On June 12, a bunch of science dumb-dumbs will once again laugh in the face of the gods by resurrecting dinosaurs -- and this time, with "Jurassic World," they're literally creating their own hybrid.
But before that happens -- before Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard replace Sam Neill and Laura Dern as tried and true "Jurassic" leads -- we thought we'd check in with the cast of Steven Spielberg's 1993 original, "Jurassic Park." Find out what they're up to below... except for Samuel L. Jackson. You know where he is.
Dr. Alan Grant never rose to Chris Pratt levels of action hero-esque stardom, but he's also acted consistently since the film came out in 1993. He revisited the franchise in 2001's "Jurassic Park III," then went on to star in films like "The Vow." He also recurred on "The Tudors" and starred on Fox's short-lived "Alcatraz," and he'll soon appear in the Adrian Brody-led mystery film "Backtrack," which debuted at the 2015 TriBeCa Film Festival.
The photo above is from the 2015 miniseries "The Dovekeepers."
Laura Dern, in case you missed it, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards this year, for "Wild." She also starred in HBO's criminally underrated "Enlightened" a few years back, for which she won her second Golden Globe. (The first was for the HBO film "Recount.") She also played Shailene Woodley's mom in "The Fault in Our Stars," and briefly appeared in "JP III" with Sam Neill.
"The Lost World" star Jeff Goldblum never goes out of style. Fresh off his hilarious turn as the exhausted jury foreman in Amy Schumer's "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" sketch, he's currently skipping "Jurassic World" to headline the sequel to one of his other early '90s action movies -- "Independence Day." He also starred in the unfortunate "Mortdecai" this year, but we'll forgive him, since "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was pretty great.
According to this KATU News "where is she now" segment from 2013, Richards now lives in Salem, Oregon and does a ton of oil painting. She also acts intermittently -- her last credit is from a 2013 indie movie called "Battledogs" -- but according to her website, oil-based portraits are now her bread and butter. You can keep up with her on Twitter, as she posts a random assortment of her art, memories, and pics from conventions like the one above... with "Lord of the Rings" star Billy Boyd!
Joe Mazzello may not be a household name, but he's done pretty well for himself post "Park." The actor headlined Steven Spielberg's HBO World War II miniseries "The Pacific" after attending the University of Southern California, reportedly using the money he made off his brief appearance in "The Lost World" to pay for his tuition. He then appeared in "The Social Network" and guest-starred on FX's critically acclaimed "Justified." His next role will also be his directorial debut -- he's playing a former Major League Baseball hopeful alongside Chace Crawford and MTV's own Tyler Hoechlin in "Undrafted."
The man famous for being eaten by a T-Rex on the toilet stopped appearing in films and on television in 2001 -- his last credit being "The Tailor of Panama" -- but he still appears on stage, and in 2011 he spoofed his most famous character's death for College Humor.
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Great news, kids! Wong -- who reached television fame as a regular on "Law & Order: SVU" and "Oz" after playing Dr. Henry Wu in "Jurassic" -- will return for "Jurassic World." Because sometimes, we can have nice things.
Knight is one of the few actors on this list who is not primarily known for "Jurassic" -- that honor, of course, goes to his role as the reviled Newman on "Seinfeld." But after that wrapped in '98, Knight continued to work consistently. He's done a whole lot of voice work (he was Emperor Zurg and Al McWhiggin in the "Toy Story" films), worked in films like 2008's "Punisher: War Zone," and made a gaggle of TV appearances, including a throwback to his "Seinfeld" years in Jerry's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
After a seven-decade spanning career that included highlights like "Jurassic," "The Great Escape," and "Miracle on 34th Street" -- yep, he played Santa -- Attenborough died in 2014, five days before his 91st birthday.