The Cast of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off': Where Are They Now?

"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

It's true, life has moved pretty fast for the cast of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." The stars of Jon Hughes' 1986 hit movie have grown and changed -- some for the better (Matthew Broderick, who uttered the iconic line above), others for the worse (Jeffrey Jones, sex offender) -- since their whirlwind jaunt through Chicago 24 years ago.

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Below, check out where the stars of "Ferris Bueller" are now.



Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick may have made his name as a character who plays hooky, but in his career, he hasn't taken many days off. Broderick shot to fame at age 23 after portraying the school-skipping, happy-go-lucky Ferris Bueller, parlaying his part in the movie into well-received roles in 1989's "Glory," 1996's "The Cable Guy" and 1999's "Election." He also provided the voice of Simba in 1994's "The Lion King."

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While he won fans through film, Broderick's background is Broadway, and he returned to the stage in the '90s with a Tony-award winning run in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He also scored a Tony nomination playing the mousy accountant Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks' 2001 Broadway version of "The Producers," and later reprised the role in the 2005 big screen adaptation. He teamed up again with his "Producers" co-star, Nathan Lane, for Broadway's "The Odd Couple," and appeared on stage last year as a college professor in "The Philanthropist."

"Ferris Bueller" brought Broderick together with co-star Jennifer Grey, but their love didn't last. He married fellow '80s actor and "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker in 1997; they have three kids together.



Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey Jones

While Ferris has prospered, his principal, Edward R. Rooney, is in peril. Jeffrey Jones played the crotchety dean of students who was determined to bust Broderick's character. He cemented his status as the most memorable crank of the '80s with such lines as "I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind." Jones used his "Ferris" fame to score roles in a number of movies through the '80s and '90s, including "Beetlejuice," "Ed Wood" and "Stuart Little."

But in 2003, he was arrested for possession of child pornography and accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for pornographic photos. Jones pleaded no contest to a felony charge. His punishment: five years probation, counseling and the mandate that he must register as a sex offender. Jones, now 63, has been arrested twice for failing to update his sex offender status, first in Florida in 2004 and in California on Wednesday.



Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey

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