WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of ‘Back to the Future Part II’ 26 years later, on the day Marty McFly arrived in the future

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Michael J. Fox played Marty McFly in the “Back to the Future” trilogy.
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October 21, 2015, is “Back to the Future Day.”

That’s because in “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) sets his DeLorean time machine to that day to check on his future family.

After the success of 1985’s “Back to the Future,” the sequel continues the time-traveling adventures of Marty and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) as they head to the future, along with Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer, to keep Marty and Jennifer’s kids from following a dark path.

Most of the “Back to the Future” cast returned to reprise their roles in the sequel, which was shot back-to-back with a third film, completing the trilogy by 1990.

While makeup was used to age the cast for “Part II,” here’s what the cast members actually look like 26 years into the future and what they have been up to since.


THEN: Michael J. Fox reprised his role as the time-traveling Marty McFly in between managing his Emmy Award-winning role on “Family Ties.”

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NOW: Since 2010, Fox has had a recurring role on “The Good Wife” as a rival attorney to Julianna Margulies’ Alicia Florrick, a role that has earned him four Emmy nominations.

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In 1998, Fox disclosed that he had Parkinson’s and mainly focused on voice-over work during the early 2000s, leaving his role on “Spin City” in 2001. He later returned to on-screen roles and eventually starred in his own sitcom, “The Michael J. Fox Show,” for NBC, which aired for a season.

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THEN: Christopher Lloyd brought the eccentric time-travel-obsessed Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown to life.

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NOW: Lloyd starred in “Granite Flats,” a scripted TV drama on BYUtv, a company operated by Brigham Young University.

Last year, Lloyd was featured in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” and “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

Earlier this year, he lent his voice to “The Simpsons,” and he is also slated for numerous coming indie films, including the thriller “I Am Not a Serial Killer.”


THEN: Thomas F. Wilson played the arrogant bully Biff and gang member Griff in “Part 2.” He also played the cruel Buford, Biff’s grandfather, in “Part 3.”

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NOW: Wilson lends his voice to Nickelodeon’s animated series “Pig Goat Banana Cricket.”

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Wilson has voiced numerous characters over the years and is frequently featured on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” including the 2004 movie and this year’s “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”


THEN: Lea Thompson portrayed Marty’s mother, Lorraine Baines McFly, in all three films, with her appearance and life changing based on the timeline.

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NOW: Since 2011, Thompson has been on ABC Family’s “Switched At Birth,” and she recently appeared on “The Muppets” as herself.

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She appeared on season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” and placed sixth. She also starred in the apocalyptic thriller “Left Behind,” alongside Nicholas Cage.


THEN: When Claudia Wells could not reprise her role as Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer, Elisabeth Shue was cast in her stead.

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NOW: Shue joined the cast of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2012 and was a series regular until the series finale this year.

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Also in 2012, Shue appeared in three feature films: the rom-com “Hope Springs,” the thriller “House at the End of the Street,” and the sport biopic “Chasing Mavericks.”


THEN: James Tolkan plays the strict principal who turns into a gun-toting man in the alternate reality shown in the sequel.

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NOW: He most recently appeared in “Bone Tomahawk,” which is set for release October 23.

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Tolkan’s most recent role before this year’s film was in the HBO TV biopic “Phil Spector,” alongside Helen Mirren and Al Pacino.

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