Have you ever wondered what happened to all of the gang from The Singles'Ward?Or what about those adorable missionaries from The Best Two Years? Well, here are 10 notable Mormon movie actors along with where they are now.
In 2000, screenwriter and director Richard Dutcher produced the missionary drama God’s Army. This marked the unofficial beginning of the age of Mormon Cinema—for the next 10 years or so, Mormon culture, Mormon actors and Mormon experiences were all the rage on the big screen.
Though other films about and for Mormons had been produced before (like Saturday’s Warrior, for example) and have been made since, the first decade of the 21st century was alive with Mormon-made films that made Kirby Heyborne a household name.
Some of the stars of these early Mormon films have continued in successful acting careers, while some have settled into relative obscurity. Here’s an update on 10 familiar faces from Mormon movies past.
Where he is now: After several credits per year in the mid-2000s, Heyborne’s career has slowed. His most recent film credit is as Sheldon the Turtle in the 2015 film Twelve. He has also performed as an audiobook narrator, and recently won The Odyssey Award for his performance. He has narrated over 100 titles, including “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and “Black Swan Green.” He also performs as a musician and is the co-founder and director of a Los Angeles-based improv comedy group. In 2015, he appeared in a CarMax TV Commercial called “The Bright Side of Car Buying: Worry Free.”