Whatever Happened To…The Kids From Stephen King’s It?


One of my favorite horror movies (based on the best book Stephen King has ever written in my humble opinion) is the made for TV mini-series IT. While the standout of the movie is the great performance of Tim Curry as Pennywise the evil clown that plagues the town of Derry, Maine, the other big selling point of the film is the portion that is set in the characters past. In this half of the film a group of outcast kids do battle with Pennywise and the kid actors all delivered amazing performances. So it got me to thinking…what the hell have those kids been up to since they all starred in this movie?

Jonathan Brandis (Bill Denbrough)


Jonathan went on to star in big screen kiddie movie fare like Sidekicks (with the one and only Chuck Norris) and the gender bending Ladybugs. He followed that up with a starring role on the NBC sci-fi series SEAQUEST 2032. Following SEAQUEST’s cancellation, Brandis went on to appear in forgettable straight-to-dvd films before committing suicide in 2003 at the age of 27.

14 comments

  1. Tim The Film Guy · September 10, 2012

    Oh I didn’t know she was the one on Ginger snaps interesting 😀

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    • Derek · September 10, 2012

      I didn’t make the connection to Ginger Snaps or her character on Supernatural until I started this blog post.

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  2. alphasurfer · September 23, 2012

    Cool post, can I link to this on my site?

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    • Derek · September 23, 2012

      Feel free to do so and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Hugmad-vocaloid · January 24, 2014

    thanks for the all information, I have also the same question before, and now I so happy for them, I miss to jonathan brandis -bill :-

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  4. eddie · February 8, 2014

    i wanted to say that eddie is so cute and jonathan is also cute

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    • Boopiie · October 23, 2017

      So true

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  5. eddie · February 8, 2014

    EDDIE IS SO CUTE AND JONATHAN IS SO CUTE 2 I LOVE BOTH OF THEM

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  6. rebe maslow · April 19, 2014

    yo amo a ben heller es tan guapo

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  7. roxy · August 26, 2014

    I wish I was Ben Heller is my boyfriend he’s my a+++++++++++++++++++++++++. I wish he was still a teen please

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  8. roxy · August 26, 2014

    Stany uris aka Ben Heller is hot and sexy during that movie I wish he still was that age forever I want to know him way better it would be a bigshot to meet him . One love Ben Heller the sexy treat of life

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  9. Lore · November 16, 2015

    The Marlon Tayler (Mike Hanlon) you mentioned is NOT the Marlon Tayler that played Mike on IT.

    Here is the correct Marlon Tayler:
    http://moviepilot.com/posts/3314995?lt_source=external,manual

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  10. Kayli Young · November 17, 2016

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BILL he is so adorable, and I wish he was alive right now, and if he was I wish that he would be 12 too so I could get to know him better. IF ONLY IF ONLY. So:

    In Loving Memory of Bill Denbrough and Jonathan Brandis
    Two Brothers,
    One Of A Kind,
    Seperate As Always,
    Together As One.

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