It’s no secret that classic Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus will never get old. But as much as we love watching Sarah Jessica Parker sing “Come Little Children” for the millionth time, we can’t help but feel nostalgic about the stars. As in, where is the Hocus Pocus cast now?
In honor of scary season, we compiled a list of the film’s stars, along with details on what they’re up to these days. From Bette Midler to Thora Birch, keep scrolling for details.
1. Winifred, played by Bette Midler
Bette Midler hasn’t slowed down since Hocus Pocus, having appeared in movies like Get Shorty, The First Wives Club and The Stepford Wives. She most recently starred as Hadassah Gold in Netflix’s The Politician.
2. Sarah, played by Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is widely known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City (along with the upcoming reboot, And Just Like That…), but the role isn’t her only claim to fame. In addition to HBO’s Divorce, she also starred in Failure to Launch and Did You Hear About the Morgans?
3. Mary, played by Kathy Najimy
Hocus Pocus aside, Kathy Najimy is often recognized for portraying Wendy Keegan in Veep and Denise Heller in Younger. But fans might not realize that she’s also a talented voice actress, with credits for King of the Hill and BoJack Horseman.
4. Max, played by Omri Katz
Omri Katz retired from acting after Hocus Pocus (excluding a short film called Perfect Girl). Although little is known about his personal life, he reportedly works as a hairdresser in Los Angeles.
5. Dani, played by Thora Birch
After Hocus Pocus, Thora Birch appeared in American Beauty and Ghost World before taking a break from acting. In 2016, she resumed her career in USA Network’s Colony, followed by a guest role in season ten of The Walking Dead.
6. Allison, played by Vinessa Shaw
Vinessa Shaw has racked up several film credits, including Eyes Wide Shut, The Hills Have Eyes and 3:10 to Yuma. She also made a small screen appearance in season two of Ray Donovan.
7. Thackery Binx, played by Sean Murray
Although he had a small role in Hocus Pocus, Murray has become extremely successful. Most notably, the actor has starred as Timothy McGee on NCIS for 18 years (and counting).
8. Billy Butcherson, played by Doug Jones
You may have seen him on the small screen in shows like Teen Wolf, What We Do in the Shadows and Star Trek: Discovery. In 2017, Jones starred as the Amphibian Man in the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water.
9. Jay, played by Tobias Jelinek
Tobias Jelinek appeared in Batman & Robin before taking a break from acting. A few years ago, he returned to the entertainment industry to claim noteworthy roles in The Mindy Project, Stranger Things, NCIS: New Orleans, This Is Us and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10. Ernie ("Ice"), played by Larry Bagby
Larry Bagby went on to star in The Young and the Restless. However, he now dedicates most of his time to his band, The Bagby Brothers.
11. Emily, played by Jodie-Amy Rivera
In true Millennial fashion, Rivera is now a YouTuber who goes by “VenetianPrincess.”
12. Jenny, played by Stephanie Faracy
Stephanie Faracy transitioned to the small screen after Hocus Pocus, appearing in TV shows like Desperate Housewives, Castle, How to Get Away with Murder and Sneaky Pete. Unfortunately, her on-screen husband, Charles Rocket, passed away in 2005.