Where Are They Now - Friday, March 24, 2017
The other night I watched an '80s Wes Craven movie called, Deadly Friend. It's gained quite a cult following over the years, but this was my initial introduction to the flick. It starts the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson.
After the movie was over I investigated Swanson's filmography and discovered she's appeared in quite a few memorable movies and she's still keeping busy in both film and on television.
Let's check out what she's been doing lately...
Questions? Comments? Email Steve
P.S. Did you miss an issue? You can read every issue from the Gophercentral library of newsletters on our exhaustive archives page. Thousands of issues, all of your favorite publications in chronological order. You can read AND comment. Just click GopherArchives
View Past Issues: Where Are They Now Archives
--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Valerie Perrine: She played Montana Wildhack in the film version of "Slaughterhouse Five" and has also appeared in "Lenny", "The Electric Horseman" and other movies
Andrew Sachs: Played the abused bellboy, Manuel, in the classic TV series "Fawlty Towers"
Jean-Luc Godard: French film director, pioneer of the New Wave, among his more famous films are "Breathless", "A Woman Is a Woman", and "Week End"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Kristy Swanson on Celebrity Nooz
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is best known for his roles in the films Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadly Friend, and The Chase.
19 December 1969, Mission Viejo, California, USA
Kristen Noel Swanson
She has been married to Lloyd Eisler since February 7, 2009. They have one child.
Kristy Swanson started here career at a very young age appearing in numerous commercials. She has become a recognizable actress and producer, known for Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Big Daddy (1999) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992).
She received her first acting job at age 9 in a commercial for a dollhouse.
Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy appeared in over 30 television commercials.
Was the original Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) before Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Has co-starred with Charlie Sheen in three films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Hot Shots! (1991) and The Chase (1994).
Dated Alan Thicke when she was 17 and he was 40. They were engaged two years later. She said they met when she was 16 while working at Warner Bros. Studios.
Was ordered to attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after pleading no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving in Los Angeles.
Arrested for cocaine overdose in January of 1988.
John Hughes originally cast Swanson on the role of the girl who picks up the phone in the school hall in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), however he inadvertently recast the role as it was filmed in Chicago. Hughes had liked Swanson's audition so much he wrote the small role of the Economics student specifically for her. He then recommended her for a small role in the reshot ending of Pretty in Pink (1986), which was done a few months later.
Was offered to reprise her Flowers in the Attic (1987) role of Cathy in the TV sequels If There Be Thorns (2015) and Seeds of Yesterday (2015). She had to decline due to a scheduling conflict with Where Heaven and Hell Collide.
An avid golfer, in 2014 she launched aDRESSitGOLF, a clothing line of ladies golf wear and accessories.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Swanson is starring in four films in 2017, that are currently in pre- or post-production; A Mother's Sacrifice, A Parent's Worst Nightmare, Crowning Jules, and Jessica Frost.
2015 Angels in the Snow (TV Movie)...Judith Montgomery
2015 Driven Underground (TV Movie)...Sarah Palmer
2014 Merry Ex-Mas...Noëlle Rogers
2014 A Belle for Christmas...Dani Downy
2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail (Video)...Anne Parker
2011-2014 Psych (TV Series)...Marlowe Viccellio
- Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up (2014)
- S.E.I.Z.E. the Day (2014)
- Deez Nups (2013)
- Cirque du Soul (2013)
- Let's Doo-Wop It Again (2012)
- This Episode Sucks (2011)
2014 A Lesson in Romance (TV Movie)...Megan Mills
2013 Storm Rider...Jody Peterson
2013 The Bouquet...Terri Benton
2012 Operation Cupcake (TV Movie)...Janet Carson
2012 Little Women, Big Cars 2 (TV Series)...Rocky
2012 Little Women, Big Cars...Rocky
2011 A Christmas Wish (TV Movie)...Martha Evans
2011 Chick Magnet (Video)...Kristy
2011 Swamp Shark (TV Movie)...Rachel Broussard
2010/I What If...Wendy Walker
2010 One Tree Hill (TV Series)...Woman in Car
- Don't You Forget About Me (2010)
2009 The Closer (Short)...Kaitlyn
2008 3Way (TV Series)...Leslie Lapdalulu
- The Dinah Monologues (2008)
- Fatal Distraction: Part 2 (2008)
- Fatal Distraction: Part 1 (2008)
2007 Crysis (Video Game)...Female Scientist (voice)
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)...Lorelai Mailer
- Bombshell (2007)
2006 Living Death (Video)...Elizabeth Harris
2006 The Black Hole (TV Movie)...Shannon Muir
2005 Six Months Later (Short)...Linda
2005 Forbidden Secrets (TV Movie)...Alexandra Kent Lambeth
2005 Bound by Lies (Video)...Laura Cross
2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)...Roxanne Price
- Complications (2004)
2003 Red Water (TV Movie)...Dr. Kelli Raymond
2003 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)...Allison Cavanaugh
- There's Something About Allison (2003)
2002 Silence...Dr. Julia Craig
2001 Zebra Lounge (TV Movie)...Louise Bauer
2001 Soul Assassin...Tessa Jansen
2000 Dude, Where's My Car?...Christie Boner
2000 Meeting Daddy...Laurel Lee
2000 Grapevine (TV Series)...Susan Crawford
- Matt (2000)
- Jack (2000)
- Jamie (2000)
- Thumper (2000)
- Pilot (2000)
1999 Big Daddy...Vanessa
1998-1999 Early Edition (TV Series)...Erica Paget
- Blowing Up Is Hard to Do (1999)
- Play It Again, Sammo (1999)
- Home Groan (1999)
- Crumb Again (1999)
- Fate (1999)
- Two to Tangle (1999)
- Number One with a Bullet (1999)
- Funny Valentine (1999)
- Just One of Those Things (1999)
- The Last Untouchable (1999)
- Slippity-Doo-Dah (1999)
- Teen Angels (1998)
- Nest Egg (1998)
- In Gary We Trust (1998)
- Up Chuck (1998)
- Halloween (1998)
- Saint Nick (1998)
- Lt. Hobson, U.S.N. (1998)
- A Horse Is a Horse (1998)
- Collision (1998)
1999 Supreme Sanction (TV Movie)...Jenna
1998 Ground Control...Julie Albrecht
1997 Bad to the Bone (TV Movie)...Francesca Wells
1997 Tinseltown...Nikki Randall
1997 Lover Girl...Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag...Laurie Bennett
1996 Marshal Law (TV Movie)...Lilly Nelson
1996 The Phantom...Diana Palmer
1995 The Chili Con Carne Club (Short)...Julie
1995 Higher Learning...Kristen Connor
1994 Getting In...Kirby Watts
1994 The Chase...Natalie Voss
1993 The Program...Camille Shafer
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer...Buffy
1991 Hot Shots!...Kowalski
1991 Highway to Hell...Rachel Clark
1991 Mannequin: On the Move...Jessie
1990 Diving In...Terry Hopkins
1990 Dream Trap...Sue Halloran
1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)...Lynn Ellingsworth
- Blues for Buder (1989)
- The Dancer's Touch (1989)
1989 Nightingales (TV Series)...Rebecca 'Becky' Granger
1988 Nightingales (TV Movie)...Rebecca 'Becky' Granger
1988 Ohara (TV Series)... X (1988)
1987-1988 Knots Landing (TV Series)...Jody Campbell
- In Too Deep (1988)
- If Not Now, When? (1988)
- Only 'Til Friday (1988)
- Weak Moment (1987)
- Noises Everywhere: Part 2 (1987)
- Flight of the Sunbirds (1987)
- Love In (1987)
- Say Uncle (1987)
1988 The Loner (TV Movie)...Sherry Spicer
1987 Flowers in the Attic...Cathy
1987 Not Quite Human (TV Movie)...Eron Jeffries, Chip's Crush
1987 Growing Pains (TV Series)...Rhonda
- Thank God It's Friday (1987)
1987 Juarez (TV Movie)...Cathy Dodge
1986 Deadly Friend...Samantha Pringle
1986 Valerie (TV Series)...Linda Perkins
- The Big Fix-Up (1986)
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off...Simone Adamley
1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)...Jennifer Davis
- Mr. Boogedy (1986)
1986 Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (TV Movie)...Stephanie Gamble
1986 Pretty in Pink...Duckette
1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)...Female Student #2
- The Gloating Place (1986)
1985 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Movie)...Teenage Heidi Abromowitz (uncredited)
1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)...Stephanie Brandon
- On the Street (1985)
1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)...Sally
- JFK: Part 2 (1985)
- JFK: Part 1 (1985)
1984 It's Your Move (TV Series)...Laura
- Love Letters (1984)
To see Then & Now pictures of Kristy Swanson, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Valerie Perrine - ALIVE
Andrew Sachs - DEAD
Born: 04/07/1930 Dead: 11/23/2016
Jean-Luc Godard - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
John Derrick, 54, Welsh cricketer (Glamorgan), brain tumour.
Pete Hamilton, 74, American racecar driver.
Sven-Erik Magnusson, 74, Swedish musician (Sven-Ingvars), prostate cancer.
Agustí Montal Costa, 82, Spanish economist and businessman.
Ronnie Moran, 83, English football player and coach (Liverpool F.C).
Chuck Barris, 87, American television producer, game show creator, host (The Gong Show), and songwriter ("Palisades Park").
Colin Dexter, 86, English author (Inspector Morse series).
Henri Emmanuelli, 71, French politician, President of National Assembly (1993-1994), complications from acute bronchitis.
Betty Kennedy, 91, Canadian broadcaster (CFRB), Senator (2000-2001) and TV panelist (Front Page Challenge).
Jerry Krause, 77, American basketball executive (Chicago Bulls).
Martin McGuinness, 66, Northern Irish politician, deputy First Minister (2007-2017), MP (1997-2013), MLA (1998-2017), IRA leader, complications from amyloidosis.
József Szécsényi, 85, Hungarian discus thrower.
Govind Talwalkar, 92, Indian journalist.
Inao Jiro, 48, Indonesian music manager (JKT48), suicide.
Andy Coan, 59, American swimmer, liver cancer.
Shuntaro Hida, 100, Japanese physician, complications from pneumonia.
Leticia Ramos-Shahani, 87, Filipino politician, member of the Senate (1987-1998) and President pro tempore (1993-1996), complications from colon cancer and pneumonia.
Poddutoori Ganga Reddy, 83, Indian politician, MP (1967-1970, 1971-1977).
Chandler Robbins, 98, American ornithologist.
David Rockefeller, 101, American banker (Chase Manhattan), globalist (Trilateral Commission) and philanthropist (Rockefeller Brothers Fund), heart failure.
Amri Rohayat, 49, Malaysian screenwriter and producer, pancreatic cancer.
Robert B. Silvers, 87, American editor (New York Review of Books).
Zubaida Gulshan Ara, 74, Bangladeshi writer, recipient of the Ekushey Padak (1995).
Jimmy Breslin, 88, American journalist and author (New York Daily News, Newsday), recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1986), complications from pneumonia.
Ivan Grubišic, 80, Croatian Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, and MP (2011-2015).
Li Li-Hua, 92, Hong Kong actress.
Ryan McBride, 27, Irish footballer (Derry City).
John Jeremiah McRaith, 82, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Owensboro (1982-2009).
Len Mitzel, 71, Canadian politician, MLA (2004-2012).
Chinu Modi, 78, Indian poet, multiple organ failure.
Pyarimohan Mohapatra, 77, Indian politician, MP (2010-2016).
Sir Brian Ohlson, 3rd Baronet, 80, British aristocrat (Ohlson baronets).
Tomiko Okazaki, 73, Japanese politician.
Roger Pingeon, 76, French racing cyclist, Tour de France winner (1967), heart attack.
Pyotr Prusov (ru), 75, Russian car designer (LADA 4x4).
Bob Robertson, 71, Canadian comedian (Double Exposure).
Ken Still, 82, American professional golfer.
Chuck Berry, 90, American Hall of Fame rock and roll guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven"), heart attack.
George E. Bria, 101, American journalist (Associated Press).
Trisha Brown, 80, American choreographer and dancer.
Eugene Crum Foshee, 79, American politician.
Sergei Gimayev, 62, Russian ice hockey player (CSKA Moscow) and television sports presenter.
Don Hunstein, 88, American photographer.
Joe Mafela, 75, South African actor (Zulu, Shout at the Devil, Escape from Angola).
J. Donald Monan, 92, American academic administrator, President of Boston College (1972-1996).
Ashwin Sundar, 31, Indian racing driver, car fire.
Alfred Tibor, 97, Hungarian-born American sculptor and Holocaust survivor.
Miloslav Vlk, 84, Czech Roman Catholic cardinal, Archbishop of Prague (1991-2010), cancer.
Bernie Wrightson, 68, American illustrator and comic book artist (House of Mystery, Batman, Swamp Thing), brain cancer.