Coach Gordon Bombay asked his team in The Might Ducks, “Have you guys ever seen a flock of ducks flying in perfect formation? It’s beautiful. Pretty awesome the way they all stick together. Ducks never say die.” The Mighty Ducks has become one of the most beloved family movies ever made.
Watching the Ducks overcome all obstacles in order to achieve greatness never gets old. The Mighty Ducks will remain a classic film for all ages forever in the annals of cinema history. Ducks truly never say die.
Find out what the cast has been up to and what they look like now.
10. Matt Doherty (Lester Averman)
Doherty went on to study theater at Northwestern University where he graduated in 1999. Many people might recognize him as William “Heed” MacKenzie in So I Married An Axe Murderer. He originally auditioned for the role of Fulton, which ultimately went to Elden Henson. Find out what Hans, who equipped the Ducks, is up to in #9.
9. Joss Ackland (Hans)
Joss Ackland has had one of the most extensive acting careers out of the entire cast of The Mighty Ducks. At 89-years-of-age, Ackland resides in the United Kingdom. He has recently read and edited his late wife’s diary and published the work as My Better Half and Me: A Love Affair That Lasted Fifty Years.
8. Brandon Adams (Jesse Hall)
Brandon Adams had a promising career prior to landing his role as Jesse. He was nominated for several awards for his portrayal of Poindexter “Fool” Williams in Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs. He is most recognized for the baseball kids classic The Sandlot. Adams’ most recent role was in the critically acclaimed short film Stuck In The Corners in 2014. Remember Coach Bombay’s driver? Read about what he’s been doing in #7.
7. M.C. Gainey (Lewis)
M.C. Gainey portrayed Bombay’s driver and escort who unofficially became the assistant coach for the Ducks. It was a welcome change for the actor who’s “got a face that was meant for a mug shot.” His most recent role as Pappy Joe on Girl Meets World was as light-hearted as he gets.
6. Marguerite Moreau (Connie Moreau)
Moreau’s role as the lone female on the Might Ducks earned her a lot of attention and future film gigs. She’s had an extensive acting career since her debut on the ice and has most recently been seen on the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and The People v. O.J. Simpson.
5. Elden Henson (Fulton Reed)
Elden Henson played the grunting enforcer for the Ducks in all three films. He played sports as a kid and witnessed kids from the other teams quacking at him. He says he owes a lot to those movies. He co-starred in two of the Hunger Games movies and currently portrays Foggy Nelson in the Daredevil series. Continue to #4 to see what Goldberg is up to.
4. Shaun Weiss (Greg Goldberg)
Shaun Weiss had a successful television career leading up to the Might Ducks. After the third film, Weiss had guest appearances in various television shows and starred in multiple commercials for Verizon, Captain Morgan, Castrol, and ESPN. He lost a significant amount of weight since he was the Ducks’ goalie, and currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California.
3. Vincent Larusso (Adam Banks)
After the third installment of the Mighty Ducks trilogy, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Larusso took a break from acting. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Business from Boston University in 2000. He had a few smaller roles since then, but remains out of the spotlight and currently lives in Los Angeles.
2. Joshua Jackson (Charlie Conway)
The Ducks’ captain wound up with a successful acting career, landing television roles in Dawson’s Creek and Fringe. Those two shows earned him multiple Teen Choice Awards. Jackson has also appeared in over 30 films. He most recently appeared in a 2016 episode of the climate change documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. Whatever happened to Coach Bombay? Check out what Emilio Estevez is doing in #1.
1. Emilio Estevez (Coach Bombay)
Emilio Estevez played the lead role of Coach Gordon Bombay who was arrested for driving under the influence and forced to coach the pee wee hockey team. Estevez had a couple of voice acting roles, but has been focusing his career behind the camera as a director. In 2010, he directed his father Martin Sheen in The Way.
Now take a couple of hours and re-watch this family classic. It’s pretty incredible how many of the actors in The Mighty Ducks have gone on to hold stable and illustrious careers in front of the camera. Others, not so much. Either way, they will always be a tight-knit team in our minds.
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