In 1992, a trio of brothers formed a band that would produce one of the most addicting songs of the 90’s… MMMBop. The group comprised of Isaac (16 when MMMBop came out), Taylor (14) and Zac (11). Although their biggest hit was nearly 15 years ago, the band is still together and making music. Let’s take a look at Hanson “then” and “now”…
- Hanson appeared on Carman’s “Yo! Kidz: The Vidz
- All three began playing their respective instruments, and formed a garage band
- Released album “Middle of Nowhere” on May 6, 1997, selling 10 million copies worldwide
- Hanson was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998, including Best New Artist
- Their most successful single, MMMBop was nominated for two Grammys
- On May 6, 2007, the 10th anniversary of Hanson Day, the band re-recorded their first major label album (Middle of Nowhere)
- On June 8, 2010, Hanson released their 8th studio record, “Shout It Out”, debuting at number 30 on the Billboard 200
- Issac was married in September of 2006, and has two sons
- Taylor was married in June of 2002, and has four children
- Zac was married in June of 2006, and has a son and daughter
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It’s great to see that Hanson is still together, and doing well! Have a good one everybody!
Haley Joel Osment is probably best known for playing Cole Sear, the kid who “saw dead people” in the 1999 M. Night Shyamalan film, “The Sixth Sense”. He also had a small role in “Forrest Gump” at the age of five, and co-starred in the tremendous movie, “Pay it Forward”. He was also in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” in 2001. Though he is still acting, Osment’s career has somewhat taken a turn for the worse. Let’s look at his career during the 90’s and early 2000’s, and then see what he has been up to recently.
- First feature film role was as “Forrest Gump Jr.” in “Forrest Gump”
- Played regular and recurring roles in various tv series during 90’s: The Jeff Foxworthy Show, and the final season of Murphy Brown
- Starred in the 1996 film “Bogus” alongside Whoopi Goldberg
- Nominated for best supporting actor in “The Sixth Sense” in 1999
- Starred in “Pay it Forward” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” in 2000 and 2001 respectively
- Osment made his broadway debut in 2008 as “Bobby” in “American Buffalo” co-starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer
- Attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and graduated in 2010
- Involved in single car accident in 2006, injuring his ribs and right shoulder-blade
- Sentenced to three years probation, 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program, a fine of $1500, and a minimum requirement of 26 A.A. meetings over a six month period
Alright, that is about it. Hope you enjoyed catching up on “that kid from the Sixth Sense”. Stay tuned for more posts coming soon!
The first Where are they now Wednesday post was on baseball player Mo Vaughn. This next one is on Ross Hull. Who is Ross Hull you may ask? Well, I did not recognize the name at first, but after some brief research, I discovered that the leader of the Midnight Society in Are You Afraid of the Dark, Gary, was played by actor Ross Hull. If you remember, I chose Are You Afraid of the Dark as the number one Nickelodeon show of the 90’s, and Hull was obviously a key member of that show. Let’s review how Hull’s career began with AYAOTD, and how he has changed since then.
- Hull began his acting career in 1987 with the film, “Nowhere to Hide”
- He appeared in shows such as: Ready or Not, Student Bodies, and made one appearance on Stargate Atlantis
- Hull started with AYAOTD on its series premiere, October 31, 1991
- He played the role of Gary, the leader of the Midnight Society, from 1991-1996
- Hull graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, with a bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Arts in 2004
- In January 2005, Hull became a weather personality on Canada’s “The Weather Network”
- On December 15, 2008, Hull left The Weather Network and became a reporter for Citytv Calgary
- On September 8, 2010, Hull became the weather anchor for “A Channel” in London, Ontario where he forecasts the weather for London and the entire region of Southwestern Ontario
- In June 2011, Hull became a weather anch0r for CTV Southwestern Ontario based in Kitchener
I gotta say, minus the glasses, I think that Gary, I mean Ross looks exactly the same. Good to see he’s still doing television work, although I don’t think that many expected this. Oh well. It was fun to see how Hull’s life has changed, and also going back to his AYAOTD days. Don’t forget that every Wednesday there will be a Where are they now post. If there is anyone in particular that you want me to talk about, please please please tell me! The second caption contest winner will be announced tomorrow, so get your comments in ASAP!
Have a good one everybody!
Welcome to the premiere of Where are they now Wednesdays? From now on, every Wednesday, I will be updating you on one of our favorite sports figures, television show actors, movie actors, or singer/bands from the 1990’s. Sometimes the person will be an athlete who was just coming onto the scene in the 90’s and is now retired or near the end of their career, sometimes it will be a famous child actor who is now into their adult career, and sometimes it will be a singer/band who was hugely popular in the 90’s and is either still together or has pursued other interests. This is a big step for 90skidsstuff, and hopefully this will become a popular weekly thing. Let’s begin Where are they now Wednesdays with a man who was mentioned all the way back in post one on batting stances. This segment is on “the hit dog”, Mo Vaughn. Many of us Red Sox fans remember Vaughn as the power hitting, fan favorite, first baseman for the Red Sox, during the better part of the 90’s. But what is he up to today? We will first dedicate a section of the post to Mo Vaughn “then”, and after that, we will look at his life and looks “now”. Here we go…
- Vaughn made his major league debut on June 27, 1991 with Boston
- In 1993, Mo had his breakout season, hitting 29 home runs, and produced 101 RBIs
- Won the AL MVP in 1995: .300 AVG, 39 HR, 126 RBI
- Red Sox advanced to playoffs in ’95, but lost to Indians in ALDS
- Vaughn had his best season in 1996: .326 AVG, 44 HR, 143 RBI
- 05/30/97 = Vaughn hit three HRs in 10-4 win over the Yankees
- Vaughn hit a walk off grand slam on opening day at Fenway Park against the Mariners in 1998
- In 1998, the Sox again made the playoffs only to lose to the Indians again in the division series
- Throughout the ’98 season, Vaughn had issues with Red Sox management and administration, and that led to him signing a six-year $80 million deal with the Angels after the season
- While successful in Anaheim, Mo was not nearly has good as when he was with Boston
- Traded to the Mets after the 2001 season
- Vaughn retired early in the 2003 season
- Vaughn currently owns and operates OMNI New York LLC which has bought and rehabilitated 1,142 units of distress housing in the New York metropolitan area
- Mo recently purchased the Noble Drew Ali Pizza in Brownsville, Brooklyn for $21 million
- His company is also involved in projects in Cheyenne, Miami and Las Vegas
- Vaughn is currently the president of a trucking company out of Solon, Ohio
- Finally, Vaughn’s nephew, Cory is in the New York Mets organization
Well, there you have it. It is an interesting perspective to look at how Mo Vaughn’s life has changed since the 90’s, and it seems like he his doing well, and doing a very good thing with his business. Have you got someone in mind that you want an update on? Leave a suggestion in the comment box and maybe it will be in next week’s Where are they now Wednesdays?