'Bad Boys' : Where Is the Cast of the Hit Original Now?

It's been over two decades since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence paired up as detectives in 1995's Bad Boys. With a third film in the works (out Jan. 17), check out what the cast of the original is up to today

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Will Smith (Mike Lowrey)

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After Bad Boys (1995) opened, Will Smith took a seat one last time as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air for the show’s final season. A flood of box office hits — including Independence Day (1996), Men in Black . (1997) and Hitch (2005) — and a high-profile marriage to actress Jada Pinkett Smith shot him to superstardom. In 2006, Smith earned an Oscar nomination for Pursuit of Happiness, starring opposite his son Jaden Smith. Before Bad Boys for Life hits theaters, Smith will play the Genie in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin.

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Martin Lawrence (Marcus Burnett)


Post-Bad Boys, Lawrence found success as a Hollywood funny-man, starring in Big Momma’s House (2000), where he played an FBI agent forced to go undercover as a Southern granny in order to crack a case, and Death at a Funeral (2010). He returned to the big screen for Big Momma's House 2 in 2006.

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Téa Leoni (Julie Mott)

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Bad Boys gave Téa Leoni her breakthrough moment as Julie Mott, a kidnapped victim in need of saving. She went on to take female lead roles in Deep Impact (1998), Jurassic Park III (2001) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). Before Bad Boys, Leoni appeared in a few television sitcoms, and in 2014, she returned to her roots as the star of CBS’s political drama Madam Secretary. She has two children with ex-husband David Duchovny. In 2015, she told Emmy Magazine that she makes parenting a priority, despite long days on set of Madam Secretary.

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Joe Pantoliano (Captain Howard)

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This former Bad Boys police captain is an entertainment industry veteran, with over 100 film, television and stage credits under his belt — most notably, The Goonies (1985), The Matrix (1999) and his Emmy-winning performance as Ralph Cifaretto, in The Sopranos (2001-2004). Although his mobster character was notoriously tough, Pantoliano’s wife, Nancy Sheppard, told PEOPLE in 2001 that in real life, "Joe’s a softie," especially with his four children.

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Tchéky Karyo (Fouchet)


Since his Bad Boys performance as Fouchet, a heroin-stealing criminal, this Turkish-born French actor and musician has made few big screen appearances in America. Aside from his role opposite Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000), Karyo has acted in mostly international and foreign language films. He’s best-known for his role as Julien Baptiste, a police investigator in the British television series The Missing (2014). Karyo currently resides in France with his partner, actress Valérie Kéruzoré.

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Theresa Randle (Theresa Burnett)

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After playing Marcus’ wife, Theresa Burnett, Randle ended the 90s with a bang. She earned her first lead role in Girl 6 (1996), directed by Oscar winner Spike Lee. In the provocative role, Randle played a young actress who gets lured into the underground phone sex industry. In the same year, Randle appeared in the animated classic Space Jam (1996). She married rapper Timothy Brown, who you know as Father MC, and keeps a low profile these days.

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