Animal House is a hilarious 1978 raunchy comedy directed by John Landis, featuring a whole plethora of fantastic comedians, led by the only and only John Belushi. It’s all about the wild and crazy Delta Tau Chi fraternity at Faber College. These guys clash with the dean and a rival frat while throwing epic parties and causing mayhem on campus. It’s a classic 70s flick full of wild antics, pranks, and efforts to stay in school while having a blast.
Animal House gave a jump start to some big-name Hollywood folks like Kevin Bacon, Karen Allen, and Verna Bloom. Nowadays, it’s like a cult classic, so to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Animal House, let’s catch up with some of the cast members and see where they are at today.
1. Stephen Furst
Kent “Flounder” Dorfman, a Faber College freshman played by Furst, joins the Delta fraternity thanks to the connections of his older brother and gets hazed by them, but eventually, everyone warms up to him. Stephen Furst used to be a pizza guy in Hollywood, sticking his headshot in every pie box he delivered, which is how he got noticed by Matty Simmons. Furst later appeared in shows like Murder She Wrote and Babylon 5. Sadly, he passed away on June 16, 2017, at the age of 63.
2. Tim Matheson
Matheson, who played the rizz master Otter, was mostly known for his roles in the classic 60s sitcoms like Leave It to Beaver and The Virginian. Animal House was Tim’s doorway to more mature roles, and he was pretty good at what he did. He later appeared on The West Wing, which got him not one but two Primetime Emmy nominations. But acting was just the starting step for Matheson. The director’s chair was his real calling, and he worked on classic shows like Psych, Lucifer, and even Criminal Minds.
3. Peter Riegert
Peter Riegert, known for playing the always-horny Donald “Boon” Schoenstein, had a solid career in TV and movies, with roles in Local Hero and The Mask, along with appearances in shows like The Good Wife, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and of course, The Sopranos. And if you want to catch his work today, you better sign up for Apple TV+ because Riegert is starring in the 2023 drama series Extrapolations.
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