See the Cast of ‘Wayne’s World 2′ Then and Now
Released in 1993, ‘Wayne’s World 2′ followed the continuing adventures of public-access TV hosts Wayne and Garth, characters originated on ‘SNL.’ Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the film follows our grungy heroes as they try to stage an epic rock concert called Waynestock. 20 years later, we take a look back at the cast and see what they’re up to now.
Mike Myers, Wayne Campbell
Then: Myers originated ‘Wayne’s World’ with Dana Carvey in a series of recurring sketches on ‘SNL.’ In addition to the ‘Wayne’s World’ movies, Myers starred in the underrated comedy ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ during the early ’90s.
Now: Myers is known best for ‘Austin Powers’ (a character he also created) and voicing the big green ogre in the ‘Shrek’ films. He hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2009′s ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ though he did voice Shrek in 2010′s ‘Shrek Forever After.’
Dana Carvey, Garth Algar
Then: Fellow ‘SNL’ alum Dana Carvey played Garth, Wayne’s dorky friend who has some pretty strange luck with ladies.
Now: In 2002, Carvey took a break from acting, returning in 2009 with a guest role on ‘Fairly Odd Parents.’ In 2011, he starred in the Adam Sandler comedy ‘Jack and Jill,’ and last year he guest-hosted a few episodes of ‘Live with Kelly.’
Tia Carrere, Cassandra Wong
Then: Tia Carrere, known for roles in ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Showdown in Little Tokyo,’ played Cassandra, Wayne’s girlfriend and lead singer of the band Crucial Taunt. In the film, their relationship is threatened by a music producer.
Now: Carrere recently appeared on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and ‘In Plain Sight.’ She also lends her voice to ‘Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.’ Like Cassandra, Carrere is also a singer, and has won two Grammy awards for her Hawaiian albums.
Christopher Walken, Bobby Cahn
Then: Known for serious turns in ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘King of New York,’ Christopher Walken showed he had a good sense humor in ‘Wayne’s World 2′ as Bobby Cahn, Cassandra’s evil music producer.
Now: Walken recently appeared in the films ‘Seven Psychopaths’ and ‘Stand Up Guys.’ Aside from hosting the occasional episode of ‘SNL,’ he hasn’t made a TV appearance since a 1977 episode of ‘Kojak.’ He’s married to casting director Georgianne Walken, who notably cast ‘The Sopranos.’
James Hong, Jeff Wong
Then: Legendary actor James Hong, known for parts in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ played Jeff Wong, Cassandra’s father.
Now: James Hong has over 100 acting credits to his name, and can be seen this summer in the action comedy ‘R.I.P.D.’
Kim Basinger, Honey Hornée
Then: Kim Basinger, former model and star of ’9 1/2 weeks’ and ‘Blind Date,’ played Honey, Garth’s unlikely love interest.
Now: After splitting from husband Alec Baldwin in 2000 (with whom she shares a daughter), Basinger appeared in ’8 Mile’ with Eminem, ‘Cellular’ and most recently in ‘Charlie St. Cloud.’
Ralph Brown, Del Preston
Then: British actor Ralph Brown played Del Preston, roadie extraordinaire and eccentric weirdo tasked with helping Wayne and Garth make Waynestock a reality.
Now: Brown has recently starred in the films ‘Tower Block’ and ‘Stoker.’ In his off-time, Brown is a member of the British Beach Boys tribute band, Brighton Beach Boys.
Lee Tergesen, Terry
Then: Lee Tergesen reprised his role as Terry, Wayne and Garth’s overly (and outwardly) affectionate buddy.
Now: Tergesen has starred in the HBO shows ‘Oz’ and ‘Generation Kill,’ and most recently appeared in the films ‘The Collection’ and ‘Red Tails.’
Drew Barrymore, Bjergen Kjergen
Then: The former child star (‘E.T. the Extraterrestrial’) turned wild child turned (somewhat) serious actress was known for roles in early ’90s films ‘Poison Ivy’ and ‘Doppelganger.’ She made a cameo appearance in ‘Wayne’s World 2′ as Swedish administrative assistant Bjergen Kjergen.
Now: Barrymore has become a serious actress — she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work in the HBO film ‘Grey Gardens,’ and she directed and starred in the roller derby dramedy ‘Whip It.’ She also directed the music video for Best Coast’s ‘Our Deal.’
Olivia d’Abo, Betty Jo
Then: Former ‘Wonder Years’ star Olivia d’Abo played Betty Jo, Garth’s soulmate and lookalike.
Now: The actress and singer does a lot of voiceover work these days, lending her talents to comic book animated shows and movies, like ‘Justice League: Doom’ and ‘Ultimate Avengers.’