Then: 'The Sandlot' was the first substantial acting role for Patrick Renna, and his Hamilton "Ham" Porter character has long been a favorite of fans of the film. With his unique look, Renna became one of the more recognizable child actors of the mid-'90s, starring as pesky kids in the movies 'Son in Law' and 'The Big Green,' as well as making guest appearances on TV shows such as 'Boy Meets World.'
Then: By the time Leopardi played the wisecracking Michael "Squints" Palledorous in 'The Sandlot' he already had quite a few acting credits under his belt. The then-12-year old had appeared in 'Father of the Bride' and a bunch of TV shows, including 'The Commish' and 'Evening Shade.'
Then: By the time Brandon Quintin Adams was cast as pitcher Kenny DeNunez in 'The Sandlot,' he was already a showbiz vet. The Topeka, Kansas native’s acting debut was in the 1988 Michael Jackson film 'Moonwalker' and he had been featured in 'A Different World,’ ‘Empty Nest’ and ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' Like 'Sandlot' teammate Mike Vitar, Adams also showed off his hockey skills, appearing as Jesse Hall in 'The Mighty Ducks' and the sequel 'D2: The Mighty Ducks.'
Then: Marty York played Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan, who had a habit of beginning his sentences with his double affirmative nickname. Following his acting debut in 'The Sandlot,' York made appearances 'Saved by the Bell: The College Years' and 'Boy Meets World.'
Then: Grant Gelt played second baseman Bertram Grover Weeks, who, despite his somewhat dorky looks, was the team’s tobacco-chewing, counter-culture loving rebel. 'The Sandlot' came in the middle of fairly busy career for Gelt. Among his other credits were movies like the Steven Seagal classic 'Marked for Death' and TV shows such as 'Boy Meets World,' 'Life Goes On' and 'Northern Exposure.'
Then: Shane Obedzinski was 10 years old when he portrayed Tommy "Repeat" Timmons, the youngest and smallest player on the 'Sandlot' roster. Before that he had had a few minor movie roles, such as "bleeding kid" in the John Goodman film ‘Matinee.'
Then: Victor DiMattia played Timmy Timmons, older brother to Tommy and a big fan of the Yankees. DiMattia had worked regularly as an actor since he was five, appearing on shows such as 'Punky Brewster,' 'Married With Children' and 'Evening Shade.' You may also remember him from the Tom Hanks film 'Turner and Hooch' and the so-bad-it’s-awful Vanilla Ice vehicle 'Cool as Ice.'
Then: Marley Shelton played lifeguard and ideal Southern California beauty Wendy Peffercorn. Shelton had made her film debut two years earlier in the drama 'Grand Canyon.'