Happy Groundhog Day! Twenty-eight years have passed since the infamous movie Groundhog Day made the overlooked vacation so iconic. And if you’re in the mood for the 1993 comedy movie, you might want to know how the stars are doing after their never-ending loop.
The film Groundhog Day is about weather forecaster Phil Connors played by Bill Murray, who travels from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the great Groundhog Day celebration there. Sadly, Phil finds himself experiencing Groundhog Day time after time.
Phil Connors’ crush Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell) ultimately helps him out of his never-ending Groundhog Day nightmare. Fortunately, Rita convinces Phil to help the people of Punxsutawney and build his character and reputation until he is worthy of her love. The two fall in love and he successfully comes out of the endless loop.
According to Insider, Groundhog Day grossed $ 70.9 million worldwide and since the film’s debut, the storyline has become part of our every day lives. Here’s a look at the cast who brought the beloved story to life.
Bill Murray (Phil Connors)
Ever since Bill Murray starred in the 1980 movie Caddyshack, Murray became our favorite Groundhog Day character. You may recognize this confused face with iconic movies like Harold Ramis’s Ghostbusters Space Jam.
Bill Murray is also a key Saturday Night Live alumnus and has had great success as a voice actor in such films as Jungle Book Garfield Yes, he is actually Garfield!
Today you can see Bill Murray star in more roles, such as the president of the United States Hyde Park on Hudson, or a chef in The dead don’t dieBut he will always be Phil Connors to us!
Andie MacDowell (Rita Hanson)
Rita Hanson may be living happily ever after with Phil Connors, but Andie MacDowell has her Groundhog Days and played next to Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant in the movie Celebrate weddings and a funeral.
Andie MacDowel went to such TV shows Jane’s design Cedar CoveShe also starred in the remake of Legendary Footloose and the 2019 thriller Even if you are not ready
Ever since Andie MacDowell stopped modeling in the 1990s, he said Good housekeeping MacDowell was a spokesperson for beauty brand L’Oréal for over thirty years.
Chris Elliott (Larry)
Chris Elliot (Larry) may have started out as a comedian Late Night with David Letterman, but today Groundhog DayThe cameraman found himself on Saturday Night Live and other major TV series such as Everyone loves Raymond You have reached the Elliots.
Do you remember the episode with the bees? Good, Groundhog DayChris Elliot was also the beekeeping father of Lily Aldrin in the American sitcom How I met your mother
Stephen Tobolowsky (Ned Ryerson)
Phil Connors’ old friend Ned Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky) also enjoyed a few Hollywood movies and TV shows after Groundhog DayStephen Tobolowsky starred in the film Crazy Friday & TV series The Goldbergs
Today you can see Stephen Tobolowsky in shows like Fox’s The Mindy Project Justified, and CalifornicationTobolowsky also has his own podcast The Tobolowsky files where he reveals stories of life in and outside of Hollywood.
Brian Doyle-Murray (Buster Green)
Besides his Groundhog Day costar Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray starred in such films as Ghostbusters II Caddyshack back in the 80’s and 90’s.
Brian Doyle-Murray wasn’t just Buster, like Insider reminds us that Doyle-Murray was actually the voice of the Flying Dutchman SpongeBob Square pants twenty years! Today you may recognize Brian Doyle-Murray as the voice of Captain K’nuckles in the animated movie Flapjack’s great setbacks Aye Aye captain!
Angela Paton (Mrs. Lancaster)
Sadly, Angela Paton passed away in 2016, but we will always remember the actress as Mrs. Lancaster in the movie Groundhog DayPaton will be remembered as the Hollywood actress with a range of different roles, from appearing in such films as The Wedding Singer to Star Trek: VoyagerPaton became a household TV actress in shows such as NYPD Blue ER and Shonda Rhimes Grey’s Anatomy.
But Groundhog Day isn’t just about Bill Murray or the rest of the cast – the film teaches you to celebrate the people around you to avoid repeating the same day twice.
Who is your favorite character from the movie? Groundhog DayLet us know in the comments below.
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