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Picks and Pans Review: Animal House: Where Are They Now?

updated 09/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/01/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

This month Animal House marks its 25th anniversary with—not a toga party—a DVD release. While some campus cutups, like Tim Matheson and Peter Riegert, are film and TV regulars, others have been less visible.

Thomas Hulce, 49 (Larry) An Oscar nominee for 1984's Amadeus and the voice of Quasimodo in '96's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, he now focuses on producing theater and films.

Karen Allen, 51 (Katy) Teaches knitting and acts (2001's In the Bedroom). Founded a yoga center in upstate New York. Motherhood (to Nicholas, 13) gave her an "understanding of what I'm doing on the planet."

Stephen Furst, 48 (Flounder) Acts (TVs Scrubs) and wrote a 2002 memoir, Confessions of a Couch Potato, on losing 150 lbs.

Bruce McGill, 53 (D-Day) U.S. Senator—in Legally Blonde 2, that is. He also stars in the upcoming Runaway Jury.

John Vernon, 71 (Dean Wormer) Has done voice-overs and a cameo in '02's Animal House knockoff, Sorority Boys.

James Widdoes, 49 (Hoover) TV director (Reba, My Wife and Kids). Filming the toga party was his most memorable moment. "It was a three-day ordeal. All those sweaty bodies."

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