Remember The Goonies' Chunk star Jeff Cohen? He's totally unrecognisable after quitting acting

IT'S been more than 35 years since The Goonies was released in theatres and some of its cast members look completely unrecognisable since.

In particular, the scene-stealing truffle-shuffling Chunk, played by the well-to-do Jeff Cohen – and he’s not the former chubby self that he once was.


The 47-year-old claims he ditched acting because he "lost his chubby kid essence" and no one wanted to hire him.

He told the MailOnline: “There were basically about four fat kids in town, so every time there was a fat kid role you saw the same people at the audition.

“It was survival of the fattest. But when I hit puberty, it was a career-ender for me. I was transforming from Chunk to hunk and I couldn’t get roles anymore.”

As of right now, Jeff runs his own law firm and is also a renowned writer, having published a book on business in Hollywood and has written articles for several big publications.

In addition to his law firm bio mentioning the film, Cohen often posts about The Goonies on social media, whether it's memes related to the movie or random Goonies products that he's spotted.

He also sometimes shares old photos from his time as a child star.

Following his appearance in The Goonies, Jeff went on to appear in the TV movie Ask Max and series like Family Ties. 

While no longer eligible for showbiz awards like an Oscar, Cohen earned industry acclaim with his mention in Variety's Dealmakers Impact Report.

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He later contributed to publications like The Huffington Post and Backstage, and authored The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood in 2015.

The classic '80s adventure movie The Goonies is getting a TV show of sorts, with a Goonies-inspired drama heading to Disney+.

According to Variety, the upcoming show is about a teacher who helps her class recreate The Goonies in a shot-for-shot remake.


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