Where Are They Now - Friday, April 28, 2017
Thank you for joining me this week! Based on my movie viewings over the weekend, I thought we would catch up with actor Jason Lively. He played Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's European Vacation.
Time to catch up with Jason...
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Vincent Price: Star of countless horror movies, including "Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"
Johnny Whitaker: He was Jody in the TV series "Family Affair", also appeared in the movie "The Biscuit Eater" and the TV series "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"
Ronald Colman: Silent movie star who later was equally successful in the sound era, starred in "The Prisoner of Zenda", "A Double Life" and other movies
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Jason Lively on Celebrity Nooz
March 12, 1968
CLAIM TO FAME:
Known for his roles in National Lampoon's European Vacation and Night of the Creeps.
Lively is married and has two sons with wife Lani.
Lively started his career by appearing in the pilot episode of The Dukes of Hazzard when he was 10 years old.
His first film appearance was four years later in the 1983 film Brainstorm. That same year he also had another appearance in The Dukes of Hazzard.
His most recognizable roles came later when he played Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's European Vacation, and Chris in Night of the Creeps.
After that, he appeared in the films Ghost Chase and Maximum Force. In 1993, he appeared in the video game Return to Zork, along with his sisters, Robyn Lively and Lori Lively.
Is the brother of actors Lori Lively (b. 1966), Robyn Lively (b. 1972) and half-brother of actors Eric Lively (b. 1981) and Blake Lively (b. 1987).
Is the son of talent manager Elaine Lively and her first husband Ronnie Lively.
Reprised his role as Rusty Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family.
He lives with his family in Heber City, Utah, where he works for a computer company and is also owner and operator of Jimmy Crack Corn, a mobile roasted-corn business.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Lively is currently filming Abilene and has another film in the works, The Possessed, which is in pre-production.
2017 The Possessed (pre-production)...Brian
2017 Abilene (filming)...Ike
1993 Return to Zork (Video Game)...Ben Fyshin
1992 Maximum Force...Rick Carver
1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie)...Rusty Dover
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever...Donovan
1990 Monday Morning...Chip Brooks
1989-1990 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series)...Justin Summers
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 2 (1990) ... Justin Summers
- Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 1 (1990) ... Justin Summers
- Classified (1989) ... Justin Summers
1987 Ghost Chase...Warren McCloud
1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)...Davey Miller
- Next Generation (1987) ... Davey Miller
1986 Night of the Creeps...Chris
1985 European Vacation...Rusty Griswold
1979-1983 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)...Rod Moffet / Rudy
- The Boar's Nest Bears (1983) ... Rod Moffet
- One Armed Bandits (1979) ... Rudy
1983 Brainstorm...Chris Brace
1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...Johnny Rollins
- Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now (1982) ... Johnny Rollins
To see Then & Now pictures of Jason Lively, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Vincent Price - DEAD (cancer)
Born: 05/27/1911 Died: 10/25/93
Johnny Whitaker - ALIVE
Ronald Colman - DEAD (Infection)
Born: 02/09/1891 Died: 05/19/1958
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Jonathan Demme, 73, American film director (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married), Oscar winner (1992), esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.
Mark Jimenez, 70, Filipino politician.
Sasha Lakovic, 45, former Canadian hockey player (New Jersey Devils) and actor (Miracle), brain cancer.
Elena Rzhevskaya, 97, Belarusian-born Russian writer.
Munyua Waiyaki, 91, Kenyan politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (1974-1979).
Inga Ålenius, 78, Swedish actress (Hem till byn, Fanny and Alexander, In Bed with Santa).
Benjamin Barber, 77, American political theorist and author (Jihad vs. McWorld), cancer.
František Bruna, 72, Czech handball player (national team), Olympic silver medalist (1972).
Agustín Edwards Eastman, 89, Chilean newspaper publisher, owner of El Mercurio.
Bjarte Eikeset, 80, Norwegian lawyer, judge and politician, traffic collision.
Sergei Borisovich Ilyin (ru), 68, Russian literary translator.
Jack Harold Jones, 52, American convicted murderer, execution by lethal injection.
Robert M. Pirsig, 88, American writer and philosopher (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance).
Marcel Williams, 46, American convicted murderer, execution by lethal injection.
Isiaka Adeleke, 62, Nigerian politician, Governor of Osun State (1992-1993), heart attack.
Jerry Adriani, 70, Brazilian singer and actor, cancer.
Chris Bearde, 80, Australian comedy writer (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In) and producer (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Gong Show), heart attack.
Henry Chung, 98-99, Chinese-American diplomat.
Kathleen Crowley, 87, American film and TV actress.
Phil Edwards, 67, British Olympic racing cyclist (1972).
Imre Földi, 78, Hungarian weightlifter, Olympic champion (1972).
Charles Foster, 94, English-born Canadian writer and publicist.
Kate O'Beirne, 67, American political columnist, editor (National Review), and commentator (Capital Gang), lung cancer.
František Rajtoral, 31, Czech footballer (Baník Ostrava, Viktoria Plzen, national team), suicide by hanging.
Yameen Rasheed, 29, Maldivian writer, stabbed.
Johnny Roe, 79, Irish jockey.
Ken Sears, 83, American basketball player (New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors).
Chriet Titulaer, 73, Dutch astronomer, television presenter, and science and technology writer.
Raymond Tsang, 58, Hong Kong actor, member of Hong Kong Regiment and Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force.
Michael Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan, 67, British peer and diplomat, cancer.
Olumide Bakare, 65, Nigerian actor.
Jeff Butler, English football manager (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa national team).
Hubert Dreyfus, 87, American philosopher, cancer.
William Hjortsberg, 76, American novelist and screenwriter (Legend, Falling Angel), pancreatic cancer.
Jess Kersey, 76, American basketball official (ABA, NBA), cancer.
Lee Chi-chun, 74, Taiwanese radio presenter.
Sophie Lefranc-Duvillard, 46, French alpine skier.
Erin Moran, 56, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), complications from throat cancer.
Hiroshi Nakai, 74, Japanese politician, stomach cancer.
Attilio Nicora, 80, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, Bishop of Verona (1992-1997), President of Patrimony of the Apostolic See (2002-2011).
Geta Popescu (ro), 13, Romanian mountaineer, avalanche.
Sir Julian Priestley, 66, British civil servant, Secretary General of the European Parliament (1997-2007), cancer.
Witold Pyrkosz, 90, Polish actor (M jak milosc, Janosik, Czterej pancerni i pies)
Gustavo Rojo, 93, Uruguayan actor (Tarzan and the Mermaids, The Evil Forest, The Valley of Gwangi).
Michele Scarponi, 37, Italian racing cyclist, 2011 Giro d'Italia winner, traffic collision.
R. Cooper White, Jr., 90, American politician, mayor of Greenville, South Carolina (1969-1971).