Where the original Home Alone cast is now – from comedy fame to tragic death

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Not many people expected a film about a 10-year-old boy who battles two bumbling burglars to become a huge success and holiday staple, but a lot of it is due to the incredible cast.

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Released in 1990, Home Alone made a whopping $285.8 million in the US and Canada, and $190.9 million in other countries against a budget of $18 million, a whopping profit.

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Released in 1990, Home Alone was a huge success and still remains a holiday staplecredit: alamy
The film has since spawned four sequels, however, it is the original that people continue to watch.

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The film has since spawned four sequels, however, it is the original that people continue to watch.

The classic film launched the then-unknown child actor, Macaulay Culkin, as one of the biggest stars in the world and helped his costar land even more roles.

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The film’s success led to another sequel starring Macaulay, and four other—though less successful—films with other lead actors.

Now more than 30 years after the release of the original, let’s see what the cast is up to these days.

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Macaulay Culkin became a household name after the film's release

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Macaulay Culkin became a household name after the film’s release
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Following the huge success of Home Alone, the then 10-year-old Macaulay was one of the most sought-after actors, playing roles in films including My Girl, The Good Son, The Pagemaster, Richie Rich, among others, and found himself working alongside Michael. Found it while doing it. Jackson.

After tying the knot with Rachel Minor at the age of 18 and separating in 2002, the actor was seen less and less in roles, eventually dating Mila Kunis in a romance he kept private for eight years. .

Macaulay was in the limelight again in 2017 when he began dating Disney actress Brenda Song—the pair will welcome a son, Dakota, in April 2021.

The now 41-year-old was recently seen starring in the latest American Horror Story season.

Katherine O’Hara

Katherine O'Hara was already a notable face from Home Alone, but she soon appeared in several films

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Katherine O’Hara was already a notable face from Home Alone, but she soon appeared in several films

The veteran actress was not exactly a stranger before appearing on Home Alone, as she had already had roles in several films, including the classic Michael Keaton-led film Beetlejuice.

However, much more roles came soon after, including Wyatt Earp, Best in Show, Orange County and A Mighty Wind.

Katherine would then land a role as Moira Rose in the critically acclaimed series Shit’s Creek, which won her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.

The 67-year-old has been married to Bo Welch since 1992 and has two children.

Joe Pesci

While Joe Pesci is best known for his iconic violent roles, his performance on the family film still ranks among fan favorites.

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While Joe Pesci is best known for his iconic violent roles, his performance on the family film still ranks among fan favorites.

The iconic actor’s comedic role as Harry in Home Alone came as a shock to many as he had played the vicious and violent Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas just two months earlier—which earned him an Oscar.

However, Joe would try his hand at comedy again with My Cousin Vinnie, Lethal Weapon 3 and the Home Alone sequels before returning to his roots with Casino.

The star briefly stepped out of the limelight before making a substantial return in Martin Scorsese’s c2019 film The Irishman, a role that earned him an Oscar nomination.

Joe, 78, shares a child with his ex-wife Claudia Haro.

Daniel Stern

Daniel Stern plays one of the film's bubbling thieves

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Daniel Stern plays one of the film’s bubbling thieves

Daniels has a long Hollywood resume, which includes being the narrator of The Wonder Years series until 1993.

After Home Alone, he found himself in a lot of roles on the big and small screen, pit stops on Hey Arnold! Family Guy, Workaholics and Angie Tribeca.

Most recently he has a regular role in Saturday Night Live comic Eddie Bryant’s series Shrill.

Danielle, 64, shares three children with wife Laure Matos.

Kieran Culkin

Macaulay got to work with his younger brother Kieran in the film, however, his brother also found great success.

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Macaulay got to work with his younger brother Kieran in the film, however, his brother also found great success.

While Macaulay’s younger brother had his first role in Home Alone, he would continue to act and appear in other notable films, including Father of the Bride and its sequels, She’s All That, The Cider House Rules and Iggy Goes Down.

Kieran is now on HBO’s popular series Succession, which has earned him various award nominations.

The 39-year-old actor also recently got to host SNL.

John Hurd

John Heard tragically passed away in 2017

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John Heard tragically passed away in 2017

John had a lot of film resumes before the 1990 family film, and it only got longer after.

He would appear in various films including The Pelican Brief, Snake Eyes, Pollock, and would also play a role on The Sopranos.

Sadly, John passed away in 2017 at the age of 71 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his three children.

Devin Ratray

Devin Ratray best known for playing Buzz on Home Alone

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Devin Ratray best known for playing Buzz on Home Alone

While he would also be best known for playing Buzz on Home Alone, Devin has continued to play roles in everything from The Prince and Me to Hustlers.

He also reprized his classic role in 2021’s Home Sweet Home Alone.

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Legendary actor passed away in 1994

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Legendary actor passed away in 1994

The iconic comedic actor was already a household name even before the arrival of Home Alone, appearing in everything from Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

John appeared in other notable films after the 1990 classic, although his final role would be in Canadian Bacon as he died of a heart attack in 1994. He was 43 years old.

He is survived by two children whom he shared with wife Rosemary Margaret Hobor.

Official Trailer for Home Alone Starring Macaulay Culkin and John Heard

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