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See the Cast of ‘Camp Nowhere’ Then and Now

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In the 1994 comedy ‘Camp Nowhere,’ a bunch of clever youngsters conspire to invent a camp with no counselors and no rules, and then convince their parents to send them there, instead of to the boring traditional camps they had been forced to attend in years past.

It takes a lot of kids to stock even an imaginary camp, and the movie featured plenty of child actors, a few of whom went on to become adult stars. See what the cast of ‘Camp Nowhere’ is up to these days below.


Jonathan Jackson, Morris "Mud" Himmel

 
 
 
Jonathan Jackson
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Then: Teen heartthrob Jackson played “Mud” Himmel, who really doesn't want to go to summer sleepaway camp. It was his movie debut, but the youngster had already snagged a regular role as Luke Jackson on the soap opera 'General Hospital.' He is also known for starring in the 2002 film 'Tuck Everlasting.'

Now: Jackson reprised his Luke role in 2009, after a 10-year hiatus from 'General Hospital.' His second run on the soap ended in 2011 and since then he's been playing musician Avery Barkley on the nighttime drama 'Nashville.'

Melody Kay, Gaby Nowicki

 
 
 
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Then: Melody Kay played Gaby Nowicki, one of the scheming would-be campers in 'Camp Nowhere.' That same year she snagged one of the leads in 'The Neverending Story 3.'

Now: Kay’s last credit was a 2004 episode of 'Yes Dear.' She is married and has two children.

Jessica Alba, Gail

 
 
 
Jessica Alba
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Then: You may remember Jessica Alba from her minor role as Gail in 'Camp Nowhere.' It was the movie debut for the 13-year-old, whose stunning looks made her famous in 2000 when she began starring on the TV show 'Dark Angel.'

Now: Alba's only screen appearance since 2010 was in 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D.' (She's been taking time off to raise her two daughters with actor Cash Warren.) That will change in the near future as she is set to star in sequels 'Machete Kills' and 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.'

Andrew Keegan, Zack Dell

 
 
 
Andrew Keegan
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Then: In his movie debut, Andrew Keegan played Mud’s buddy Zack Dell. Keegan's biggest role came five years later when he played narcissistic slime-ball Joey Donner in '10 Things I Hate About You.'

Now: Keegan did an episode of 'CSI' in 2012 and has a supporting role in the upcoming Val Kilmer movie 'Unknown Son.'

Marnette Patterson, Trish Prescott

 
 
 
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Then: Patterson played ditzy blond Trish Prescott in 'Camp Nowhere.' She went on to star on the 'Brady Bunch'-esque '90s sitcom 'Something So Right.'

Now: Patterson is perhaps best known for her role as Christy Jenkins on 'Charmed.' She also made something of a cottage industry of starring in direct-to-DVD sequels to hit movies, appearing in prominent roles in 'Starship Troopers 3' and 'Wild Things: Foursome.'

Hillary Tuck, Betty Stoller

 
 
 
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Then: In 'Camp Nowhere,' Tuck played Betty Stoller. She is best known for her role as Amy Szalinski on the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' TV series.

Now: Since 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' was cancelled in 2000, Tuck has maintained a steady presence on TV, but has yet to snag another regular role. In 2012 she appeared in episodes of 'Necessary Roughness' and 'The Mentalist.'

Allison Mack, Heather

 
 
 
Allison Mack
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Then: Allison Mack was already an industry vet at the time she played Heather in 'Camp Nowhere,' having appeared on TV shows like 'Empty Nest' and 'Evening Shade' and movies like 'Police Academy 6.'

Now: Mack starred as Chloe Sullivan for 10 seasons on 'Smallville.' These days she’s Elijah Woods' love interest on 'Wilfred.'

Nathan Cavaleri, Steve

 
 
 
Nathan Cavaleri
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Then: Prior to playing Steve in 'Camp Nowhere,' Cavaleri's only other movie role was in was 1997's 'Paws.' The Australian-born Cavaleri was also a guitar prodigy who toured with BB King while still in his teens.

Now: Cavaleri is the lead guitarist for the band Nat Col and The Kings.

Next: 'Little Giants' Then and Now

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