We're taking a trip down memory lane to check in on some of our favorite film and television hotties from the past. We know their faces and can remember their roles, but where are they now? Find out below.
We got a few glimpses of this handsome guy with his bit roles in “Another World” and “One Life to Live,” but it was his part as Darryl Jenks in 1988’s Coming to America that really caught our eyes (sure, he was the good-for-nothing boyfriend with a Jheri curl held up by Soul Glo, but that face). LaSalle scored big when he landed the role of Dr. Peter Benson in the Emmy Award-winning hospital drama “E.R.” He stayed with the series for eight seasons and returned in 2009 to close out the 15th and final season. Since then, LaSalle has beefed up his résumé behind and beyond the camera. As a director and producer, he’s worked on TV series such as “Soul Food,” “Without A Trace,” “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” “CSI” and more. He’s also a published author with two books under his belt, “Laws of Depravity” and “Laws of Wrath.” Currently, LaSalle is starring in the CBS sci-fi drama “Under the Dome.”
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You might have caught Stoney Jackson in television series such as “Eight Is Enough,” “The White Shadow,” “M*A*S*H” and “The Jefferson,” but we’ll forever remember his role as Travis Filmore in “227.” He arrived in the show’s final season alongside Barry Sobel, Toukie A. Smith and Paul Winfield. In 1994, he took a role in Disney’s Angels in the Outfield, which grossed more than $50 million at the box office. After the film, Jackson stayed busy with several television roles including “Tales from the Crypt,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “The Hughleys,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Modern Family” and more. He is currently said to be working as a high school and collegiate-level basketball referee in Southern California.
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After a few roles in “St. Elsewhere,” “Cheers,” School Daze and more, Dominic Hoffman turned heads when he stepped on the scene as Whitley Gilbert’s boyfriend, Julian Day, on “A Different World.” The pair were pretty hot and heavy, until Julian broke up with Whitley and ran off with another woman. Following the series, Hoffman kept working in television with roles on “Living Single,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “The Shield,” “The Mentalist” and more. Hoffman also had a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey Anatomy” as Dr. Jeff Russell. Earlier this year, he starred in an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
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Los Angeles native Tyrin Turner is best known for his breakout role in Menace II Society, which led him to a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. But things dried up for the actor after the film, as he was unable to land roles in films such as Dead Presidents, Batman Forever and more. After a brief stint on “Chicago Hope,” Turner turned to hip-hop with the moniker Caine (a nod to his Menace character) and rapped on the Geto Boys’ “Dawn 2 Dusk” and Scarface’s “Menace Niggas Never Die.” A few minor roles here and there (Belly, How High) have kept Turner afloat, but nothing has compared to his critically acclaimed role in Menace. Still, Turner works closely with his good friend, Jamie Foxx, who directed the 2013 romance/sci-fi short …And She Was My Eve. Turner most recently appeared in this year’s crime drama The Ghetto, with Scarface and Ice-T.
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This cutie made appearances in television series such as “Married With Children,” “The Guys Next Door” and “Saved By The Bell” before he landed a recurring role on “Family Matters” as Ted Curran, Laura Winslow’s boyfriend. He followed up with minor parts in “Living Single,” “In The House” and “NYPD Blue” and was last seen in the short-lived NBC series “She Spies.” Dancy stays active on Instagram, where he has more than a few posts of him ripped at the gym. By the looks of it, he’s only gotten finer with age.
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BRANDON QUINTIN ADAMS
This child star had all the girls going crazy. He landed his first major recurring role on “A Different World” and followed up with a part in 1991’s The People Under the Stairs. Adams is also largely known for his role as Jesse Hall in two Mighty Ducks movies, as well as his part in the classic sports film The Sandlot (which scored him a Young Artist Award). His other television credits include “Martin,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sister, Sister” and “Moesha.” Adams took a break from acting after the murder of his best friend, actor Merlin Santana (“The Cosby Show,” “The Steve Harvey Show”). He re-emerged in the mid-2000s to provide the voice to the video game “Kingdom Hearts” and was last seen in the 2014 short Stuck in the Corners. Adams has also doubled as a rapper, releasing a mixtape called B. Lee H.D.
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Bumper Robinson started young and has kept steady work ever since. After making appearances in several ‘80s sitcoms (“Webster,” “Gimme a Break!” “The Facts of Life,” “Punky Brewster”), he took his talents to “Amen,” “Family Matters” and the made-for-TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream. In 1993, he joined the cast of “A Different World” as Dorian Heywood during the sixth and final season. Unlike other child stars, Robinson has been able to stay afloat with tons of roles on popular television series such as “Living Single,” “The Parkers,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Bones,” “CSI: NY,” “Black-ish,” “The Game” and more. He’s also done a significant amount of voice work in animated films and TV shows such as “Transformers: Animated,” “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School,” “Pinky and the Brain,” and “Futurama.”
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