Then And Now – Where The Kids From “The Goonies” Are Today!
4. Jonathan KeQuan as Richard ‘Data’ Wang
Then: Quanwas born in Vietnam and moved to the United States as a boy. Perhaps the most impressive child actor from the lot, Quan had played a large role in two pretty huge Steven Spielberg-produced hits of the mid-’80s before “The Goonies”. In 1984, he played Short Round in ‘Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom’ and that was followed by his role as the gadget-obsessed Data in ‘The Goonies.’ He is also known for playing Jasper Kwong on the last season of the sitcom ‘Head of the Class.’ Now: Quan has acted in movies outside of Hollywood as well. His last movie was 2002 Cantonese language film ‘Second Time Around.’ HoweverQuan’sinterest as a fight choreographer is greater than that of acting. He used the martial arts skills he began learning on the set of ‘Temple of Doom’ to become a fight choreographer on ‘X-Men’ and ‘The One.’ He also worked in the sound department for the 2006 action thriller ‘The Other Side’ and is known to attend sci-fi conventions. Very like his Goonies character indeed.
5. Josh Brolin as Brandon ‘Brand’ Walsh
Then: Josh Brolin is the son of actor James Brolin. However, his exposure to his father’s profession did not come until he took a theater class as a high school student. Since then, it was only a matter of time before he bagged his first role. He got his chance as brother Brand Walsh in ‘The Goonies.’ So, he was another newbie in the roster who did a brilliant job. He next year, that was followed by with the lead role in 1986’s skater flick ‘Thrashin.’ Every critical,Brolin believed his acting in that film to be “horrendous.” That opinion made him decide to take a decade long break. He spent that time to hone his craft on TV and in Community Theater. Now: He returned to feature films in the middle of the 90s. He did supporting roles in movies such as ‘Bed of Roses’ and ‘Flirting With Disaster.’ His career got bigger and better and by 2007 he was playing the lead inthe Academy Award for Best Picturewinner ‘No Country For Old Men.’ He is an example of an actor who takes his art seriously and is always looking to improve. Since then, he has starred as President Bush in ‘W.’ He got Oscar nomination for playing Dan White in ‘Milk.’ Brolin also starred in ‘Men in Black 3′ and ‘Labor Day.’ In 2013, he and Diane Lane divorced and officially ended their nineyear marriage.