The 1993 movie The Sandlot is pretty much what childhood dreams are made of. If you were born in the ’80s or later, you likely watched the move about Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez and his merry band of aspiring athletes no less than 1.3 bajillion times growing up — and if you were born pre-’80s, the film’s nostalgia and accurate portrayal of simpler times still touched that special place in your heart.
The Sandlot quickly became a classic piece of Americana, spawning an endless supply of quotes and timeless one-liners — but despite the fact that so many of us have seen and loved the movie, none of the stars really moved on to mainstream success. What’s up with that?
We got super curious about what happened to all the child actors who brought The Sandlot to life, so we did a little light internet stalking. Here’s what we found.
Originally published July 2012. Updated August 2017.