Halloween is swiftly approaching, so what better time is there to check in on the stars of our favorite Halloween-themed Disney Channel Original Movies. See where the casts of films like Don’t Look Under the Bed and Halloweentown are today.
Erin Chambers as Frances Bacon McCausland in Don't Look Under the Bed
In 1999, Erin Chambers starred in what is still perhaps the creepiest Disney Channel Halloween movies ever, Don't Look Under the Bed. After starring as Frances McCausland, the girl who had to defeat the Boogeyman, Chambers went on to star in both General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. Chambers has had guest roles on various television series since leaving the daytime soap operas. Most recently, she was on ABC's Scandal, TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and MTV's Finding Carter.
Ty Hodges as Larry Houdini in Don't Look Under the Bed
After Ty Hodges played Larry; Frances' imaginary friend turned Boogeyman in Don't Look Under the Bed, he went on to star in another Disney Channel favorite, Even Stevens as Larry Beele. (The Disney Channel definitely could have mixed his characters' names up a bit.) Since Even Stevens wrapped in 2003, Hodges has mostly been on the other side of the camera, collaborating as director with his dear friend, actress Meagan Good. Hodges most recent flick A Girl Like Grace, starring Good and Raven-Symone recently debuted at the Urban World Film Festival.
Steve Guttenberg as Buzzy Crocker in Tower Of Terror
By the time Steve Guttenberg starred in Tower of Terror, Disney Channel's first original horror film alongside Kirsten Dunst in 1997, he already had two decades of acting experience under his belt. Two years prior, he even starred in the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen classic, It Takes Two. From 2005-2006 Guttenburg had a recurring role on the fan favorite show Veronica Mars, and most recently, guest spots on Yahoo's Community and NBC's The Mysteries of Laura. In 1989 he appeared in the Michael Jackson music video "Liberian Girl", and he is the Guinness World Record Holder for preparing the most hot-dogs in one minute.
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Kirsten Dunst as Anna Petterson in Tower of Terror
Though Kirsten Dunst was only 15-years old when she starred in Tower of Terror, she already had been working in the entertainment industry for several years. After Tower of Terror, Dunst was pretty much the teen queen of the early 2000s starring in everything from Bring It On to the Spider Man trilogy. Dunst is currently a series regular on the critically acclaimed FX drama, Fargo. She is an advocate for AIDS and cancer research for children. She is currently dating actor, Garrett Hedlund whom she met while filming On the Road in 2012.
Kimberly J. Brown as Marnie Piper in Halloweentown
Kimberly J. Brown starred in what are hands down three of the best original Disney Channel films EVER. Brown reprised her role as Marnie in Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge, and Halloweentown High after the original film debuted in 1998. In the early 2000s Brown also starred in some major films including Bringing Down the House and Be Cool, while starring on television show, The Guiding Light. In 2013, she starred in the short lived AMC series Low Winter Sun. This year, the 30-year old actress visited St. Helens, Oregon where Halloweentown was shot in order to kick off an annual event titled, The Spirit Of Halloween.
Debbie Reynolds as Aggie Cromwell in Halloweentown
The legendary Debbie Reynolds was Hollywood royalty long before she starred as the witch Aggie Cromwell in Holloweentown. Having starred in Hollywood classics such as, Singin' In the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Reynolds' role in Holloweentown, made her more familiar to a new generation. Reynolds has starred in every Holloweentown sequel including 2006's Return to Halloweentown. From 1998-2006, she had a recurring role on the NBC hit show, Will & Grace as Grace's mother, Bobbi. Reynolds has also lent her voice to several children's cartoons including Rugrats and Kim Possible. In 2014, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor's Guild. Her daughter is actress Carrie Fisher.
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Emily Roeske as Sophie Piper in Halloweentown
Though Emily Roeske starred as Marnie's little sister Sophie in Halloweentown, Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge, and Halloweentown High, she did not reprise her role in the final film, Return to Halloweentown. Roeske has retired from acting altogether, focusing instead on a different type of performing. She is a 3rd degree black belt, and teaches Mixed Martial Arts with her family. She lives with her husband and dogs in Surprise, Arizona.
Joey Zimmerman as Dylan Piper in Halloweentown
Joey Zimmerman was the only original Piper kid to appear in all four of the Halloweentown films. He is also known for portraying 13-year old Hyde on the long running sitcom That 70's Show. Since Return to Halloweentown debuted in 2006, Zimmerman has appeared in the USA series In Plain Sight. He is the co-creator, producer, writer, and director at ZFO Entertainment; a company which deals with sci-fi exclusively.
Bill Fagerbakke as Harold in Under Wraps
Bill Fagerbakke starred in Under Wraps the same year his role on the long running ABC sitcom Coach ended. Since 1999, Fagerbakke has been the voice of Patrick Starr, the lovely but dim BFF to SpongeBob on the cartoon, SpongeBob SquarePants. Over the years, he has made several cameo appearances on TV shows like Weeds and Heroes, and from 2005-2014 he had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.
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Adam Wylie as Gilbert in Under Wraps
After appearing in Under Wraps in 1997, Adam Wylie has continued to work in Hollywood. Though you may not recognize his face, you probably know his voice. Wylie voiced the character Curly in the Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold! Since then, he has gone on to voice Panicky Smurf in The Smurfs films. Wylie is also an acclaimed Broadway actor, having starred in 2007's Los Angeles run of Wicked. The 31-year old actor is also a former Crayola spokesman.
Mario Yedidia as Marshall in Under Wraps
Though Mario Yedidia starred in Jack alongside the late Robin Williams and in James and the Giant Peach prior to starring in Disney Channel's Under Wraps, Yedidia retired from acting in 1998. He went on to attend Columbia University and the 31-year old is currently a political coordinator at San Francisco Rising; an organization that brings working class communities of color in San Francisco together.
Laura Vandervoort as Chelsea Hansen in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
Laura Vandervoot's role in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire wasn't her first foray into horror. Previously, she starred in the television series Goosebumps, and the same year the film premiered, she also starred in an episode of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid Of the Dark? Afterward, she went on to star in the Canadian TV series Instant Star. She also snagged a role as Supergirl on the long running CW show Smallville until it ended in 2011. Since 2014, Vandervoot has starred in the popular Canadian television series Bitten as the only living female werewolf, Elena Michaels. Vandervoot is a second-degree black belt in karate.
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Matt O'Leary as Adam Hansen in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
Matt O'Leary made his acting debut in Disney Channel's Mom's Got A Date with A Vampire in 2000. Shortly thereafter, O'Leary went on to star in the Spy Kids sequels Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Since then, he has worked steadily in the entertainment industry. In 2011, O'Leary won the Breakthrough Performance award at the SXSW Film Festival for his role in the film Natural Selection. He currently has four films slated for release in the coming months.
Jake Epstein as Duffy in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
The same year Jake Epstein began his acting career in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire, he also starred in the Disney Channel film Quints with Halloweentown star Kimberly J. Brown. In 2002, Epstein snagged a starring role on the long running series Degrassi: The Next Generation as Craig Manning, a bipolar musician. Since Degrassi ended in 2005, Epstein has gone on to star in several Broadway shows, most recently in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Caroline Rhea as Lynette Hansen in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
When Caroline Rhea starred in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire, she was already well known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the long-running ABC sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. From 2004-2006 she was the host of NBC's reality show, The Biggest Loser. Since 2007, Rhea has voiced the character Linda Flynn-Fletcher on Disney Channel animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Rhea also often hosts very shows on Canadian television. She has a seven-year old daughter, Ava.
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Charles Shaughnessy as Dimitri Denatos in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
Charles Shaughnessy starred in Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire the year after his long running show The Nanny wrapped. Since then, Shaughnessy has starred in various television shows including, The WB's Living With Fran where he reunited with his costar from The Nanny, Fran Drescher. From 2008-2009, he also had a recurring role on AMC's critically acclaimed Mad Men. Shaughnessy is also known for his role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives which spanned two decades.
Tamera Mowry-Housley as Camryn Barnes in Twitches
Though she is probably still best known for her role on the long running sitcom Sister, Sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley starred in 2005's Twitches with her identical twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict. The duo reunited in 2007 for the sequel, Twitches Too. From 2004-2006 she starred as Dr. Kayla Thornton on Lifetime's medical drama Strong Medicine. From 2011-2013, Mowry-Housley starred on Style Network's Tia & Tamera, a reality series chronicling her and her twin sister's lives. Since 2013, Mowry-Housley has been one of the hosts of the FOX talk show The Real. She is married to FOX Senior News Correspondent Adam Housley, the couple has two children. Mowry-Housley is the elder twin by two minutes.
Tia Mowry- Hardrict as Alex Fielding in Twitches
Tia Mowry-Hardrict starred in 2005's Twitches with her identical sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley. The duo reunited in 2007, for the sequel, Twitches Too. From 2006-2011 Mowry-Hardict starred as Melanie Barnett on The CW/BET sitcom The Game. Though she left the series in 2011, Mowry-Hardict reprised her role in 2015 on the series finale. Since 2011, she has starred on TV Land's Instant Mom. She also has a Cooking Channel series, Tia Mowry at Home. Mowry-Hardict is married to actor Cory Hardict and they have a 4-year old son.
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