The Stars of ‘Ghostbusters’: Then and Now

Ghostbusters, the iconic movie that premiered in 1984, continues to be a fan favorite even 40 years later. From the catchy theme song to the hilarious banter, the cast of Ghostbusters has left a lasting impact on pop culture.

Here’s a look at where the stars of Ghostbusters are now:

Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond Stantz

Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote Ghostbusters with Harold Ramis, has had a successful acting career beyond the film. From comedies like My Girl to dramas like Driving Miss Daisy, Aykroyd has showcased his versatility on screen.

Billy Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman

Bill Murray’s comedic timing in Ghostbusters solidified his status as a Hollywood legend. With notable roles in Lost in Translation and The Royal Tenenbaums, Murray continues to captivate audiences with his performances.

Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler

Harold Ramis, the co-writer of Ghostbusters, not only had a successful acting career but also made a name for himself as a writer with films like Groundhog Day. Despite his passing in 2014, Ramis’s contributions to the film industry live on.

Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddmore

Ernie Hudson’s portrayal of Winston in Ghostbusters resonated with fans, showcasing his talent as an actor. With a diverse range of roles in films and TV shows, Hudson continues to be a sought-after talent in Hollywood.

Sigourney Weaver as Dana Barrett

Sigourney Weaver’s role in Ghostbusters launched her into stardom, leading to iconic performances in the Alien series and Avatar. With numerous accolades to her name, Weaver remains a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.

Rick Moranis as Louis Tully

Rick Moranis’s comedic chops in Ghostbusters endeared him to audiences, paving the way for memorable roles in films like Spaceballs and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. After taking a hiatus from acting, Moranis has recently made a comeback, delighting fans once again.

Annie Potts as Janine Melnitz

Annie Potts’s portrayal of Janine in Ghostbusters endeared her to fans, leading to a successful career in film and television. With roles in Designing Women and Toy Story, Potts continues to showcase her talent on screen.

William Atherton as Walter Peck

William Atherton’s memorable performance as the antagonist in Ghostbusters solidified his status as a versatile actor. With a career spanning both film and TV, Atherton continues to captivate audiences with his on-screen presence.

As we celebrate 40 years of Ghostbusters, the legacy of the film and its talented cast continue to live on in the hearts of fans worldwide.