, appeared in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger, made a cameo in Pearl Harbor, and played Cole Dillard on CMT's Sun Records. In an interview, he revealed the giant water droplets in HISTK weren't made out of water at all, but were instead a thick gel that was shot from cannons.

    6. Jared Rushton as Ron Thompson

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    You might remember Jared Rushton from Roseanne, Pet Sematary Two, and, of course, Big. He currently plays guitar for the band Deal by Dusk.

    7. Amy O'Neill as Amy Szalinski

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    O'Neill has appeared in such shows as The Twilight Zone, Family Ties, The Young and the Restless, and Murder, She Wrote. She retired from acting in the mid-'90s. O'Neill was reportedly underwhelmed with her experience working on HISTK. In an interview, her co-star Thomas Brown claimed, "Amy was full-on adventurous [...] She got to do stunts, but not as many as she wanted.”

    8. Robert Oliveri as Nick Szalinski

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    While Oliveri is perhaps most well-known for his portrayal of Nick in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, he also played Kevin Boggs in Edward Scissorhands. Oliveri quit acting at a young age and apparently has no internet presence at all considering I wasn't able to find a single photo of him from beyond the mid-1990s.

    9. Carl Steven as Tommy Pervis

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    Carl Steven was a child actor with many credits to his name. He appeared on Little House on the Prairie, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Wonder Years and such films as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — as young Spock — and Teen Wolf.

    Sadly, Carl Steven passed away at the age of 36 in 2011.

    10. Mark L. Taylor as Don Forrester

    Walt Disney Pictures, ABC

    Taylor's career is nothing short of prolific. He's done voice work for The Smurfs, DuckTales, Superman, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Darkwing Duck, Batman: The Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Incredible Hulk, and Pinky and the Brain. He's appeared in Arachnophobia, Seinfeld, Home Improvement, and High School Musical 2 — to name only a few. And most recently, he's had roles on How to Get Away with Murder and 2017's Feud. Mark L. Taylor is a very busy man.

    11. Kimmy Robertson as Gloria Forrester

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    Robertson may have had a relatively minor role in HISTK, but she's absolutely one its biggest stars. She's an accomplished voice actor, with credits in The Simpsons, Batman: The Animated Series, Pepper Ann, Batman Beyond, and American Dad!. But, OF COURSE, her most iconic and memorable role is that of Lucy from Twin Peaks.

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