The Cast of 'Home Alone' : Where Are They Now?

Kevin McCallister's all grown up! See what the cast of the Christmas classic has been up to since the film's 1990 release

01 of 08

Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister

Home Alone where are they now
Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister. 20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock; Kimberly White/Getty

Culkin's leading role as Kevin catapulted the then-10-year-old child star into the spotlight after the classic Christmas film's 1990 release.

Accidentally left behind in the shuffle of his large family's travel plans, Kevin's dream of being home alone quickly turns into a hilarious nightmare and battle of wits when a pair of bumbling thieves trying to break into his house.

Culkin went on to star in the film's 1992 sequel after his heart-wrenching turn in My Girl. At age 18, he married Rachel Miner, but the pair split in 2002. He then stepped back from the spotlight and began a low-profile relationship with actress Mila Kunis, whom he dated for eight years until they split in 2011.

Culkin found love again in 2017 with a fellow child star, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody's Brenda Song, whom he has talked about starting a family with. He also hosts a podcast called Bunny Ears (and uses Twitter to remind people how old they are). In 2021, Culkin starred on season 10 of American Horror Story.

02 of 08

Joe Pesci as Harry Lime

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Joe Pesci as Harry Lime. 20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock; George Pimentel/FilmMagic

Pesci is no stranger to playing a criminal — although his turn as a con man in the '90s hit was more lighthearted than his usual fare. He also reprised the role of Harry in the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

The actor has been a longtime staple in Martin Scorsese's crime-family sagas, appearing alongside Robert De Niro in cult classics such as Goodfellas (1990), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Casino (1995), Gone Fishin' (1997) and The Irishman (2019).

03 of 08

Daniel Stern as Marv Murchins

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Daniel Stern as Marv Merchant. Moviestore/Shutterstock; Araya Diaz/Getty

Stern's character may not have succeeded in his plot to steal from the McCallisters, but the actor himself has managed to secure a spot in Hollywood over the nearly three decades since the film's release.

After reprising the role of Marv in the sequel, the actor continued his voice work as narrator on the hit series The Wonder Years until its finale in 1993.

Stern's worked steadily in film and TV ever since, appearing on Aidy Bryant's Hulu series Shrill and in the 2019 film James vs. His Future Self.

04 of 08

Catherine O'Hara as Kate McCallister

Home Alone where are they now
Catherine O'Hara as Kate McCallister. Moviestore/Shutterstock; Tommaso Boddi/Getty

O'Hara was already a familiar face in Hollywood thanks to several supporting roles throughout the 1980s — most notably 1988's Beetlejuice.

After portraying the McCallister family matriarch, O'Hara continued to act in various films and on several TV series, including Glenn Martin DDS and Skylanders Academy. Most recently, she delighted audiences with her hilarious performance as washed-up soap opera star Moira Rose on Schitt's Creek, a role that earned her an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 2020. The show concluded in 2020.

05 of 08

John Heard as Peter McCallister

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John Heard as Peter McCallister. Moviestore/Shutterstock; Michael Boardman/Getty

Throughout his four-decade Hollywood career, Heard became a well-respected actor and accumulated over 200 credits on the big and small screen. He died suddenly in 2017 at age 71.

Prior to his death, Heard appeared in many well-known films — including his role as Kevin's loving (but forgetful) father — such as Gladiator (1992), Awakenings (1990) and The Guardian (2006). He also played a detective for five episodes of The Sopranos.

06 of 08

Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister

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Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister. 20th Century Fox; John Parra/Getty

Ratray is best known for his turn as Kevin's cruel older brother, Buzz, but the actor has kept up a steady career filled with supporting roles in the decades since.

He has appeared on various TV shows over the years, including Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods and Chicago Med. Ratray most recently appeared on Natasha Lyonne's hit Netflix series Russian Doll and alongside Jennifer Lopez and the star-studded cast of Hustlers. He also appeared in the 2022 film Kimi.

07 of 08

Kieran Culkin as Fuller McCallister

Home Alone where are they now
Kieran Culkin as Fuller McCallister. 20th Century Fox; Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Macaulay's on- and off-screen younger brother appeared in a handful of films following Home Alone and its sequel — once again portraying an annoying younger brother in 1999's She's All That.

After earning a Golden Globe best actor nomination in 2003 for his leading role as the titular character in Igby Goes Down, Kieran followed in his brother's footsteps and took a break from acting until 2008.

Since 2018, Kieran has portrayed Roman Roy on HBO's hit series Succession, earning nominations for best supporting actor at both the Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. Kieran is also a father of two, sharing son Wilder Wolf and daughter Kinsey Sioux with wife Jazz Charton.

08 of 08

John Candy as Gus Polinski

Home Alone where are they now
John Candy as Gus Polinski. 20th Century Fox;

Before the "Polka King of the Midwest" came to the frantic McCallister family's rescue at the airport, the Canadian comedian was famous for his long roster of Hollywood comedies, most notably Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Uncle Buck (1989) and Cool Runnings (1993).

Candy died of a heart attack just a few years after Home Alone's release in 1994. He was 43.

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