Then & Now: The Cast Of 'RoboCop' 27 Years Later

Robocop murphyOrion Pictures / RoboCop screencap via NetflixPeter Weller in the original ‘RoboCop’ suit. We’d buy that for a dollar.

It’s been 27 years since the original “RoboCop” hit theatres.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 R-rated classic gave us exaggerated gore, a vision of a crumbling Detroit, and one of the corniest — yet catchiest — taglines in “I’d buy that for a dollar.”

With the remake in theatres this week, we’re taking a look back at the original cast.

Most have gone on to star or cameo in other movies or television shows.

A favourite among the cast are small roles on Fox series “24.”

THEN: Peter Weller played Detective Alex Murphy turned RoboCop.

NOW: Weller has appeared on '24,' 'Dexter,' and has most recently starred on 'Sons of Anarchy.'

THEN: Nancy Allen played Murphy's loyal partner Anne Lewis.

NOW: After starring in a string of '80s films and the two 'RoboCop' sequels, the actress has made numerous TV appearances. One of her most recent roles was on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' in 2003.

THEN: Ronny Cox played villainous, cut throat senior president Dick Jones.

NOW: He went on to play Robert Kinsey in 'Stargate SG-1.' This year, he'll star in movie 'The Reach' alongside Michael Douglas. When he's not acting, Cox is also a singer.

THEN: Miguel Ferrer played hot-shot executive Bob Morton who helped bring RoboCop to life.

NOW: Ferrer has had a long career starring on 'Crossing Jordan' and appearing in 'Desperate Housewives.' Kids will know him as the main villain of Disney's 'Mulan,' while you may have spotted him in a minor role in 'Iron Man 3.' He's currently on 'NCIS: Los Angeles.'

THEN: Kurtwood Smith played villain Clarence who brutally murdered Alex Murphy.

NOW: He went on to appear in 'Dead Poets Society' and 'That '70s Show.' Next, he'll be in ABC series 'Resurrection' which is about people returning from the dead.

Smith with star of the new 'RoboCop' film Joel Kinnaman.

Smith was also on '24.'

THEN: Paul McCrane played the gang member who ends up driving into a tank of toxic waste.

NOW: McCrane went on to play a guard in 'The Shawshank Redemption,' but you probably know him as Dr. Robert Romano from 'ER.' In 2011, he won an Emmy for a guest role in now-cancelled 'Harry's Law.'

THEN: Angie Bolling played Detective Alex Murphy's wife seen in flashbacks.

NOW: Since 'RoboCop 3' Bolling has popped up on TV shows including 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' 'Prison Break,' and 'Friday Night Lights.'

THEN: Ray Wise played gang member Leon Nash who gets dragged out of a club by RoboCop.

NOW: Wise has been in a lot of television series from 'Mad Men' to a recent stint on 'How I Met Your Mother' as Robin's dad.

THEN: Jesse D. Goins played the gang member with an infectious laugh, Joe Cox.

NOW: Cox has made tens of TV appearances on shows ranging from 'Dynasty,' to '24,' 'Boston Legal,' and 'Scandal.'

THEN: Leeza Gibbons played anchorwoman Jesse Perkins.

NOW: Gibbons went on to fill the host/newscaster role in other shows including an episode of 'The Fran Drescher Show.' She's currently the exec producer on syndicated series 'America Now.'

THEN: Calvin Jung played another gang member, Steve Minh.

NOW: Most recently, Jung also showed up on 'How I Met Your Mother' as a mobster in a different gang during season 8.

THEN: Felton Perry played happy board member Johnson in the beginning and end of the film.

NOW: Perry is most recognised for a role in 'Dumb & Dumber.' He's also had guest roles on a series of shows including 'The West Wing.'

THEN: Kevin Page played executive Kinney who was blown to pieces by droid ED-209.

NOW: Page has starred in numerous TV shows including 'Seinfeld' and most recently TNT's 'Dallas reboot. He's also an artist.

Check out some of his work here.

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