The 90s are known for having some cult classic, goofy movies. Many movies that were released ended up getting several sequels due to their success. This kept the fans laughing and going out to the theaters to see these films before they were released on VHS. Many people in the 90s were obsessed with science fiction films that made the future seem like it would be incredible, with the future being what we all call “today.”
One of the many films that children and adults of the 90s loved was Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. In this film, a father—who is also a scientist—creates a device that shrinks him along with his wife, brother, and sister-in-law down to sizes that they children could not see. Hijinks ensued, as the children thought they were home alone. Eventually, the children become aware that their parents are miniature. At that age, we likely would have kept our parents small so we could stay out way after the street lights came on. These children helped restore the parents to life size. This followed after Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, which was another major 90s film. Want to know where these infamous characters are today? Find out who is still in Hollywood and who has shrunk down in stardom.
15 Rick Moranis’ Voice Has Become Larger Than Life
Rick Moranis played Wayne Szalinski in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as per his IMDB page. This character was the slightly zany inventor and father who invented a shrink ray of sorts. This shrink ray was responsible for shrinking children in the first movie, and Wayne and his adult family in the sequel. Moranis made Wayne a lovable goofball. Today, Moranis lends his voice to a number of different shows, movies, and video games. IMDB reports that the most recent vocal credit is given to Moranis was for the television show The Goldbergs. He has also voiced Rutt in Brother Bear and the sequel to it. The Brother Bear video games also feature Moranis’ voice. Moranis also lent his voice to the 2001 Rudolph holiday film about the Island of Misfit Toys.
Other than vocal acting, Moranis has not appeared in too many films since the release of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. His IMDB page reports that he was in a television documentary in 2007, entitled Bob & Doug McKenzie’s Two-Four Anniversary. In this, he played the title character, Bob McKenzie. Moranis seems to be sticking to voice acting and slowing his career down, possibly to get ready to retire. As an Emmy recipient, he deserves to be able to throw in the towel when he pleases.
14 Bug Hall Made Some Small Appearances In Television
Bug Hall had been well-known prior to Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as he had appeared in The Little Rascals as the lovable Alfalfa, as per his IMDB page. He was a part of the sequel film to Honey, I Shrunk The Kids as the character, Adam. Adam was the son of Wayne and Diane Szalinksi. Adam felt like a misfit in the family, as he did not think scientifically, but was more sports-minded. Feeling like a letdown to his parents, Adam tries to hide his extreme love for sports until his family is not around. When the kids finally find the parents, they decide that they should bring them back to regular size.
Bug Hall has done a lot since appearing in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. He has made occasional appearances in a variety of television shows. According to his IMDB, these shows include Kelly Kelly, Providence, Charmed, The OC, and even through different shows in the CSI franchise. Most recently, Bug Hall appeared in the film The Shadow People. He is currently cast to play Brad in The Long Run. A fun fact about Bug is that he appeared on the soundtrack for Baby Driver, one of the top films of 2017.
13 Allison Mack Did Not Shrink In Smallville
Allison Mack played Jenny in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves according to her IMDB page. Jenny was Wayne’s niece and was Gordon’s daughter. Jenny had been the person that planned a little party when it was thought that the parents were gone for the night. She even gets kissed by her crush at this party, which actually upset her and made her wish she had not had the party. Overall, she is a regular teenage girl with some abnormal family members.
In her post-Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves life, Allison has found a lot of success in Hollywood. Some may say she has “grown” to love the spotlight. Allison had parts in several different films after the 90s sci-fi film was released. She even had some minor television roles. This all changed when she was cast for a television show called Smallville. She played several roles over 205 episodes, according to IMDB, directing two episodes. Her main role on the show was as Chloe Sullivan. She was on this show for an entire decade, bringing her great success. Since the end of Smallville, she has continued her career in television acting and voice acting, with shows including Wilfred and Lost In Oz.
12 Eve Gordon Has Been In Some Scary Shows And Films
According to her IMDB site, Eve Gordon played Diane in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. She was the wife of Wayne in this sequel. Many people noticed that Diane looked a little different than she did in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. This is because they re-cast the roles in the second film. In this film, Diane and her sister-in-law, Patty, are doing some sisterly bonding. Then, they return to make sure that Patty’s son had the medication he needed, which resulted in them becoming a target for the shrink ray. They then meet up with their husbands and try to figure out a way to get back to life-size.
Eve Gordon has done a lot since filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. Many of the roles that she has played since this film was horror or thriller roles. Some of these roles include parts in Veronica Mars, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, and American Horror Story. These shows have a tendency to be a bit intense compared to some of the others that are on television. With her propensity to play horror roles, Eve has also appeared in The Grudge 2 and Ouija: Origin of Evil. These roles are a leap away from the role of Diane.
11 Robin Bartlett Continued Being “Mad”
Robin Bartlett played the role of Patti in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as stated on her IMDB page. Patti was the wife of Gordon. She plotted alongside Diane when they had to go back to the house to bring her son’s medication back. Their big plot was to scare and surprise their husbands, which led to both women getting hit by the shrink ray. As it played out, Patti and Diane were in it together and were a major part of plotting their way to safety. They also got to spy on their children while they were having a party. This actually helped Patti understand her daughter better.
Since Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Robin has gone on to be in a number of different films and shows. According to Robin’s IMDB page, she played a major part in the television show Mad About You. This is one of her many claims to fame. She appeared in almost fifty episodes. After that show ended, she often made one-time appearances in several different shows. Like Eve, she also appeared on a few episodes of American Horror Story. Currently, Robin is filming the movie Immortal, where she will be playing the role of Mary.
10 Jake Richardson Had Dramatic Roles In Television
Jake Richardson was only a preteen when he filmed Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, according to IMDB. He was only twelve years old at the time and played the role of Mitch. He played one of the children of Gordon and Patti. Jake’s role in the movie played a major part of the plotline. Patti and Diane only returned to the house because Patti needed to make sure that Mitch had his potassium medication, as he struggled with a low potassium disorder. When the two women returned to bring this medication to him, they were met with the shrink ray. This caused a chain reaction throughout the movie.
Since filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Jake has been in some incredibly dramatic television shows and movies. One of the movies that he appeared in was The Dangerous Lives Altar Boys, in which he played Wade Scalisi. While he may not have been a season regular on television shows, they tended to be intense, serious shows. Some of the shows that he appeared on include: NYPD Blue, Touched By An Angel, ER, and Criminal Minds. As per Richardson’s IMDB page, he has not appeared in any films or shows since 2016.
9 Stuart Pankin Played Another Futuristic Character (Zenon)
According to his lengthy IMDB profile, Stuart Pankin played the other scientific mind in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. His character of Gordon was a key element to the movie. Alongside Wayne, they brought the shrink ray back out in order to shrink a tiki man but ended up shrinking themselves and their wives. Naturally, they had lied to their wives initially, which was a whole separate issue. They put fate in their children’s hands, making it, so they had to rely on them to bring them back to their regular size.
Outside of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Stuart Pankin has been in a number of different television shows and films. One of the films that 90s kids around the world may know Pankin from is Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century. He then appeared in the additional films in the series as the famous Commander Plank. Other than that Disney Channel movie, Stuart Pankin lent his voice to several different series including Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Brothers Flub, and As Told By Ginger. He also tends to appear in films related to Christmas and everything around it. Most recently, Pankin has been seen in the television series See Ya.
8 Mila Kunis Has Come A Long Way
The super-famous Mila Kunis made an appearance in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as per her IMDB site. Believe it or not, Mila did not have a major role in this film. She played a character named Jill. Jill was a friend of Jenny, the daughter of Gordon and Patti. She came to Jenny’s party when everyone thought that the parents were not home. This was a relatively minor role but was enough to get her written credit for the film. Kunis was about fourteen at the time she filmed this role.
After appearing in this film, Kunis went on to do big things in Hollywood. Mila Kunis was cast as Jackie Burkhart in the television show That ‘70s Show, which was on the air for 200 episodes. This was Kunis’ major claim to fame, especially since it was only a year after Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves was released. Kunis also went on to appear in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Bad Moms, and a number of other major motion pictures. Since wrapping the film, Mila has gone on to marry Ashton Kutcher and have multiple children. Kunis is currently lending her voice to the film Wonder Park, as per her IMDB.
7 Theodore Borders Has Stayed In The Background
Theodore Borders appeared in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, according to IMDB, as the character Trey. Trey was a friend of the boy that Jenny kissed, which was a major plot point, as this is what made Patti trust Jenny’s judgment. Trey appears throughout the party scenes and is very close to Ricky, Jenny’s crush. Although Trey is not a major character, he does make a lasting impression. Young children partying is not something easily forgotten.
Theodore Borders has been in a lot of different shows and films since filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. Unfortunately, most of the roles he has played have been background roles. Since the release of the film, he has been in almost twenty different television shows and movies. Some of these include ER, Flash Forward, The Young And The Restless, and American Dreams. He also had roles in the films Home Room, Recoil, and Graduation Night. He has not appeared in anything since 2015. It does not appear that he currently has any films or television shows in the works. He is now using the name “Theo Borders” as his stage name, according to his IMDB page. We hope to see him in more soon!
6 Laura Dunn Did A Bit Of Modeling
Laura Dunn was an incredibly minor character in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. According to IMDB, Laura played Trina. Trina was the secretary at Szalinksi Labs. Specifically, she was Wayne’s personal assistant. Although she played such a minor character, every character in a film is important. She tried to help him stay on track while he acted as president of the lab, especially since that was not his forte.
Looking at Laura’s IMDB page, many people will notice that this is her only acting credit. It appears that Laura Dunn has not been in any other film or television show, before or after her time in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. Looking at the images on Laura’s page, it is clear that she has been doing some modeling. One of the images shows her modeling a pencil skirt for the brand Michael Kors. Other images show her posing for pictures in order to promote a blog that she started entitled “Fabulous 365.” It also appears that she may do some hosting in her spare time, but it is not credited to her IMDB page. We hope that she is doing well and that she has significant success with her blog.
5 Carlease Burke Was The Head of A School
Carlease Burke appeared in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves at the beginning of her career. She played the character Marcia, as per her IMDB page. Marcia is an employee at Szalinksi Labs that helps test out some of the inventions. One of the inventions she is seen testing help translate the barks of dogs. This was a relatively anticlimactic invention, as the dog’s thoughts were simple things, much to the user’s dismay.
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves was just the beginning for Carlease, as seen on her IMDB page. Carlease appeared in several different television shows and short films after appearing in this film. This included NYPD Blue, Malcolm In The Middle, Desperate Housewives, and How I Met Your Mother. She seemed to have a lot of authoritative roles, varying from prison guards to police officers. One of the most recent shows that Carlease appeared in was the ABC Family hit series Switched At Birth. In this show, she played Principal Rose. This was one of the longer stints she had on a television show. Recently, Carlease finished filming a short, entitled Brothers Blood. In total, IMDB has credited Carlease with appearing in 137 different shows or films.
4 Robert Harvey Continues To Play Guards
Robert Harvey appeared briefly in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. He only played the mailman in this film, as credited to IMDB. In order to be credited on IMDB, the role generally has to have a speaking part or has to have a name to be credited. This role came to Harvey midway through his career, as he had been acting since 1984 according to IMDB, which made him thirty-six when he started acting.
Outside of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Robert Harvey has had a number of different roles. He has appeared in almost one hundred different shows and movies, as per IMDB. When reviewing some of the roles that he has played over the years, there is noticeably a trend. Harvey tends to play guards or officials through his career. In the film The Longest Yard, he played a cafeteria guard. In Catch That Kid, he played a detective. Even in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, he played SWAT Officer, as per his IMDB page. His roles have slowly been transitioning into more low-key roles as he has gotten older, he has played roles as a retirement home manager and a party guest. At seventy years old, he is starting to settle down.
3 Erica Luttrell Has Voiced A Lot Of Sci-Fi Powerhouses
Erica Luttrell appeared as a minor character in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. According to IMDB, Erica played Jody. Jody was a friend of Jenny’s, which made her one of the party guests that Jenny called over when she thought that her parents were not home. It appears that most of Jenny’s friends had J names, especially if they seemed particularly close.
Post- Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Erica has stayed busy in Hollywood. Many people would not recognize her today, as she has been lending her voice to a variety of shows and movies instead of acting as herself. According to IMDB, Erica has been doing vocal acting since 1997, when she started playing a voice to a character on The Magic School Bus. This character’s name is Keesha. She has appeared in seventy-two different shows and movies. She has also lent her voice to Candy on the television show Dave The Barbarian. Most recently, Erica has played the voice of Sapphire on Steven Universe. She is continuing to pursue vocal acting and is starting to appear in more shows as herself. We are currently anticipating the release of The Death of Superman, in which Erica voices Mercy Graves.
2 Bryson Aust Has Only Done One Additional Film
Bryson Aust made an impression in his role in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. According to IMDB, Bryson played the role of Vincent. Overall, Vincent is not a pleasant character. He is a mean soul that does not tend to care about the feelings of others. Although he was invited by Jenny, he does not get along with her brother or her cousin and seems to be a bit of a bully.
Since filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Bryson Aust has not appeared in many things. According to IMDB, Bryson has only appeared in one other film, which took place about nine years after Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves was filmed. This film was called Starstruck. The overall plot was about young actors that were facing the struggles that young actors may actually face. IMDB also says that it follows stars that come together from both the United States and the United Kingdom as they get together to film a movie. This was not a majorly successful film. Since 2006, Aust fell off of the Hollywood map—so much so that not a single recent image of him seems to exist in the public sphere. Wherever he may be now, we hope that he is doing well and is not taking after Vincent’s lead of being the mean guy at the party.
1 Lisa Wilhoit Has Appeared In Multiple Television Series
In Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Lisa Wilhoit plays the character Holly, as reported to her IMDB page. Holly is another friend of Jenny’s that shows up to the party. She is a background character for the most part but is a notable friend of Jenny’s. She does not do anything that would be considered too incriminating. As we said before, every minor role is significant for some kind of reason.
After filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Lisa continued her career in Hollywood. Lisa has appeared in quite a few television series. One of the shows she appeared in after filming Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves was The Tom Show. On this show, she played Kenlon Amross in nearly twenty episodes. Other than that, she also appeared on 7th Heaven, Greek, and Watching Ellie. Her most recent credits show that she has also dabbled in voice acting. Her vocal acting credits have varied from Smurfs: The Lost Village and Family Guy. While her IMDB page does not show anything for 2018, we hope to see her pick up an acting gig for this year. She continues to succeed through the decades, despite the film being twenty-one years old.
References: IMDB, Rick Moranis IMDB, Bug Hall IMDB, Allison Mack IMDB, Eve Gordon IMDB, Robin Bartlett IMDB, Jack Richardson IMDB, Stuart Pankin IMDB, Mila Kunis IMDB, Theodore Borders IMDB, Laura Dunn IMDB, Carlease Burke IMDB, Robert Harvey IMDB, Erica Luttrell IMDB, Bryson Aust IMDB, Lisa Wilhoit IMDB
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