Immediately after starring as Mouth in The Goonies, Corey Feldman scored a ton of great roles in iconic films like Stand By Me and The Lost Boys. During the late '80s and '90s, most people knew him as one half of the Two Coreys (the other half being Corey Haim) and for his struggles with addiction. After his career slowed down, he didn't pop back onto anyone's radar until the early 2000s, when he surprised everyone with a pop single called "Former Child Actor" and starred on The Surreal Life. He later did a reality show with Corey Haim called The Two Coreys, before releasing his memoir, Coreyography in 2013.
Like many others, Kerri Green's career slowed down in the '90s: she starred in the movies Lucas and Three For The Road soon after playing "Andy" in The Goonies, but beyond a few appearances on shows like ER and Mad About You, she hasn't been in much else. She later focused her talents behind the scenes, launching a production company called Independent Women Artists. She co-wrote and directed the film Bellyfruit in 1999.
Jeff Cohen, or Chunk, took on a handful of roles after The Goonies up until 1991 - mostly one-off characters on sitcoms and TV movies. He later attended the University of California, Berkeley, before getting his law degree and founding Cohen Gardner LLP. He writes occasionally for the Huffington Post as well as CNBC. His first book, The Dealmaker's Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood, was published this year.
Sean Astin was basically the cutest kid ever as Mikey. Just look at that face. Life following The Goonies went fairly well for him. After landing a starring role in the Lord of the Ringstrilogy (and making bank) back in the early 2000s, it's safe to say he evaded the dreaded child actor curse. Most recently, he's starred in the The Strain on the FX channel.
Jonathan Ke Quan, who played "Data," was already a recognizable face before the Goonies, having starred as Short Round alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. After Goonies, Ke Quan was featured on the sitcomHead of the Classand landed a handful of other acting jobs. During his time on the Indiana Jones set, Ke Quan studied Taekwondo and later worked as a stunt choreographer. He also graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and has attended the University of Manchester in the UK.
Martha Plimpton has had a strong acting career following her role as "Stef" in The Goonies, appearing on shows like ER, Grey's Anatomy, and Family Ties. She received an Emmy nomination for her role on Raising Hope in 2011, and won an Emmy in 2012 for The Good Wife. She's known as a strong activist for women's rights, particularly when it comes to reproductive rights.
Josh Brolin, or "Brand," is another cast member who has seen success in Hollywood following The Goonies. He's appeared in a large number of films, most notably No Country For Old Men, Labor Day, and W., in which portrayed George W. Bush. Brolin received an Oscar nomination for his role in Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk, and as the voice of Thanos in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, he's got total geek cred.