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Where Are They Now - Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello fans,

This week we are catching up with actor Jared Rushton of 'Big' and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' fame. Find out more about his career and what he is doing now.

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Merle Oberon - Starred in the movies "The Dark Angel", "The Divorce of Lady X" and "Wuthering Heights", noted for her beauty

Elaine May - Writer, director and actress, directed "Ishtar", co-wrote the script for "Primary Colors", former performing partner of Mike Nichols

Sheila James Kuehl - Played Zelda Gilroy in the TV series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", former member of the California State Assembly

(Answer at the bottom)

Jared Rushton

Learn More About Jared Rushton on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: March 3, 1974, Provo, Utah

BIRTH NAME: Jared Michael Rushton

CLAIM TO FAME: He is best known for his roles in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Big, and Overboard.

FAMILY LIFE: Sorry, no info found.

INFO: Rushton's career began at the age of 12 when he played Richie in an episode of Tales from the Darkside. He also appeared in the show Cagney & Lacey and in the television film Top Kids.

His first big film role was in 1987's Overboard as Kurt Russell's son Charlie Proffitt. In 1988, he starred as Tom Hanks' friend Billy in the movie Big. He was later chosen to play Ron Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

TRIVIA: His first acting job was as a rocker in a "Barbie and the Rockers" commercial.

Dyed his natural blonde hair red for the film Big.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Rushton left acting in 2000. He Sang and played the guitar in the independent band, "Withdrawal".

He played in currently plays guitar in the rock band Deal by Dusk.


2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)...Seth Kesseling
- The Line (2000)

1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)...Bill Lane
- Best Boys (1999)

1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series)...Wesley Buttons

1994 ER (TV Series)...Andy Bohlmeyer
- ER Confidential (1994)

1994 The Yarn Princess (TV Movie)...Peter Thomas

1994 Family Matters (TV Series)
- Presumed Urkel (1994)

1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series)...Phil
- Heal Thyself (1993)

1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)...Alex Raymond
- Other Mothers (1993)

1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)...Calvin Harding
- Bad Water (1993) ... Calvin Harding

1992 Life Goes On (TV Series)...Ziggy
- Babes in the Woods (1992)

1992 Camp Wilder (TV Series)
- The First Kiss (1992)

1992 Pet Sematary II...Clyde Parker

1990 ...Where's Rodney? (TV Movie)...Rodney Barnes

1990 A Cry in the Wild...Brian

1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)...Sylver Jensen
- Planes (1990)

1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids...Ron Thompson

1988-1989 Roseanne (TV Series)...Chip Lang

1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Travis Harmon
- Coal Miner's Slaughter (1988)

1988 Big...Billy

1988 Lady in White...Donald

1987 Overboard...Charlie

1987 Top Kids (TV Movie)

1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)...Peter Wade
- The Marathon (1986)

1986 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)...Richie
- A Serpent's Tooth (1986)

To see Then & Now pictures of Jared Rushton, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Merle Oberon - DEAD (Stroke)
Born: 02/19/1911 Died: 11/23/1979

Elaine May - ALIVE
Born: 04/21/1932

Sheila James Kuehl - ALIVE
Born: 02/09/1941



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