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Jurassic Park Cast: Where Are They Now?

6:33 AM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
  • Samuel L. Jackson: Since he said "Hold on to your butts" in "Jurassic Park," Jackson has gone on to appear in films like "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," "Shaft," "Snakes on a Plane," "Django Unchained" and has made cameos as Nick Fury in a number of Marvel films. CREDIT: Craig Barritt/Getty Images
  • Wayne Knight played Dennis Nedry, the disgruntled architect of Jurassic Park's computer systems. He is the one who shuts down the park's security systems (including the electric fences), so he can steal dinosaur embryos for one of InGen's corporate rivals. He ends up being blinded and killed by a Dilophosaurus. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Samuel L. Jackson: Samuel L. Jackson played Ray Arnold, the park's chief engineer. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Joseph Mazzello: Joseph Mazzello played Tim Murphy, Lex's younger brother. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Joseph Mazzello: Mazzello's other roles have included Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, and Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network. He also appeared in the film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and on the FX series "Justified." CREDIT: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
  • Wayne Knight: Knight is best known for playing Newman on "Seinfeld," which he did until the show ended in 1998. His has also appeared in "Space Jam" and "Rat Race," and lent his voice to the animated films like "Tarzan," "Toy Story 2" and "Kung Fu Panda." CREDIT: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
  • Steven Spielberg: Spielberg made many memorable films before "Jurassic Park," as well as after. Most recently, he earned an Oscar nomination in 2013 for directing "Lincoln." He'll serve as an executive producer on the upcoming "Jurassic Park 4," but will not be directing the film. CREDIT: Getty Images
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  • Steven Spielberg Director Steven Spielberg on the set of "Jurassic Park." CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • B. D. Wong: B.D. Wong played Dr. Henry Wu, the chief geneticist at Jurassic Park and head of the team that created the dinosaurs. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • B. D. Wong: Wong is best known for his roles as Dr. George Huang on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Father Ray Mukada on "Oz" and Ngawang Jigme in the film "Seven Years in Tibet." He also played Dr. John Lee in the short-lived series "Awake" and voiced the role of Li Shang in animated movie "Mulan." CREDIT: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
  • Laura Dern: Laura Dern, left, played Dr. Ellie Sattler, a graduate student studying under Dr. Alan Grant who specializes in paleobotany. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Laura Dern: Dern appeared briefly in "Jurassic Park III," and also had roles in "October Sky," "I Am Sam" and "The Master." She won a Golden Globe in 2013 for her role as Amy Jellicoe on the HBO series "Enlightened," which was canceled after two seasons. CREDIT: Chris Pizzello/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images
  • Sam Neill: Neill went on to reprise his role as Dr. Alan Grant in the 2001 film "Jurassic Park III." He recently starred on TV in the Fox series "Alcatraz," which was canceled after one season, and also had roles in "Merlin," "The Tudors" and films like "The Vow." CREDIT: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
  • Ariana Richards: Richards appeared briefly as Lex in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and also appeared on an episode "Boy Meets World." She graduated from Skidmore College, earning a degree in fine art and drama, and has become a successful artist. She'll appear next in the film "Ward's Island." CREDIT: ScreenRant/YouTube
  • Sam Neill: Sam Neill played Dr. Alan Grant, a leading paleontologist. He is invited to tour Jurassic Park by the park's founder, John Hammond. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Jeff Goldblum: Jeff Goldblum portrayed Dr. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician and chaos theorist. The character appears in both of Michael Crichton's novels, "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World." CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Ariana Richards: Ariana Richards played John Hammon's granddaughter, Lex Murphy. After the park's security systems and electric fences are deactivated, she and others on the island have some scary run-ins with dinosaurs (including a ferocious Tyrannosaurus and a pack of Velociraptors.). CREDIT: Universal Pictures
  • Jeff Goldblum: Goldblum reprised his role as Dr. Ian Malcom in the "Jurassic Park" sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." His other post-"Jurassic" projects have included "Independence Day" and two seasons on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," as well as a guest-spot on "Glee." CREDIT: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
  • Richard Attenborough: "Jurassic Park" marked Attenborough's first on-screen acting role since 1979 (though he won two Oscars for directing and producing "Ghandi" and also directed "A Chorus Line" and "Chaplin" during that time). Post-"Jurassic Park," he also appeared in "The Lost World," as well as "Miracle on 34th Street," "Hamlet" and "Elizabeth." CREDIT: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
  • Richard Attenborough: Richard Attenborough, second left, played John Hammond, the CEO of genetic engineering company InGen and the founder of the Jurassic Park theme park. CREDIT: Universal Pictures
    
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(CBS NEWS) -- "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film about an island theme park filled with real-life dinosaurs, debuted on July 11, 1993. Twenty years and two sequels later ("The Lost World: Jurassic Park" in 1997 and "Jurassic Park III" in 2001), the film has been re-released in theaters in 3-D and a fourth film is due to arrive in June 2014. Take a look through this gallery to see who starred in the film and what they've been up to since.

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