What Ever Happened to Them? Actors Who Disappeared After Hit Movies

It sometimes happens that actors will win us over, make us laugh or cry (or both) only to leave us missing them as we never get to see them on the screen again. Some actors starred in some unforgettable roles, but then never appear in any more movies.

Charlie Korsmo sitting at a table with a newspaper reading Dick Tracy Arrested
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Out of sight, out of mind… in most cases. But these following actors definitely made an impression on us, and we wished we could have seen more of them. Here are just a few for now… we’ll be adding more!

Charlie Korsmo

Last Seen In 1998’s Can’t Hardly Wait

Korsmo started off the 90s strong, hitting a home run with 1990’s Men Don’t Leave. After that, he was in Dick Tracy, and then starred alongside Bill Murray in What About Bob? After 1991’s Hook, Korsmo laid low until he reemerged as a teenager in 1998’s Can’t Hardly Wait.

Charlie Korsmo as a young boy in the film Dick Tracy / Charlie Korsmo today in a suit
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But then, Korsmo left the acting world. Instead of being a movie star, he entered the world of corporate and banking law. He earned a J.D. from Yale’s Law School and worked for the federal government.

Mike Vitar

Last Seen In 1997’s Chicago Hope

Remember Mike Vitar? He played Benny ‘the Jet’ Rodriguez in 1993’s The Sandlot. Not only the movie itself, but Vitar stole the hearts of many. The film was a huge success, and the actor’s future career was promising.

Mike Vitar holding a baseball bat in The Sandlot Kids / Mike Vitar with a dog on a firetruck
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He starred in 1994’s D2: The Mighty Ducks and then in 1996’s D3: The Mighty Ducks. But after the TV show Chicago Hope, he left the limelight. He opted for a career at the Los Angeles Fire Department. In 2014, he and some other firemen were involved in a dispute that left a man nearly dead. Mike ended up a deal and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery.

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