But can a group of nerds ever hope to beat a fraternity full of the top jocks on campus? Speaking of fresh young faces, 's was widely considered one of the prettiest to turn up in Revenge of the Nerds. Did we mention he's also a person of color? The original Nerds residence, from which they were ousted by the Alpha Betas, was actually. It was at least enough for Cassese to return to the role for the first Nerds sequel, 1987's Nerds In Paradise, though not enough for the young star to want to keep making movies. Filming took place in at , the , and. The only one that considers them is the Lambda Lambda Lambda Tri-Lambs , led by U. It's hard to believe it's been more than 30 years since Nerds changed the world.
So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Part Deux with equal ease, so it should come as no surprise that Wohl brought both to Revenge of the Nerds, adding tangible pathos to the role—particularly when his long-suffering Dean to John Goodman's brutish Coach Harris. The nerds get back at both groups by pulling similar pranks. But it's his scene-stealing turn as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds that remains his calling card. Six years later, Armstrong and Carradine shopped the idea around and were able to get the show greenlit on in 2012. During this, Lewis, who has fallen in love with Betty, steals Stan's costume and tricks Betty into having sex with him. He even took his talents behind the camera to direct the 2016 comedy.
You've likely heard his voice work in shows like American Dad! Maybe you remember his epic,. But then, Revenge of the Nerds was hardly a typical movie. Scott ran with it, reprising the role in all three Revenge Of The Nerds sequels, and he starred in a couple of other '80s classics to boot, including The Karate Kid, Iron Eagle, and SpaceCamp. He did some voice work as Echo in Disney's animated adventure Planes that same year. The film's plot chronicles a group of at the fictional Adams College trying to stop the ongoing harassment by the , the Alpha Betas, in addition to the latter's sister sorority, Pi Delta Pi.
Her Betty is shrewd, smart, sexy, and unafraid to go after what she wants. The nerds realize that the only way they will ever lead a better life is to form a fraternity of their own. While she delivered an understated, heartfelt performance in Nerds, Meyrink throughout the '80s. The film opens with Gilbert Lowell Anthony Edwards and Lewis Skolnick Robert Carradine heading off to Adams College. In fact, he'd been in the game since the ripe old age of nine, appearing in hits like Star Trek, The Brady Bunch and The Omega Man. And when Meyrink auditioned for the role of Gilbert's prescription-sharing love interest Judy, the competition was tough—she reportedly beat out Sarah Jessica Parker and Joan Cusack. He's also spent time on the stage, racing cars and flying planes.
Wohl will next bring that mix of styles to the Zosia Mamet-starring rom-com The Boy Downstairs. That Cromwell in the years since seems only fitting. At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. The film was to be directed by , executive produced by , and written by and , Adam Jay Epstein and , and. And Tochi made the most of the moment, spinning his fame into a decades-long career. Lewis and the other Tri-Lambs, several alumni, and even Betty join in as they cheer Gilbert on, soundly shaming the Alpha Betas. Montgomery's performance turned more than a few Hollywood heads, too: while and television over the years—including two more turns as Betty in Revenge of the Nerds sequels—the stardom that seemed certain in the wake of her Nerds breakout never quite came.
We must say, it's nice to see a Nerd find his place … and his voice. But she'll always be everyone's favorite Pi Delt. Sure, you remember his face, but we're betting you'll have some trouble coming up with the actor's name. To his credit, Gibb embraced the challenge, , and made the mindless dolt one of the film's most memorable characters—just as he's done with dozens of roles in the years since. Sadly, there's one Nerds star that has left the ranks of the Tri-Lambs forever: the late, great.
The nerds become despondent, and Gilbert decides to barge into the middle of the Homecoming Pep Rally to address his complaints. He's scored laughs in Police Academy movies and played himself in Robert Altman's Hollywood satire, The Player. They also see Cromwell deliver that Revenge of the Nerds laugh for the very first time. Who's ready to see what's become of the Tri-Lambs since the '80s? He all but gave up on the big screen after his Nerds days, preferring a life in the theater. Who could forget the wide eyes and devilish grin of the precocious, preteen wunderkind who anchored a tug-of-war prank for the ages? They quickly learn, though, that things are exactly the same when the Alpha Beta fraternity takes over their dorm rooms after accidentally burning down their own frat house. Filming was originally scheduled to take place at , but university officials changed their minds after reading the script. Having been picked on throughout high school, both hope that things will be different in college.
Over the past 30 years, the former teen star has used the kind eyes and calm demeanor that landed him his Nerds role to bring warmth, depth and intellect to virtually every role he's played. He was just 12 years old when Revenge of the Nerds hit theaters. Count Michelle Meyrink as another of the Revenge Of The Nerds stars that turned their backs on Hollywood—but she may be the one who made the most of her brief acting career as well. The film was released on on March 6, 2007, and on on May 6, 2014, by. But the fact that the character is in the film at all is cause to take notice, and Scott brought a real unassuming humanity to the role. But it was his portrayal of the shy, kind-hearted Gilbert in Revenge of the Nerds that put Edwards on the path to stardom.
He can play drama Saving Private Ryan or comedy Hot Shots! Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds. The actor got his start as a professional football player, spending , and only came to acting after his playing days were over. They provided a stark counterpoint to the awkward looks of the Tri-Lambs as well. But we'll always remember him as the awkward, Betty-obsessed Tri-Lamb Lewis Skolnick. The party is dull until Booger provides them with high quality. Their subsequent residence was U of A's Gymnasium. Maybe you remember him learning to play poker with Booger.