Where Are They Now: “The Little Rascals” Edition
Nearly twenty-two years ago, the children’s classic The Little Rascals premiered in theaters, endearing itself to audiences across the country. Based on Hal Roach’s Our Gang, a series of short films which were eventually incorporated into the original 1950s television show, the movie featured the beloved cast of characters in an updated setting and gave them new challenges to face. Nevertheless, the nostalgia factor was prominent enough to attract old fans as well as new ones; after all, who could resist revisiting Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Darla and the whole “He Man Woman Haterz Club” and going on adventures with them once again?
Without a doubt, the film and its cherished group of youngsters remain near and dear to our hearts, so much so that the cast seems frozen in time. However, this is not the case; even though we might not want to believe it, the young actors and actresses have grown up and moved on to other things. So, where are the cast of The Little Rascals now? Let’s find out!
Bug Hall (Alfalfa)
Since making his acting debut in The Little Rascals, Bug Hall has had a successful and varied acting career, starring in several films and making several television appearances. Some of his film credits include: The Big Green, The Stupids, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves, Hercules, Safety Patrol, Mel, Skipped Parts, Arizona Summer, Mortuary, Camouflage, American Pie Presents the Book of Love, Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, North Blvd, Subterreana and Body High. He also guest-starred on Kelly Kelly, Charmed, Cold Case, The OC, CSI Miami, Saving Grace, Nikita, Criminal Minds, 90210, Castle and Revolution. Fans can expect to see him in the upcoming films The Shadow People and The Long Run, and in the mini-series Harley & The Davidsons.
Brittany Ashton Holmes (Darla)
Brittany Ashton Holmes only stayed in the acting industry for a short duration of time. Aside from The Little Rascals, she starred in the TV movies Inhumanoid and Humanoids from the Deep and guest-starred on the shows Red Shoe Diaries and Ellen. After that, she left acting behind in order to pursue another vocation. She is now reportedly pursuing a political science degree.
Travis Tedford (Spanky)
After playing the president of the “He Man Woman Haterz Club” in The Little Rascals, Travis Tedford went on to star in Slappy and the Stinkers, A Bug’s Life, The Thirteenth Floor, A Christmas Tree and a Wedding, One Night Stan and The Final. He also appeared in the shows Smart Guy, The Pretender, The Amanda Show, Recess, State of Grace and All That. He is now working as a marketing specialist for the Texas Trust Credit Union.
Blake McIver Ewing (Waldo)
Most people remember Blake McIver Ewing as the spoiled rich kid who attempts to steal Darla from Alfalfa in The Little Rascals, but the truth is that he’s played several roles since then. In addition to playing Derek in nine episodes of Full House, Ewing appeared in the shows Minor Adjustments, Recess, Hysteria, The Drew Carey Show, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold! and Father of the Pride. He also starred in the mini-series The People’s Couch and the films Tom and Huck, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, Hey Arnold! The Movie and Raising Helen. In addition to being an actor, Ewing is also an accomplished musician. Fans can expect to see him in the upcoming film A Very Sordid Wedding.
Kevin Jamal Woods (Stymie)
Like several of his Little Rascals co-stars, Kevin Jamal Woods’s acting career was a short one. After playing Stymie, he did a multiple-episode stint on the show Blossom and then guest-starred on Walker, Texas Ranger and Sons of Thunder. His last film credit was in 2000 for playing Danny in the film The Brainiacs.com.
Ross Bagley (Buckwheat)
After playing the adorable Buckwheat in The Little Rascals, Ross Bagley continued to star on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Nicky Banks for two seasons. Then, he guest-starred on Profiler, Providence, The Wild Thornberrys and Judging Amy. He also scored roles in the films Independence Day and Gnome Alone. Fans can expect to see him in the upcoming film Dead Ringer.
Zachary Mabry (Porky)
Zachary Mabry’s only acting credit is as Porky in The Little Rascals. He gave up acting after the film’s release and eventually went into accounting.
Jordan Warkol (Froggy)
Did you know that E.G. Daily provided the voice for Jordan Warkol’s Froggy in The Little Rascals? After playing Froggy, Warkol went on to guest star on several television shows, including: The George Carlin Show, Coach, Baywatch, Walker, Texas Ranger, 7th Heaven, The X-Files and Touched by An Angel. In addition, he provided voice-acting for the shows Hey Arnold and Rocket Power, and starred in the movies The Shaggy Dog, Milo, A Bug’s Life and The Specials.
Courtland Mead (Uh-Huh)
After playing Uh-Huh in The Little Rascals, Courtland Mead scored roles in the movies Corrina, Corrina, Babe, Tom and Huck, Hellraiser: Bloodline, What Love Sees, A Bug’s Life, Go, The Haunting and Mean Parents Suck. He also voiced Gus in the hit cartoon Recess, played Daniel Anthonu Torrance in the mini-series The Shining and guest-starred on The Jaime Foxx Show, Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, ER, NYPD Blue and Lloyd in Space.
Sam Saletta (Butch)
Last but not least, we have Sam Saletta, who played Butch in The Little Rascals! Saletta guest-starred on the shows Touch Target, Not Necessarily the Election, Beverly Hills 90210, Recess, Touched by an Angel, King of the Hill, 7th Heaven, Rocket Power, Rugrats and ER. He also landed roles in the films Some Girl and Dreamers. Finally, he provided voice-acting for the video games Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
I think Courtland Mead looks one million times better as a young man than as a little kid! I do hope he had his adenoids fixed or something because he sounded like he had a bad cold when he was younger. I felt sorry for him because he couldn’t close his mouth properly and looked like Napoleon Dynamite.
As a Clinical Psychologist. I strongly suspect that his childhood anxiety levels contributed to a Thumb sucking career that deformed his teeth. I am astonished that he is as handsome as he is since his chances of leaving a cute childhood way behind seemed so likely.