Can you believe that it has been a quarter century since four young chums walked along train tracks in Oregon looking for a dead body? The Stand By Me 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray arrives in stores today, so you may want to brush up on what the film’s cast members have been doing since they created this timeless gem. We’ll catch you up, after the jump.
Wil Wheaton – Gordie LaChance
Following his heartwarming turn as Gordie, Wheaton played bright, young Wesley Crusher for four seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Among some circles (nerdy circles), he’s best known for that role, one he has embraced by making regular appearances at Comic-Con. In 1991, he was part of a young ensemble cast in Toy Soldiers. He has since had numerous cameos on TV shows like Numb3rs and The Big Bang Theory, taken part in the occasional Web short, and done voice acting for animated TV and video games. And he has become a writer, just like Gordie — for two years he wrote a column about video games for The Onion, he has self-published several memoirs, and has been an active blogger for a decade, first at wilwheaton.net, and now at wilwheaton.typepad.com.