Favorite actors of the series “Police Academy” 35 years later

The comic saga of seven episodes about the adventures and misadventures of cadets who were least suited for the role of future police officers amused more than one generation of viewers. It’s hard to imagine, but more than three decades have passed since the release of the first film in this series! Let’s remember all our favorite heroes and see how the main actors of the “Police Academy” look today.

Steve Guttenberg, 60 – Cadet Carey Mahone.

The cadet, who brilliantly played the protagonist of the first part, still appears annually on screens in various films and TV shows.

Moreover, in the film continuation of “Police Academy”, which will be released this year, Steve will again appear as a charming police officer.

Kim Cattrall, 62 – Cadet Karen Thompson

Today, the actress is known to viewers far from her role in the Police Academy – she became famous as Samantha Jones from Sex and the City.

Cattrall was married three times, but she never had children. As for her career, the star received all her awards and nominations for Sex and the City. She has not acted in films for nine years, but she can be seen in the series Soft Skin and Witness for the Prosecution. Few people remember, but she once played a role in the failed “Crossroads” with Britney Spears.

George Bailey, 74 – Lieutenant Harris

He played in the first part of the series the role of a cruel and narcissistic person, although in life he is a very gentle and kind-hearted person.

For 15 years, Bailey was an ambassador for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, and in January 2001 became its leader. This happened after his goddaughter Brandi Eldridge was diagnosed with leukemia.

George Gaines, 1917-2016 – head of the academy Eric Lassard

Already in 1984, when the series first came out, Gaines was at an advanced age, so he did not act as often.

The actor finally left the cinema in 2003, starring in the comedy “We Got Married”. After that, he moved to live in Santa Barbara (California) and then moved with his daughter, who was in her arms and died at the age of 98.

By the way, the star has Russian roots. His grandfather Grigory Ge played at the Alexandrinsky Theater. Uncle, Gregory Gaye, was born in St. Petersburg and emigrated in 1917. Relatives of the Hollywood star still live in St. Petersburg.

Leslie Easterbrook, 69 – Sergeant Debbie Callahan

The curvaceous admirer of young cadets, Sergeant Debbie Callahan, was not favored by eminent directors.

A Women was not accepted into a big movie, but they were willingly invited to the series. She also worked as a voice actress (“Superman and Batman”). In 2006, she won the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in The Devil’s Rejects, and also won the Scream Award in the Best Villain category for the same role.On

May 17, 1979, Leslie married Victor Kholchak, but after a while, they divorced. Later, Leslie married a second time – to Dan Wilcox. The 69-year-old actress has no children.

Donovan Scott, 72 – Cadet Leslie Barbara

The actor who played a funny fat man over the years turned into a respectable-looking man with a bushy beard. At the end of the 2000s, the actor finally left the profession, becoming a director.

In the period from 1993 to 1994, he lived in Russia and Crimea, where the filming of the film “Children of Captain Grant” took place. In the film, he proved himself as a director, screenwriter, and actor.

Bubba Smith, 1945-2011 – Strongman Hightower

Once he was a professional American football player, but after an injury, he went into acting.

Alas, the silent giant has not been with us for many years. The actor died on August 3, 2011, after accidentally taking the wrong dose of anti-obesity pills. The star’s body was found by housekeeper Marcia Livingstone in his Baldwin Hills apartment in Los Angeles.

Michael Winslow, 60 – Cadet Larvell Jones (who was a master at imitating the sounds of love)

Actor and comedian Michael Winslow is still famous for his unique talent as an onomatopoeic.

Was married three times. The first wife was named Angela Bay tops – they divorced. The second wife Belinda Church died of a drug overdose, the current wife’s name is Sharon. The artist has three children.

Marion Ramsey, 71 – Laverne Hooks

Unlike most of her friends on the set, Marion chose the path not of an actress, but of a singer and composer.

Lance Kinsey, 64 – Sergeant Carl Proctor

The actor who played the role of the villain’s stupid assistant took place as a sought-after supporting actor.

In addition, he has made a name for himself in screenwriting and production. Kinsey is married, his wife Nancy gave birth to his son Matt and daughter Logan

David Graf, 1950-2001 – ex-Special Forces Eugene Tackleberry

The count played in several more series, but they were not as prominent as the role in the Police Academy. But in his personal life, the actor was fine: his wife Katherine and two sons, Daniel and John.

The trouble came suddenly. On January 7, 2001, during a family holiday, he lost consciousness, and the doctors who arrived could no longer help him. Davida passed away from a heart attack nine days before his 51st birthday.

Scott Thompson, 59 – Cadet Chad Copland

Thompson, after a long search for himself, settled on the work of a screenwriter, received a master’s degree in fine arts from New York University, and began working as a playwright.

Colleen Camp, 65 – Kathleen Kirkland

The actress played Tackleberry’s girlfriend. As an actress, she was not very good: in her portfolio, there are two nominations for the Golden Raspberry.

Later, Colleen retrained from actors to producers, achieving success in this field.

She was married to John Goldwyn, director of Paramount studios, from 1986 to 2001 and they have a daughter who was born in 1989.

Bob Goldthwaite, 56 – Zed

Bob continues to act to this day. Shooting at the “Police Academy” became only an insignificant fragment of his biography since he was known as a stand-up comedian in the early 80s.

14 years ago, the actor announced his retirement and played his final performance in Las Vegas in September 2005. He then toured intermittently from early 2008 until April of that year, with a couple more performances in 2009. He gave his last two concerts in 2010.

Goldthwaite has been married twice. His first wife Ann Luli gave birth to his daughter Tasha. Goldthwaite and Luli divorced in 1998. In 1999, he announced his engagement to actress Nikki Cox, but they broke up in 2005. In 2009, Goldthwaite married Sarah de Sa Rego, they are together to this day.

Art Metrono, 82 – Captain Mauser

The actor who played the vile law enforcement officer did not become a star: Mauser remained the only notable role in his career.

Metrano seriously injured his spinal cord in a fall in his own home in 1989. As a result, he suffered paralysis – fortunately, temporary.

After that, he created his show “Jews Don’t Belong on Ladders … An Accidental Comedy”, which raised more than 75 thousand dollars, which he invested in a project to help those who suffered from spinal cord injuries: within its framework, the disabled bought crutches, wheelchairs, and various accessories.

Tim Kazurinsky, 68 – cadet Switchak

After graduating from the Police Academy, the actor, who got used to the role of the klutzy Svitchak, changed many professions: he played in the theater, on TV, and in films, and tried himself as a screenwriter and even a journalist. He is still acting in serials.

The actor is married and has two children.

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