Take a look at our gallery to see what the cast of Dirty Dancing looks like now… (Photo: Archive)
Jennifer Grey starred as Frances “Baby”, a teenager who becomes involved with a dance instructor in the 1987 original. Grey was 27 at the time. (Photo: Archive)
Jenn is currently starring in the Amazon Studios comedy, Red Oaks since 2015, as Judy Myers. She’s married to actor/director Clark Gregg since 2001. They have a daughter Stella. (Photo: Archive)
Patrick Swayze portrayed the dreamy dance instructor Johnny Castle in the 80’s blockbuster. He was 35 at the time. (Photo: Archive)
Swayze continued to rise with movies like Ghost, Pint Break, and Road House. The actor died in 2009 at the age of 57 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was married to Lisa Niemi for 34 years prior to his death. (Photo: Archive)
Cynthia Rhodes played Penny Johnson, the resort dancer who Baby fills in for following an unexpected pregnancy and subsequent botched abortion. She was 30 at the time. (Photo: Archive)
Rhodes’ last movie was Curse of the Crystal Eye in 1991, as Vickie Phillips. She was married to singer Richard Marx from 1989 to 2014, and is mom to sons Lucas, Jesse, and Brandon. (Photo: Archive)
Jane Brucker’s role as Baby’s elder sister Lisa Houseman was the most notable of her acting career. She was 29 when the movie was released. (Photo: Archive)
After Dirty Dancing, she appeared in Bloodhounds of Broadway. She was married to Brian O’Connor from 1986-1993. In 2001, she married photographer Raul Vega. (Photo: Archive)
Jerry Orbach played Baby’s father Dr. Jake Houseman. He already had a Tony award by the time he was cast in Dirty Dancing. (Photo: Archive)
After the 80’s hit, he began a 12-year run as Law & Order homicide detective Lenni Briscoe. He also made Lumiere’s voice in the animated version of Beauty and the Beast. He died of prostate cancer in 2004 at the age of 69. (Photo: Archive)
Kelly Bishop was also a Tony Award-winner when she played Baby’s mom Marjorie Houseman. (Photo: Archive)
She recently appeared in the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls, reprising her role as Emily Gilmore. Bishop has been married to husband Lee Leonard since 1981. (Photo: Archive)
Lonny Price played Neil Kellerman, the resort’s owner’s grandson who has a crush on Baby. He was 28 at the time. (Photo: Archive)
Since Dirty Dancing, Price’s theater and screen career has mostly involved directing. His most recent project was Best Worst Thing That Could Have Happened. (Photo: Archive)
Max Cantor played womanized Robbie Gould, who dates Lisa, Baby’s sister, and impregnates Penny. (Photo: Archive)
Four years later, at age of 32, Max Cantor died of an overdose. (Photo: Archive)
It was a small budget movie widely expected to be a flop. Written by Eleanor Bergstein, it was based on her youthful experience as a “dirty dancer” at a family resort. But in 1987,
Dirty Dancing became an instant classic and a pop culture phenomenon that still to this day, 30 years later, makes us dance to the rhythm of The Time Of My Life.
The story of anaïve, yet good-intentioned teen on the cups of womanhood who falls in forbidden love with a hunky dance instructor while at Catskills resort, is a classic princess-and-stable-boy situation. Still, it became one of the highest-grossing films of the 80’s, and launched Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey into stardom.
But where are they now? What happened to the rest of the cast?
Take a look at our gallery to see what the cast of Dirty Dancing looks like now…