ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Despite being one of my favorite movies when I was about 8 years old, I was shocked to learn that Short Circuit is actually one year older than me!

Naturally, approximately 30 seconds after this revelation my lightening speed typing fingers were clattering all over google to see what the cast look like over half a decade later, and I just had to share the results with you guys.

The question is, how well do you think the cast have stood the test of time in the side by side images below?

Ally Sheedy (Stephanie Speck)

Fun Fact: Stephanie and Number 5 dance together to a scene from Saturday Night Fever which was also directed by John Badham.

Steve Guttenberg (Newton Crosby)

Fun Fact: Steve Guttenberg and G.W. Bailey (Skroeder) both appeared in Police Academy (1984) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) together.

Fisher Stevens (Ben Jabituya)

Fun Fact: Fisher Stevens won an Oscar in 2010 for The Cove, a hardhitting documentary about the slaughter of wild dolphins in Japan.

Austin Pendleton (Howard Marner)

Fun Fact: Austin Pendleton has acted in more than 120 films and television shows since the late 1960s.

G.W. Bailey (Skroeder)

Fun Fact: G.W. Bailey returned to college to study theater when he was 49 years old despite acting on acclaimed TV shows such as Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels decades before.

Brian McNamara (Frank)

Fun Fact: Brian made his directorial debut with the thriller Lost Signal in 2006.


How do you think the cast of Short Circuit have stood the test of time?

(Source: IMDB)


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