The Cast From ‘Hook’ Then And Now 25 Years Later
Dustin Hoffman (Captain James Hook)
No one is ever going to be able to top Hoffman’s childlike rendition of the fearsome Captain Hook. I didn’t even realize it was him as a child (I probably thought it was George Clooney). But Dustin Hoffman is no stranger to childlike wonder, as he was part of Peter Pan’s matured origin story of sorts, “Finding Neverland,” alongside Johnny Depp. Since then, he’s been a main part to many projects, including the “Kung Fu Panda” and “Meet the Parents” franchises.
Julia Roberts (Tinkerbell)
Little Tink was such a vital part to Peter’s metamorphosis in “Hook,” and Julia Roberts played her smallest role in a big way. Following her 1991 performance, she went on to “The Pelican Brief” in 1993, then started working in starring roles like “Erin Brockovich” (where she won an Oscar for Best Actress) and “Runaway Bride.” She’s currently in theaters for “Money Monster,” across — guess who! — George Clooney.
Bob Hoskins (Smee)
After finishing up as Captain Hook’s right-hand man — he needed one — Hoskins quickly took on the most important role a man could take, that of Mario in the live action “Super Mario Bros.” movie in 1993. Hoskins, whose credits (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was a big one) date back to the early ’70s, continued with small roles, including the TV min-series “Neverland,” reprising his role as Smee in 2011. That same year, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His final role was “Snow White and the Huntsman” in 2012, before his death in 2014.
Charlie Korsmo (Jack)
Of the few actors who quit the industry and got real jobs, little Jack was one of them. The now 37-year-old lawyer played roles in films “What About Bob?” and “Hook” both in 1991, then followed up with “Can’t Hardly Wait” in 1998 before getting out completely. Korsmo is now a law professor in Cleveland.
Amber Scott (Maggie)
Sweet Maggie went on to become a little hottie, kind of like little Ruthie Camden and a few other childhood actors. She hasn’t worked since 1995, but her impressive headshot might be a sign she’s getting back into it. Last we heard, she graduated college a decade ago. That’s one sorority girl we wouldn’t mind sharing a keg stand with.
Dante Basco (Rufio)
Little Rufio has probably been one of the busiest actors of the bunch since 1991, mostly in TV series and voice-overs. In the ’90s he did guest spots on “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and in the last decade he’s been big in video games, including all things “Avatar” and a little bit of recent work with “Star Wars Rebels.”
Raushan Hammond (Thud Butt)
We love us some Thud Butt, so it was no surprise when he got the golden sword from Peter Pan in the end after that impressive tuck and roll of his. Hammond was recently in the news for remembering the great Robin Williams, but other than that, little has been seen of him in film since 1995 outside of 2011’s indie, “24 Hours in Las Vegas,” which he wrote, directed and starred in.
James Madio (Don’t Ask)
Another of the great Lost Boys has kept himself busy since the days of Neverland, jumping between film, shorts, video games and TV. Madio starred in “The Basketball Diaries” shortly after “Hook,” then jumped into shows “USA High” and “Band of Brothers.” He’s done voice-overs for the “Call of Duty” games, and recently, he’s starred in TV’s “Blue Bloods” and “Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories.”
Isaiah Robinson (Pockets)
Cute little Pockets started with “Hook” in 1991, then finished with his next project in 2005, aptly titled “Dead at the Box Office.”
Thomas Tulak (Too Small)
Just the same, little Too Small had a brief career after his time as a Lost Boy, with guests spots on “Cheers” and “Mad About You” — yeah, it’s been a while — along with a few shorts.
Maggie Smith (Wendy)
Possibly the most impressive career of all the “Hook” actors goes to Maggie Smith, who played Peter’s mother in the film before he was whisked away to Neverland. Smith’s career dates back to the early ’50s, along with her credits in the Harry Potter films, and her role on the hit show “Downton Abbey.” Her best film credits (arguably): “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.”
Her goofy husband in “Hook,” Tootles (Arthur Malet) who lost his marbles, passed away in 2013.
Robin Williams (Peter)
There is no need to list the man’s accomplishments, as his sheer talent for making people laugh was a daily occurrence leading up to his unfortunate death recently. Williams was a timeless comedic actor, especially in classic films like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” where his ability to jump into any character was not only obviously impressive, but done so in a way that appeared effortless.