The Cast of 'Grease' : Where Are They Now?

What have our favorite Rydell High graduates been doing since driving off into the sunset?

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JOHN TRAVOLTA (DANNY)

JOHN TRAVOLTA (DANNY)
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Travolta is still the one that Hollywood wants. The father of three, married to the late Kelly Preston, has starred in tons of movies, including Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, Bolt and Wild Hogs. Travolta also notably starred in the critically acclaimed miniseries, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played Robert Shapiro, lead defense attorney in the controversial O.J. Simpson murder trial.

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OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (SANDY)

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (SANDY)
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Newton-John died after a 30-year journey with breast cancer in 2022, but her legacy will live on forever. She's best remembered for her music career, rather than film (the exception being Xanadu). She released a number of successful studio albums, the best known being Physical in 1981.

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STOCKARD CHANNING (RIZZO)

STOCKARD CHANNING (RIZZO)
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Following her Grease days, Channing really hit her stride in the world of TV, playing First Lady Abbey Bartlet on The West Wing for seven years. She's also a frequent player on the Broadway stage, appearing in shows like It's Only a Play and Other Desert Cities. She had a 10-episode arc in The Good Wife spanning several seasons and continues to guest star on various television shows.

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JEFF CONAWAY (KENICKIE)

JEFF CONAWAY (KENICKIE)
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Post-Grease, Conaway earned a part in the show Taxi and continued with music as the frontman for the band 3 1/2. In his personal life, he had problems with drug use and often spoke out about his experiences with substance abuse. Sadly, Conaway died in 2011 from pneumonia with sepsis.

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DIDI CONN (FRENCHY)

DIDI CONN (FRENCHY)
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Conn starred in a number of television shows after her Grease days, including The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Benson and Shining Time Station. She reprised her iconic role in the less-beloved sequel, Grease 2. In 2008, she was named a national celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks — her son, Daniel, has autism.

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MICHAEL TUCCI (SONNY)

MICHAEL TUCCI (SONNY)
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Audiences saw a lot of Tucci on screen in the late-'80s and mid-'90s with his shows Flying Blind and Diagnosis Murder. He took a long break from acting in the aughts, with no credits from 2011 to 2013, but returned to the scene with a role in The Heat and The Rich & the Ruthless.

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DINAH MANOFF (MARTY)

DINAH MANOFF (MARTY)
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Manoff has had a long career after Grease: She snagged big roles in shows like Soap, Empty Nest and State of Grace on the small screen, and hit the Great White Way with a bang when she won a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actress in a play for I Ought to Be in Pictures.

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JAMIE DONNELLY (JAN)

JAMIE DONNELLY (JAN)
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After Grease, Donnelly took a break from acting for 20 years. But in 1998, she came out of retirement. She's since appeared in Cyrus (which she acted in alongside Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly), the TV series Monk and the Johnny Depp film Black Mass. Donnelly has worked off-camera, too, as an acting coach.

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BARRY PEARL (DOODY)

BARRY PEARL (DOODY)
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Since Grease, Pearl has been a staple guest actor on countless TV shows, including Eight Is Enough; Murder, She Wrote and Beverly Hills, 90210. He's also made a splash onstage in shows such as The Producers and The Odd Couple.

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PEOPLE's Grease special edition, filled with on-set secrets and exclusive cast interviews, including John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is available on Amazon.

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