Cast Of Home Alone: Where Are They Now?
It has been 27 years since Home Alone was released in theaters. In honor of the Christmas classic, it’s worthwhile to catch up with some of the principal cast members. Anyone who has seen this film knows that the credited cast–featuring a small boatload of children–was no easy undertaking, so consider this their honorable mention–especially the late, great, incomparable John Candy. Now…to some of the most memorable characters: Where are they now?
9. Ken Hudson Campbell
He was Smokin’ Santa. And he was the quintessential John Hughes random character that was integral to the sentiment of the film. Ken Hudson Campbell is a longtime veteran of the screen, and he has appeared in more films and TV than people would ever guess. He was once a principal on the three seasons of the Fox sitcom Herman’s Head in the early 1990s, and he has also enjoyed impressive roles in blockbusters like Armageddon. In recent years he’s had guest starring roles on Girl Meets World, Mike and Molly and several films. Ken has an incredibly recognizable face, but even more so, a distinct and unmistakable voice. At present, he’s working on the upcoming feature film, The Weight, which is slated for a 2017 release.
8. Devin Ratray
You see the name Devin Ratray, and it probably doesn’t evoke many memories, but refer to him by his character name Buzz and he’s suddenly iconic. Devin played the brutish, know-it-all big brother in the holiday classic, and the creative team cut him to look like the perfect caricature of a teenage bully. At his essence, he proved to be pretty sweet–the apple didn’t fall too far from the parental tree. Since Home Alone, Devin grew to look very much like the adult version of his teenage self, and he has enjoyed an impressive career in entertainment. He’s a true comedian but has played a variety of roles in recent years. He enjoyed a principal role in the critically acclaimed Nebraska, as well as the critically based, R.I.P.D. The year 2015 was an incredibly busy time for Devin, and 2016 will include three more feature film releases.